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Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FDIC.
Once you are selected for an interview they fly you out to Washington to participate in a 3 day assessment process. The 3 days go by fast because they keep you busy the entire time. The first day you take a proof reading test and write an essay. The second day you have two presentations and your interview. The last day they let you know if you have been selected for a position. I believe these three days are a complete waste of time. I believe they have a certain look they are going for.
- Name a time you used your interpersonal skills to persuade someone to go into a different direction. Answer Question
- No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FDIC (Washington, DC) in November 2014.
Very sturctured of 3 days of comprehension, accounting (basic), writing, and interview (individual/group). There's no right or wrong answers but make sur eyou are preapred to give a presentation to a panel whojust stares at you only.
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FDIC.
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.
Helpful (16)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FDIC (Arlington, VA) in June 2014.
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.
- Group Assessment 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FDIC.
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.
- No surprises - this is the government. If you've done any other job interviews before you should know what to expect. Answer Question
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.
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FDIC in March 2014.
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.
- 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
Helpful (2)Accepted Offer
I applied online. I interviewed at FDIC.
One interview. A standard set of behavioral questions mostly about how you deal with managers and coworkers.
- Explain a time when you disagreed with your supervisor and how you managed that process Answer Question
I countered and we agreed on a slightly higher amount than they originally offered.
Helpful (5)Accepted Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FDIC.
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
- Describe a time where you had to show initiative? Please be specific. Answer Question
No negotiation, a lot of paperwork and background checks to go through though.
- Accepted Offer
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FDIC.
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.
- Describe how you would handle a difficult co-worker. Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at FDIC (Tampa, FL) in January 2014.
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.
- One of the interview questions was describe a conflict that you faced and how you handled and what was the end result. Answer Question
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