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Bank of the Philippine Islands Interview Questions

Updated Jan 22, 2015
Updated Jan 22, 2015
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    Officership Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Someone from the HR will invite you through, text message, for an assessment (aptitude exam and interviews). This was very time consuming and tiring since there were a lot of applicants which the HR failed to sort and organize. The interviewer was also intimidating and unapproachable.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses? How do you define quality work?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands.

    Interview Details

    Just got a call from the hr manager for a personal interview. Days after I was sheduled for a panel interview with the operations officers and division head. The following day I was scheduled again for an inteview with 2 VPs. Then after 2 days an interview with the group head. Within a week, hr manager called me for the job offer

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were related to my professional/work experience and my long term goal   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First step is three exams, consisting of math,abstract and english proficiency. Next are the one by one interviews by HR. Depending on your applied position, the interview is based on what are the requirements for the position and if you have the required credentials for the job, if not you are then given to another position/department

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Officer Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a text within a couple of days. Took the exam along with around 25 people who were applying to various positions, it seems everyone has to take exam which takes just over an hour to complete. After waiting a couple of hours, I was interviewed by the member of HR who invited me to take the exam. I was told immediately after the 15 minute interview that I would be recommended for a final interview.

    I was invited back to the final interview by the end of the week. This interview was with a member of the division I was applying to (Risk Management). What followed was a long 2 hour meeting but it was very positive and the interviewer was extremely accomodating and answered all my questions about the position. I was offered the chance to sign the same day.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose to apply to BPI given your training? (I hold a degree in economics but specialized in a field unrelated to banking)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had real difficulty declining what was a very good offer but chose to join a different company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands.

    Interview Details

    After graduation from the management training program, i was interviewed by each department in the group i was going to be assigned in. i think it was a big thing that i had a deep background in math, finance and programming that's why i was sent to the research team.

    Interview Questions
    • they were only checking which department you were fit. the questions were crafted for them to know your experience and background.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Staff Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands.

    Interview Details

    (1) HR Interview
    (2) Department Head interview
    (3) Job Offer

    I think I wasn't able to get in because the Department Head prefers to take in a male employee. I'm not mad but I think they shouldn't have considered me for the position if they prefer a male applicant in the first place. Communication between HR and the department needing a new employee can still be improved.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you fitted to the job vacancy? Do you have any previous experience that is somehow related to the said position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went through 3 interviews.
    1. HR (screening)
    2. HR
    3. Area Head

    The first interview will just take a few minutes since it's just a screening. Basically, they will ask you things written on your resume such as your objective, your work experiences, your skills. They might also ask you why you choose BPI, your short-term and long-term goals.
    The second interview will be by another HR personnel. This interview is comprehensive. My second interview took for about an hour for this post, but usually it takes 20 minutes depending on the flow of the interview. As usual the "tell me about yourself" was asked. Definitely, they will ask you again the questions being asked on the screening, but this time on a more detailed context. They might ask you your edge from the other candidates, your strengths and weaknesses, why would they hire you, how can you be an asset to them, what would be your contribution to the company. Never forget the company profile and job description you are applying for. I forgot some of the questions, but just be honest with your answers and be calm, don't be intimidated. The last interview would be with your boss's boss, the area head. He didn't ask me a lot of questions. Basically, the interview focused on my sincerity of joining BPI, and staying with them longer as an employee and things about career advancement. Companies would like to retain their recruits, recruiting and training are costly, so they want to know if you want to stay with them permanently. My last interview was just like a casual conversation, the second interview I would say was the hardest during the process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Messenger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    through agency

    Interview Questions
    • just your personal info and on how you can do your best for the job   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Area Head Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati, Rizal (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati, Rizal (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Bank of the Philippine Islands in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    The bank is very conervative. They give priority to experienced officers. Salary can be negotiated but they rarely offer a higher position.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you like to enter the company versus the other banks in the indusry   Answer Question
    • How would you describe the competitivenes of the bank versus the other banks in the industry, what are the weaknesses and strengths   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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