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Updated Nov 12, 2014
Updated Nov 12, 2014
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  1.  

    Applications Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1st round usually at their HQ and 2nd round will be at the selected agency for interview. Once selected, it will take a few more weeks to go through your clearance before being offered.

    Interview Questions
    • I dun think they did asked any difficult question. Is really more on conversation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Unable to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had to complete 3 hours test on 2 scenarios - downside is that the test is not uniformly applied to all applicants and some come in without proper english skills.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IDA.

    Interview Details

    The hiring manager will screen you first then you'll be interviewed by the line manager.

    The interview was a technical interview. You'll need to answer two programming tests on the spot in any language. It is crucial for you to get the 2nd question correct as it will be a tough one and will separate you apart from the other candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Describing a project that you've done recently, how you did it, and how you could actually use the concepts you've applied onto another project/situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at IDA.

    Interview Details

    Wrote in online and was contacted by the internal HR team within 2 weeks. Had a casual conversation over the phone and was shortly contacted for a formal interview in a week. Had to fill up a long form and met hiring manager in the first interview. 2nd interview in another 2 weeks time and met the director of the division.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Applications Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IDA in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The call up was fast. 1 day after application. The panel interview was scheduled 2 weeks from the phone interview.
    There was no follow up after the panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IDA.

    Interview Details

    First an interview with the external recruiter. Then an interview with the internal HR, followed by another session with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our organisation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IDA in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    A site manager/director will request HR for a head count. Once approved, he (or she) will request HR for candidates or propose referrals. He will then interview the candidate and propose this person to HR. HR is free to reject at any stage.

    Reasons for Declining

    Dodgy pay structure and "mandatory" contract position (in place of probation).

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at IDA.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview was fast and basically asking why u want to leave the job and are u comfortable w the scope but i have forgot what is the scope and they will call u back again

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    it is a contract postion

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Am Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at IDA in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Intial communication was with HR . Later there a a group interview anda presentation

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected Qiestion : Will there be a conflict of interest in doing this job   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not very open for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IDA in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process can be tiring. There are two rounds of interviews and each round got two interviewers. There were also questionnaire to be completed prior to the interview session. Best to have referral for better chance. The interview session lasted about an hour each.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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