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Scotiabank Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014
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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Scotiabank

Interview Details – It last 1 hour with a lot of customer service, accounting, etc


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Scotiabank

Interview Details – Pretty tough

Interview Question – What's your favourite colour. I am colour blind.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in July 2012.

Interview Details – All Analyst positions in the International QAT Department are offered via Third Party hiring companies. Scotiabank utilizes these companies to offer contracts to those seeking the Analyst position. To land one of the positions it's best to get the foot in the door via these companies (ie. Manpower, T&J Consulting). Submit a resume to these companies to get the initial interview.

Was interviewed by the Manager and Sr. Analyst. They gave an offer to me about a week later.

Interview Question – A situational question to see what my approach to problem solving was based on a problem they had before.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes they asked me what my expectation on pay was and gave me what I wanted.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Scotiabank.

Interview Details – All interviewers were very friendly. Having a good understanding of the markets and the economy is critical. Better to have a good opinion of where you think the economy is going verses memorizing facts. Lots of behavioural questions emphasizing teamwork, integrity and your biggest challenges. Also prepare a 30 second elevator pitch for why they should hire you.

Interview Question – Explain why you might use a put option verses a forward contract   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in March 2010.

Interview Details – Contacted for an interview to be held a week later. It was a friendly panel interview which led to a second interview a week after that. Part of the second interview was conducted in Spanish.

Interview Question – If you could have your dream job (and it would not impact you getting this job or not), what would it be?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I got a better job offer from another part of Scotia.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Scotiabank.

Interview Details – First Round on Campus and Second Round (7+ interviews) at offices. On-site interviews were quite 30 minutes each and took 3.5 hours in total.

The questions I remember were. What are the different ways you can value a company and which valuation methods give the highest value? How would you value a company through an LBO transaction (LBO gives the highest valuation of all the methods.)? What do you do outside of work in your free time?

Interview Question – Why are you interested in us as opposed to other banks?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The salaries at the lowest level are relatively set in stone.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and interviewed at Scotiabank.

Interview Details – I had 2 interviews. One with HR rep, phone interview, the other with supervisor and manager. The questions were standard, similar to what you can find on the Internet.

Negotiation Details – I filed up application with my expected base salary and after I got a job they sand me a letter offering slightly higher then what I initially requested.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in January 2011.

Interview Details – Mostly asked fit questions and some basic financial statement analysis questions.

Interview Question – How would a 10% increase in depreciation affect the financial statements of a business?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Scotiabank in January 2010.

Interview Details – It was extremely important to network with people at the company to get a good feel for the culture and the people. It is vital to be well prepared for the interview especially from a technical standpoint as the questions can get quite detailed and difficult. Do not memorize the vault guide and instead actually learn and know your valuations.

Interview Question – Tell us a time you worked under pressure and had a high level of achievement?   Answer Question

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