Royal Bank of Scotland Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    One on campus interview, one phone interview due to snow storm. Honestly amongst most banks probably the most casual and comfortable interview environment. Most of the emphasis is on why banking, why RBS, and why you are a good candidate.

    Interview Questions

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    Vice President Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Stamford, CT) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Met hiring leader and coworkers. Found moral was down as they had and we're having a lot of layoffs. Offer of employment was held up until some news from HQ was in press and that announced more layoffs and possibly leaving Stamford CT. Add to that the salary and bonus was that of a manager's pay elsewhere and I declined the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here when we are laying off half the staff?   1 Answer
    • Will you take the job with zero increase net comp?   1 Answer
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    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    3weeks, very informal, met with 5 sr leaders in same day, most asked similar questions, 3 were busy with their phones during interview. One would not look me in the eyes. All were emphatic that ribs had turned the corner.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call within two weeks telling me I was selected for a phone interview. The phone interview only took about 30 minutes and was mostly personality/skills based questions. Three days later I received a phone call telling me I needed to come to their onsite location to finish the interview process. I interviewed for about an hour in a half during their onsite interviews and received a notification about two weeks later saying I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • How many pancakes are eaten on any given day in New York City   Answer Question
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Typical interview, nothing exceptional, it was a 1 off role for a one off project. So nothing should be read into these comments for new recruitment. It was professional & they are a professional organisation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    First round phone interview- FIT questions Second round at Stamford office- focus once again on fit

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing that was completely unexpected, it was more of a conversation   Answer Question
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    Coverage Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview

    They actually interviewed me for two positions without letting me know. the other senior was the head of sales of the branch. He asked many technical questions on bonds and derivatives and I was only partially ready for it

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

    I started working at RBS as a contractor and then was hired as a full time employee, as are many contractors. At the present time, the company is trying to eliminate contractors since they are more costly than are full time employees, which RBS doesn't pay well.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions: it was simply a matter of "do you want the job or we will get rid of you".   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation - here's the pay, take or leave it.

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    Markets Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in February 2014.

    Interview

    2 Interviews - One phone, one on campus. Phone interview was very laid back, mostly gauging personality and walking through resume. Typical "can I sit next to you for 12 hours a day" interview. Second round a bit more intense, but again laid back. Pitch an idea. Tell me about the market, etc. One or two behaviorals if I remember correctly, but the rest was just shooting it with the interviewer. Very satisfied with the interview experience and unexpectedly got the job

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Accepted after about 2 weeks

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    AML Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews. Entire process took 4 months.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Got about 10% more than offered

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