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Updated Jan 2, 2015
Updated Jan 2, 2015
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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Easy not hard. Do research before of position. Also be confident in your answers and ask a lot of questions. Very organized on when letting know if you recieved offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not negotiable
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    FRIT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral phone interview with offer at the end. Simple questions asking about past situations in which I was challenged and how I reacted, "STAR" technique. Very polite and friendly interviewer. No follow up questions, just moved on, whole process took less than twenty minutes. No salary was negotiated, the interviewer said what the rate is and made the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Interview Details

    Applied online from non-target school. The interview/application process was lengthy (initial phone screening from recruiter, phone interview from hiring managers, in-person interview with hiring managers and managing examiners). Application originally submitted in January and the final decision was made in late April. Hiring decision occurred about two weeks after the final round interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical fit and behavioral questions for the recruiter screening and phone interviews. In-person interview had an additional aptitude test that the managing examiners walk you through.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a position as a contractor. The phone interview was very pleasant. The person seemed like she'd be great to work for. I was asked to come in for an interview with her and two others. They all seemed very nice and I wanted that job so bad!

    Interview Questions
    • Surprisingly, the most difficult question was "How do you ensure you are providing excellent customer service?" I just wasn't prepared for that and totally blew it.   Answer Question
    • Also be prepared to answer how you have handled a conflict with a coworker.   Answer Question
    • Also be prepared to describe how you have handled a difference of opinion with a coworker.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Continuity Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Interview Details

    It all happened very quickly. I got a phone call from HR to schedule an interview, had the interview the next week, and got the offer two days later. The interview questions were all straight forward and just wanted to make sure that I was a normal human being.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any particularly difficult or unexpected questions as far as I can recall.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st phone interview, including salary expectations.
    2nd on site with hiring manager and HM's peer.
    Rigorous physical security - makes airports seem tame.
    After they explained the corporate org structure, Standard behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How would your superiors describe you? followed by how would your subordinates describe you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Intern Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    My interview experience was positive and fairly straightforward. For candidates applying out of state, interviews will be conducted via phone call. I received one 3-way conference call with a Research Associate and Economist, who proceeded to ask me detailed questions about my past research. I received a phone call a week later from HR with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Support Staff Assistant for the Charlotte Branch Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Interview Details

    In July of 2007, I was brought in for an interview for the position of Executive Support Staff Assistant for the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. To this day two things still stand out from the interview:

    1) I met with a very unique individual that was very open and honest with me. That individual told me that I was a great fit for the position and the most qualified candidate that person had seen. Nonetheless, I would never be hired. I would not fit into the culture "and you can guess why", that person told me. When I told that person that it was because I am Cuban (a minority), that person agreed and then told me that not only because I am a minority, but because I am also gay. I would not be hired.

    2) I met with what I was told was the head of the Charlotte branch. To this day I am still floored by the minority based questions that he asked and by his lack of respect. I have a feeling that he thought that I could barely speak English! Yet there I was with four languages under my belt. He was out of touch with reality. Not long after that, I had him unceremoniously 'retired' from the bank.

    If these racist fools knew who I am and what I do for this government I have a feeling that they would have treated me much differently and with an ounce of respect. However, I am glad that this happened and that I got a chance to see what the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Charlotte branch was really all about and the toxic environment that they maintain in order to promote the good 'ole boys club. As a current employee posted on their GlassDoor review: "Diversity is inexistent (law enforcement and cleaning services are where the blacks work in Charlotte)"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    HR organization does not really seem to know what they want (or at least some members). In the end, they did not choose any candidates and then went out again several months later with the same posting. Unfortunately, they decided this after spending time for 2 rounds of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by three individuals at my university. They were very organized and created a relaxed and comfortable environment for me. I was offered the internship at the end of the interview but had to wait a few weeks to receive a formal offer and paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one of the biggest challenges you've been faced with in a working environment?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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