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    Nice people. Reasonable work/life balance. Interesting and fulfilling work.


    Government bureaucracy at times. Inflexible monitoring of hours. Vacation and other perks based on time with government, not as a professional.

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    Treat people as individuals and move management into this century. A bit more reward for performers and less slack given to people who should retire.

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FDIC Interviews

Updated Jan 16, 2015
Updated Jan 16, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Financial Institution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at FDIC in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interview was conducted over a span of two days with an offer being extended after breakfast on the third day. This a testing interview and there are plenty of things they are looking for: initiative, teamwork, and how well you fit in the culture. They also look for you to justify any decisions made during the tests.

    The process is nerve-racking. Out of 44 people, 13 were hired. I don't believe all field offices were able to pick someone; according to another applicant hiring managers are unable to pick anyone who scores below a certain threshold. If you fail too many of the tests and the interview, then you won't be hired. Some of the people offered the position felt they did poorly in one test but average/above average on the rest, so doing poorly in one area won't hurt you too badly.

    And don't be afraid to make a social faux pas. I made one. Another guy made one. We were both hired. You're going up against accounting experience, advanced degrees, and veterans. It's a tough competition. You'll be tempted to act like a shark - don't. No one who received an offer acted that way. Be polite, make friends with your group, discuss the position with your recruiter and your interviewers, and more importantly make sure the FDIC is the right place for you.

    Interview Questions
    • They have themes for each question, of which there are four. I would go in knowing three or four characteristics about yourself you'd like to share with them and have one or two examples for each one. All of the questions here already are similar to the questions I answered.   Answer Question
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FDIC Awards & Accolades

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Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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Website www.fdic.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1933
Type Government
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The FDIC is like money in the bank, only better. The Federal Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures deposits and retirement accounts in member accounts for up to $250,000, protecting depositors in the event of bank failure. It also supervises financial institutions and manages failed banks. The FDIC is funded by member bank premiums for deposit insurance coverage and from earnings on investments in US Treasury securities. It insures more than $3 trillion of deposits, covering virtually every bank in the country. (It does not cover mutual funds, securities, or related... More

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