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FDIC Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
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    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    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
  6.  

    Training Technician Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    Structured interview, basic interview questions regarding interpersonal, problem solving, management, and decision making

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses at work that tested your coping skills. What did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You are able to negotiate very competitive, you can show them you current salary as well
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at FDIC.

    Interview Details

    Offered opportunity to fly out to DC for three day interview process. Writing analysis and proofreading assessments on day one, as well as a oral presentation. 2nd day a team-building event and the structured interview. Behavioral based questions -

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FDIC in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call within 2 weeks of the interview date. I was flown out to DC on a Wednesday. That day you are seperated into groups and you take a proof reading test and writing test. The proof reading assignment focuses on spelling, punctuation and grammar. The writing test is a basic essay (Introduction, body and conclusion/ending). Be sure to follow directions and answer specific questions that they ask you to in the essay! That night, you go to a dinner and listen to a few speakers and then they take you on a tour of DC. The second day is busy but it goes by fast. You start off with a few workshops that tell you more about the company and its benefits. Then you have a business analysis, basic accounting test and an oral presentation. The business analysis is viewing 2 companies and what they have been doing. Know all of your basic accounting formulas. During the oral presentation (on the business analysis), be sure to answer the questions that they ask you to and make sure you take at LEAST 5 minutes. After the presentation, you are broken into groups of 4/5 and taken into a room where people will analyze how you work in a team. Extra information about the businesses from the analysis will be given to you and you have to decide what is best and present it orally as a team. Again, answer ALL the questions and follow directions. Next, you go to a few more information sessions. Last is the structured interview where they ask everyone the SAME four questions and they can not explain them. They will repeat as many times as you would like to. Write down everything and answer all parts of the question. There is NEVER one part to answer. On the third day, they will make you suffer by sitting around waiting for 2 hours but you will either get a job offer or go back to the airport.
    Lodging and food is comfortable and great.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a change that you have faced (work or school). What steps did you take and what was the outcome?

      Name 2/3 strengths that you have when working with a team. Name a time when you faced a problem. What was the problem? What steps did you take to solve the problem and what was the ending result?

      Name a time when you had to analyze data? What did you analyze? How did you analyze it? What was the outcome?
       
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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. Salary is based on location, locality rates and previous careers, if any.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Institution Specialist 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 4 weeksinterviewed at FDIC in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got a call a week prior to the interview inviting me out to Washington D.C. It was a 3 day event in which around 50 applicants were invited.
    Day 1 included informational booths, a written assessment, a meet and greet reception, and a dinner with FDIC executives.
    Day 2 included more informational booths, a business analysis(math and accounting), a presentation of your analysis, and a teamwork analysis.
    Day 3 had a closing speaker and afterwards they handed out offers. There is also a security clearance investigation which I am currently undergoing(yes I got an offer).

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you had to unexpectedly change a procedure or be flexible with a project? Use work, school, or other projects to find an example. Be very detailed.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    They are willing to match "like" offers, but the job description needs to be very similar to the job you are accepting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at FDIC in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on USAJobs, received a call to fly out about a month later. Went to DC and had two days of various assessments followed by a third day in which offers were handed out. The first day was a basic writing assessment (easy prompt in which you are asked to compare and contrast two things) and dinner across from the white house. The second day involved a basic behavioral interview with 3 people, as well as a business presentation. The presentation included an hour long preparation phase in which you do some basic math (know basic accounting formulas) and compare and contrast two offers. In the second portion, you are asked to present your findings to a panel of three FDIC employees who will not ask you questions. Finally, you will be asked to participate in a teamwork assessment in which a group of candidates discuss different business proposals and present on their pros and cons. The following morning, candidates who received offers have their names called and candidates who don't are sent home. In between these events there are a handful of useless info sessions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    CEP 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 April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Approx 3 day process. On 3rd day you will be told whether you got job or not.

    Day 1 - Writing Assessment.Proof reading and writing an essay (2hrs)
    Day 2- Business Analysis Prep (1hr)
                Oral Presentation (30min)
                Teamwork Assessment (1hr)
                Structured Interview (30min)
    Day3 - You know whether you got an offer or not. (15min)

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were straight forward and you get time to develop an answer.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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