Merrill Lynch Intern Interview Questions

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

Interview Details

Quick and easy, basically all about fit. Just asked me about my background, met the team and learned what they do. The annoying thing is that the onboarding process takes a couple of weeks so the start wasn't immediate. The pay as an intern comes out of the team's pocket so they have to like you.

Accepted Offer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the school portal and was contacted to set up an interview within a week. I had a group interview where they asked mainly behavioral questions (nothing unexpected). The process was very fast, and they got back to me within a week after the interview--did not receive an offer, but the interview process was simple and fast.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    On-campus interview with 3 traders.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation (only an internship)
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Emailed resume, heard back within two weeks. Initial interview via phone second round was one on one. Technical and behavioral questions, nothing too difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • What an efficient portfolio of investments would look like.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by the previous intern, so they gave me the job after one phone interview. Nonetheless, I am quite certain that the interview process varies greatly across their organizational structure. Merrill has hundreds of private equity management groups that hire their interns under different protocol. So its hard to predict exactly how the process will go.

    Interview Questions
    • How will working here benefit you and your long term goals?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my college's online career center. Interview was at their office and was completely behavioral. It was around 20 minutes. Why Merrill Lynch? Why Private Banking? What would my availability be during the school week. Why did I pick my college? There was some time left for me to ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Interview Details

    Quick, simple process consisting of one phone interview and an in-person interview with the head of the financial group. Took about 2 weeks to hear back with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview
    It was really brief, basically just going over my resume

    Interview Questions
    • Weakness and strengths
      No experience in wealth management, then how can you use your previous experience in this position?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Interview Details

    I was put into touch with an alumni from my school through a professor I had. He brought me in, asked me some basic questions to make sure I was competent, and gave me the job. Networking really does help!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary, just general market trends and news.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    "Tell me about yourself" was the main question. It lasted only 15-20 minutes and my interviewer did most of the talking.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about yourself" - It is open-ended and gives you the ability to take any route you want. Good opportunity to express yourself, though   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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