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BMO Financial Group Interview Questions

Updated Dec 1, 2014
Updated Dec 1, 2014
142 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Director Interview

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

    Process covered two sessions, one of which was 1-2 hours with the group manager. A second half-day session involved 30-45 minute interviews with several functional group leaders, as well as with several mid-level employees in the group.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview questions were very standard, regarding background in the industry and specific skills (such as familiarity with specific software). Not a stressful interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty straightforward. Compensation offer was generous, appropriate for an established, profitable group within a larger bank organization. No real negotiation was required.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Deal Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Why this particular position with my particular credentials.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and then a face to face, questions regarding expectations

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Planner, Investment & Retirement Planning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ontario, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ontario, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    just 1 on campus interview

    Interview Questions
    • they were all behavioral. They just want to know why BMO and why Commercial banking   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BMO Financial Group in May 2011.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • There were not any difficult questions. Typical stuff.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Quantitative Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookfield, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookfield, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mortgage Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hollywood, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hollywood, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BMO Financial Group in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very efficient, no problems initially

    Interview Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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