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East West Bancorp Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at East West Bancorp.

    Interview Details

    The interview is a full day in person interview, go through panel and one-on-one interviews. However you do not know who will be your interviewer ahead of time when I applied. As far as I know, the company changed the interview process by having candidate take a personality test before offered interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you like to do when you complete the program, why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Credit Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at East West Bancorp in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and On Site one-on-one interview. Phone interview is more like confirming your info/background. On site will be more focus on what are your strengths and how do you interact with interviewer. The hiring process is pretty straightforward. Personally I really enjoy this experience. Learned a lot from interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What's your current salary?
    Are you open to relocate?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at East West Bancorp in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    An internal recruiter contacted me for this position. The entire process took 2 months including 1 phone screening with HR, 1 phone interview with the hiring manager, 1 phone interview with 2 team members and 1 skype interview with the hiring manager.
    Working with the recruiter is a pain, she never called me or picked up the phone ontime. She doesn't care what you bring to the table, she just wanted to find someone to fill in the position. The hiring manager is very professional, I would love to work with her if the pay was right.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult, all the questions are job related. They did ask me to do an online test, which is close to GMAT.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was a JOKE. I had better pay when I was an intern. And they offered $3500 (BEFORE TAX) as relocation to move me from east coast to west coast. It was almost insulting when she gave me the offer.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at East West Bancorp in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    placed my resume with website and about 3 days later i got a phone call from east west bank hiring recruiter. we discussed the usual questions, background/experience/ GDC over last year, why i was transitioning companies ect. The interview went really well and she let me know that there was a in-bank financial advisor in Irvine, CA she would like to recommend me for. I let her know that I would be interested in interviewing for that position.

    After we concluded our call, about 5 minutes later i received a call from the some person. She let me know that she forgot to ask me something, I said sure what can I help with??...
    she asked me if i was fluent in chinese, i let her know that I was not, then she said really your fluent in chinese at all. I was taken back and let her know that I did not speak any chinese at all. She then replied, Are you asian?. I was shocked to say the least by the question, i let her know that i wasn't. Her response...well we have a position open for an insurance specialist would be interested, I replied by asking her about the in-bank financial advisor role, she let me know that it had been filled....I let her know I wasn't interested in working as an insurance specialist and we ended the phone call.

    my recommendation: if you want to work for this bank be asian...apparently

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I wasn't asian

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at East West Bancorp in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR will call you after their initial behavioral campus recruitment efforts. The questions are behavioral and ask about your resume and why you would fit a Relationship Manager role.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of your financial modeling experience and how that would help you deal with commercial loan clients.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was not attractive enough.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    IT Summer Interns Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Monte, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Monte, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at East West Bancorp in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got email from HR, then I was called for on-site interview. The interview was of 30 minutes. I got a call from HR about my selection after 2 weeks

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't get a chance to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was my first time going to an interview speaking English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you expose yourself and the bank to the community?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I was able to negotiate with the HR Manager discussing my ideal salary for the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at East West Bancorp in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got referred by another employee. They submitted in my resume to one of the managers who I guess passed it on to Human Resources. After about a week, I got a call from HR saying they were interested in me, but first I had to take some sort of test. I believe it was a personality and skills test. The type to check the way you think and problem solve. I guess I passed because a day or two afterwards got set up for interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at East West Bancorp in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hired both by Regional Manager Branch Manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much can be negotiated. Salary will be in the range that company already set up.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    First, 2 people started to interview me. One is the manager, and the another is her assistant. They asked me the regular interview questions, such as, tell me about youself. 34. tell me a time when you cannot meet a client's expectation. Can you tell me about a time when you had to deliver difficult news to your team?

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a time when you cannot meet a client's expectation.   Answer Question
    • In what way would your work experience help you in doing a good job in this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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