Scotiabank Interview Questions

Updated Apr 21, 2015
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    Risks Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    I went to their on campus hiring event and applied online through our university website. I got an interview from the human resource. The first round was with human resource, and the second round was with two managers from related groups. Both the interviewers were very friendly and professional. Typical questions related to risk management and finance. It didn't take very long. I think it took us 30 to 40 minutes.

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    Equity Sales & Trading Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Scotiabank (Boston, MA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I thought interview went well but I found two weeks later I wash't selected. It really wasn't to bad. Many of the questions were general. MD who interviewed me did ask some technical questions about the market and wanted to see if I had a basic understanding of CAPM...

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    • 1st round = A lot of behavioral..A couple of market based questions but nothing very difficult.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Scotiabank (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's career center and got a phone call 2 weeks later and was scheduled for a phone interview with one of the analysts. The analyst was nice and asked a few technical questions over the phone. After given a short summary of the bank's history I was asked to pick a time for the following week to come in for an interview.
    On the interview day I met with the analyst (briefly), an associate director and one co-head (the other person was too busy to come interview me) of the team.
    There were no technical questions, although the co-head did give me a case study and asked for solutions to the problem.
    The people are very nice and laid back. They weren't there to give anyone a hard time and didn't pull anything nasty during the interview. The USA branch still seems quite small and, by hearing bits and pieces from them, it seems like there's a lot of turnovers and staff rotating.

    The only thing that soured the process is that I never heard back from them. I would have expected some decency to let the candidate know that the position was filled, but I never got any responses to follow ups.

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    Interview

    First is questionnaire review asking about general question sent by HR online, then online profile survey asking personality questions, next is behavior interview by phone in which interviewees are asked to give specific questions on former jobs. HR is nice. All are routine questions. Just don't be too nervous. Prepare examples on your strength and weakness.

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    3 stages, two screening stages, one phone and one in person. The questionnaire are your basic behavioral type questions. Most questions had to do with previous sales experience. Def a benefit if you have the CSC finished.

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    • lots of describe a situations and details about previous jobs   Answer Question
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    Got a call few months later after I handed in resume. Went in few days later and the environment was nice, they were relatively busy when I went in. The interviewer was nice, I had to wait a bit for her to get prepared.

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    • tell me about yourself and explain the jobs that were done   Answer Question
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    Applied online. Contacted for a phone interview the next week. If you pass the phone interview, then you will be brought into the branch for a second (mostly behavioral interview).

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    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    Handed in my resume in person and got a call a month later then interviewed for 50mins by supervisor and manager customer service. Basically they were trying to know more about the candidate, including his/her work history, academic training, personal life and characteristics ......now waiting for the result

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    • they started the interview by asking what my academic training and previous experience would contribute to the job, then they asked other questions based on my answers. Another one was "what sets you apart"   Answer Question
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    they ask for go over resume, and ask details about resume. Technical questions are like Monte carlo simulation, CDO, interest swap, stock index future and optimal hedge. behavior questions are like give ex when facing challenge

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    • I didn't expect they go really detail on resume, dig into CDO and monte-carlo simulation   Answer Question
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Scotiabank in January 2015.

    Interview

    The 1st round interview is a half hr process with 5 questions. The starting question asks why you have interest in the risk management area.Followed are two technical questions to test your understanding on loan issuing and risk management and the other two behavior questions to assess your problem solving questions.

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    • A technical question on what factors to consider when deciding to maintain a non-performing loan or to issue a new loan. I didn't prepare this part and my answer was not very well organized.   Answer Question

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