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Standard Bank Group Interview Questions

Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
15 Interview Reviews

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went through a recruitment agency, which found the job for me
    Had 2 step interview with middle and upper management. Management had some technical knowledge
    No technical tests were done, just some random technical questions done verbally
    Waited a while for between the two interviews

    Accepted Offer
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    Corporate and Investment Banking Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Standard Bank Group in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was invited to a first round interview. I was interviewed twice on the day for two divisions in the bank and was asked typical behavioural type questions and questions around where I see myself in the bank.
    I got through to the second round which consisted of a psychometric test and an assessment centre.
    Candidates were emailed a case 3 days before the assessment centre and had to prepare a presentation. I presented the case and was asked questions relating to it and more behavioural questions.
    The assessment centre interviews were difficult because I had limited knowledge of accounting and finance. (I majored in economics and politics).

    Interview Questions
    • Richard Branson is in an elevator with someone who presents him with an opportunity to enter the light bulb market. What should he ask/do?
      I was so shocked at the question I can't recall it exactly
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Junior Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Standard Bank Group.

    Interview Details

    Interview is a two step process, first with the head of the division then followed by a larger panel interview with senior members of the team. Discussions are informal with some general and more technical questions and try to determine your fit into the company as a whole and the team in particular

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Standard Bank Group.

    Interview Details

    It took one month. Interviewers are very friendly and it was a absolutely amazing experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    SME Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Standard Bank Group.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of behavioural/resume interviews. Very straight-forward, the focus was more on personality and fit

    Interview Questions
    • "If you could be a dinosaur, which one would you be and why?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Standard Bank Group.

    Interview Details

    In the first round I was interviewed by one person. I was questioned on my personal strengths and weaknesses. No technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Project Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Standard Bank Group.

    Interview Details

    There was a rigorous hiring process that started with an introduction by a local executive recruitment agency.
    That agency introduced me to the Head of HR who met with me to discuss the overall role and the expectations. This was followed by a meeting with all of the team members that I would be working with; each team member sat with me for half and hour and provided a detailed background of their role and their position with the project.

    Interview Questions
    • The Head of HR was a very direct individual in all lines of questioning which was very much appreciated.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Standard Bank Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Online application followed by a telephonic interview then psychometric testing then a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If traveling and you get lost, are you the type of person to use a map or rely on someone's directions?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Seemed inexperienced with the negotiation phase and needed more information from myself. Would recommend suggesting counter proposals and monitoring the flow of communication and related documents with all related parties.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Standard Bank Group in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was through a consultancy. Gained customer confidence by working for the firm for two years.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no Negotiations based on previous CTC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Standard Bank Group in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Online application followed by telephonic interviews, face to face interviews and regional selection. Candidates were then pooled into one "final" group of applicants and went through various exercises and further discussions and interviews. Business owners were then invited to interview and assess additional exercises and gave feedback to HR. The final crop of users were then selected and made an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Group exercise on a real business problem.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Blanket offer made to all graduates selected
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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