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Commonwealth Bank

4.2
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Commonwealth Bank

8.2
8.2 rating for Recruitment, based on 32 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
fairly standard
Graduate, Sydney
Long process, many stages before you reach a physical interview. Assessment centre day is quite difficult and stressful
Graduate, Sydney
Online assessment. Digital Interview. Assessment Centre with Group and Individual Activities
Graduate, Sydney
I was comfortable and learnt a lot through the experience
Graduate, Sydney
Initial application > numerical, verbal and logic testing > video interviews > assessment centre > offer and feedback within 48 hours
Graduate, Sydney
10 minutes 1-1 interviews with 4 interviewers, gives the candidate a chance to showcase their ability in a fair manner that is not biased
Graduate, Sydney
Assessment centre was made up of three components: 1. Group task centred on using customer data to innovate a product or service 2. Interview with two leaders 3. Individual task, essentially a 2 minute speech on an industry trend with 10 minutes prep time
Graduate, Sydney
Assessments were fair and well paced. Interview process was clear and supportive.
Graduate, Sydney
Quite challenging.
Graduate, Sydney
There were a few online assessments and then a video interview before the assessment centre which consisted of an interview, team activity and individual activity.
Graduate, Sydney
The hiring process had a lot of steps but progressed faster than at any other company I applied to. After the initial application there was an online assessment, video interview with pre-recorded questions, and an in-person assessment centre which combined a traditional interview with other activities assessing how we worked in groups and problem solving skills
Graduate, Sydney
* Online application - Standard Easy * Logic & psychometric analysis - Standard and very boring and not at all transparent about how people are assessed. * Video Interview - Great if you are sociable, but terrible if you aren't. It can result in a lot of false negatives where talented but not very social people get unfairly knocked out at this stage. * Assessment Centre - A great experience overall, very much like most assessment centres but a cut above the rest I'd say.
Midlevel, Sydney
The hiring process had a few steps for the graduate program - first, an online application (inc resume & cover letter), then online assessments, a video interview and then an in-office assessment centre where we completed a number of activities as well as a face to face interview.
Graduate, Sydney
Send in resume and complete online assessment. Do a video interview. Assessment centre which included tours of the offices, group activities and speed interview sections
Graduate, Sydney
Quite long. Online aptitude test Online video interview - which was hard if you haven't had one before Flew me down to Sydney from Brisbane for a full day interview. This involved many group and one on one interviews. Where they assess how you interact in a team.
Graduate, Sydney
Round 1) application questionnaire, cover letter & resume Round 2) Aptitude testing and logic/reasoning testing Round 3) Virtual interview Round 4) Assessment day
Graduate, Brisbane
The process was nice and warm
Graduate, Sydney
Online assessment, online interview and an assessment centre
Graduate, Sydney
First stage, Online application Second stage, psychometric testing Third stage, Character test Fourth stage, Video Interview Fifth stage, one on one interview (some have done assessment centres for this stage)
Graduate, Sydney
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
- Spoke a bit about my experience - Which of the bank's 5 values do you most relate to? - More of a conversation than interview
Graduate, Sydney
About my university work, and a lot of focus about how to manage situations where others don't do the right thing (ethical dilemmas).
Graduate, Sydney
Loads of questions. Examples of creativity, delivering things, working in a team, solving a problem, my weaknesses
Graduate, Sydney
Experiences regarding customers, high pressure situations and my future goals
Graduate, Sydney
Questions on my experiences, questions on how I align with company values and other behavioural questions.
Graduate, Sydney
How I meet the pillars and values of the company My experience of working/university
Graduate, Sydney
Questions that aligned with the company values, including examples of when you have aligned with them. Group activity focusing on innovation and communication skills. Short presentation on business related topic.
Graduate, Sydney
Strengths Times demonstrated values
Graduate, Sydney
- What projects have you done in your spare time - Generic behavioural questions. - I interviewed 2 years ago so the process has probably changed.
Graduate, Sydney
My interests, strengths, weaknesses, scenario based questions.
Graduate, Sydney
Challenges I've faced, what I did when I thought something was wrong or where I've disagreed with an opinion
Graduate, Sydney
Standard interview questions e.g. strengths, weaknesses, why do you want to work here, etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Questions on integrity and work experience.
Graduate, Sydney
Various behavioural questions, and questions about innovation in the industry.
Graduate, Perth
Several team problem solving tasks - to test group dynamics. In the one on one interviews: - explain experiences where you have helped a customer / team to achieve an outcome - past work experience - how will you cope moving to Sydney
Graduate, Sydney
Why do I want to work in the bank? What skills do I possess? What are some challenges I have faced and how did I overcome these?
Graduate, Brisbane
Most of the questions were regarding to team work and collaboration
Graduate, Sydney
Video interview: Why do you want to be a part of the company? who is the person you look up to? One on one interview: Tell me where you encountered a complex data set and how dd you approach it? What company values resonate with you?
Graduate, Sydney
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
read up on the values and understand what drives the business by reading annual reports etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Know what's happening in current affairs, focusing on technology, finance, AML, CTF etc...
Graduate, Sydney
Be social, be a team player, and review your uni experience.
Graduate, Sydney
Show up with confidence, and showcase your personality.
Graduate, Sydney
Be yourself and value the experience you've already attained in life
Graduate, Sydney
Know as much as you can about CBA and the banking industry
Graduate, Brisbane
KNOW the values - have examples of these Be clear about what differentiates you also need to live the values - they will look at how you interact and make sure you match them
Graduate, Sydney
Be yourself and be a team player. Don't try to stand out.
Graduate, Sydney
Understand what projects the company is currently working on that is known to the public, and seek to understand why, and what competitors are doing. Understand key industry trends within the industry of the company. A good starting point is hypothesizing what disruption may manifest in the future.
Graduate, Sydney
Best prepare by understanding the company's five values and live through them.
Graduate, Sydney
Use the STAR method. Come prepared with concrete examples. Spend some time to understand the Group's purpose and values and how you align to them
Graduate, Sydney
Be honest and cooperative.
Graduate, Sydney
The interview process is looking more at your personality, how you interact with others, and how you go about solving problems than your technical skills. Have an idea of how you want to answer common interview questions, and make sure you answer genuinely
Graduate, Sydney
* Practice video interviews, practice fake interviews in front of a camera. * In the assessment centre they are looking for people who are both very competent but also team players. So definitely sell yourself, make sure people notice your talent and smarts but also make sure ask others their opinions and genuinely consider others thoughts and show you are team player. * The online assessments while very un-transparent are also very common in Australia. So it is easy to get test assessments online that are similar that you can use to practice.
Midlevel, Sydney
Understand the company's values and try to be a well-rounded individual.
Graduate, Sydney
Come prepared with case studies of challenging moments in your life, and also specific examples of leadership or where you've had to problem solve
Graduate, Brisbane
They can best prepare by researching about the company and its values and prepare to answer questions based on those values
Graduate, Sydney
It's always good to get in to the department you are most interested in. Otherwise, getting in to the company is a foot in the door and there are a lot of internal opportunities after the graduate program. To prepare, be yourself. Do not be so overly professional. I walked in to the meeting very casual to the point where I felt like I was just having a regular conversation with friends. Describe what you are really interested in and ask the question back to them to see if the role you are applying for fulfils your interests. Talk abut general interests such as project management, problem solving kind of interests and not super role specific interests.
Graduate, Sydney