Wachovia Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Financial Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Wachovia in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewers were 30 minutes late. Heavily focused on STAR process.

    Interview Questions
    • No real difficult or unexpected interview. Standard questions asked for any sales or customer service positions   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ewing, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ewing, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Wachovia in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview went very well. Mostly in STAR format--situation, task, action, results. Makes sure you really know the company and the position details...do your homework. Had a phone and face to face interview. Phone interview was with a recruiter and in-person interview was with a hiring manager at the office. Questions were mostly behavioral and situational.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you had to deal with a difficult customer and how did you respond?   Answer Question
    • If you had a cash difference at the end of the day, what would you do? What if your manager was not available and all your colleagues were busy helping customers?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greer, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greer, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Wachovia in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    lied about first location not hiring after interviewing for the position, found out when I finally got to my branch that another girl working temporarily at my branch got hired for that original location.
    STAR format interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    they were not very flexible about salary "wells fargo policy"
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Wachovia in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Both phone and 1:1 interview were ridiculous. HR interviewer did not seem comfortable with the interview and store manager performed 1:1 interview. Store Manage was clueless as I later found out she is in fact a terrible manager herself. The interview process is a reflection of the company itself. AWFUL!

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you took a difficult situation and turned it into a positive outcome.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Wachovia in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by internal recruiter. Two hour interview with hiring manager. The normal questions on background and skills. At the end, I was asked to prepare a business plan and submit it to them. Spent some time on the business plan, provided them research and ideas. Didn't hear anything back (not even a comment on the 15 page plan) so followed up with the recruiter. Told me that they are still interviewing candidates and going to keep looking. My guess is that they are looking for a grand slam home run.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Wachovia in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for becoming a Teller at Wachovia is pretty laid back. You start of with an online application that requires you to take a Unicru personality test, one of those where they give you a statement and you have to say whether you: Strongly agree, agree, feel neutral, disagree, or Strongly disagree. I have failed several of these tests in the past, so I did some research. (Small hint: agree and disagree are always wrong, you should always pick one of the "strongly" options. Also, absolutely do NOT be honest. To pass this test you actually have to claim to have never told a lie or broken a promise in your life.) Anyway, along with the personality test is a basic skills test. It involves some pretty simple arithmetic questions. You can fly right through it if you have a calculator next to you.

    Once you pass, they notify you that they would like you to com in for a group orientation. They explain to you the different career paths at Wachovia and that the type of personality traits they look fo in an employee. They also ask everyone to go around the room sharing a little about their education and work experience. The recruiters are basically feeling everyone out to decide who they'll invite for a 1 on 1 interview.

    If you're selected for an interview, they'll call you in for a meeting with the manager and whatever bank they have a Teller opening. They'll ask you pretty standard interview questions,

    i.e.

    1. Name two of your greatest strengths
    2. Two greatest weaknesses
    3. Tell me about a time when you didn't get along with someone you were working with in a group or team and explain how you handled it
    4. Why do you want to be a teller?

    They also toss out some situational questions, like what would you do if you balanced your transactions at the end of the day and you found you were $500 short?

    Nothing too crazy. To nail the interview just make sure you stress your cash-handling experience, that you love working in teams, and are very goal-oriented. Working as a teller, they set goals for you on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. They want to be sure they hire people that respond well to that kind of environment.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you of if after reviewing your transaction, you found you were $500 short?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Wachovia in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, took a personality assessment, and was contacted by the recruiter within a week. We then interviewed by phone. After that, a panel iterview was conducted, and the job was offered. Be specific in your interview answers. They want specific examples and not generalized answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a specific time that you helped someone who was upset and how you helped that person.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Wachovia in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    he interview was la they really were dumb questions with very detailed ways to be answered. The questions would drain you out so much you would do bad in the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    to low

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Wachovia in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line for a teller position. after 3 weeks I got an email asking me for a phone interview. The phone interview was with one of the recruiter and she was really nice, she basically just asked about my past experience and explained the company's services. After the phone interview she told me that I will be moving on and do a face to face interview with branch and teller manager. She scheduled my interview for the next day. The interview with branch and teller managers went really well, they took turn asking me questions and giving me hypothetical situations. The interview was about 40 minutes and when done they told me that they will let me know in 2 days. After 2 days i got a call and was offered the job. its a very nice place to work and the management and employees are very friendly and kind. Good Luck everyone.

    Interview Questions
    • why team work is important for you? If it isn't explain why not.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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