Merrill Lynch Interview Questions in Jacksonville, FL

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    Numerous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters will contact by phone or email, process initial screening, and arrange in-person interview , if appropriate

    Interview Questions
    • what are the last 5 books ( author and title) you have read in the past year   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First: Generic 30 minute phone screening with recruiter. Second: Group interview with 2 managers in the department I interviewed for. Questions were general about the department and what I could bring to the team. Third: Interview with Assistant Vice President for the team, same generic questions about my expectations and what I could bring to the team. Very simple interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Just basics about past work experiences and what I am looking for in a new job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Gave me a $ and had to say yes or no.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    I began the process when a recruiter found my resume on Monster. He put me in touch with the local manager.

    The interview process was very streamlined. I didn't know it until later but the first interview was really the only one. I interviewed with the branch manager and once he moved me to the next level it was fairly clear I had to royally screw something up to not get a formal offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Where else are you looking? (It didn't seem tough at the time but the feedback from the recruiter made it clear)   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a contact and was pushed through quickly. I was excited at the position as I had just graduated from college. I had to take a math test prior to the interview and the test involved math (decimals) with no calculator. The test also had economics questions in it. There were also a few formula questions. The test was challenging if you are bad at math.

    The interview was situational. Do not say you are a team player they do not like that because that is why I wasn't offered a job. They want you to be about yourself and not worry about anyone else. SELL SELL SELL.

    They also asked a question about a man that came called in and was trying to sell all of his stocks etc. Then they asked what advice would I give him. There wasn't much background and unfortunately, I guess i asked too many questions. Was the man married? Children? I suggest that you just answer the question.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if someone called in and was trying to sell all of his stocks.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investor Services Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email to apply online for the Global Wealth & Investment Management
    Investor Service Advisor – Campus Training Program. I was then contacted for a phone interview a few days later. The phone interview was about 30 minutes long. I was given a general description of the job, pay, and what it entails. The interviewer asked me to go through my resume and asked about my prior experience. In the end I asked her a few questions.

    I was then told I would be taking the FIAT skills test at branch to move forward in the interview process. Abut a month and a half later I took the exam at a ML branch. The exam was un-timed and consisted of basic arithmetic and econ questions. It took me about an hour (mainly because I am thorough) to take the 55 question test. I was told by the woman administering the exam in the end that I passed. They do not reveal the actual score.

    The final interview consists of a one on one interview with two different managers. One 30 min. interview consists of behavioral questions. The other consists of situational/scenario questions. The Managers I spoke with were very nice and informative about the real deal of the job.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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