OECD Interview Questions

Updated Apr 28, 2015
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    Senior Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I had to fill in quite a long form online, with the usual factual information. In addition, I had to describe what I had done in each job I had, including my achievements. I also had to answer some skills and pre-screening questions regarding the specific job I had applied to. Finally, I had to submit a cover letter, where one can include the motivation for applying.

    Interview Questions

    • Before I was asked to go for the interview, I had to do a 2-hour written text regarding matters that had to do with the job I applied for. During the interview I was first asked questions to ascertain my knowledge of the area. Once that was established the interviews became more difficult and were to do with hypothetical situations where they wanted to know how I would deal with the 'clients' of the work, as well as how I would deal with co-workers and workers I had to manage.   Answer Question
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    Partenaire Commercial en Ressources Humaines Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)).

    Interview

    J'ai envoyé ma candidature par le biais de leur site « carrières » et j'ai eu un premier entretien téléphonique très peu de temps après. La deuxième étape a été de passer un test de personnalité en ligne et enfin j'ai été convié à un entretien avec plusieurs personnes à Paris. Bien que ce soit une organisation internationale, c'est vraiment organisé comme une entreprise privée avec des procédés, des outils et des ressources à la pointe/modernes. Les bâtiments sont impressionnants. Bonne impression, y compris des personnes avec qui j'ai passé les entretiens, très professionnels et accessibles également

    Applied online through their Career website and got a first a phone interview shortly afterwards. Second step was an online personality test and finally I was invited to a panel interview in Paris. Although it's an International Organization, it's really much organized as a Private Corporation with state-of-the-art/modern processes, tools and capabilities. The facilities are impressive. Good impression also of the interviewers, very professional as well as personable

    Interview Questions

    • En général, l'entretien se déroule en présence de 2 représentants des ressources humaines (l'un d'eux est la personne responsable du recrutement) et 2 représentants de l'équipe en charge des clients. Mon entretien a duré approximativement 45 minutes, san   Average panel interview with 2 representatives from HR (one of which happened to be the hiring managers) and 2 from the client groups. Lasted approx. 45 mins, no unexpected questions or too difficult. Only surprising thing it's that they didn't ask any questions in French. While English is mandatory, I understood French is preferred but not essential.   Answer Question
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    Analyste Politique Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)).

    Interview

    Avant l'interview : test de contrôle écrit en 60 minutes. Le sujet du test est révélé au début du test. A l'interview : test écrit 45 minutes, 2 séries d'entretien (60min chacun). Entretien 1 avec 5 membres de l'équipe expérimentés de différents départements - j'ai dû faire une présentation de 10 minutes basée sur un exercice écrit de conduite de contrôle. Entretien de avec 5 membres d'équipe de même niveau hiérarchique, moins formel mais malgré tout des questions difficiles.

    Prior to interview: remote written test 60 minutes. Subject of test revealed at start of test. At interview: written test 45 minutes, 2 panel interviews (60 mins each). Interview 1 with 5 senior staff from different departments - had to give 10 minute presentation based on remotely conducted written exercise. Interview 2 with 5 staff at peer level, less formal but still challenging questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Quel serait l'impact de la tarification basée sur la valeur sur la productivité du secteur pharmaceutique ?   What will the impact of value-based pricing be on the productivity of the pharmaceutical sector?   Answer Question
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    Assistant Statistiques Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer

    (Translated from English)

    Interview

    Test statistique et entretien physique

    Statistics test and on sight interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Test d'analyse statistique   Statistical analysis test   Answer Question
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    Analyste Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)).

    Interview

    Un peu lent, avec un entretien en comité composé de personnes de différentes divisions comme élément central. Test écrit.

    A bit slow, with a panel interview composed of people from different divisions as the central feature. Written test.

    Interview Questions

    • C'était difficile d'obtenir un entretien, vu qu'il y avait plus de 600 candidats pour mon poste. Surpris par le manque de questions comportementales, y compris par rapport au travail en équipe.   It is very difficult to land an interview, as there were 600+ applicants for my position. Surprised by lack of behavioral questions, including regarding working on teams.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pas beaucoup de place pour la négociation. Les salaires étaient fixés à des niveaux invariables.

    Not much room for negotiation. Salaries pegged to fixed levels.

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    Assistant Administratif Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Plusieurs contacts par téléphone comprenant 2 entretiens avant d'être convoqué pour une entrevue avec 3 chargés des ressources humaines et un assistant administratif. Après cet entretien, mon niveau d'anglais a été évalué avec le test BULAT. Il s'agit principalement d'exercices à trous et de compréhension écrite. J'ai été informé de mon score à la fin du test.

    Several contacts on the phone including 2 interviews before being invited for an interview with 3 HR officers and an administrative assistant. After the actual interview, my English was tested using the BULAT English test. It mainly consists in filling in blanks and reading-comprehension. Your score is given to you at the end of the test.

    Interview Questions

    • Donnez un exemple de conflit que vous avez connu au travail et comment vous l'avez géré.   Give an example of a conflict you experience at your workplace and how you dealt with it.   1 Answer
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    Programmeur / Analyste (ASP.NET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)).

    Interview

    1. Le contact initial se fait par leur site internet dédié aux ressources humaines. Vous devez créer un profil assez complet. 2. Appel de tri, 3 personnes ont un entretien de 15 minutes avec des questions générales et des questions courtes. 3. Entretien de groupe : habituellement le manager, le responsable des RH, 2 autres personnes concernées, l'une avec une forte expérience technique. 4. Examen écrit. Trois parties. Vous pouvez répondre en anglais ou en français Partie I ASP + MS SQL Partie II questions techniques générales Partie III Expression écrite sur un sujet technique

    1. The initial contact is trough their HR website. You need to setup a pretty complete profile. 2. Filter call, 3 persons have a 15 minutes interview with general and short questions. 3. Panel interview. Usually the manager, the HR responsible, 2 other involved parties, one of them with a strong technical background. 4. Written exam. 3 parts. You can reply either in English or French Part I ASP + MS SQL Part II general tech questions PART III Written expression about a technical subject

    Interview Questions

    • Questions spécifiques aux serveurs MS SQL... Donc attendez vous à des trucs genre SAL propriétaire. La RH nécessite une attention particulière, elle pourrait vouloir vous voler la vedette... Donc soyez préparé à répondre à quelqu'un qui comprend à peine   MS SQL server specific questions... so expect SAL proprietary crap. The HR need special care, she might want to steal the show... so be prepare to reply to somebody that barely understand your domain.   Answer Question
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    Stagiaire Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)).

    Interview

    L'Organisation a des contacts avec un certain nombre d'universités au niveau Master, qui constituent la majorité des emplois.

    The Organisation has contacts with a number of graduate schools, from where most of the hiring is taking place.

    Interview Questions

    • Approche détaillée d'un problème, incluant des connaissances juridiques.   Detailed approach of a problem involving legal knowledge.   Answer Question
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    Stagiaire Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)) in September 2011.

    Interview

    J'ai envoyé un e-mail directement au service qui m'intéressait. On m'a demandé de venir pour un entretien devant un comité. J'ai d'abord dû écrire un essai pour répondre à une question de mon choix (sur une liste de 3). J'ai eu une heure pour le faire avec la possibilité d'écrire en français ou en anglais. Ensuite, j'ai rencontré 3 analystes principaux pendant environ 20 minutes. Les questions étaient plus ou moins sur mes connaissances économiques, connaissances institutionnelles (différence entre les Nations Unies, la Banque Mondiale, l'OCDE, etc.).

    Emailed the Division I was interested in directly. Was asked to come to a panel interview. I first had to write an essay in response to a question of my choosing (from a list of 3). I had an hour to do this and I could either write in French or English. I then met with 3 senior analysts for about 20 minutes. The questions were sort of general economic knowledge, organisation knowledge (difference between UN, World Bank, OECD etc).

    Interview Questions

    • Combien y a-t-il de coiffeurs à Paris ?   How many hairdressers are there in Paris   1 Answer
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    OECD Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at OECD (Paris (France)) in September 2011.

    Interview

    1 hour essay on a relevant division topic followed by a round table interview. Know about what your division does, back up with evidence if possible. There is no research possible so it really is about your current knowledge on topics.

    Interview Questions

    • How many hairdresses are there in Paris   1 Answer
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