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Wells Fargo Financial Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo.

Interview Details – Applied online through their site. Heard back 5 days later via email to set up a phone interview. Passed that round, took 3 weeks, and have my next panel interview in a few days. The first phone interview was a screening mostly, asked half fit questions and half technical questions. It was super impersonal, she clearly had a list of questions and didn't care what my answers were as long as they seemed to fit in the realm of the template. The technical questions got progressively harder, the first 3 were all about the financial statements and the last 2 or 3 were specific to real estate and underwriting. Behavioral questions are standard, tell me about a time you found yourself with an unfavorable result, how did you over come it...Now I have a panel interview, over the phone, 2 back to back 45 min interviews and a writing assessment.

Interview Question – I wish I remembered exactly what the question was but it was very industry specific asking about a certain aspect of the underwriting process for a commercial building. Know how the 3 financial statements are connected.   Answer Question

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Commercial Banking Intern - Summer Financial Analyst Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Wells Fargo in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through university job portal, got an interview, and interviewed on campus. Interview wasn't difficult, and the interviewer was really laid back and just wanted to get to know you. Asked me to go through my resume and talk about it. it wasn't a difficult interview at all

Interview Question – Why do you want to work in commercial banking?   Answer Question

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Commercial Banking Financial Analyst Summer Intern Interview

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Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo in March 2014.

Interview Details – Interviewing process was very comfortable and well laid out. They really made sure that I was kept up to date with the process and contacted me very quickly after both 1st and 2nd round interviews. Both 1st round and 2nd round were very comfortable and relaxed. They really just wanted to get a feel for your basic understanding of the financial world and how you would fit in at their 10 person office.

Interview Question – Without having a company's financial statements, what is something you should know in order to evaluate whether or not they should receive a loan.   View Answer

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Summer Financial Analyst Intern - Commercial Banking Interview

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Oakland, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Wells Fargo in February 2014.

Interview Details – I was invited to interview for this position through my campuses career center. the company invited all the applicants to a reception at the HQ in SF the night before the interviews. the interviews were mostly fit and accounting questions. i heard back from them in 3 days and was invited to interview at the commercial banking HQ in Oakland. i received my offer 2 days later!

Interview Question – What single financial statement would you choose to value a company and why?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – i didnt negotiate

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Financial Analyst Program Interview

Anonymous Employee
Irvine, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Wells Fargo in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online in the beginning of January, got a call for the first phone interview mid January, then mid February got a second round phone interview, then a week after that they invited me to fly to Irvine for an in person interview along with a written assessment .

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Financial Analyst

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Wells Fargo in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied through school career center for my summer internship and i got the interview for the first round in school career center. Only one staff came, nice lady. I failed this interview and i didn't know the reason coz i thought I prepared very good. maybe other candidates are better.

Interview Question – nothing difficult. Three common questions, 1. why do you choose wells fargo; 2. how did you do with your most difficult assignment? 3. tell me one thing that you struggled but didn't get the expected result. Three professional questions, 1. tell me about those three financial statements and their relationship; 2. how do you analysis them, which statement do you prefer? 3. except those ratios, what else do you need to think about.   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Commercial Banking Internship Interview

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Interviewed at Wells Fargo

Interview Details – Had one interview at my university and the other in chicago with a dinner the night before

Interview Question – If you were going to give a company a loan which statement is most important to look at and what other things (other than statements) would you consider?   Answer Question

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Summer Financial Analyst Internship Interview Interview

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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Wells Fargo.

Interview Details – Two phone interviews and then in office interview

Interview Question – Take me through a cash flow statement and its different parts   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Program Interview

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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and got an email on a Wednesday to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview was Friday and I was asked to come in Monday. The interview was with four people (two at a time). They asked a lot of questions about my resume, one behavioural question, and accounting related questions. They were in the beginning stages so said don't expect to hear back for a couple weeks.

Got an email and was asked to come into a different office and interview there. I interviewed one on one with four people. The interview was just conversation making sure I was a good fit. I was offered the interview the next day.

Interview Question – Walk me through the financial statements.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable. The offer was better than I expected (Benefits, Bonuses etc) and I was happy to accept .

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Financial Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Wells Fargo.

Interview Details – Contacted via campus recruiting website. Questions all set based off a packet, mainly behavioral but definitely review accounting concepts beforehand. Nothing too specific, just general concepts. Explained the position afterwards very well with me.

Interview Question – Please explain how the three financial statements affect each other.   Answer Question

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