Wells Fargo Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
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    Summer Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Applied on career website in November. Was notified of first round phone interview early January. Had information session then 1st round on phone. Interviewer was very supportive. Interview is transcribed and sent to superiors for analysis and decision making. Interviewer can merely recommend you (no decisions made by interviewer). Expect about 5 questions mostly behavioral

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how do the three financial statements tie together   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL ANALYST PROGRAM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position online and heard from a recruiter from the wholesale banking office in San Francisco after about 2 weeks. She scheduled me for a phone interview the next week and asked me some technical questions during the 30 minute phone interview. What are the three financial statements? Which one do you think is the best and why? How do all three tie into each other? Tell me about a time you had difficulty with something and what you did to overcome it. I heard from someone about 3 weeks later. THis person was from the actual office that needed the analyst. He scheduled me to come in for multiple interviews with people on the team. I also had to complete a writing assessment that had me review Home Depot to see if they were a good company to lend to. Did not have to look at financial statements but I did anyways to build a better case for my argument. Had about 7 interviews the day of each lasting about 15-30 minutes. These interviews were more like a fit check. Each interviewer asked me to tell them about myself and why I would make a good candidate for the position. Only 2 of them asked me some relatively easy technical questions like "tell me about EBITDA and why it might be important from a lending perspective." and "how do you calculate enterprise value?" After that, I heard back from them within a week to come back and interview with a couple more people. Got an offer within a couple days of the last interviews and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • How do all three financial statements tie into each other?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They said it was a standard offer and it was within the range I was looking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One 30 minute interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Wells Fargo in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied via on-campus recruiting in late September. Applied for Commercial Real Estate lending. First interview was 30 minutes. Questions were mostly behavioral, but some were technical. Interned at the another bank before so the technical questions were simple for me. Didn't get a call-back about the second round until 6+ weeks later. Second interview was at Irvine for a position in SF. Second interview was divided into 2 sessions of 30-minutes each. Interviewers were all SVP for the department that I was applying for. Questions were half behavioral and half technical. Stumped on some technical questions. Interviewers would prompt you further if you were stuck though. Emphasized that Wells Fargo was my first choice. Interviewers from both first round and second round had lists of prepared questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between discount rate and cap rate?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Tried to negotiate salary, relocation package, start date, etc. but were all rejected. Wells Fargo does give an above-market salary though so difficult to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Was very technical. Nothing unexpected though, very fair.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied to job via on-campus recruiting. First interview was on campus (30 min behavioral and technical). Second interview was at the office (30 min behavioral). Third interview was at the office (90min - felt more like a fit check). Asked to complete a writing assessment. Accepted offer the following week.

    Interviewers were much nicer than interviewers from other banks and helped calm my nerves (as much as possible!). All around great experience!

    Interview Questions
    • None were too difficult; just stumbled on a couple of questions due to nerves.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary and signing bonus are standard throughout the entire program, but they are above the industry average. No negotiation was necessary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They asks a couple of financial questions but mostly fit based questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Analyst Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Wells Fargo in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in June for the Financial Analyst Program in Power and Utilities. Job location was in Minneapolis. Received an email a month later from a recruiter to schedule a phone interview. Recruiter was nice and courteous, had a 30 minute conversation about my background, some technical questions. She indicated I would hear back from her within two weeks. However, after 2 emails and a phone call to her office, I never heard anything back until September, when I received a form email indicating that they would not be pursuing my candidacy further. Very unprofessional HR...

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing super difficult in terms of technical or behavioral questions...just stuff like what are the 3 financial statements, which would be the best to use to evaluate a company, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round involved an interview with two people. Questions you would expect from a bank

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Summer Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    The hardest part is getting your foot in the door. Wells Fargo recruits at very specific schools and does not look much at people from other places. Networking is a must to get in. Once your resume has been positively reviewed, you will have one phone interview (or on-campus interview), then a super day, before getting an internship offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Just remember, cash is king. There were not many technical questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nada.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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