Telstra Graduate Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2015
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Graduate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Telstra.

Interview

1. Online application 2. Online testing 3. Personality test 4. Assessment Centre(2 group task with a presentation as well as a presentation on case study provided 1 day before) 5. Final interview(Has a presentation and behavioural qs)

Interview Questions

  • All behavioural aimed how well you perform with customers   Answer Question

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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Telstra (Melbourne (Australia)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Online application-assessments-montage interview-AC-final interview. Process was slow and took more than a month to finalize, AC is supposed to test you on your 'teamwork' abilities. If someone is an 'A type' personality it's rude to interrupt but the onus is on you to fail if you don't 'contribute' over them talking. It's up to your group's assessor to determine if you progress, who knows what kind of biases this person has. Majority of people at AC were very artificial, they behave as if on a stage for the day you are there. Great way to assess potential Telstra!

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Not a good culture from the start as observed from AC. Company promotes toxic employees who are good at being fake.

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Telstra (Melbourne (Australia)).

    Interview

    Brief initial phone interview, followed by a "group" day where you performed standard tests (spatial / numerical / verbal reasoning, personality) followed by a group based exercise. I was unfortunate enough to be placed in a group with a few bad listeners / A-type personalities who only wanted to push their own agendas and not allow anyone a chance to explain their thoughts or logic behind their proposals. After trying unsuccessfully to mediate the A-types and get them to stop cutting each other off, I stayed quiet for the remainder of the session, defeated.

    Interview Questions

    • Presented with a business case to solve in a large group. Immensely difficult if you get uncooperative individuals in your group.   Answer Question
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra (Sydney (Australia)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    2:1 interview at Telstra's Sydney Pitt Street office. The interview was fairly straightforward, mostly behavioural questions - but the interviewers did ask a few questions about me and why I wanted to work for Telstra etc. I found that the interviewers were either playing dumb about my past experience, or didn't even read my resume because they were quite surprised when I told them about my previous work experience/experience with Telstra. Overall it was a good interview and the interviewers were very nice, as I was quite nervous when I was answering questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a bit about yourself., Have you applied for other companies?, Where do you see yourself in five years?, Tell us about a time where you faced a difficult situation?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Online Assessment-Phone interview-AC- final Interview

    Interview Questions

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very friendly and approachable hiring staff. The recruiting process was smooth and responded quickly to all my queries.

    Interview Questions

    • (continuing from a previous question) If you had to repeat what you did, how would you go about doing it this time?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra (Sydney (Australia)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    There was an online test which consisted of around 100 questions which you had to complete around 10-15 mins. It consisted of many mathematical, logical and analytical questions. After that I had to wait for 15-20 days before they told me that I had been selected for a telephone interview. Telephone interview was arranged in a couple of days and it was straightforward and some questions were repeated from the questions which I had already filled online(while submitting the resume). There was another 15-20 day wait before they told me that I was selected for the assessment centre. The A.C. had three parts. 1:1 interview(with a manager), presentation and group discussion. After this round I waited for 2-3 days before I got to know that I was selected for the final interview. The final interview was a panel interview which had all the usual behavioural questions and I got the offer within a week. The most important part is that they kept in contact with me telling me of any delays during the interview process.

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra (Melbourne (Australia)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Began with Online Application in early April. Completed an online psychometric test in late April.Then in early May, was called up for a brief 20 minute phone interview. The HR representative had an excellent phone manner, very professional and pleasant to talk to. A week later, I attended a group assessment centre in Melbourne, where I was asked to participate in activities including a brief 1:1 interview and group problem solving tasks. The session was very well organised and interesting to participate in. The facilitators had an excellent energy, were very willing to answer questions and appeared to enjoy doing their jobs. Two weeks later, I attended a final panel interview with 2 managers and a HR representative. It ran for about an hour and was quite rigorous. The type of questions will depend on what business unit you are interviewing for and what experience or field of study you have. The interviewers were pleasant and welcoming, they also appeared genuinely interested to listen to what I was saying, and responded to my questions with frank and detailed answers that actually answered my question (so please feel free to ask your interviewers questions). An hour after the interview, I was called to confirm my referees. The next morning, a HR rep called one of my referees to conduct the reference checks. The following day, I received my offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What aspects of your field of study did you enjoy the most? Please elaborate on the reasons why.   Answer Question
    • Please describe a situation when a hurdle got in the way of achieving an ambitious goal. How did you use your initiative to tackle it?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Telstra (Melbourne (Australia)) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Initially I submitted my resume online. I was then contacted by HR and asked to rate myself over the phone on my belived skills - i gave myself an OK result. Apparently i was sucsessful with this process and was then asked to come into a group session which lasted about 3.5 hours, and consisted of 3 group based presentations. Once the assesment was completed we were informed if we were sucsessful or not. I was sucsessful and made it to the final round of interviews, which this time consisted of myself, a general manager and a recent graduate. The interview was short in terms of questions (only 3 which took .5 an hour to get through) however i did speak to the general manager and graduate for about another 3 hours, just to get an understanding of what would be occuring within my role if i recived the job. I then made it through the interview process and was offered a job, which i tool.

    Interview Questions

    • given a new technology, how would you go about learning it as quickly as possible in order to provide maximun value for money towards the business   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    As this is a graduate role you are unable to negotiate any details of your award / package / agreement, etc.

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Telstra in September 2008.

    Interview

    As you would expect.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we choose you for the spot? What can you bring to the company?   Answer Question
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