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BBVA Compass Sales Advisor - Full Time Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Sales Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BBVA Compass.

    Interview Details

    I knew someone in the company so getting the interview was easy. Had 2 interviews. One with branch manger and one with district manager. Both nice people typical questions of "what makes you successful" and "give an example of overcoming adversity"

    Interview Questions
    • a question I remember was "With this tough economy how ccan you be successful"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negociate. I went down in pay from my previous job about 8,000 a year just to get out of there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales and Service Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BBVA Compass in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred to compass by a branch manager at another institution when they didn't have any openings for me. I submitted my resume online and within a week i had a Phone interview with a manager. the initial phone interview was pretty short and just basically outlined who i was and why i wanted to come to BBVA and set up the first interview. the first interview was with just the branch manager and went smoothly. she asked a lot of scenario questions like how i would handle a specific situation with a customer etc. the second interview was with the same branch manager and a district manager. he seemed like he was trying to intimidate me with strong, direct questions about my experience and how i thought it would relate to the banking, why i thought i was a good fit for compass, etc. but i handled it well and had an offer letter the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • "An upset customer approaches you at the window about an issue they are having with their account. how do you handle it?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate much. The pay structures are tiered and I started at the highest tier within my job family so the only way to get more is to get promoted or bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Sales Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BBVA Compass.

    Interview Details

    You are contacted by a recruiter who asks you some basics. You then meet with the branch manager and district manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty basic. If you are a people person you can answer all the uestions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted first offer. This position will pay from 30,000 to 45,000 if you have a lot of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Sales Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at BBVA Compass in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Things started off on the wrong foot as I received slightly conflicting, near simultaneous communications from both their corporate HR department and the local hiring manager. At the interview the hiring manager was almost 15 minutes late, with no apology. I felt that there was no thought put into the interview process as it had nothing to do with the advertised position. The hiring manager just dove in and started asking seemingly random questions. Toward the end, I was informed of an entirely different set of responsibilities in addition to that in the advertised job description. It was a very frustrating experience as I could have better prepared had I known that I was being interviewed for a hybrid position. Instead, I spent most of the interview time in perplexity.

    Interview Questions
    • Other than personal / conversational questions, all others seemed difficult. The advertised job title included the words "Personal Banker". Further, the job description were entirely related to this type of a business. The interview questions were related to a business development type of position. For example, 'How would you expand the market base for xyz product?" Moreover, I was informed that I'd also have to sell business banking products.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Financial Sales Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BBVA Compass.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called me, did phone interview, did 2 in person interviews, offered the job

    Interview Questions
    • would you be wililng to take a banker job instead of a manger position? we will license you.....   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Sales Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BBVA Compass.

    Interview Details

    Flow of interview was well and questions were of normal interview stature. Sales background was highly look at and aspects of a regular sales call were questioned.They made the interview very comfortable and inviting atmosphere

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales and Service Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BBVA Compass in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position and was called back by a recruiter after three days. It is a new hybrid position where you will have banker and teller responsibilities. The recruiter explained the starting salary but due to the position being so new, He couldn't provide more in-depth details. I went in for the the face-to face interview and the branch manager went over a few more details about the position. The interview went very well. It was mostly behavior based questions and additional question due to the slow foot traffic of the branch I had applied for. I am still waiting for a call back as they're in the beginning stages of interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions aren't difficult at all. Since it is a hybrid position with banker and teller responsibilities, the better versed in those fields you are, the more the questions are to your advantage.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Financial Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at BBVA Compass in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    My friend hired me, so it wasn't a true interview process. This happens a lot here. Out of the last 20 new hires 19 are from Chase. It is a bank so you have to pass finger print, back ground check, and drug tests. Also must have or get 6/63 life and health to be Senior FSA.

    Interview Questions
    • You do an interview with the Branch manager and also with the District manager. Then they offer you the job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for an extra week of vacation and got it. I told the HR lady she asked the manager and they said yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Financial Sales Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BBVA Compass in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 2 BRE's. One was a complete moron, the other one was great. Went to work for the better of the two.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Cheap
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Financial Sales Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburg, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburg, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at BBVA Compass in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was your basic interview. The manager and her assistant manager were both present. The questions sound very canned and the interviewer was about 20 minutes late. My advice is to read ehow or monster for interview tips and be prepared for canned responses such as "Why you want to work here," etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no ability to negotiate. The salary is "take it or leave it." And it is LOW LOW LOW.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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