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Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
49 Interview Reviews

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    Software Develloper Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Customer First Champion Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a role on the Telstra careers website. Called a few days later from a guy in HR in Adelaide. Scheduled a telephone interview, if successful you'll be asked to complete an online assesment. Then comes the group assessment with about 10 others. Consists of group assesment, 1 on 1 interview with managers then the role play at the end

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    Application process starts with filling out questions online. Then a phone interview which asks behavioural questions e.g. tell us about a time when _______. Then the online testing stage.Then a face to face interview with someone in management asking behavioural questions again, background check. Then offers and contract signing.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us the subjects that you did best/worst in and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Casual Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Launceston (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Launceston (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    Applied for an expression of interest position on the website, was contacted a few days later via email saying I was successful in my application and was to log on to select a phone interview time. Phone interview was mainly basic with some situational questions asking to reflect on past jobs as an example.

    After the phone interview, I was asked to go to an interview in store. Interview started 30 minutes late. First part of the interview was basic (availability, hobbies etc). Second part was situation question again asking to reflect on previous work experiences, lastly there were 2 role plays where I had to serve 2 customers (one happy, one unhappy).

    Interview Questions
    • The role play. Given 10 minutes to read about Telstra and their phone/internet plans and then are asked to role play 2 scenarios referring to the notes as little as possible.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Telstra in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    what are accounting and finance about?
    How do you do the accounting statements?

    Interview Questions
    • According to your resume, you don't have any experience in the field of accounting. Can you give me a reasonable explanation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brisbane (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    Audio Interview with 4 questions
    Phone Interview with a HR representative
    AC that consists of a group activity and interview
    Final Interview with business unit

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Telecommunications Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Telstra.

    Interview Details

    Process started through online questionnaire which then progressed to a phone screening. After the phone screening is an online aptitude test lasting 20min or so. The next stage involves a group assessment centre where a group activity is given for you to solve and also a presentation about the activity with a mini 1 on 1 interview with a hr person. A final interview is given with hiring managers more specific to the role with majority of questions being behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions
    • When has a project failed and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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