Telstra Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2015
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Personas Based interview with process and cross functional team experience

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    very cool and the HR's helped to chose the right structure

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Telstra.

    Interview

    1. Online application 2. Online testing 3. Personality test 4. Assessment Centre(2 group task with a presentation as well as a presentation on case study provided 1 day before) 5. Final interview(Has a presentation and behavioural qs)

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioural aimed how well you perform with customers   Answer Question
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    IT Domain Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra.

    Interview

    2 stages of interview, first phone interview by HR followed by one on on interview with the manager.Once got through the process of finalizing the process can take quite lengthy time (months).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your current role; Give an example of when you have to handle difficult situation, how you handle it and the outcome.   1 Answer
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Telstra (Melbourne (Australia)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Online application-assessments-montage interview-AC-final interview. Process was slow and took more than a month to finalize, AC is supposed to test you on your 'teamwork' abilities. If someone is an 'A type' personality it's rude to interrupt but the onus is on you to fail if you don't 'contribute' over them talking. It's up to your group's assessor to determine if you progress, who knows what kind of biases this person has. Majority of people at AC were very artificial, they behave as if on a stage for the day you are there. Great way to assess potential Telstra!

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Not a good culture from the start as observed from AC. Company promotes toxic employees who are good at being fake.

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    Seniore Pricing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Telstra.

    Interview

    I applied the position via a recruiter. The interview was quite straight forward, first round with the hiring manager, then being sent to do a quant. test (excel based), then a final interview with the director.

    Interview Questions

    • There are some behavioural questions, but nothing too out there.   Answer Question
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    Commercial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra in February 2015.

    Interview

    - Phone screen and psychometric test 4 weeks after initial application. - Recruiter interview 1 week later. - In person interview with the hiring manager 3 weeks after that. - Job offer 5 weeks later and only after pushing. The interview process was very personable, using the STAR method (though Telstra call it something else), and I was prompted with ways to think around questions I couldn't answer well initially. It felt like a very long drawn out process, however long processes are just as standard with many other large companies. Part of this was impatience on my part, and HR did what they could to speed up the process and kept me in the loop the whole time.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Telstra in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied via Telstra career website. Received contact from Telstra HR after 3 weeks for Initial phone screening. Did an Online test one day later and proceeded to Second phone interview (behavioral). Telstra HR was very professional and friendly which eased a lot of my nerve. Received an invitation for a Face-to-face interview (behavioral and technical). It's crucial to practice behavioral questions based on your own experience and stories. The technical questions covered a rather wide span of areas so it's best to do revision as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you anticipated a client's need?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Do research on current market pay for similar roles. Cal also ask HR what their budget is for the role as well and discuss from there.

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    Customer Service Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Darwin (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Telstra (Darwin (Australia)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Was quite simple. I applied, completed an online survey/interview then went in for a face to face interview. It did take quite a while. They had to complete police/background checks before processing anything.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Telstra?   1 Answer
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    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Telstra (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    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
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra (Sydney (Australia)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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
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