Wachovia Interview Questions in Charlotte, NC

Updated Apr 4, 2014
Updated Apr 4, 2014
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  1.  

    Securities Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    After applying, process could take upto a month to hear back. Interview format was standard. Basic behavioral questions, takes about an hour. Usually 2-3 people in interivew.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions, nothing hard. Have some STAR (situation, task, action, result) examples in mind before going for interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Loss Prevention Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    interviewed at Wachovia in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    They generally hire from within. I had one interview,with one person. Communication was very clear amd the job description was accurate.

    Interview Questions
    • This was your syandard situational imterview with no curve ball question. Examples imclude, "tell me about a time when..."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Wachovia in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    HR was the first contact, and they were very strong gatekeepers. They were very quick to get me to and from Charlotte for the interview with very minimal work on my part. I sat in one conference room with a glass door, and interviewers rotated in and out. Spoke with 5 different people - of all levels from peers to executives. They seemed very leery of someone interviewing who didn't already live in Charlotte, almost like they were protective of letting new people into their town. They also got very personal about what my spouse was going to do and asked point blank how long I thought I would stay. It was a little off-putting, but I needed a job, so I stuck it out.

    Interview Questions
    • "You seem square... Tell me why we should hire you when you seem like you aren't fun to be around."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated tooth and nail, but they refused to let me negotiate directly with the hiring manager. I had to negotiate with a woman in HR, and she was not very well prepared to do so, so she became very frustrated with me. She nearly pulled my offer because I wanted to negotiate my salary, my title, my band and I also wanted to talk directly with the hiring manager about my career path. This was a major move across the country for me, so yes, I was very particular about what I wanted from the position (short of a guarantee, but I still wanted there to be an understanding of expectations).
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Assurance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    The team was very much into panel interviews and group decision making (but on the surface only, at the end management pressured the peers toward a different candidate).

    Interview Questions
    • If I had an opportunity to have a dinner with one people, living or dead, who would it be and why   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I did not think the manager and I would fit each other well

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process depends on how you were referred to the job, I got the interview through networking so I had 2 interviews, the first interview was a 1-1 with the hiring manager, the second interview was a panel interview with the current team members. The interview was mostly behavioral

    Interview Questions
    • Had a couple UNIX related questions in the form of problem solving, which threw me   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to however it was a somewhat junior role so I assume if it was a senior role on the team I would have been able to negotiate. The advice I would give is really know and have a good pulse on the salary level of the job you are applying for so that you are more prepared to "play hard ball" so to speak
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied for an internal posting; followed with preliminary phone screen and then interviewed in person by a panel. Interview format is behavioral ie open ended questions along the lines of "tell me about a time where you faced a difficult situation in the work place/overcame adversity, etc" Usually canned anecdotal responses do well in this format. The company may even provide you with a list of target subject matter to facilitate preparation. This is the format used for all but the most technical jobs. The company also highlights diversity as a core value, anything in support of that will be looked upon favorably.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Decided the company was not a long term career fit and made a decision to change professions

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Call from recruiter, interview, waiting, call from assistant to set up interview, interview with hiring manager, heard nothing, email from recruiter saying that position had been filled internally.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work in this position?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Investment Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Wachovia in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    The first interview consisted of a general phone interview for screening. The Manager of the Department called me back and we established a time for a second interview/ On the same day of interviewing with the manager I interviewed with at least 5 members of the team. The next week I interviewed with the Director over the department.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Information Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    First interview went well, however they wanted to hire someone internally so went with them instead. They like me enough to have a 2nd interview 2mos later. Interviewers were very detailed in their questions and asked me to provide feedback on their current integration (with Wells Fargo) efforts. In the interim between interview 1 and 2 the hiring manager resigned, never a good sign. Who quits their job in the middle of a recession unless it is a bad situation? Very desperate (a little too much) to bring somebody on board. Seemed to me they were having a brain drain with Wells takeover.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you change the screen design of this portal to be more user friendly?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a bad feeling about them. Long decision making process + hiring less qualified internal candidates + Wells takeover + hiring manager leaving - desperation = I'll pass.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Wachovia in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews occurred - first with HR, then hiring manager, then peer of hiring manager. A second call took place with HR and with hiring manager. A day of in-person interviews took place with five interviews. The style was behavioral with all questions predetermined. Note - this was Wachovia's process and may change with Wells.

    Negotiation Details
    Little negotiation was possible with the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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