Bank of Cyprus
Bank of Cyprus Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Analyst Programmer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Bank of Cyprus in November 2012.
Interview Details – I was interviewed at the bank by the Data Manager. He asked me some general questions about my experience and skillset, then focussed on what I could bring to the team. Finally I sat a couple of written tests on accuracy and SQL skills
Interview Question – What have you been doing since leaving State Street in 2008 View Answer
Negotiation Details – simple, I took the offer as it was
Clerk Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bank of Cyprus in January 2008.
Interview Details – 4 parts of exams, psycological, logical, team interview and personal interbiew.If you are cut in one, you are informed that you won't continue.
Interview Question – The peronal interview is taken by the manager of the HR department, a lot of irony in the beginning trying to see responses. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
IT Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Bank of Cyprus in May 2009.
Interview Details – In a career fair I handed out my CV to the HR.
A month later, I was invited in a hotel to take a very lengthy aptitude test.
I passed it.
Some months later I was invited to their assessment center.
We were 8 candidates.
After a very brief introduction of ourselves, we had to perform some group meetings.
The first meeting had to resolve an issue about organizing a conference at the minimum cost.
This was strictly timed.
In the second simulated meeting we were supposed to have a company that has retails for men's clothes.
Each candidate was given a paper describing his plan for the new expansion shop.
Each candidate was in direct competition to another.
The catch was that we had to convince the others that his plan was the best.
Again this was very strictly timed.
After the process ended one by one had brief interview with the HR.
We discussed very briefly on my professional background and why I was interested in that particular company. I made clear to them that I was interested specifically in IT.
It seemed that they were more interested in hiring core banking staff rather than IT staff.
It is a process that makes sense if they wish to hire people who will eventually become head in a Bank branch.
Interview Question – What type of manager do you get along with and what type of manager you don't get along. View Answer