Commonwealth Bank of Australia Interview Questions in Sydney, Australia

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
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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 weeksinterviewed 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
  2.  

    Summer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 daysinterviewed 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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    Marketing Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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
  6.  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Operational Risk Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview with divisional director and senior manager. Very friendly interview process.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was headhunted and the interview was a 1 hour chat over the phone, then next day job was offered.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions asked other than describe what you are currently doing?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate salary. My advise is to negotiate, they will budge!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Customer Experience Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Pretty quick, it toook all of aout 2 weeks from start to finish.
    Just a phone screen, then meeting the hiring manager and a final meeting with your Manager and their Manager.
    Once they decide, the contracts are sent out quite quickly. All in all its a decent and fair process.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you delivered exceptional Customer service   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Executive Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    yes

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Change Manager Interview

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

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    the process was really quick and easy. I enrolled with an agency, and they gave me the interview details with someone from HR and my now boss. There was then a second interview with my now boss, and her colleague. Then an offer was made. Very simple and easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Lets do a role play. I am a project manager and you have to sell the benefits of change management to me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    yes I was able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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