BMO Financial Group
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BMO Financial Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Senior Deal Specialist Interview

Senior Deal Specialist

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

Interview Details – Began with a phone interview and quickly followed by an invite for the first in-person conversation. Second interview involved meeting with multiple teams of people. Final interview was directly with a senior manager to whom I would report. All very positive, warm, and genuine people.

Interview Question – Why this particular position with my particular credentials.   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

Interview Details – Phone interview and then a face to face, questions regarding expectations

Interview Question – Technical question of Access   Answer Question

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Mortgage Banker Interview

Mortgage Banker
Hollywood, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in January 2010.

Interview Details – Very efficient, no problems initially

Interview Question – Previous Proof of Salary documentation needed   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I had to prove a previous job offer details to get more compensation upfront. Had to go back and research as previous employer was out of business, so had a lot of difficulty proving what I told the recruiter. Used print outs from previous apps. Over all however the phase was smooth.

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Quantitative Researcher Interview

Quantitative Researcher
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in December 2010.

Interview Details – The hiring process started with me responding to an advertisement on the company website. After about a month I received a response and set up a phone interview followed by three face to face meetings. Overall the process was painless and my feature manager and colleagues got to know me and my skill through a casual (i.e. not interrogation) set of meetings.

Interview Question – There was no truly difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Personal Banker Interview

Personal Banker
Brookfield, WI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in April 2010.

Interview Details – Asked about personal life, General background on job history. Past experiences, and what you expect from an employer.

Interview Question – Why are you seeking employement for the competitor.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It was very easy, as long as it was comparable to jobs similar, whatever you ask for you get.

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in August 2011.

Interview Details – Telephone interview conducted first with a recruiter from BMO's HRO provider, Aon Hewitt. I was asked general questions pertaining to work experience: years, PM experience, job type/location preferences. About a day later, I was called back by same recruiter to schedule a face-to-face interview with hiring manager. During second interview, I was asked the same questions recruiter had asked. I was also asked to describe a situation where I had an issue woth a co-worker AND outline how I would approach it. Also, asked where do I see myself in 5 yrs, my weakness, my strength, PM tool usage, and PMBOK understanding

Interview Question – Have I used Clarity? A comprehensive Project Financials, Resources, and time entry application.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Wasn't able to negotiate higher wages. I was alittle miffed about this point BUT accepted the offer regardless, basing it on the future opportunities this role may provide.

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Financial Planner, Investment & Retirement Planning Interview

Financial Planner, Investment & Retirement Planning
Ontario, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

Interview Details – Call from mgr; 1:1; telephone interview; online assessment; 1:1 with colleagues, branch mgr & district mgr.

Interview Question – What are your goals in life?   View Answer

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Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

Interview Details – just 1 on campus interview

Interview Question – they were all behavioral. They just want to know why BMO and why Commercial banking   Answer Question

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Financial Interview

Financial
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in May 2011.

Interview Details – Very normal process. Great people. A lot of interviews with group members.

Interview Question – There were not any difficult questions. Typical stuff.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – NA

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Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BMO Financial Group in June 2011.

Interview Details – Application is processed by AON Hewitt. Criteria for selection is ambiguous. HR Specialist will call and complete behavioural questionnaire. i.e. Example of dealing with change, problem people, etc. Interview with hiring manager, interview with hiring manager's peer, interview with hiring manager's superior. Offer.

Interview Question – None. Very standard process.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Limited. Offer was reasonable. Internal transfer.

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