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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Interview Questions

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    Interview

    I applied to be a program assistant (intern) in October and was contacted for an interview in early January. The interview wasn't too hard but wasn't too easy either; they asked about my background, why I was interested in the CFPB, and several situational questions to gauge my experiences. Later, I received a job offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you worked in a cross-functional/multidisciplinary team.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process appears to be rigged, they already plan to hire their friend/relative/relative of a friend, so they just go through the motions of interviewing you to waste your time. Most employees are related to or are friends with a current employee.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    better opportunity

  3. Helpful (7)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I had a nice interaction with the two directors at CFPB. CFPB is a relatively new agency established by the current President to oversee the consumer market. There were 2 1:1 interviews, one fit and one case. The case was not very hard, but candidates must be organized to solve the case. Candidates must really be interested to work for a government agency and really know what CFPB does in order to be moved forward in the recruitment process.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Baltimore, MD) in October 2016.

    Interview

    They set up three hour time slots to take an online exam. Initially, they scheduled them on a federal holiday and had to reschedule. The exam tested one's basic financial analysis skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Of these four credit cards, which would be the most likely to have clients who tend to make late payments?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I applied to the job through a posting submitted to my career services department at my college. Within a week or so, I was notified by phone that I had been selected for an interview. As I would be passing by the area at the right time (Washington, DC), I let them know I could appear for an in-person interview. I was interviewed in their office by two junior members of the Mortgage Analysis team and one senior member. I was notified I had gotten the internship within a week following the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked in detail about my experience working with large datasets and the full process of procuring the dataset, cleaning it, what tests I ran, what results I got, and how I packaged and presented those results.   Answer Question

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    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Initial interview round consisted of interviews with several panels within the division. They use a structured interview model, so interviewers are required to only use questions from the official interview book. This makes the interview somewhat stiff and it's harder to make a personal connection. On the other hand, it's intended to ensure a fair interview process, so it makes sense.
    It took FOREVER before I got a call for the final interview (several months). I had assumed I just didn't get the job. The final interview was with two supervisors and followed the same structured interview format.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when you had to research an entirely new topic and describe your research process step-by-step.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (4)  

    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Telephonic and then in-person interview with panel.

    Interview Questions

    • Normal attorney interview designed to determine experience level .   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted a few months after submitting an application through USA Jobs. I was interviewed once by a panel of 4 people in the Supervision, Examination, and Fair Lending Division for roughly ~30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a time you were challenged in the workplace and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

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    Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC) in July 2011.

    Interview

    There was an over the phone interview with 4 people. The interview lasted one hour and was primarily based off my resume. I asked a lot of questions and they were very honest about the organization being unstructured. One thing that they did promise is that everything would be top-notch from training to benefits. Once I completed the over the phone interview, I was invited out to DC for a face to face interview opportuntiy. I had to pay for it myself. The face to face interview was the exact same as the over the phone interview.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in October 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted within a week or two of applying. The first step was a roughly hour long written assessment, which was essentially a case study of a financial market. While most of the questions could be answered qualitatively I think they're looking for you to use quantitative methods, e.g., run regressions. It was all done over email. After that came a series of three phone/Skype interviews which were a mix of behavioral and technical questions. I wasn't terribly impressed with the interview process. Several of the interviews started late (15+ minutes.) I was also told they would all be Skype intefviews, but some were phone interviews instead.

    Interview Questions

    • Based on a data set, is there reason to believe a given variable influences another variable?   1 Answer

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC) in November 2015.

    Interview

    After the application date closed on the the website portal, it took approximately 2-3 weeks to hear back regarding the interview process. The first step was a two hour skills test based on real life financial case studies.

    Interview Questions

    • Auto loans are regarded as a fairly safe loan class. Why do you think consumers usually

      pay their auto loan payments before any other type of debt they carry, even their

      mortgages?   Answer Question
    • Why do you think the vast majority (approximately 80%) of consumers finance their

      purchase through the indirect financing channel?   Answer Question

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