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Royal Bank of Scotland Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Coverage Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was no negotiation - here's the pay, take or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Markets Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiation. Accepted after about 2 weeks
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AML Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews. Entire process took 4 months.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Got about 10% more than offered
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales and Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview is over the phone. Typically a second year analyst that wants to make sure that you can hold an intelligent conversation and are amiable. (In S&T, your phone manner is very important as you're talking to clients on the phone throughout the day).

    Second round was at Stamford, CT headquarters. Flew in the night before for a dinner and a meet and greet with current analysts and some people in management. You're given a schedule for your interviews that night. The interviews consists of three one on one interviews. The interviewers were from both the sales and trading side. They first one was fairly technically focused, the second was about a 50/50 split between technical and behavioral and the last one was almost all behavioral. They genuinely seemed like they wanted to get to know me and understand where I am coming from and what I know about the bank.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you determine the rate you would charge a company when performing a repo? (Kept pushing for more and more details and factors, although not in an intimidating way, but rather to keep me thinking)
      I had done an internship prior that had required me to create a detailed report about the Fed's ability to spur continued economic recovery. This was probed in some detail and as they are a basically a debt shop, it's an area they know a lot about.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Trainee Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    assessment center include behavoral interviews and group discussion and a test on IQ

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call from the recruiter. From there a phone interview was scheduled and then an in-office interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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