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Bank of America Business Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2014
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Business Analyst
Charlotte, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bank of America in September 2013.

Interview Details – 2 Phone Interviews one on one and a group-panel phase with a group of 3 on the panel with different managers at various levels of management. The phone panel interview lasted about an hour.

Interview Question – Describe one situation where you had to handle a difficult situation with gathering requirement details from a senior employee.   Answer Question


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Business Analyst
Calabasas Hills, CA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bank of America in August 2013.

Interview Details – I was hired through a temp agency which is usually the process at Bank of America unless you know someone. If you do know someone a senior manager and happen to get your resume pushed an interview would just be going through the motions.

Interview Question – I have never been asked interview style questions as I was hired through the temp agency.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The agency negotiates for you and it is an as is offer.


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Interviewed at Bank of America

Interview Details – The things went good in the first round and then in written exam. it was really quick process for me and people joined with me there.


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Interview Details – Nice people giving questions, seems easy. And they give a really positive response. But at the end they didnt contact me.

Interview Question – Do u know non-linear optimization   Answer Question


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Business Analyst
Charlotte, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Bank of America in February 2013.

Interview Details – I was told by the recruiter, Randstad, that this was a Business Analyst role requiring previous reporting experience, and good Excel and PowerPoint skills. I went to a conference room and started the interview with the team leader and 3 team members. They used the phrase "this is a young team" approx. 3 times. It was clear I was older than any of them. They ended the interview questioning me and listening to my responses while all 4 of them worked on their laptops. I have worked with and interviewed with several multinational banks, in Charlotte, and NYC. This interview confirmed everything I have been told and inferred about the Bank of America corporate culture. (See below) Ironically, the reason I kept it together and finished the interview gracefully was the fact that I was older and more experienced than anyone in that room. Not one of them could have handled that situation with the grace and aplomb I displayed. Clearly, grace and aplomb were not job requirements at Bank of America.

Interview Question – After running through fairly standard interview questions, the team leader said "We eat, breathe and sleep Excel. Here's a 4 page test we give all of the candidates we interview." This was 4 pages on paper, without access to Excel. It involved interpreting formulas almost the width of the page, and writing formulas off the top of my head. I was not prepared for this by the recruiter, Randstad, whatsoever. This expert level of Excel did not appear anywhere in the job description I was shown. For the first time, I considered getting up and walking out of the interview.   Answer Question


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Business Analyst
Charlotte, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Bank of America in January 2011.

Interview Details – Very friendly interviewers. Bank of America embodies a very friendly yet professional atmosphere and you can see that from all employees. I was glad that the actual practioners in the division I applied for interviewed me rather than some HR person. Asked why I was interested in BoA and why the division.
One MBA recent hire and one my school alum interviewers. Very communicative and all behavior questions. Received an offer the day after.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about the time you managed multiple responsibilities   Answer Question
  • When was the most challenging time in your life and how did you cope or overcome that?   Answer Question


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Business Analyst
Wilmington, DE

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Bank of America in October 2010.

Interview Details – 1 round of phone interview, and one round of panel discussion. the managers are very nice

Negotiation Details – smooth


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Business Analyst
Pennington, NJ

The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bank of America in March 2012.

Interview Details – 1 phone interview both technical and behavioral.
1:1 - 3 interviews back to back with different managers, technical and behavioral

Interview Question – If Microsoft, Google, Facebook and BOA offered you a job, who would you prefer?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Be honest and open.


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Business Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Bank of America in February 2011.

Interview Details – I had my last interview on February 2011. This was with the functional manager; so I thought I was for sure getting the job. It was my 3rd interview and they actually flew me in from California to Chicago to meet this person. Interviewer was going through my resume, basically to figure out where I would fit in the team. The interview seemed pretty well; until I never heard back from them. I tried following up 2 weeks later; and they told me that everything had gone great. Except they had a HIRING FREEZE. Is this the new: "we'll call you", don't call us" strategy? Anyway, I kept checking back; because thats' what they instructed me to do. to keep checking back every 2 weeks. Last time I checked back; and sort of also asked if I should give up; was in MAY 2011. I can't believe they wouldn't just say: forget it; we have another candidate. Stringing me along all this time. I could have been researching and interviewing somewhere else. I was pretty upset to find out I wasn't going to be hired 5 months after my firsts interview. No real follow up or professional attitude.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you have dealt with a problem   View Answer


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Business Analyst
Simi Valley, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Bank of America in February 2009.

Interview Details – Was referred by a friend. I had a very short phone interview after that. They asked about my experience and job expectations.

Interview Question – Job experience and my values.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Do not compromise on your salary expectations. My experience and others have been that the recruiters lie about the top end of the pay scale for the given job title.

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