Telefónica Interview Questions & Reviews
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Network Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Telefónica
Interview Details – Short time schedule for interviews and no structured ones. Lots of interviews and little information about how to follow up for future or previous interviews.
Interview Question – Talk about the last business case you worked. Answer Question
Network Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Telefónica.
Interview Details – Met with two managers who asked questions and made a decision to hire or not. I then was interviewed by HR, but only to make certain salary was acceptable.
Interview Question – What kind of company do you like to work for. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Human Resources Director Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Telefónica in February 2012.
Interview Details – Were not prepared , the individual who interviewed me had little to no idea what the job function was - were replacing the current person and all he knew was they found a lot of unfinished work and correspondence on their desk.
Interview Question – None - barely asked anything of relevance and/or value Answer Question
Planning Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telefónica in December 2012.
Interview Details – I had sever interviews. I had two with HR and two with the department manager. It was a long period for hiring me because I was interviewed for two different positions. The human resources interviewer was a nice person that was helping me on anything through the whole process. It was a good interview process.
Interview Question – Actually I think there wasn't unexpected about the interview. All the questions were ok Answer Question
Manager Interview (Positive Experience)
Interviewed at Telefónica
Interview Details – external screening, then AC
Negotiation Details – none
Very Difficult Interview
Head of Talent Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Telefónica in March 2014.
Interview Details – Where do I start? No clear process or even knowledge of how to interview from the 5 directors! I was dealing with a great recruitment consultant who was close to the business and who shared with me much about the company and role. He was clear to outline that they were going through a change process and so this role was strategic to them going forward.
I was asked to attend an interview with the founder, this then was changed to a telephone interview and I prepared for the call. I waited for 2 hours for the call to take place, finally hearing that there was a 'client issue' which had to be attended to. Fine these things happen, a note might have been helpful but happy to reschedule. The call was arranged for a later date and I thought that it went really well. Some great concepts discussed, sharing of ideas and overall very positive. I was really interested in the role post call and keen to move forward.
I was asked to prepare a presentation and to talk about talent management programmes etc. I did so and arrived for the interview. A lovely lady met me from the reception and put me in a room... all five of the directors arrived for my interview, no introductions were made, they asked me to go forward to my presentation and this is where things became really strange.
I tried to open up the conversation to gain some further information and to tailor my presentation, the room was not friendly at all. I was speaking about talent and HR processes and what I had delivered for other clients of mine and I was told not to refer to case studies and only to talk about what I would do for them. Of course I backtracked and made an effort to tailor my presentation, I introduced some very basic models to help identify talent and was starting to talk about how to deploy these when the gentleman who I had spoken to on the telephone stopped me, told me that he didn't want to hear any more and that I should leave.
I have to say, as far as an interview process goes, the strangest that I have ever experienced in my life! A huge opportunity for the person who is chosen to make a big difference as to how these guys operate.
Interview Question – I was surprised that there was not an introduction piece to the interview, an opportunity to break the ice and get to know each other. I had loads of ideas about how the organisation could tackle their talent programme but could not present a completed programme because I simply did not know enough about their organisation. This is, in my experience, generally discussed at a first round meeting and if I had met with one/two people in the first instance I am sure I would have been in a position to present a tailored presentation.
What I tried to do was choose clients who were similar and talk about what I had delivered for them, I was told 'not to refer to what you have delivered for others', most bizarre. Answer Question
Finance Summer Internship Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Telefónica.
Interview Details – Applied for a position online and then didn't hear back from them until after almost 3 moths. I did online tests and was invited to a video interview. These were mainly competency based questions - nothing unexpected. Then I as invited to AC where we were asked to do group exercise and had 1 to 1 interview with someone from Finance team at Telefonica.
Interview Question – Tell about the time when you had to use your creative thinking to solve a problem Answer Question
Sales Executive Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Telefónica.
Interview Details – I made contact with a senior manager who interviewed me. The initial meeting was positive and we both agreed that my skills and experiences could best be employed with another team. I was given the name of a Senior Recruitment Advisor and advised to contact them which I did by email with telephone follow-up.
Days turned into weeks and then into months and she did not respond! No guidance. No rejection or invitation to further interview. No response even when I asked the senior manager to remind her!
I guess that Telefonica is wrapped up in bureaucracy with people unable to make qualified decisions without the involvement of a committee.
What could have been a professional interview and selection procedure has left me disappointed in Telefonica. I am confident that they have lost a strong candidate!
Interview Question – Be wary of Telefonica Recruitment's lack of responsiveness! View Answer
Data Analytics Graduate Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Telefónica.
Interview Details – Online tests were intensive and varied, followed by a video interview. This was a fair assessment and although unfamiliar I think gives the candidate the chance to think whilst answering questions. This was followed by a full day assessment centre including interview, individual and group tasks.
Interview Question – Each interview varied greatly from person to person and I think the company tried hard to let you do your best. They are looking for your strengths rather than trying to trip you up. Answer Question