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PNC Financial Services Group Financial Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Financial Sales Consultant Interview

Financial Sales Consultant
Greensburg, PA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in January 2011.

Interview Details – Phone inteview. Then one on one interview. Then waited about 5 days before I got called from HR with an offer. I accepted the low salary offer because I needed a job.

Interview Question – Very simple interview. Regular questions no outside the box questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered, I needed a job so I accepted.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Sales Consultant Interview

Financial Sales Consultant
Kalamazoo, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in May 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview followed by group interview with all of the people that would be potentially managing you. Upon hire there was an offer letter and then a drug test.

Interview Question – I can't recall a specific difficult question   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Sent a letter outlining salary


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

In-Store Financial Sales Consultant Interview

In-Store Financial Sales Consultant
Alexandria, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in June 2014.

Interview Details – Your initial introduction to your human resources recruiter is via email after completing the online application in response to the job posting on the career website. Your qualifications will have been reviewed to determine if you are a possible fit with for the position and then the interviewing process begins. You will receive an email invitation to attend a group interview. They will give you details about the PNC In-store brand and a minute overview of traditional banking. You quickly learn that In-store Financial Sales is client acquisition and broad product knowledge as well as guiding the customer to review information further with someone else on the career ladder! If you succeed at the group interview stage then you are connected with a branch manager who promptly interviews you to within the same week or following week. (calls you within max 48 hours or group interview results which is usually 48 hours also). I was asked about my career path choices and presented with an vast array of options and even the hope of a mentor to help me successful transition on the career ladder to my next position. The company s very upfront with you that PNC In-Store Financial Consultant is a one year commitment. I have previous financial advising experience so the position is a way for me to get my foot in the door quickly with the company and relicense. The final interview is with a regional Sales & Marketing manager who does a phone interview. This is a 3 interview process to be hired into the PNC In-store Financial Sales Consultant position.

Interview Question – Was there ever a time when you didn't meet your sales goal for a company?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I previously had financial advising experience and was licensed so I let the branch manager know that I expected the highest available pay rate for a position in banking at that career level.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Branch Financial Sales Consultant II Interview

Branch Financial Sales Consultant II
Milwaukee, WI

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in August 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview- Easy
In Person Interview with Manager and Assistant Manager- Easy
The questions are pretty basic. Just search for interview questions and go over a few in your head and you'll be fine.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, but what are you going to do in a bind.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Sales Consultant Interview

Financial Sales Consultant

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in August 2011.

Interview Details – applied online, upon doing a behavorial anaylis, i was called to do an over the phone interview. I applied for a general position and then after the phone interview i was asked to go to the head quarters in troy for a group interview. i met with two HR representivtives and then upon accepting the position they gave me a few choices of what offices i would like to work for and also gave their opinion on where i would fit in.

Interview Question – How would previous co-workers describe you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not much wiggle room, especially when you are going for other internal positions. if you want more money you need to have cold hard results and prove your case.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Branch Financial Sales Consultant II Interview

Branch Financial Sales Consultant II
Lockport, IL

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in July 2012.

Interview Details – The interview was fairly laid back. Simple questions, basic understanding of responsibilities. Staff was extremely friendly and sincere. I could tell this was a place I wanted to work.

Interview Question – What are your Strengths?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Difficult.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

In-Store Financial Sales Consultant Interview

In-Store Financial Sales Consultant
Baltimore, MD

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in April 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process was quick. I had the second interview the same day (friday) and got an offer Monday morning. The do an intial telephone interview, then, they do a group interview. The one on one was very brief.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

InStore Financial Sales Consultant Interview

InStore Financial Sales Consultant
Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in August 2013.

Interview Details – the interview started from a call from the recruiter she interviewed me 2 times and after that she was pushing i go for the group interviews although i had indicated i wasnt interested at the group interviews it was just 2 questions each person and then i got a call with the offer of the position

Interview Question – its the most easy interview i thibk they are just glad that some one interviews with them soince they always have ahigh turn over rate   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they dont negotiate


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Sales Consultant Interview

Financial Sales Consultant

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group.

Interview Details – phone interview, group interview and 1 on 1 interview.

Interview Question – There weren't any. They were all standard interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nono


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Financial Sales Consultant Interview

Financial Sales Consultant
North, VA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in March 2014.

Interview Details – I submitted a resume online within a day I received a response by phone. The recruiter was pleasant and didn't take me into a long drawn out explain your resume again saga. She like my responses and immediately referred me over to the in store branch. It took 2 days after she sent over my information for him to call me back. I went in for the interview which lasted two hours. He asked me several questions about only one of my sales positions about how our commission structure worked.Finally, after all of that he sent me in to the isles to watch how they try and pull customers back to in store for more information. I didn't get the position which took another 4 days to find out. The recruiter said he stated I didn't have enough sales experience the job only requires a minimum of 1 year which I have from a previous job which is strictly sales. I didn't understand that one especially when he really didn't talk a lot about sales. He was nice but it was crazy. Why keep me too hours not to hire me a waste of time. The next the recruiter felt I should have gotten the position sent me out again to another in store branch close by. This one was with a female who from the start seemed to have a problem with me she was poorly dressed and late getting to the store at 9 then reschedule to 10 and she was still late. She asked basic questions about sales and how I would sale Pnc Products. She stated how would you sale PNC because product knowledge doesn't help and training doesn't prepare you for this. Im thinking so how did you do it then. She had me go out into the isle to see if I could introduce myself to strangers and strike up a conversation. It was ridiculous because I couldn't talk about PNC because I didn't work for them. Needless to say she didn't hire me she didn't like me from the start and didn't know me. She commented on my shoes being uncomfortable I had on a suit and heels. How should I have dressed for a bank interview. I couldn't wear sneakers. The recruiter was awesome she tried so hard the in store manager the first one was good the second one not so much.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult, what have you sold how do you sell to a difficult customer   Answer Question

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