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East West Bancorp Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
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    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially, I sent my resume to a VP that I was referred to through a friend. The VP passed my resume on to the CFO who then initiated the interview process. The HR representative assigned to me was very friendly and professional, although he/she would often forget to follow-up with me for scheduling purposes. I got the impression that HR was swamped with work.

    On the day of the interviews, I fist met with the CFO. She/he was very impressive. She/he was young, sharp, and intuitive. We had a pleasant discussion about my background the why I was desiring to enter a financial career. However, I was surprised to learn that she/he does not speak any Chinese.

    On my second interview, I met with another very impressive middle level manger. He/she and I had terrific rapport and he/she said that he/she would be happy to hire me, although he/she thought I might be a little bored in the position the he/she had to offer. Again, I was surprised to find out that he/she was not a fluent or literate Chinese-speaker. Also, another surprising finding: the company does not even have a corporate license for basic statistical analysis software like SAS.

    On my third and final interview for the day, I met with the CFO's assistant. This person was saddled with an unlikely and inefficient trio of responsibilities: investment relations, risk management, and corporate financial statement preparation. And, she/he appeared to be making most of the risk management decisions without any strong quantitative statistical treatment. Of course, since the company had no corporate licenses for SAS, this made sense to them--I suppose. Again, she/he was a non-Chinese speaker.

    For an institution that books itself with the strategic goal of being a financial "bridge from the east to the west", it was downright unbelievable to see that many of the top management were not even conversationally fluent in Chinese. This finding led me to question the firm's ability to realize it's above-mentioned headline strategic goal. Moreover, it appeared from my interviews that the current financial health of the institution had more to do with conservative business practices (and luck) than with informed quantitative data-driven investment decisions.

    Interview Questions
    • I like to teach the people who work under me, but since you are trying to leave an academic environment, it seems you wouldn't be interested in that. Right?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    IT Summer Interns Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Monte, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Monte, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at East West Bancorp in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got email from HR, then I was called for on-site interview. The interview was of 30 minutes. I got a call from HR about my selection after 2 weeks

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't get a chance to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was my first time going to an interview speaking English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you expose yourself and the bank to the community?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I was able to negotiate with the HR Manager discussing my ideal salary for the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at East West Bancorp in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got referred by another employee. They submitted in my resume to one of the managers who I guess passed it on to Human Resources. After about a week, I got a call from HR saying they were interested in me, but first I had to take some sort of test. I believe it was a personality and skills test. The type to check the way you think and problem solve. I guess I passed because a day or two afterwards got set up for interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at East West Bancorp in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hired both by Regional Manager Branch Manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much can be negotiated. Salary will be in the range that company already set up.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    First, 2 people started to interview me. One is the manager, and the another is her assistant. They asked me the regular interview questions, such as, tell me about youself. 34. tell me a time when you cannot meet a client's expectation. Can you tell me about a time when you had to deliver difficult news to your team?

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a time when you cannot meet a client's expectation.   Answer Question
    • In what way would your work experience help you in doing a good job in this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Teller Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    face to face w/ br mgr. very typical. just like any other interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Teller Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    A simple 1 on 1 interview with the manager. I was over qualify so I got this job very easily. I was merely selling myself short as I barely got a little over the minimum wage with a 4 years University degree, and tons of working experiences.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at East West Bancorp in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    interviewed by supervisor. He asked average questions and job history. and he described the job duty in details. It was not hard nor easy. But it took 1 month to call me back for an offer and I have already accepted other offer

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Loan Servicing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Briefly walk through your resume and ask related questions. No behavioral question.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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