I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Wachovia in December 2012.
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 Question – "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).
The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Wachovia in March 2012.
Interview Details – This was a relatively simple process. After the preliminary phone interview and skill testing I was interviewed by two people. The questions to expect were provided ahead of time. The interviewers were very polite and gave me as much time as I needed/wanted to elaborate on answers or examples.
Interview Question – STAR! View Answer
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in September 2011.
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 Question – If I had an opportunity to have a dinner with one people, living or dead, who would it be and why Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I did not think the manager and I would fit each other well
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in August 2011.
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 Question – 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
I applied through other source and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in July 2011.
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 Question – Where do you see yourself in five years? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Decided the company was not a long term career fit and made a decision to change professions
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in June 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 Question – Why do you want to work in this position? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in May 2011.
Interview Details – Several questions concerning meeting company referral requirements and "what would you do" type situations. Be prepared to talk about past sales experience and dealing with questions.
Negotiation Details – did not negotiate.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Wachovia in September 2010.
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.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wachovia in July 2010.
Interview Details – First, you have a phone interview with the recruiter. Questions are similar to what you will find in the actual interview. All behavioral based questions, i.e. "Tell me about a time you had to coach an employee for not performing up to company standards "etc.. The next phase is being interviewed with the hiring manager (District Manager, and possibly another District Manager from neighboring region). More behavioral based questions. Interviewer usually follows predetermined guide. If you pass this, your almost there. The final test is a phone interview with the Community Bank President. These questions are more what you would expect.. What would you do if your branch was failing to meet sales numbers for the last 3 months. What would your first step be? what would your last step be? Have you had a similar situation? etc..
Interview Question – Tell me about your most difficult customer experience. How did you handle it, what were your actions, what was the result. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Like any industry, thier first offer is typically what they are willing to provide given what you represent. I renegotiated my salary and was able to get a 2k increase in their original offer.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Wachovia in October 2009.
Interview Details –
* applied online
*got a call from recruiter and had a phone interview. it was a behavioural interview.
*got another call from recruiter informing me I was moving on to next stage, i.e a personality test.
* got a call informing me I was successful and scheduled another interview with the sales leader and also the service leader.
*then had another interview with banking director.
* then I was offered job
Interview Question – decribe a situation when...... View Answer
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