Commonwealth Bank of Australia Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
33 Interview Reviews

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    IT Summer Vac Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

    Interview Details

    Had to go through two online tests and then was invited for a phone interview before progressing to assessment centre. Overall a very positive experience and the recruiters made you feel very comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time you had to go with your gut rather than with evidence   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

    Interview Details

    Invited for a phone interview after passing an online assessment which consisted of behavioural, mathematical and comprehension tests. Interviewed by two hiring managers who are in the credit department. Questions include why you want this job and what do you know about our bank. Next was presented with a business case study which was a bit tricky to answer over the phone. You will need to use a calculator to answer the questions which are simple calculations of profit, revenue and costs. Outcome of phone interview- did not pass the business case study

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Test based interview involving money counting test and a series of scenarios. Scenarios were simple, practical examples of how to understand and approach the needs of customers. The testing was generic and banal

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Colonial First State Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    online application, online test, phone interview, followed by an assessment centre. The online tests consists of three parts, verbal, numerical and logical reasoning. Each of the part tool about half an hour to complete. The phone interview was mostly behavioural based, no technical questions asked. It was only about 20 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application, 2x online tests, phone interview and assessment centre. Very fast to update candidates. My advice is to make sure you show your personality during the process, as well as demonstrating your capability.

    Interview Questions
    • The group activity was quite longer than they usually are.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

    Interview Details

    3 Interview rounds:
    1. Phone interview
    2. Psychometric testing / Group Assessment
    3. 1:1 interview w/ HR

    Not much in terms of 'difficult' questions, no google-esque brainteasers. Talk about yourself and what you've done and you should be OK.

    Mostly the questions were behavioural style, e.g. "tell me about a difficult situation that you needed to overcome", "tell me about a time when...." etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Not many unexpected questions, probably do the STAR technique (situation, task, action, result) for all the behavioural type questions and you'll be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Unable to really negotiate as a grad.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Work culture and people involved within the interview process were great, they were all very helpful. HR was probably one of the nicest and friendliest teams I've come across. It was fairly straight forward involving a group task (case study and presentation) then individual interview with two managers.

    Interview Questions
    • The individual interview is very unstructured and they may ask unexpected questions about your resume or choices   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was approached and offered the role

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Really good communication throughout the process from the recruiters.
    3 x interviews before offer + 2 coffees.
    Moved quite quickly but that was OK, then offer process took a little while due to visa.
    Met relevant stakeholders before hand.
    Make sure you go with lots of questions to ask and do your research.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you come up with good ideas?
      What is the best idea you have ever had?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They aim to pay market rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interviews, first round phone with standard HR questions and second round is a networking events. Final round is assessment day which includes behavior interviews and group activities.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too extraordinary, some of the behavior questions can be very detailed and grilling   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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