Scotiabank Personal Banker Trainee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
Updated Jun 9, 2014
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview Details

    I kept applying to everything and everywhere, and they eventually called me up by my phone to offer me this interview.
    The interview was divided into three different parts. The first two being phone interviews, the last one being an in-person group panel interview. First interview is pretty basic and short, less than twenty minutes for sure, and it mainly goes over the job description and your resume. The second interview is entirely based on behavioural questions, and that lasted about half an hour. The last and final interview, which was probably the most challenging, was a group panel interview, where you would have to interview with three other candidates for the same position. They say it isn't a competition, but you should treat it like that because if they were to hire more than on individual, they would both have to be phenomenal.

    The last interview lasted about two hours, and the first hour consisted of the group interview portion. I advise that you place emphasis on your team working skills. They care less about your idea, rather than how you conduct yourselves with a team. DON'T fight, or be demanding, bossy, etc. It won't do you any favours. The second hour you interview with 2 of the 4 interviewers about behavioural questions. They WILL try to stump you, so be prepared. About half way they switch with the other interviewers and continue with the questions.

    At the end you are allowed to ask the panel questions. I would suggest asking them a tough question to really throw them off guard, and ADDRESS them by their NAME.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult question. I destroyed this interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview Details

    first interview, received an unexpected call with no email, asking if I am free for an interview or would like to scheduled call , mostly asked about my background and sales targets and performance in my last positions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email to schedule a phone screening interview with very basic questions such as strengths and weaknesses. Next, a behavioral interview over the phone was scheduled a few days later with questions such as describe a time you had to explain a difficult concept to someone. Then someone else called me a few days later for a panel interview and I am currently waiting for that interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Long process, 1st phone interview, aptitude test, second phone interview "situational questions" 3rd interview face to face with a branch manager/ another person. General questions- Then 6 situational questions. Then background check, education check, and reference check

    Interview Questions
    • What would you if someone came for a loan and gave you false information and you could tell it was false? what steps would you take ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview Details

    Got a interview with branch manager and manager of PBO. They just ask some general questions. The interview is quite easy. You just need to give example for those questions. You should prepare those question before you going for it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    1, Pre-screen telephone interview. 20min. Ask some general questions with yourself and resume, and basic work eligible, willing to travel for different training location, etc.
    2, Online test, Sales pro. 30 min
    3, Telephone Interview. 30-40 minQuestions about the test, lots of behaviour questions, keeping asking some similar questions and want your examples....after that they directly arrange a inter person interview for you.
    4, Interperson interview with two branch managers. Only 20min...ask some situational questions...really simple... have a great conversation with them and please prepared some good questions to ask them. :)

    Interview Questions
    • They keep asking lots of similar behaviour questions, so get examples as many as possible!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    NO negotiation. But they offer a high than expected salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Scotiabank Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Scotiabank in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview Details – was quick, be prepared to answer lots of behavioral question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Personal Banking Officer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Scotiabank in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online
    received an email to do a personality test
    received a phone call to schedule a phone interview ( behavioral and stress interview)
    Extend or no offer

    The interviewer was very mechanical and not skilled at all
    she had very bad communication skills
    she was jumping from one question to the other
    she didn't know much about the position, and what projects the new hire will work on, or what challenges he might face.
    she made me feel very uncomfortable
    she showed little or no interest
    she was aggressive

    Interview Questions
    • give example when you had to explain a difficult concept   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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