FDIC Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    It was a recruiting event that lasted three days. It includes writing assessments, individual presentations, group presentations, and panel interviews. You are tested in the following area: grammar and sentence structure, writing style, math, accounting, team work, and adaptively.
    At the end of the three day recruiting event you will find out if there is a job offer or not.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview to get into the Financial Management Scholar summer internship while in college. Two interviewers on the phone, with very structured, typical behavioral questions (ie talk about a team you were in a conflict, how you resolved it, etc).

    At the end of the internship, there is a 2-day focused interview process: easy math test, SAT-style essay writing, basic grammar test, brief individual case prep (30mins?) with presentation before two judges (3-10mins?), and a group case prep with presentation before a panel of 5-6 judges that watch how you interact with your team members to prepare the presentation before delivering the presentation before them.

    Those who did not go through the summer internship program may have additional interviews in addition to these presentations and assessments. These interviews include 1:1 interviews or even a panel interview with more than one judge.

    Be as candid as you can be, but take the interview/presentations seriously People do get cut for underperforming.

    Interview Questions
    • No surprises - this is the government. If you've done any other job interviews before you should know what to expect.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You pick out your top 5 locations, and you will get hired to one of them based on the company's need. Pay is based on location of the office. You will get full relocation benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at FDIC in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was a complete mindgame, and sadly is not a true emulation of the required skills to work for the corporation. The worst part of the entire process is, even if you are the top candidate for your particular application area, you will still not be chosen over the veteran that applies alongside you. Below is a full breakdown of the 3 day hiring event.

    Day 1
    Writing Assessment
    Begins with a proofreading exercise that is a letter from a college admissions office offering acceptance to an applicant. There are roughly 15 errors, and be sure to understand what syntax means, as you must correct for that. Next you have 3 possible prompts to choose from, and you must develop a persuasive paper. The 3 possible prompts were as follows: buying a new vs. used car, living with a roommate vs. living alone, taking an online class vs. in class session. They say that most people who are not hired fail on this portion of the assessment, however they will not tell you your score.

    Day 2
    Financial Analysis & Presentation
    You will first be presented with some financial statements to fill out and complete (you do not need any accounting knowledge in order to complete this, simply addition, subtraction, mult. and division). Once you complete this they will take the sheet away and you will begin developing an analysis on which of 2 offers to accept for a drycleaning company. One offer is from a larger corporation, the other is from a community corporation. The idea is that you prepare an analysis and present it to a panel who is supposed to be the Board of Directors for the company

    Group Analysis
    The group analysis is on the same argument, however you must collectively come up with an argument and present to a panel who are again supposed to be board members of a company. Be prepared to receive a large amount of data with only 20 minutes to prepare your argument. Also be prepared to be watched as if you are a lab subject during the preparation phase.

    Structured Interview
    Standard federal government interview. 4 questions. panel. no response.

    Overall the idea is that they have 12 benchmarks they seek from you during these assessments. Be prepared to wait long periods of time during each assessment as well as lots of other unnecessary sessions in between the assessments.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FDIC in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through usajobs.com. Was contacted by email by an administrator to set up a structured interview by phone. Had the Initial phone interview with several people. Do not know any more details about their hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you approach cooperation from others although you have limited authority?   Answer Question
    • What are the most significant risks the organization faces and how would you mitigate this?   Answer Question
    • Describe your role in the following: 1. Most recent written memo including preparation, review and outcome. 2. Your role in most recent complex litigation and how it was used to achieve outcome. 3. Your experience in oral briefings for senior management including an example of how you would convey a complex legal issue to another person.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&R Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    One interview. A standard set of behavioral questions mostly about how you deal with managers and coworkers.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you disagreed with your supervisor and how you managed that process   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I countered and we agreed on a slightly higher amount than they originally offered.
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Management Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    Required to submit Letter of Rec, along with a somewhat lengthy online app. Basic things like resume and cv were also required. Phone interview was 4 basic questions almost felt like a standardized test. Got an offer the next day over the phone

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had to show initiative? Please be specific.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, a lot of paperwork and background checks to go through though.
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    Applied on USA Jobs. Contacted for interview two months after position was done being listed on USA Jobs. Four person team interview you. Details questions regarding position and how you handled various work place scenarios in the past.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FDIC in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process consist of spending 3 days in Washington D.C. The first day is set up an introduction and you have to take a reading and writing test. The second day you have 2 presentations and some math problems. They also go over all aspects of the company. The morning of the 3rd day you either get a job offer or you don't.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the interview questions was describe a conflict that you faced and how you handled and what was the end result.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FDIC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied in August 2013 and got called for an interview in October. I was a panel with standard questions. It lasted less than 30 minutes and I never heard back. I requested feedback but never received it.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After application and closing of announcement a month went by when I received a call for telephonic interview. After participating in the interview, another 2 weeks went by when I received tentative offer. Prepare yourself for the background check this can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. I was only asked 4 questions in the interview they were: how to interact in a group setting, how to deal with difficult people, problem solving and work maintenence and multi tasking.

    Interview Questions
    • In addition to answering the questions must explain why, and how you decided on the actions you took.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. You will get what they offer. But you will not be disappointed. Interns make between 30 and 40k.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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