FDIC Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Resolution and Receivership Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 months - interviewed at FDIC in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Structured interview. 4 questions where you could ask the interviewer repeatedly to repeat the question. Broad questions where you give an example of a tough situation, explain how you resolved it, and the outcome. Typical structured questions by a large org created by a PHD consultant. Not even remotely tailored to the work I actually do.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were the garden variety questions that are professionally written by PHD consultants read by folks who have no clue what you actually do or who to hire. The people who interviewed me didn't even work in my department. Complete blind government boondoggle.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not really. structured salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Law Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at FDIC in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Flew to DC to speak with lead team. Sat at round table with 3 of their legal team leaders and they asked about 15 standard questions that are the typical bureaucratic style questions. They wouldn't really engage in questions after or elaborate on the questions they we're asking which we're very mechanical and strict.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you we're given responsibility for something and you failed   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Student Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FDIC in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview. Basic behavioral questions and assessment of fit. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at FDIC in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    It is a structured interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation, need to present proof of old salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Management Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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+ weeks - interviewed 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.  

    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 months - interviewed 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 months - interviewed 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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    Legal Technician Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at FDIC in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application in March of 2009, not called or notified of any status until July 2009. Interview is a panel interview with 2 attorney's and one Resource Manager. Offered a job in August started two weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Structured interview so all panelist asked a question that contained more than one question. Trying to remember the entire question when answering was difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate, but if you make more than the salary they are offering then you can submit proff of income to them to try to negotiate salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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