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California Franchise Tax Board Interview Questions

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
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    Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with a panel of two people for the first round of interviews at my school campus, I applied through OCR- on campus recruitment. The structure of the interview was a little strange, right after I sat down a binder of 5 behavioral questions was placed in front of me to answer as the interviewers read them to me one by one. They didn't seem to be very engaged or interested but I was able to come up with long responses to their questions so that they were able to write plenty of notes. I was called back two later and invited to the second round of interviews in their main office. It followed the same structure as the first interview except now 8 behavioral questions were placed in front of me in a small binder. For the second interview, the interviewers described the position and the requirements very well and they seemed a lot more personable and engaged than the first round of interviewers. After the interview, I was then taken to a desk in order to complete a 10-15 minute timed writing sample. They told me I would hear back with their decision in 2 weeks. Although, I did not hear back from them so I followed up with them and they told me they could not offer me the position due to there being more qualified candidates that they decided pursue.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you know whether you've done a good job on a certain task?
      How do you deal with working in a team environment vs. working individually?
      How would you deal with a problem you've been experiencing with a coworker?
      Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
      Why should we hire you?
       
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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at California Franchise Tax Board.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a panel of two on school campus for the first round; lasted about 30 minutes. Very little eye contact from the interviewers. They're taking notes as you're talking to them. Questions asked for first round were mainly behavioral-based. Didn't make it to the next round for lack of relevant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation where you had to deal with an irate individual.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at California Franchise Tax Board.

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus recruitment (school career center portal).
    After some calls to provide further application materials, I was called for an interview.
    The interview was with 2 supervisors and was very straightforward.
    I did not receive any call back.

    Interview Questions
    • There is a question about a claim for a loss on a new business purchased.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I know about the job from my college career fair, and apply on FTC site. I hear about them from college career fair. They were very professional and nice. After I apply I heard from them within 2 week for interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were very straight forward, but I didn't find any question to be unexpected.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Covina, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Covina, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    During the interview, I was given a binder. The binder had 5 questions. The Interviewer read the questions and I would follow by answering the question. Be prepare to do the most of the talking. The interviewer kept writing and looking down on their paper. Later, We were given 30 minutes to write an essay so they can assess you level of writing.

    Interview Questions
    • Was not too difficult. Most questions were behavioral and 1 was techinal.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Usually give the interviewee 15 minutes to look at the questions before the interview. Most of the questions are behavioral such as why do you want to work here, where do you see yourself in five years, weakness.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to gather information and make a decision.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Software Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very professional, technical and done at comfortable pace. First interview was with the hiring team and second interview with senior management. I had few State interviews but was positively impressed with FTB. Great people !!!!

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly expect technical questions for the intended job function. They are experts in the field and some worked there for more than 15 years. The second interview is more behavioral so do your homework and you will be fine.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Was offered different job at higher level.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board.

    Interview Details

    Extremely thorough and professional. Met with representative twice. The last was panel of 5 or 6 people. Also took a couple of written tests. I felt that the process was very fair. That they were hiring on abilities not age, gender or any other biased reason.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus. FIrst interview involved 2 person panel who asked you to answer 5 questions from a binder placed in front of you. QUestions were standard and should be easy if you prepared or did mock interviews (example was what is your weakness?). After questions you are taken to a seperate room to write a timed essay.

    Was called back for second interview in downtown LA. This was much more nerve-wrecking for me as I was sat in front of a panel of 5 hiring managers. Only 2 questions were placed in front of me to answer this time, after that it became very informal and consisted of them trying to get to know my personality and to see if I'd be a right fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at California Franchise Tax Board in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The job interview included 2 interviewers. The interview itself was pretty dry and straight forward, no nonsensical or strange interview questions. The questions were behavioral questions that mostly asked for you to describe situations and give your solutions, etc. The interview went quickly, about 15-20 minutes with most of the time spent on the interviewers writing down your answers on a form to be sent to the higher ups.

    Interview Questions
    • None that I remember. Most of the questions were behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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