I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Westpac Banking.
Interview Details – Went through the business website, spoke at length to hr before submitting cv through the website. didnt hear back for some time, then got a call wanting to see me that day
Interview Question – No difficult questions Answer Question
Reason for Declining – not enough money
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Westpac Banking in June 2009.
Interview Details – Seemed to take along time between initial contact & first & second interview
Interview Question – How have you demonstrated taking a calculated risk Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Westpac Banking in December 2009.
Interview Details – 1st interview: phone based, 2nd interview: with Bank Manager and local branch, 3rd interview: with Regional manager.
Interview Question – Behavioural style questions, interests, previous customer service experience, outline CV, understanding of finance, education Answer Question
Interviewed at Westpac Banking
Interview Details – Standard online application, followed by automatic online testing if your GPA is above a certain level. The online testing consists of mathematical, verbal and logical reasoning. If you pass, you are invited to an assessment centre which includes 2 one-on-one interviews and a group activity.
Interview Question – Standard behavioural type questions, no technical questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Westpac Banking in April 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process is not very efficient. Took up to 1.5-2 weeks to let applicants know if they progressed to the next stage for phone interview! Then took ages to respond after the phone and assessment centre stages.
Phone interviews are all situational behavioural questions.
Assessment centre included 1 face-to-face interview, 1 individual presentation on given material and 1 group exercise.
Face to face interview included 7 behavioural questions:
1. Industry trends.
2. Out of your comfort zone.
3. Career aspirations.
4. Challenges faced by banks.
5. Complex situation.
6. Latest news involving Westpac.
7. I forgot the last question. :(
Individual presentation was about dealing with a merger and what steps you would take to make sure everything is smooth. Deliver a 6 minute presentation to the board of executives about your recommendations as to how to proceed. Information provided was very vague and so I encourage candidates to watch youtube case study videos on mergers.
Group presentation was about discussing ideas for a new app, encouraging the group to go with your idea or the best idea and pitching to the executives.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to keep up with industry trends. How did you do this and what was the situation? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I got an offer for a more suitable role to my career driven aspirations.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online - interviewed at Westpac Banking in September 2012.
Interview Details – The process involves an assessment session, and then if you are successful you are asked to return for an interview. It is a group assessment in which you're required to perform a role play, and also take part in a group discussion assessment. The two recruitment staff sit with a pen and paper, writing constantly about how you're performing in the group discussion. You then have to perform a presentation based on the group findings. You also have to analyze a call and state your opinions on what could be improved.
Overall, this was excessive, considering the fact that you have to then come in for another interview afterwards if you are considered a good candidate. If you're not, you've gone to the effort of spending 3 hours there, wearing a suit, putting up with their nonsense, listening to how great the company is and how happy you'll be there, just to be told that you're not even worthy of an actual interview.
Interview Question – The group discussion assessment was incredibly demeaning and seemingly unnecessary for a call centre position. I was informed one week after the interview that I would not be invited in for an interview as I had not performed well enough in this part of the assessment. Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Westpac Banking in May 2010.
Interview Details – One on one interview with change director. It was mainly walk-me-through-your-resume style.
The process took 4 days - interviewed at Westpac Banking in January 2011.
Interview Details – very difficult questions econometric plus imterpersonal
Interview Question – past experience View Answer
Negotiation Details – okay
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Westpac Banking in January 2010.
Interview Details – Headhunted then went through 3 interviews with one panel interview. Then heard nothing further - not even a thanks but no thanks. So unprofessional both from the Headhunter and BT Management. Absolute waste of my time.
Interview Question – Personal attribute type questions Answer Question
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