Westamerica Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2014
Updated Jun 29, 2014
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    CSM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Westamerica.

    Interview Details

    I would never work for this company!! Went through several interviews for a CSM position in the Bay Area. Recruiters are amazing and the district manager is an awesome person, however the regional manager is an older person stuck with a 1950's mentality. Mind you I have over 10 years experience as an accomplished manager she was stuck on the fact that I had changed banks 3 times in a 10 year time frame. The process was 6 months because they couldn't make up their minds. I'm so glad I didn't join them, I just wished I didn't waste all this time!!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Novato, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Novato, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Westamerica.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, with no response. Applied for a different position a month later, which I was not qualified for. Asked about the first position, after 1 month without a response. Was interviewed on a Friday by 3 RSMs at once, was hired the same day, started work the following Monday. Was told a "story" about why corporate titles are not given when hired, and exaggerated incentive compensation about previous manager who had long-term stable staff, which didn't compare to the ability to earn incentive with a brand new staff.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Modesto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Modesto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Westamerica in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication with HR recruiter was excellent. She was concise and detailed and very helpful and upbeat. After that the next interview was with 2 of the officers of the branch. They were very polite and presented themselves in a professional manner.

    Interview Questions
    • The only negative I came away with was that one of the interviewers assumed I was retiring and only coming back to work for extra money. This is not the case and I felt it was because of my age that I did not get the position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Teller II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Westamerica.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact, after filling out the application, is done through a recruiter who will call you from the Westamerica Bank headquarters.
    This is then followed up by a telephone interview which you can schedule during initial contact or choose to conduct the interview during time of initial contact. This interview consists of typical questions to gauge your interest in the position. Asks about previous experience, cash handling, etc.
    After the phone interview all applicants are sent to a testing site where they are tested on basic math skills in a timed setting. Multiple choice questions will be asked. calculator use allowed
    After math test applicants are interviewed by branch manager(s), personally i was interviewed by two different branch managers who conducted the interviews. Questions mostly geared towards your ability to "sell" their products to clients.
    Lots of background checks but no drug tests.
    NO DRUG TESTING

    Interview Questions
    • What is something you were very passionate about?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teller III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Westamerica.

    Interview Details

    I applied nonlinear with no response, bit when I went into the branch I was given an interview with a small test.

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    Negotiation Details
    Always ask for more than they offer for your salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfield, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfield, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Westamerica in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met the company recruiter at a job fair on a Thursday. Handed resume as they were not conducting interviews at site.
    Was called 2 business days later. Setup phone interview for next day.
    Next day. Phone interview. Went well, asked basic questions for position mostly personality towards the end.
    Was called again 1 day later scheduled for in person interview.
    Was called again 2 days later and offered position.

    Interview Questions
    • How have you handled situations that were extremely urgent when you had other tasks to complete that were also important.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loan Services Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfield, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfield, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Westamerica in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The Manager was in a hurry. Didn't seem to have time for me. My best guess is the decision had already been made and the interview was just a formality because I was internal.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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