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Updated Nov 27, 2014
Updated Nov 27, 2014
17 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KBC in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    it is a very straight forward interview, not many questions asked.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Junior Risk Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at KBC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    As it was explained in detail, there will be (after they have screened your cv) online tests first. Afterwards you will be invited for a interview with the manager (which was a pleasant experience, the managers are warm and friendly). If all goes well, you'll have to withstand a day in the assessment which consists of the following: in tray exercise, business case, interview with HR, verification of online tests.

    In overall, it was a very interesting experience, the good thing is that they work according the waterfall method (meaning: they select only one person for the assessment, if he/she fails the second on the list gets the opportunity etc.). What left a very good impression on me was the hospitality and warmness of the organisation in a professional way. The only downside I can say about the process is that it takes some time, you have to be patient for some months.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Junior Risk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KBC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was very confusing. The recruiting page of their website didn't function properly at the time when I applicated. Eventually after three or four weeks my application was processed and I was sent an online test (sort of an IQ-test). Later I had a telephone conversation with two different recruiters, the first was quite general (asked me all the information which could be found on my CV, sometimes skipping to different languages), the second recruiter asked questions about my master-thesis (which was relevant to the position) and my indept questions about my previous risk-related work during a summer internship.

    Interview Questions
    • Explaining my academic work on regulatory compliance of financial companies.   Answer Question
    • Why I found risk management to be important.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't feel comforatable with the recruitement process. Also the offer was well below other offers I recieved.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at KBC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Basically, if you already had some few years of work experiences (my case), your application will be treated in the following consequences:
    - CV scanning by HR
    - Interview with business manager
    - Assessment center (as everyone mentioned with full day of assessment).

    In the other way around, you will be asked to do online test + interview with HR + do the tests on site again + interview with business manager.

    My impression through two interviews with business managers was really really positive. They was sharing, open and did not ask really technical questions at all. However, the process was too long. My 2nd interview as 1 month away from the first interview (excused by the holiday period). And final feedback was another month from the 2nd interview.

    The only thing I was not really happy about the process is that they did not give the feedback when I asked for in the end.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KBC.

    Interview Details

    1. Online IQ tests: number sequences, abstract reasoning, analogies

    2. Assessment day: 30min group 'case' (focus on getting a solution but stand up enough for your own ideas, take notes, keep an eye on the time), IQ tests, 1h in-tray exercise, lunch break, 30 min 1-1 HR interview, deliberation, 1h 1-1 case study (be creative, make assumptions outside available data set to show creativity)

    3. Line manager interview(s)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at KBC in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    A friend of mine referred me for a Business Analysis role in KBC Bank Ireland. A HR administrator contacted me to arrange an interview; I requested a confirmation email to confirm dates, time and interviewer details. After a week with no response, I contacted the admin again for the details.
    On the day of the interview, I was met by the hiring manager and HR recruiter, the interview started 10 minutes later than scheduled.
    The panellist were friendly, good body language and the questions were clear. As the hour was approaching, one of the hiring manager asked 3 rapid questions and wanted quick answers, while answering the questions he cut me short and told me what answers he was looking for. I thought that was unprofessional as I was punctual and he could have clarified what he was looking for when he asked the questions.
    I was told that I would be contacted by the end of the following week, I sent a follow on email nearly 2 weeks after and 4 weeks later there has been no communication from the bank.
    If I am offered a position, I will reject it as I would not work for a company that treats potential employees with little or no respect.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KBC in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through their website, and they called me back in 2 weeks to make the appointment. I applied for KBC Group for project management intern. I felt like it was a very unprofessional way to make the interview. I met with my prospective boss and (I suppose) the other person was from the HR. They asked me about my future plans, experiences, so nothing surprising. I didn't feel like I was at an interview, it was more like chatting with some stranger at the bus stop, they started to talk with each other and shared some personal information and actually I started to feel uncomfortable. I think maybe they wanted to create a friendly atmosphere but it was too much. Also when I asked about the daily routine, they emphasized that mostly it is boring and monotone and this is where I started to be unfamiliar with the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing surprising as I said, just like having a conversation with a distant relative.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Risk Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at KBC.

    Interview Details

    The job interview comprises different rounds during a full day session. There are some computerised tests similar to IQ tests, that become more and more difficult. This is to assess your analytical skills. In between tests there are some interviews with recruiters. In addition there are some management exercises such as a group dicussion and a work load management case.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at KBC.

    Interview Details

    Most important aspect is the name of the university you graduated.
    Keeping a moderate profile, not too showing off.
    Speaking dutch will increase chances to receive an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KBC in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward interview process. Initial interview is with a manager from the HR manager alongside the department manager related to the job role. The interview consisted of a CV review, followed by competency based questions. Second round was online tests, consisting of numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

    Interview Questions
    • Related to my experience which didn't entirely match the role.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offered a position in another firm.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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