I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in June 2013.
Interview Details – Very lengthy, but friendly and easy.
Interview Question – How do you deal with failure? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I'm a good salesman.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in May 2012.
Interview Details – Apply, screening call, screening test, manager interview and panel interview.
Interview Question – How are you going to be successful at this career. View Answer
Interviewed at Merrill Lynch
Interview Details – It was a three step process including a math exam and three in person interviews. The last step is a panel style interveiw with a lot of questions.
Interview Question – Asking about your best and worst qualities. Also, a current economic outloook. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very open.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.
Interview Details – Very untraditional, its a buddy system..
Interview Question – Why do you think you can do what I do as an advisor? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiable only if you are living in the big cities with a lot of money.. essentially they are thinking about how you can make them the money back at some point during your career.
Interviewed at Merrill Lynch
Interview Details – Online test - two in person interviews, very easy to understand motivations
I applied online - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in November 2012.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview as the first round interview. It went very bad. The first question i got was that do i have Series 7 license. The second question , i got was that am i an international student. Afterwards they asked me two to 3 basic questions about my resume.
Interview Question – Do i have series 7 lisence Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in January 2012.
Interview Details – 5 rounds
Initial - Meet And Greet
2nd - Math exam
3rd - psychological exam
4th - Panel Review
5th - Final Interview with hiring manager
Interview Question – Explain your natural market of clients. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It all depends if you are import a book of business. If you do not have a book you start off at the low end of the scale.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.
Interview Details – First step was the FIAT exam, their simple math and economics test. Next was their personality exam. Then I had 2 phone interviews with a national HR rep and then a local HR rep. Then I needed to fill out some complaince forms. I passed all those and my actual face to face interviews started. First was with their training VP. He said he would be recommending me to go on with the interview process and meet the branch manager. I met the branch manager a month later. He informed me that there was only 1 position available. I rec'd a letter from BOA HR stating that they would be going with another candidate. I am in the process of asking their HR if I can be considered for another office in my area since I was able to get to the last interview in their interview process.
Interview Question – In your prior job that was of the same type of position, what do you feel you could have done to correct any mistakes and get more sales Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.
Interview Details – I applied through contact and was then given a person's email address to contact. I then had to take two online test the first was a math/ econ exam and the second one was a behavioral exam. After this I had a phone interview then an in person interview. This was all well and good but it seemed like there was no interest at the in person interview which was annoying because I wasn't sure why I was there. They seemed to have no interest because I was right out of college and had no sales experience.
Interview Question – None of the questions were really difficult but they were just assessing my personality. It was very strange and there seemed to be no interest from the beginning due to the fact that I had no sales experience. Wasn't really sure why they let it get that far in the first place if that was the case. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in May 2011.
Interview Details – The first step was to interview with the Associate Director and Director. Their questions were mostly about character and very little about financial expertise. What school activities you were involved in, charities... Then you will be asked to take a math and economics test. You should study for these. If all goes well, you will be asked to come up with a business plan and you will discuss it on an interview with a couple of senior FA's. If they like you, you will defend your business plan with a team of managers from different branches.
Interview Question – Tell us about your "low hanging fruit". The people close to you who you can immediately get as clients. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They have three tiers.1) Lower base-higher commission-lower hurdles 2) higher base- lower commission-higher hurdles 3) highest base-lowest commission-highest hurdles.
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