Telstra Interview Questions

Updated Aug 10, 2014
Updated Aug 10, 2014
29 Interview Reviews

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Personas Based interview with process and cross functional team experience

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    very cool and the HR's helped to chose the right structure
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Senior Technology Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by linkedin by internal recruitment at telstra, went through to face to face which was panel and video conferencing based, It was a clumsy experience, was difficult to address all parties given the way the room was setup, Questions where from the Telstra recruitment handbook and where often out of context.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you assist your colleagues... a very ambiguous question.....   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough $$$$$$

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Graduate 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 May 2014.

    Interview Details

    2:1 interview at Telstra's Sydney Pitt Street office. The interview was fairly straightforward, mostly behavioural questions - but the interviewers did ask a few questions about me and why I wanted to work for Telstra etc. I found that the interviewers were either playing dumb about my past experience, or didn't even read my resume because they were quite surprised when I told them about my previous work experience/experience with Telstra. Overall it was a good interview and the interviewers were very nice, as I was quite nervous when I was answering questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us a bit about yourself., Have you applied for other companies?, Where do you see yourself in five years?, Tell us about a time where you faced a difficult situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Advisor Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    This was a contract position, and after a few brief interviews was employed. Usually there is a phone interview, a 1:1 interview, then a panel interview. Though I am guessing that this changes from position to position. I understand that the graduate positions are more difficult and stress-worthy.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were centred around the job position. Although did feel as though I was put under the microscope for an entry-level position that was only meant to be for the short-term - so rigid is Telstra though it has good security.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Did not have the opportunity to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Technical Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited through Telstra Graduate Program. I went through 2 rounds of interviews with different engineering team managers. They only asked very general technical questions such as what port numbers do you know, and some behavior questions such as what if you are working with someone who you do not like to work with.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavior questions to test your personality and attitudes. How will you deal with other people who are giving you a hard time?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial telephone screening followed by behavioural interview with hiring manager followed by meeting with General Manager

    Interview Questions
    • Open ended question about 'what do you think about how well a certain practice is implemented at the organization (Eg Agile)?'   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Technical Expert Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Easy process
    Mostly Behavioral questions and some skill based questions (Basic)

    Negotiation Details
    Internal Offer - no negotiaion
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Customer Advisor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    a telephone interview + group + in-store 1:1 interview.
    group interview was quite difficult and you really have to try and find the right timing to talk and stand out. There are also a lot of brainstorming activities related to pushing the business forward and also teamwork with in the store

    In store interview is quite easy and once the manager approves, all the confirmation documents are sent straight away.

    Interview Questions
    • Role play during the group interview is quite hard if you don't have previous telco experience, they will ask you to please an unhappy customer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer First Champion Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied for a role on the Telstra careers website. Called a few days later from a guy in HR in Adelaide. Scheduled a telephone interview, if successful you'll be asked to complete an online assesment. Then comes the group assessment with about 10 others. Consists of group assesment, 1 on 1 interview with managers then the role play at the end

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Human Resources Associate 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 April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and recruiter contacted me within 2 weeks to do a phone screening.

    The first face to face interview included mainly behavioural questions. It was pretty simple as long as you know your resume well and have good examples to answer with.

    Then there was a 3rd interview which was really just a meet and greet with the senior manager to see how I'd fit in.

    They did take a long time to generate my offer though. I wanted a week off between my last job and starting at Telstra but the letter of offer took so long that by the time i received, I only got the weekend off.

    It was a good place to work at, most people know exactly what their role requires of them. Alot of layers of management required to approve things though.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a question about customer service to external clients but being a HR position, it would not really require me to work with an external client much.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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