Telstra Interview Questions

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014
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    Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Telstra in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was as follows

    1) Application online
    2) Onetest test
    3) Phone interview with behavioural questions
    4) Assessment centre with team activity, individual presentation and behavioural interview
    5) Final interview with manager

    Very friendly and easy going process, Telstra are great with giving good and prompt feedback. There is some lag between stages, for example it took 2 weeks to receive an invitation for the final interview after the assessment center.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Develloper Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial application via Telstra website. I applied for several at the same time but only one proceeded to interview. That was for a job which was principally Java (I hold some Java certifications and I've led several successful Java projects but not used any Java for several years). First up was a screening test and I decided to catch up on the changes made through to Java 8. I'm pretty sure I could've passed the certification exam then but the actual test was a disaster - they were testing my knowledge of APIs of stuff I'd not seen in years. Most programmers just look this up so its a dumb memory test. I've never failed any technical exam of any kind before so was a bit gutted.

    Interview Questions
    • Recall the details of the X API - for values of X that included JDBC, sockets and Swing. These aren't difficult questions but, as I was rusty, they weren't things I'd bothered to refresh as I was concentrating on the core language.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    Submit online application, have to do online logic testing, and then a short 15 minute phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation of leadership - having been just in uni and no work experience, I struggled to find an answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online Assessment-Phone interview-AC- final Interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Telstra in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    A long interview process which started with a phone screening with HR early December which went well but no further contact until a week before Christmas when HR advised there would be a face to face interview in the new year.

    No further contact until late Jan and asked to attend a informal interview with the department head, that interview went well but again no further contact for a couple of weeks.

    Contacted (again out of the blue) and asked to attend a formal interview with the department head. (Which was then rescheduled by them twice.)

    Interview went well and told I was on the short list of 3 final candidates.

    Contacted a 10 days later (again out of the blue) and told they wanted to progress to an offer. However, had accepted an offer elsewhere and to be honest was really just over talking to them by that point.

    Interview Questions
    • None, A standard behavioral interview, the questions are on a pre-prepared form supplied to the department head by HR and probably came out of a recruitment book someplace. However, the department head was out of his depth and uncomfortable running a formal interview so I had to spoon feed him most of the answers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Telstra in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. IQ Test
    2. Resume Vetting + Phone interview
    3. Training centre
    - Presentation in front of group (5 minutes)
    Scenario: How to improve the emergency services of SES, leveraging latest technology in relation to the state fires in Victoria
    - Group discussion and presentation (5 minutes)
    Scenario: How to leverage the technology that Telstra has and provide an user experience that will promote the brand of Telstra in an airport.
    - 5 minute one on one interview with a regional manager
    4. Interview with 3 regional managers

    I got further that most of my colleagues, I don't know any of my colleagues doing their PhD's or Masters that were called back. And none of the MBA students in Melbourne business school got a position either.

    4 rounds of jumping through hoops in one month, excelling in initial evaluations training centre but failing at a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you have demonstrated excellent customer service in your previous experience or jobs.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Social Media Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact via email arranging phone interview

    Phone interview approx. 20 minutes asking general questions about past history

    On site interview in Melbourne CBD with two different HR managers, followed by introduction to Telstra's corporate culture. Followed by panel interview with behavioral questions and questions about previous challenges.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a previous conflict you resolved in one of your other roles.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Telstra in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    what are accounting and finance about?
    How do you do the accounting statements?

    Interview Questions
    • According to your resume, you don't have any experience in the field of accounting. Can you give me a reasonable explanation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    Group activity, 1-on-1 presentation and then interview

    Interview Questions
    • Time where I used past skulls and experience to solve a problem   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Telstra in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Voice interview where you add your voice to the recording system, Online test which uses Onetest as the provider, Phone Interview is a 15 minutes chat with the recruitment team. after that is the assessment center and then the final interview.
    The process is very good and challenging.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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