OneWest Bank Interview Questions

Updated Aug 10, 2015
29 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

50%
26%
23%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

34%
23%
11%
11
11
3
3

Interview Difficulty

2.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank.

    Interview

    Very casual. Met Payroll Manager, VP of Personnel, and also interviewed with other Administrators. Every one was casual and easy to talk to. The management was very decisive. I enjoyed meeting them.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    It was very long. they took a long time to contact you in order to set something up. Once i did have the interview it was short to the point. They didnt ask any questions regarding the actual job experience because i was previously employed.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you be able to work a late shift and do the job of 2 people.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Modeling Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Pasadena, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview ->programming exercise -> in person, by far the longest 4 people back to back to back to back, 45 min sessions. They were basic tell me about your past experiences hard not to sound like a record player after the second person.

    Interview Questions

    • phone interview was more technical than the in person.   Answer Question
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Training Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Austin, TX) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Lengthy process. 3 phone interviews and 1 additional one on site. Overall positive process that I felt I grew in, unfortunately I didn't get the job. The first interview was the initial screening that just gauges your interest in the role and the company and what you have been doing. The second 1 on 1 interview over the phone asks a couple scenario based questions, where do you see yourself going and overall deep dives on your resume. The 3rd interview was the panel interview and I was impressed. The entire dept, including the manager were there (4 individuals total) for a panel interview. Very professional and welcoming environment. Very upbeat atmosphere. They gave scenarios of what was happening there and how I would handle. They also dove a little deeper on my resume. The last interview was meeting on the phone with the director. Very interested in what I have done and my overall goals, did not feel like an interview but a conversation and getting to know me

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, not unexpected however certain scenarios made me think quickly and challenged me to come up with solutions   1 Answer
  6.  

    Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Santa Monica, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I first spoke with a human resources coordinator about my professional background, and the history of the company. It was also at this point that salary was discussed. Afterwards I spoke with the Manager and answered a few basic questions to test my knowledge of financial statements.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the first things you look for in a company's financial statement when beginning your analysis of its financial strength?   Answer Question
  7.  

    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Orange, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    It was over 6 coffee conversations with the District Manager. Then you meet with the regional manager to see if he likes you. The regional manager is down to earth but the district manager sets up a good story to see how well you respond to certain things.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you grow your business?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank in November 2013.

    Interview

    For the interview process I had to go through a few phone interviews with mostly questions about what I had done in college and what experience I had in finance. It was more to get to know me rather than technical. Then I had an ~2 hour interview where I was asked some technical questions that were relatively simple and not too math heavy. Also was asked some questions like they do at most financial firms where it's a simple question but you just need to know the trick to be able to solve it quickly. It wasn't too pressuring and if you just relax and answer it they are easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They asked me where I wished my salary was and then we went from there.

  9.  

    FVP, Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Santa Monica, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Great Communication, scheduling was easy, great atmosphere, honest feedback, nice facilities.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone interview

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Santa Monica, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process includes phone interview first with hr and followed by two rounds of in person interviews. Interviews are fairly easy, nothing behavioral, mostly are casual conversation about my education and my prior work experience.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not negotiable

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.