FINRA Regulatory Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2015
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Regulatory Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at FINRA.

Interview

Applied online. The interview took a couple of hours and was behavioral in nature. Very good folks and very fair questions. The interview was held in a group setting with the hiring manager and a support team that included members of senior management.

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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FINRA (Rockville, MD).

    Interview

    One round of interviews, with a phone interview after with a higher-up. They also gave a writing test. It was similar to a high school essay prompt, basically wanted to make sure you could put together five paragraphs. After that, they had me meet with two managers and a current employee. As an entry level person they don't expect you know anything specific, but they did try to gauge that I was intelligent, could string words together to provide thoughtful response (sounds simple, but many people can not do this).

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at FINRA?   1 Answer
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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FINRA.

    Interview

    I was co tatted by a recruiter for an in person interview. I was greeted in HR office and explained about the interciew process and given a writing test. Then I was interviewed by a couple of managers.

    Interview Questions

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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FINRA.

    Interview

    Apply online, they have multiple types of positions. Human resources emails/calls you if offered an interview. Interview is pretty straight forward, be prepared to talk about your resume, why you are interested in FINRA, and the specific group you are applying to. Everyone I talked to was pretty laid back and I would say the most important thing is too just be engaging and don't sound too rehearsed.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you use your past experiences to help contribute to this position?   1 Answer
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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at FINRA (Washington, DC) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Levels of interview(generally): *HR calls for phone screening and a short writing sample maybe be requested, then; *interview with managers(1-3) and maybe some staff if managers interview goes well then; *Interview with the director or higher level manager *Job offer with a call from HR or no offer and you will not hear back *If offered and you accepted then background check and drug test -I Applied Online then HR called for interview (if you apply to multiple positions you may get multiple interviews, don't be surprised if they encourage you to apply to other positions) -Scheduled the interview - standard interview (they are specific about what they want) -At the interview they may say "tell me about yourself" or they'll try to get to know you a bit. -To get a job offer it helps a lot to know someone in the company, its almost impossible without knowing someone. They hire mainly from references within the company

    Interview Questions

    • -Examples of dealing with challenging reps -Programs you are familiar with (Excel and MS office in general) -Questions about being organized,team player, and multitasking -Working under pressure -Do you consider yourself successful? how would you describe being successful -Knowledge of FINRA/SEC/MSRB rules and regulations and surveillance systems (17a-3, 17a-4, 8210, oats, trace, etc)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They offer you a salary, not really negotiable

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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at FINRA (Rockville, MD) in July 2012.

    Interview

    They give you a basic writing test when you come in for your interview. You then meet with the hiring manager and sometimes other team members. Your phone conversations are with HR initially and they will ask you to come in if they like you. Applying externally is very difficult and I tried this for a long time and never heard back. I had someone submit my resume internally and then i received a call back pretty quickly.

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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FINRA (Rockville, MD) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Applied online. Interview process was fairly intensive; panel interview with 5 employees in a very large room at Rockville headquarters. Somewhat intimidating environment. Many questions were skeptical, bordering on rude. Be prepared to be confronted and keep your cool. Afterwards, HR takes you back to the office to discuss benefits, etc., and you have to do a writing test -- approximately 1 hour long.

    Interview Questions

    • What in your background makes you think you have the qualifications for this position?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Other, better opportunities.

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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FINRA (Chicago, IL) in December 2009.

    Interview

    Received one phone interview, proceeded by two in person interviews. Interviews extremely informal on phone. Basic questions about education (Specific Courses), work history. Asked to explain a time when you made a mistake on the job or had a disagreement. Asked to explain a project where you worked with a team member.

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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at FINRA (Rockville, MD) in December 2008.

    Interview

    The hiring process has changed significantly since I was hired. Now, there is a writing test in addition to the interview process.

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    Regulatory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FINRA (Rockville, MD) in July 2008.

    Interview

    Writing Sample, 2 1:1 interviews

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation but I was granted a $5k relocation bonus

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