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BMO Financial Group Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied on line, and about several weeks later got an email to appoint an interview on line. Interview included some behavior questions and some other quick questions. A week later, got an email again said my experience didn't fit the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Why BMO? Did you ever meet difficult customers, and who did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at BMO Financial Group in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied to BMO client services internship program through an application on our university careers website. Third party recruiter reached out to me via e-mail about a week later to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview lasted about 30 mins, with fairly general personal experience questions - nothing technical or too difficult.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Interview Details

    Process covered two sessions, one of which was 1-2 hours with the group manager. A second half-day session involved 30-45 minute interviews with several functional group leaders, as well as with several mid-level employees in the group.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview questions were very standard, regarding background in the industry and specific skills (such as familiarity with specific software). Not a stressful interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty straightforward. Compensation offer was generous, appropriate for an established, profitable group within a larger bank organization. No real negotiation was required.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BMO Financial Group in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I just had a interview from BMO. I applied online since months a go but drop by the office works better, at least you can let them know that you are interested in the position. It's all about your personal experience and sales experience such as how did you achieve your sale target? be sure about your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • What a constructive feedback you received and how did you act on it? Why BMO? What did you do in your previous job to fit in this position?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    AML Analyst/Investigator Nov 2014 Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    Prior to face to face, the assignment must be done. You will get a phone interview from HR person first then a face to face.

    Had to do a internet research assignment on the director of AML at BMO. The pass rate on that assignment is 10/15. Must reference all sources used. Subject is to research his professional career and contribution to the AML field. Assignment must be submitted to AML coordinator prior to interview. Length of the paper is 1-3 pages.

    They ask you to read up the below guidelines:FINTRAC Guidelines 1-2, 3, 5 and OFSI Guideline B8.

    Upon interview, had a small chat on description on your own skills and characteristics. They will ask you to do a 30 minutes assignment on the spot. Pass percentage is 80%. If below you don't get the job.

    30 minutes assignment will ask you evaluate 4 situations. Part one is to look at a statement showing suspicious activity and you must state your observations. Such as client's occupation, the financial activity and additional observations. Most importantly, what law are they breaking (ie, predicated offence).

    The part 2 is a comparison of 3 scenarios. You must state what priority you give each situation and why, will you file a suspicious activity report, what stages of money laundering it is and what is the predicated offence. The questions and scenarios will be different but that test on the face to face interview for this position will be the same.

    This in person test are designed to as if they are only hiring experienced AML personnel who had prior AML investigative jobs. If you are someone who never had prior experience, real AML investigative jobs, very hard to pass it.

    You don't required to get the CAMS designation, it will not give you an advantage. Reading on FINTRAC guidelines are a bit useless, they never asked how to file paper STR or electronic STR, never asked what money laundering is.

    If you do fail the test, they will let you know two weeks later, also they won't tell you the answers so you don't get to pass in the future or learn from your mistakes. If you fail that test, they won't look at you until 6 months later.

    Interview Questions
    • The face to face assignment. You have 30 minutes and you are expect to know above 80% of the test in order to pass.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at BMO Financial Group in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Did a phone interview. Basic questions like a time when you were loyal to a manager, an example if upselling, a time when you dealt with an angry customer and the outcome.

    Interview Questions
    • A time when you were loyal to employer
      Upselling example
      Do you think you can sell things
      Can you work Saturdays
      Angry customers, example of how you handled it.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Had a phone interview with HR. All of the questions were about my experiences and why this job and why BMO. Then had a super day where I met with 5 current analyst or associates. Lots of technical questions about valuations and financial statements. Also behavior and fit questions.

    Interview Questions
    • If payment-in-kind depreciations changes how does it affect each finical statement?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    SAS Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    There were three interviews. They were all technical in nature. A lot of emphasis was placed on testing on SAS programmer. This was not difficult as my SAS skills are strong.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between if and where in SAS Programming   Answer Question
    • This was a SQL question which required querying a database using joins.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Wealth Management Associate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BMO Financial Group in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Only received a behavioural phone interview with the HR. I didn't passed the phone screening. After the phone interview, there is going to 2 rounds of interview. First round with current associates and HR. Second round with a panel of VPs.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the challenge that you think will stop you from entering the program?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BMO Financial Group in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication: was hired internally through BMO (transfer from another department)
    Recruitment company: Aon Hewitt
    Number of interviews: 2
    First interview: conducted over the telephone with a representative from Aon Hewitt, professional, standard interview, asking mostly behavioural and situational questions
    Second interview: conducted in branch by Branch Manager and Assistance branch manager, asked many similar questions, also asked more about what kind of availability I had and how long I planned on working there if hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard, but I hadn't had much practice at the time: What is one weakness you could see that would affect your ability to work?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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