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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Interview Questions

Updated Jan 3, 2017
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  1.  

    LMS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online, received a call within 2 weeks, had a 30 minute phone screening with HR. Very professional. I had a group panel skype interview via the St.Louis Fed.

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    Operations Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The Interview was very pleasant. Typical interview questions for the position applying for. There was also some job related questions. The interview was with 2 supervisors/managers and lasted for about 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • What can you tell me more about yourself in the end (that's the time to really emphasize your own previous work experiences relating to the position. The hiring process is long.   Answer Question

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Service Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    Asked tech questions, how would I build a dream computer, asked about blackberry troubleshooting, asked about printers, windows 7 troubleshooting, how to image a laptop, security, customer service, it was one person who had no IT experience or background, and one person on the conference call asking me questions about how I would handle difficult situations and how I would resolve an upset customer.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to explain how to tie shoes.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They wouldn't negotiate with me.


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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

    Interview

    Standard HR approved questions yet the process takes a very long time between sending in resume and an offer. They prefer panel interviews and now for entry level jobs the managers do a second interview. Candidates are presented to officers and then offers are made.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation on salary; they offer and you accept or don't take job.


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    National Service Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR, then face-to-face interview with team of 3. Pay for parking, must go through metal detector security scan to enter building. Employees are polite and professional and the facilities are newer and well designed. You will be interviewed by both a manager (may not be your final manager) as well as other members of the team you will be working on.

    Interview Questions

    • What are troubleshooting steps to t-shoot VPN with a user.   1 Answer

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Applied online, recruiter called a week later to schedule a telephone interview. The telephone interview lasted 20 minutes with recruiter. Then a week later, was contacted for a face-to-face interview with hiring manager. Lasted a little over an hour. Followed up with a 2nd interview with more department folks, including senior leadership to see if it would be a "good fit."

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume. Talk about your last performance evaluation. Have you had difficult relationships/how do you handle difficult relationships/situations?   Answer Question

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    Business Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I had three phone interviews, considering I was living away from the Bank. First was with HR, second with Supervisor, and then Management. Relocated from East Coast. HR was very helpful and welcoming during my transition.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk us through your resume.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I got a call two days after applying online. I set up a phone interview for the next day, and I was surprised by how many behavioral questions the recruiter asked me. I was definitely thrown off and not prepared for them. I thought it went poorly but after the interview she set me up to talk to her boss the next day. I was more prepared for that interview and thought it went very well. They told me they would contact me the next week about next steps, but I never heard anything so I'm assuming I won't be moving on.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2012.

    Interview

    apply online and one onsite interview with two senior economists. Low-pressure interview. They talked about what the job looks like. Asked questions arising from your resume like why you switch from one major to another, why you took one-year off, etc. Received the job offer in one month.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about experiences in research, data cleaning, and data visualization. No behavioral questions.   Answer Question

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    Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN) in December 2010.

    Interview

    The process was handled through a recruiter. I had a couple of phone interviews, one with the recruiter and one with the supervisor. Then I was invited to fly out to Minneapolis for an interview. When I arrived I learned the recruiter I had worked with was on vacation or something so I was working with another recruiter onsite who provided some information regarding the position, pay, benefits, etc.

    The interview with the manager is the funniest most unbelievable interview I have ever had. I was escorted to some conference room where there for four or five managers. I was seated at the head of the table with my back facing the door. About 10 or 15 minutes into the interview the door swung open and a very flustered individual demanded we leave because we had not reserved the conference room. Four of the five managers, without saying a word, got up and left. They looked all bashful and embarrassed. No thank you for coming, so sorry about this, nothing.

    The one manager that remained (the supervisor for the position I assume) stood in the hall and talked to me for another 15 minutes or so then kicked me out of the building. I set outside on this decorative wall for a good two hours before my taxi came and picked me up and took me to the airport.

    Interview Questions

    • Very few questions. I basically described my background as an Examiner with my current employer then was kicked out of the conference room.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I was astounded that they actually made me an offer. First of all, the position was in Helena not Minneapolis, which was not clear during the application and interview process. Furthermore, the pay information they provided clearly stated Minneapolis/Helena and the Bank was not willing to offer me anything more than the absolute minimum despite my years as an examiner with a state agency.

    Besides who wants to work in an environment in which employees are so hostile towards one another and the managers don't even stand up and apologize to guests for the blatant rudeness of the workforce?


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