Telefónica Interview Questions & Reviews
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Network Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Telefónica.
Interview Details – Met with two managers who asked questions and made a decision to hire or not. I then was interviewed by HR, but only to make certain salary was acceptable.
Interview Question – What kind of company do you like to work for. Answer Question
Planning Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telefónica in December 2012.
Interview Details – I had sever interviews. I had two with HR and two with the department manager. It was a long period for hiring me because I was interviewed for two different positions. The human resources interviewer was a nice person that was helping me on anything through the whole process. It was a good interview process.
Interview Question – Actually I think there wasn't unexpected about the interview. All the questions were ok Answer Question
Manager Interview (Positive Experience)
Interviewed at Telefónica
Interview Details – external screening, then AC
Negotiation Details – none
Senior Product Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telefónica in February 2011.
Interview Details – The first interview was with the hiring manager and lasted about 1.5 hours. Went through the relevant parts of my CV for the role and was asked specific questions about my most recent roles. Also went through the details of the role I was interviewing for. Was asked at the end if I could come back the following day for a second round with one of the hiring managers other direct reports. Came back for that interview which lasted about the same. Also straightforward, going over my CV and the chance to ask questions.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary or unrelated to my CV. All questions were in relation to my prior experience. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Following the interviews, all other negotiation conversations were over the phone with HR rep.
Retail Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Telefónica in July 2013.
Interview Details – Telephone interview about my CV. Got through to face-to-face interview where again, the store leader overviews your Cv and you must present a speech/pitch on something you are passionate (e.g. sports, own business, arts etc.)
Interview Question – What is the best and worst thing your friend would say about you? Answer Question
Sales Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Telefónica
Interview Details – Saw job on site, applied through email, recieved a call back, had two phone interviews, very standard stuff. then met face to face with the hiring manager, follwed by another face to face with him adn HR, nothing too strange. Asked lots of questions about metrics and people management
Interview Question – Give us an example where you personally made the difference to someones career Answer Question
Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Telefónica in March 2009.
Interview Details – I was headhunted back in 2005 by a headhunting company called Robert Half International. Later I was interviewed directly by O2 HR partner.
We spoke about job description and I was asked about my salary expectations. Since it was a time of upturn I was offered by even bigger salary eventually.
Interview Question – Still, the worst question to ask me for is: Where you want to be in five years? View Answer
Negotiation Details – The offer itself was very interesting and offered benefits even overcame my expectations.
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Telefónica in May 2011.
Interview Details – I had 4 interviews, inlcuding human resources test and assesment, there were professional interviews
Interview Question – how many red cars you think are in the city? View Answer
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Telefónica in September 2012.
Interview Details – First screening and contact was made by an agency, followed by an interview with area manager and two technical persons, this is the most crucial part of the hiring process where they will try to find that you fill the expectations. There isn't a test (at least for my position, and I consider this a mistake) but a lot o catchy questions of patterns and frameworks used, and why/when you used, projects that you have been and so on.
Besides been interviewed by three persons, te process is very light and pleasant.
The last phase is an international conference (made in english or spanish) with a spanish developer, where more technical question will be made, things like which method you use in a certain technology to solve a problem. They make you explain the pros and cons of certain technologies, and how to solve some use cases with certain techs this took 1 hour approximately. I was very nervous in the phase but everything happened smoothly.
Interview Question – The most catchy question is about workflow of work, you really should explain well why you do the thing the whey you do, and explain the benefits for you / your team. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were a little intransigent about salary negotiation and not the greater in market. You should look by yourself other benefits of working here once the recruiters can't explain them fully.