BNY Mellon Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
372 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Technology Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BNY Mellon.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus career site and had first interview on campus. Talked details about the program and my resume. Interviewer was nice. Had a case study and behavioral questions which were very standard. Told me I'd hear back in two weeks. Next step was interview on-site with 2 managers, 1 hour each. More technical questions

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you solved a technological problem that saved your place of business money.   Answer Question
    • Walk me through your understanding of the software development life cycle.   Answer Question
    • If I asked your boss for 3 adjectives to describe you, what would he/she say?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Tax Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was recruited through my school's career department and was chosen to interview on site. The interview was more of a conversation to see what type of person I was and what my background was. Very few technical questions and it is important to ask many questions about the type of environment/workplace it is.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it. Gave me two days to respond.
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Private Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at BNY Mellon.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview scheduled after I was urged to rearrange my schedule to go into the office to meet with a team for an approximately 3 hour long interview process. I rearranged my schedule for the following week to take the day off for the multiple rounds of interviews. The evening before my interviews, I received an email from one of the recruiters stating that they had to cancel my interview because they had identified a candidate for the position. I followed up regarding any other opportunities that were in line with my background and she stated that there were none.
    I would have appreciated the courtesy to be considered for the position at least especially after I rearranged my work schedule, had cancelled appointments to accommodate this company, and was prepared to travel a distance to interview.
    Positions that were identical to the position that i originally was to be interviewed for were posted online and I applied and emailed the two hiring managers that I was originally in contact with regarding my application. I never heard from them nor received any follow up or consideration and it's left a terrible impression in my mind regarding the company, how it treats candidates for its positions, and its hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone interview was pretty predictable. Typical work experience questions and how they correlate with the position.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BNY Mellon.

    Interview Details

    First Interview was over the phone. Came in to interview at the NY corporate building twice with varius VPs of two different groups. Got the offer two weeks after the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Everyone asked me to tell them a little bit about myself.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Fixed pay of 18/hr and that was it. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at BNY Mellon.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume after seeing a posting at school. I received a call two days later from a recruiter and we spoke for about fifteen minutes. We set up an interview for a few days later. The interview was in two parts, but it was very laid back. Both of the interviewers did not seem to really care because they were not really involved (I haven't seen either of them in the office...ever). After the interview I did not know how to feel, but the recruiter called me back within three days and gave me the offer. I had two days to accept and go take a drug test. After that I did not hear anything until my start date.

    Interview Questions
    • The two interviewers had packets that they read the questions from. Neither of the packets really related to anything I do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at BNY Mellon.

    Interview Details

    I was asked to walk through my resume, describe relevant job and internship experience. HR gives the interviewers a list of questions, like "What is your greatest weakness" and "Describe an instance in which you overcame a problem" but a lot of the managers won't ask them because they think it's a waste of their time. There were no technical or industry specific questions, which surprised me.

    Negotiation Details
    Always negotiate and you can get at least $1000 more. I definitely dropped the ball on that one because I figured since they knew my last salary, I couldn't get more than what they offered. From asking around, I was wrong.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at BNY Mellon.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very straight forward, I was first contacted by the recruiter, about a week later I had an interview with three senior managers back to back each lasting about a half hour. Two weeks after that I had HR call with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • This was an entry level position so the questions were geared more towards my education and why Mellon.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Tried to negotiate but couldn't get a higher offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Alternative Investments Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview over the phone because of long distance. They were very interested in Excel expertise. After the interview process, everything was handled through the HR department. Interview process was very minimal.

    Interview Questions
    • After multiple years in the workforce I was surprised to still be asked my GPA.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I wasn't able to negotiate anything.
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Corporate Trust Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BNY Mellon.

    Interview Details

    It was a one round interview. The questions were mainly behavioral. Decent entry level position, but it takes a lot to move throughout the organization. The skills you will develop will need to be expanded glamourized a bit when applying for future roles. Most of the people there are happy with their current role and not looking for more responsibility.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had issues with a team member and how you resolved the issue.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had no leverage because it was my first role.
    Accepted Offer
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sourcing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at BNY Mellon in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Found this role through my school's career site. Applied and got a call back. Initial interview was a phone interview with the hiring manager. That interview was pretty typical (I listed the challenging question below.) I had to wait three weeks for my next interview with another associate (not hiring manager). Then another three weeks to get my on-site interview with the hiring manager. I thought that would be my final round interview, but he wanted a marketing associate to interview me, however, she was not in the office that day. So he said that he would set up a call with me and her for 1/2 hour. He never did set that call up. I contacted the recruiter who I was working with to let her know (via email) and it went ignored. Finally, I called her and she told me she wasn't the recruiter for this role (even though she was the one who first contacted me and set up all three previous interviews). Few weeks later I got an automated email notifying me that I did not get the position.

    Let me add that I did not get reimbursed for my trip to Pittsburgh (my trip was 2.5 hours one-way, therefore 5 hours total). And I had done an earlier interview with BNY Mellon for another role (thus, different hiring manager), also no reimbursement.

    Personally, while I thought the interviews were pretty straight forward, it was the lack of response and reimbursement that leads me to disrespect this company.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do in the first 12 months of starting here (without guidance from the manager)?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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