Bank of Ireland Interview Questions

Updated May 22, 2015
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Bank of Ireland (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had a great chat with the GM. He was very personable. I felt as though they really look after their employees, and are dedicated to finding someone who is the right fit for the company. The interview felt more like a conversation, where we were both getting to know each other; I learned a lot about the Fado pubs, and got to appreciate how different they are from the majority of generic chains out there in the US. I would have been delighted to take the job if something else in a different field had not presented itself.

    Interview Questions

    • The usual - have you worked in high-volume restaurants before, how would you handle an irate customer, etc. Then the unusual - what's your favorite band, how many siblings do you have, etc.   1 Answer
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    Group Credit and Market Risk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bank of Ireland (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    First had to complete an online assessment, fairly easy, some basic numerical questions, Have a pen, paper and a quite room and it shouldn't be any problem. Then invited to an assessment center. 8 other people there on the day, 4 different sections to the assessment ranging from a competency based interview from 3 employees (done on your own), as well as a negotiations session with the other candidates based on which opportunity a made up bank should invest in, this was followed by a presentation and finally an IQ test (shapes etc).

    Interview Questions

    • The competency based part of the interview definitely had some tough questions, practice for this one.   1 Answer
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Bank of Ireland.

    Interview

    the interview was all example led, how would you handle difficult situations, juggling workloads, give some ideas on how you would boost revenue and improve the relationship with referrers.

    Interview Questions

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    Bank Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bank of Ireland (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    V poor - 2 people interviewed me. One was checking the mobile phone the whole time and the other talked at me and didn't listen. left not wanting the job

    Interview Questions

    • What would you bring to this role   1 Answer
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    Designer SOA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bank of Ireland (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    No hiring process for contract position as such. Just they post or sometime comes from references about the vacancies. We need to send updated CV. They generally take formal interview of 30-40 minutes since they mostly go by references.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They offered 500 Euro/day rate.

  7.  

    Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Bank of Ireland in February 2011.

    Interview

    Tends to be personality/competencies based not technical knowledge or skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Wording can be tricky but no usual questions. Question example 'discuss a time when you had to adjust priorities to ensure a customers needs were met'   Answer Question
  8.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bank of Ireland (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    One telephone interview with HR Manager, following by a technical interview with two IT Managers. Interview covered technical experience to date.This interview was for entry onto the Bank of IReland Graduate programme.

    Interview Questions

    • As this was for the graduate programme there were no really tricky questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase.

  9.  

    Loss Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bank of Ireland (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Pretty Basic interview. The interviews come over a very laid back and friendly. Basic behavioural Questions
    Questions consisted of describe your cv .
    Why do you want to work in BOI.
    Strengths and weaknesses.
    Time you failed at something. What made you choose your course and How do you quantify success.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you quantify Success?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Accepted offer

  10.  

    Bank Official Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Bank of Ireland (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Initial review by agency, long wait before next phase, long review before the local management interview, long delay before offer. Interviews all focused on CV, school and college results. Not an interactive interview, but that was a long time ago, it may have changed.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths and weaknesses, why should we hire you for the role? Standard questions really   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I negotiated some extra money as I'd worked during college, was hard to get anything joined below market rate but wanted a job

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    Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Bank of Ireland (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Very laid back. Seemed to be a quick chat to make sure i wasn't mentally unstable. Quick tour of the area i'd be working in and bingo job offered.
    I know i had it easy there is a much more to recruiting in this company these days.

    Interview Questions

    • When were you ever faced with a challenge?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Within any bank negotiations on salary are going to be extremely difficult.

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