The Interview Process at Ento

Here's what to expect when applying for a role at ento

At Ento, we’re looking for people who are not just an absolute gun at what they do, but they’re also aligned with our company’s values and additive to our culture.

So, during the interview process, we’re not looking to ‘surprise’ or ‘catch’ people out. Instead, we’ll be transparent about what the interview process entails, what’s expected of you, and what’s expected of us. We can then ultimately find out if you’re a good fit for us, and vice versa.

For some senior or technical roles, the below stages may change a little. For example, we may add in another step of meet and greet with the team you’ll be working with, or a product demo. However, for most roles, the process will follow the below steps.


The Interview Process

Other Stuff To Note:

Feedback we gather and information we collect will never be shared with anyone who isn’t involved with the interview process.

We’ll always let you know if your application is not going to progress to the next stage. If you haven’t heard anything from us, please don’t assume the worst. If it’s been longer than you’d expect, feel free to flick an email to the Talent Acquisition team member you’ve been dealing with to enquire about your application’s progress.

Application Review

Application review

The application review stage is often our first impression of you. Make a great first impression with these tips:

Expect to hear back from us within a couple of days.

The phone Interview

This is where we’ll speak to you directly for the first time. The phone interview will likely involve a split between asking you questions and us responding to yours.

Here are some tips to help it go smoothly.

The call will last 30 – 45 minutes and you can expect to hear back from us within a week.

First Round Interview

First Round Interview

The format of the first interview round will be a balanced conversation, rather than an interrogation. Note, that we’re likely trying to impress you, as much as you might be trying to impress us.

If we’re not meeting face-to-face, then we’ll use our video conferencing software, Zoom. We recommend you make sure you’re familiar with this prior to the interview.

The general format of the interview will include:

  1. We’ll give you an overview of the team, the role and answer any questions you may have.
  2. You’ll tell us a bit about your motivators and what you’re looking for.
  3. We’ll also ask you some behavioural questions to understand your skills and experience.
  4. Then you ask us any final questions about the role and company.

Things we might ask you about:

Things we won’t ask you about:

Our interviewers are trained in the STAR method. Read this article for tips on how to structure your answer.

The interview will go for 40 minutes to an hour. You should expect to hear back from us within the week.

Practical Assessment

The Practical Assessment

At the practical assessment stage, we’ll send you a task that’ll be similar to what you’d be doing in your role at Ento. Typically, you’ll be one of two final candidates. So, we expect you to be willing to invest a couple of hours towards the assessment.

Final Interview

Final Interview

In the final interview, we’ll go through your completed practical assessment.

Final Reference Checks

Reference checks

So, you’ve made it through everything we’ve thrown at you! If you’ve made it this far, the last step before an offer are reference checks.


The final step – within 24 hours of your references coming through positively, you’ll receive a call from our Talent Acquisition Specialist to confirm salary and start date.