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First Citizens Bancorporation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
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4 candidate interviews
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Teller (Full Time) Interview

Teller (Full Time)
Columbia, SC

I applied online - interviewed at First Citizens Bancorporation in May 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online at, took a skills assessment test, received notification (auto) that application and assessment were received. Was emailed by an HR rep asking for best time to call and conduct 15 minute interview, after phone call was invited to interview in person. The interview was completely unprofessional. The interviewers were late, were laughing in a back room at a level that was loud enough for those in the main lobby to hear, ( when they finally came out, tried to point out they weren't laughing at me) just weird. The interview was extremely uncomfortable and I did not feel was taken seriously. After an hour of wasting my time talking about the position, benefits, and what they'd like....the interview ended on an extremely weird note when the interviewer just stared at me for a solid minute and said "uhhhh, ok so.... this is awkward, we're going to DE brief so you can leave now" then laughs. Overall, this is not a company I'd ever feel comfortable working for and I'm extremely disgusted.

Interview Questions

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Teller Floater Interview

Teller Floater
Columbia, SC

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at First Citizens Bancorporation.

Interview Details – Applying is done online at A few days later you're given a call by HR to meet in Columbia. You do a pre-teller evaluation test that involves a short video. You interview w/branch manager or market exec. Casual; nothing difficult.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you? Any questions for us? Be prepared to give a nice short answer to those.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. HR called and offered the job and gave the hourly wage ($10.) I accepted.

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Personal Banker Interview

Personal Banker
Charleston, SC

I applied online and interviewed at First Citizens Bancorporation.

Interview Details – 2 interviews, one with HR and the second with Market Executive and Branch Manager

Interview Question – Describe a situation with and upset customer and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Private Banking Interview

Private Banking

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at First Citizens Bancorporation in April 2010.

Interview Details – First contacted the hiring manager. Spoke with hiring manager for 1 hour on phone. HR followed up and administered an online personality test. Had a 2 hour one-on-one interview with the hiring manager. I provided the hiring manager with a business plan on how I would handle the role. The next round was with partner leadership which I did not make. They found someone they liked better than me and they are hiring that person.

Interview Question – How will you build relationships internally?   Answer Question

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