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Updated Jul 14, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Management Trainee Interview

Management Trainee

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – What would you like to do when you complete the program, why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst
Dallas, TX

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 Question – Nothing really unexpected   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What's your current salary?
Are you open to relocate?


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Pasadena, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Reason 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

Average Interview

Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor
Irvine, CA

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 Question – asked if i was asian   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I wasn't asian


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Branch Manager Interview

Assistant Branch Manager
Los Angeles, CA

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

Interview Details – Hired both by Regional Manager Branch Manager

Interview Question – How do you want your boss to treat you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much can be negotiated. Salary will be in the range that company already set up.


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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Relationship Manager Interview

Relationship Manager
Pasadena, CA

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 Question – Give me an example of your financial modeling experience and how that would help you deal with commercial loan clients.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The pay was not attractive enough.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Branch Manager Interview

Branch Manager
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at East West Bancorp in October 2010.

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

Interview Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Teller Interview

Teller
City of Industry, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Summer Interns Interview

IT Summer Interns
El Monte, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – One thing that you don't like about working in IT   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't get a chance to negotiate


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Teller Interview

Teller
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at East West Bancorp in July 2008.

Interview Details – face to face w/ br mgr. very typical. just like any other interview

Interview Question – Past Experience?   Answer Question

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