BMO Financial Group Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    Got a really late call (May) and lady seemed rushed to do the interview. I already expected to not get an offer so I'm not sure why they bothered to call back so late in the game. I do like BMO I just felt like I should have been treated more fairly instead of rushed through the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • There were only casual interview questions like "Tell me about..."   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Replied to post and was contacted by HR in Toronto through email to set up face to face interview with the hiring team

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Business Technology and Programming Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 telephone interview with the recruiter

    Interview Questions
    • Give examples where you demonstrated loyalty, team work, leadership skills , volunteer work   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting; went through first round and proceeded to second round (with a pre-interview reception).

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were constantly busy and stressed   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Service Manager ( Teller Manager ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mundelein, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mundelein, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and about a week later received email from the recruitment network requesting a phone screening. This portion of the interview process was all done by email. The recruiter (from a third party vendor - aonhewitt) gave her availability and I replied back and she confirmed. After the initial phone interview, which consisted of the usual behavioral questions, she informed me she would forward her notes to the hiring manager. If he was interested, he would contact me. The recruiter was friendly and helpful. She let me know that if I was invited to interview with the manager the questions would be more of the same, but more aggressive.
        I did get that second interview, and had a great rapport with the branch manager, but did not get the position. The interview lasted an hour and was more behavioral questions (i.e. specific examples of what you did or how you've handled past experiences). They do NOT want to hear what you WOULD do.
        Both the recruiter and the hiring manager were very truthful in that they both told me there were several candidates for the role and many internally. I did appreciate this information. Overall, the experience was positive and I will continue to seek other positions within this company.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle an employee who did not like you or was difficult?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    All through campus recruiting. First round on campus, second round in Toronto. First round was just a resume review, and a couple of questions, namely the prices of certain commodities and to talk about an equity you like and why. Round two was a typical 4 interview day, where 3 were behavioural and one was technical.

    Interview Questions
    • Just technical accounting and finance questions you'd expect in a finance interview. No brain teasers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    2 HR phone interviews, 2 on-site with hiring manager and team leader

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Senior Manager Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied on-line. Received a response from the Recruiter (contractor) within 48hours. Phone interview was scheduled. I was asked basic questions about my resume (walk me through your resume, why are you interested in BMO? What are your salary expectations? I was told I would be contacted within a week. After three weeks with no additional contact, I applied for another position (Employee Relations Business Partner). I received a call from the same Recruiter (less than 48 hrs) to schedule a phone interview. I thought that perhaps she did not remember that I had spoken to her three weeks earlier. When she contacted me for the phone interview she began by saying; "This won't take long because i already have the answers from your last behavioral interview". Her next questions was: "i know you have some flexibility with your salary expectations, how low are you willing to go"?

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Tell me about the most complex Employee Relations issue you have had to resolve.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initially I received an E-mail from one of the Vice Presidents. Later on I spoke with Human Resources twice, once to set up an interview over the phone, and then again for the actual interview with her. The in depth interview on the telephone with HR lasted about 20-30 minutes. Finally, there was an in person interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a bit about yourself.   View Answer
    • Describe a point in time when you needed to work as a team or act as a leader in order to overcome some sort of difficult task.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I initially applied online to several CSR positions with BMO through their website. I didn't have any internal or employee referral. I managed to get an in-person interview with the manager at a branch after contacting the branch by phone. The manager was pleasant and friendly. Upon completion of the interview, the manager said she would discuss her thoughts with the HR recruiter and they would make a decision together.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't really any difficult questions. Most were average: Tell me about yourself? How would you sell a credit card? Why do you want to work for BMO? What are your future goals or aspirations? Will this be your primary work?   Answer Question
    No Offer

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