Asian Development Bank
Asian Development Bank Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Asian Development Bank
Interview Details – Not many job openings. If they bring you to Manila you are almost certain to get an offer.
Interview Question – I don't remember Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Difficult because published salary ranges are very wide.
Environmental Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Asian Development Bank in October 2012.
Interview Details – Interview was panel (3) in Manila over the phone..... 11 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Interview Question – I expected to chat about my CV... instead I got questions about hydropower and climate change, neither of which I am an expert on. Who is Kansas knows first hand of these sectors... the subjects are not on my CV so why did they bother to interview? I couldn't really understand one of the interviewers accents but didn't think it proper to ask her twice to repeat the question. Answer Question
Consultant, Trade Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Asian Development Bank in November 2009.
Interview Details – We had an initial phone interview (20 minutes), which was then followed up with an in-person interview (2 hours) and another in-person meeting to negotiate terms and start-date.
Interview Question – Walk me through your CV and experience (most emphasis on current/recent job). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes. Talk to other consultants about what rate they pay. International consultants get paid at a higher rate than local consultants. They will try to low-ball you.
Summer Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Asian Development Bank in March 2009.
Interview Details – Candidate select project to participate
Skill-based pre-screen at school level
And also skill-based evaluation by ADB staff
Principal Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Asian Development Bank in April 2010.
Interview Details – Videoconference followed by personal interview and panel discussion and reference checks
Very good work culture, collegial rather than competitive for the sake of being competitive. 360 degree feedback is important for this company and teams are asked to speak to the candidate not just the interviewer. On the flip side if confidentiality is an issue you are not likely to be able to keep this confidential
- Which are the experiences you would like to bring to our attention as one of your most successful jobs ever? Answer Question
- If you were given this job please lay out for us in detail exactly what you would do different from your predecessor to make things work better? Answer Question
- What are some instances when you have particularly felt you failed and could have done better? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – not very flexible to negotiate