Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2014
Updated Jun 21, 2014
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Wealth Management Interview

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

I applied online - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in August 2012.

Interview Details

Very easy interview. Great on-boarding process. Everything was very streamlined. I applied online though my university campus recruitment. I first had a phone interview and then an office visit. Questions were typical, not hard, as it was just for an internship.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Coordinated a time to come in for an interview with a Senior FA. Interviewed and he told me to keep working hard, even if I didn't get the internship. His Associate called me back and offered me the position in less than 48 hours. I am going to be working in a cubicle assisting the FA's team.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a referral from another employee in the office and was given an interview which lasted about 25 minutes. I was asked very general personality/fit questions like, "why Merrill Lynch?" "where do you see yourself in 5 years?" etc

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    Brief behavioral phone interview, nothing technical. I was told that I would hear back from them the following week, but it ended up getting pushed back because apparently one of their interviews had to be rescheduled. After two weeks I still hadn't heard from them. I e-mailed to see what happened and never got a response.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    pretty basic, asked about my resume, strengths/weakness, personal qualifications, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    When can you start?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was introduced to a director of a local Merrill Lynch branch through a mutual contact. I was offered an opportunity to have an informational interview but the director was open to doing a formal interview for an internship position. Perhaps because of the personal contact, the interview was less rigorous or technical than one would expect, but it consisted mostly of past school/work experience and a detailed description of the firm and job. Very easy.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why finance? Why wealth management?" Basic questions to get a better understanding of your story and why one would be a suitable intern. The job doesn't require lots of skill but they want someone who knows why they're there and what they can contribute.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Other opportunity better suited to my preferences and skill set

    Declined Offer
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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    Was referred by a friend. Contacted via email by interviewer. I did not follow up and the interviewer contacted me once again. During the interview, I was led into a small conference room. It was very informal and much like a 1:1 conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • N/A The questions were basic. Mostly regarding who I am and my interests. Focused on team work and values.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Wrong fit.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Pretty simple and standard interview. 30-minute phone call with the financial advisor who was going to supervise me during the internship. Exchanged a couple of emails before that to arrange a time, and he corresponded with HR to make everything go smoothly. Documents got mailed in a timely manner, and instructions and processes were very well-planned.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Internship, so no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    One behavioral interview with a friendly senior Vice President who wanted to know more about my work habits than my financial acumen.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a cold-calling prompt you would pitch to a lead.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Wealth Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very straight forward. The financial adviser started out introducing the firm, talking about why they are looking for an intern and what the internship is about. The FA then proceeded to ask some questions about my prior experience and worked on getting to know me better . It seems like they are looking for enthusiasm and energy. After a week or so an offer was made.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotitaion
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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