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Telstra Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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Product Manager Interview

Product Manager

Interviewed at Telstra

Interview Details – Personas Based interview with process and cross functional team experience

Interview Question – Financial Analysis which require in depth knowledge   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very cool and the HR's helped to chose the right structure

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Easy Interview

Technical Specialist Interview

Technical Specialist
Sydney (Australia)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telstra.

Interview Details – I was recruited through Telstra Graduate Program. I went through 2 rounds of interviews with different engineering team managers. They only asked very general technical questions such as what port numbers do you know, and some behavior questions such as what if you are working with someone who you do not like to work with.

Interview Question – Behavior questions to test your personality and attitudes. How will you deal with other people who are giving you a hard time?   Answer Question

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Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

Telecommunications Graduate Engineer
Brisbane (Australia)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Telstra in June 2013.

Interview Details – The process was as follows

1) Application online
2) Onetest test
3) Phone interview with behavioural questions
4) Assessment centre with team activity, individual presentation and behavioural interview
5) Final interview with manager

Very friendly and easy going process, Telstra are great with giving good and prompt feedback. There is some lag between stages, for example it took 2 weeks to receive an invitation for the final interview after the assessment center.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time where you used innovation   Answer Question

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Software Develloper Interview

Software Develloper
Brisbane (Australia)

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in March 2014.

Interview Details – Initial application via Telstra website. I applied for several at the same time but only one proceeded to interview. That was for a job which was principally Java (I hold some Java certifications and I've led several successful Java projects but not used any Java for several years). First up was a screening test and I decided to catch up on the changes made through to Java 8. I'm pretty sure I could've passed the certification exam then but the actual test was a disaster - they were testing my knowledge of APIs of stuff I'd not seen in years. Most programmers just look this up so its a dumb memory test. I've never failed any technical exam of any kind before so was a bit gutted.

Interview Question – Recall the details of the X API - for values of X that included JDBC, sockets and Swing. These aren't difficult questions but, as I was rusty, they weren't things I'd bothered to refresh as I was concentrating on the core language.   Answer Question

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Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

Telecommunications Graduate Engineer

I applied online and interviewed at Telstra.

Interview Details – Submit online application, have to do online logic testing, and then a short 15 minute phone interview.

Interview Question – Explain a situation of leadership - having been just in uni and no work experience, I struggled to find an answer.   Answer Question

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Senior Project Manager Interview

Senior Project Manager

Interviewed at Telstra

Interview Details – Initial telephone screening followed by behavioural interview with hiring manager followed by meeting with General Manager

Interview Question – Open ended question about 'what do you think about how well a certain practice is implemented at the organization (Eg Agile)?'   Answer Question

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Graduate Interview

Graduate

Interviewed at Telstra

Interview Details – Online Assessment-Phone interview-AC- final Interview

Interview Question – Have u applied any other companies?   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Technical Expert Interview

Technical Expert
Sydney (Australia)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in May 2010.

Interview Details – Easy process
Mostly Behavioral questions and some skill based questions (Basic)

Negotiation Details – Internal Offer - no negotiaion

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Senior Account Executive Interview

Senior Account Executive
Melbourne (Australia)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Telstra in February 2014.

Interview Details – A long interview process which started with a phone screening with HR early December which went well but no further contact until a week before Christmas when HR advised there would be a face to face interview in the new year.

No further contact until late Jan and asked to attend a informal interview with the department head, that interview went well but again no further contact for a couple of weeks.

Contacted (again out of the blue) and asked to attend a formal interview with the department head. (Which was then rescheduled by them twice.)

Interview went well and told I was on the short list of 3 final candidates.

Contacted a 10 days later (again out of the blue) and told they wanted to progress to an offer. However, had accepted an offer elsewhere and to be honest was really just over talking to them by that point.

Interview Question – None, A standard behavioral interview, the questions are on a pre-prepared form supplied to the department head by HR and probably came out of a recruitment book someplace. However, the department head was out of his depth and uncomfortable running a formal interview so I had to spoon feed him most of the answers.   Answer Question

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Customer Advisor Interview

Customer Advisor
Sydney (Australia)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Telstra in January 2013.

Interview Details – a telephone interview + group + in-store 1:1 interview.
group interview was quite difficult and you really have to try and find the right timing to talk and stand out. There are also a lot of brainstorming activities related to pushing the business forward and also teamwork with in the store

In store interview is quite easy and once the manager approves, all the confirmation documents are sent straight away.

Interview Question – Role play during the group interview is quite hard if you don't have previous telco experience, they will ask you to please an unhappy customer.   Answer Question

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