Westpac Banking Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    After initial screening (resume/cover letter check), offered an hour long interview which (stretched to 1.5hrs). Semi-structured with mostly behavioural questions and more in depth questions about experience. Interview was with one person from HR and one manager from business unit applied for. Focus was more on getting to know myself as opposed to knowing more about what I had done.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you experienced a challenge and how did you overcome it?   1 Answer
  2.  

    Middle Office Ops Analyst (Contract) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Westpac Banking (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    Got the interview through a recruiter. Went for one on one interview in the late afternoon and was shortly informed by recruiter of another interview the next morning. Got offer 2 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • why this particular role? why is it important and give some examples of things to look out for in the course of work.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable

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    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    do the preparationg as much as possible. it always comes up with the similar questions like why you apply to this role and y you like westpac also arrive a bit earlier than the appoint time, which makes you can calm down before the interview and hopefully get an offer

    Interview Questions

    • roleplay. but you can check on9 how to prepare for this kind of question   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    consider before acceping the offer and ask for the employees benefits

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    I was approached by the hiring manager, by email, to possibly run project as I had previously taken oberon elf his (floundering) projects and team members had spoken highly of me. I met with him in his office (normal meeting rooms in an operational area) and he explained the role. We discussed the rate and he didn't have any significant questions for me.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was pushed down on rate

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    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Westpac Banking.

    Interview

    I took my CV directly into the branch then i got my first interview with the branch manager then an personality test then an interview with the regional manger then a whole day trial then waited around three weeks for a contrcat to be drawn

    Interview Questions

    • why would westpac have moved to a saving strategy rather than loaning strategy...namea time you went above and beyond for customer service   1 Answer
  7.  

    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Westpac Banking.

    Interview

    Went through the business website, spoke at length to hr before submitting cv through the website. didnt hear back for some time, then got a call wanting to see me that day

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    not enough money

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    Assistant Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Internship
    Applied through a recruiter, straightforward questions.

    Interview Questions

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    IT Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring process is not very efficient. Took up to 1.5-2 weeks to let applicants know if they progressed to the next stage for phone interview! Then took ages to respond after the phone and assessment centre stages.

    Phone interviews are all situational behavioural questions.

    Assessment centre included 1 face-to-face interview, 1 individual presentation on given material and 1 group exercise.

    Face to face interview included 7 behavioural questions:
    1. Industry trends.
    2. Out of your comfort zone.
    3. Career aspirations.
    4. Challenges faced by banks.
    5. Complex situation.
    6. Latest news involving Westpac.
    7. I forgot the last question. :(

    Individual presentation was about dealing with a merger and what steps you would take to make sure everything is smooth. Deliver a 6 minute presentation to the board of executives about your recommendations as to how to proceed. Information provided was very vague and so I encourage candidates to watch youtube case study videos on mergers.

    Group presentation was about discussing ideas for a new app, encouraging the group to go with your idea or the best idea and pitching to the executives.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to keep up with industry trends. How did you do this and what was the situation?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I got an offer for a more suitable role to my career driven aspirations.

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    Risk Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    3 interviews with different members across my division plus an interview with a programming expert to verify my knowledge that I had put on my CV. Most of the time spent was verifying cultural fit.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions about my previous role and some behavioural questions. Not overly technical except the programming interview.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Westpac Banking in January 2011.

    Interview

    very difficult questions econometric plus imterpersonal

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    okay

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