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Investment Banking Associate Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at J.P. Morgan.
Interview Details – Process involves a lot of networking, both with your school's alumni base and with people in the group you're interested in. It is almost impossible to get into the bank if you don't come from a target school or don't find alumni who will push you through.
Interview Question – Variety of technical questions - Walk me through a DCF, Qualities of a good LBO, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Coming through the MBA recruiting process there is very little negotiation. You come in with a class of 60-80 other MBAs all at the same salary/signing bonus/start date
Operations Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan.
Interview Details – *Submitted resume to career center at school
*Received email from JP Morgan (on a Sunday night) informing me that they would like to interview me over the phone on the upcoming Friday
*Interview process was two 30 minute phone interviews back to back with VPs in operations
*Asked standard behavioral questions and if I knew microsoft excel
*1.5 weeks after the interview, received phone call with offer
After accepting offer:
Needed to complete background checks, pass a drug test, and get fingerprinted
Interview Question – *Where do you get your news from
*How competent are you in excel (pivot tables, if statements, macros, working with large datasets)
*What classes have you taken in school; when do you graduate
*Prior work experience; how many hours a week do you work
*How you solved a dilemma when two managers required you to complete conflicting tasks
*Community service; volunteer activities; extra-curricular clubs Answer Question
Relationship Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at J.P. Morgan.
Interview Details – Interviewed with Area Manager, took 3 weeks to hear back. Then had to do a phone interview with Market Manager which was pretty easy. Offer came directly from hiring manager
Interview Question – Everything was pretty standard. As an internal transfer I knew what they wanted to hear Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation - internal transfer so I had to take it or leave it
Vice President - Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in February 2012.
Interview Details – If you are new to development this place is great to learn. They have enough money behind them that they aren't as concerned with the little mistakes as they are with keeping the machine moving.There are a lot of software programs specific to Toll that will take time to learn. There are a lot of systems because they are so large, it can get messy with paper work
Interview Question – How old are you? Answer Question
Senior Loan Processor Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 6 months - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in April 2012.
Interview Details – Too many hoops to jump through...too many people involved in the hiring process. Dealing with hiring manager/recruiter about issues they had no business being involved in. The hiring manager/recruiter did not know much about the position being interviewed for.
Interview Question – The actual interview was very easy and the manager interviewing me was very pleasant. The interview itself was actually very laid back and not a lot of employment questions were asked. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-existent. They made an offer and I counteroffered and they declined.
Financial Services Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in February 2013.
Interview Details – -Online Assessment; virtual modules, personality test and customer service
-Get Clearance Over the phone with HR to get an interview
-One to Two interviews; may be with one manager or two
-Easy questions; be honest and consistent
Interview Question – What do you value most in a career?
What are your weaknesses? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Yes you can negotiate pay. Typically you start at 12.99 (USD) with shift differentials depending on what you accept but pay will be based upon your experience and your ability to show your worth.
Part Time Teller Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in May 2014.
Interview Details – Online test, then video interview. The online test was basically common sense, and personality test type questions, to make sure you aren't the kind of person that will have a meltdown if asked to make change or deal with a cranky customer. The video interview was basically to save everyone time.
Interview Question – Can't remember. It's a bit unnerving, though I can understand the need for the video interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – You need to put an option for...something like, just interviewed, haven't had time for offer...pending, something like that.
Merchant Disputes Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in June 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and it took about 2-3 weeks and received a preliminatry interview via email. Then scheduled a face to face interview, and offered a position with in a week.
Interview Question – Name a time when you had difficulty with another coworker and how you resolved the issue. Answer Question
Digital Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in July 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online after employee referral. Initial HR interview followed by multiple interviews on phone with managers and then an in person interview with 5 members of the team. The process itself took about 2 months but HR was very slow in responding and follow ups. The HR only responded after multiple follow ups. Internally, the review process takes a long time.
Interview Question – Standard questions about past experiences. Hard to gauge the requirements of the job so please ask questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Less room for negotiation. Salary an benefits are above par to the industry
Systems Architect Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in February 2010.
Interview Details – Pretty standard process with multiple rounds of interviews. It takes a little longer than most companies because of the size of the company and the decision-ing process requires multiple levels of approval. Overall it was not too painful and I got to speak to a wide range of people with which I ended up interacting.
Interview Question – Please describe a complex system that you have designed? Answer Question
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