Jennifer tells about working at MRI Software and her experiences of the application process.
Why did you apply for MRI Software?
I saw the vacancy advertised and it sounded appealing, so I took a look at MRI Software’s website to learn more about the company and software. The role description was more diverse and flexible than a lot of others I'd seen, and the company itself was approachable and well-located in central London. It was a small enough company to offer a variety of work, but large enough to be well-established.
What was the application process like?
After applying with my CV I was invited to a group recruitment day, which was a unique experience; somewhere between traditional interviewing and assessment days. They checked our programming logic with a test that was generic rather than aimed at specific programming languages, and those that passed the test were given a group exercise and a chance to talk casually to employees of the company.
Following this I was invited to interviews, and again these were different to my previous experience. They were aimed at getting to know me and finding the best role/team for my skills, rather than checking my suitability for a rigidly defined role.
Unlike some other companies I applied to, I was considered by MRI Software despite not having a Computer Science degree - I have a Masters degree in a science subject instead. They were willing to give me a chance, and their communication was very genuine throughout. Many of the employees had joined as graduates and remained with the company since then, which was encouraging. I was impressed with the company and the recruitment process, and found it to be a friendly and interesting place to work; I hope to continue working here for a long time.
If you want to find out more about MRI Software and the opportunities they have on offer, visit their employer page.