I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and went to my university's job fair to talk to PNC about their technology intern position, handed them my resume. A couple of days after the job fair I got an email stating that they'd like to do an on campus interview. This interview was just a basic screening process; they asked questions about my resume and about why I'd like to work at PNC. About a week after that interview I got a call inviting me to the PNC super day. This was a two day event consisting of a networking event and three interviews. The networking event was with PNC technical managers and executives, and if you're lucky you get to meet the people that will interview you the next day. The next day was the three interviews, each about 30 minutes long and back to back. Each interview was with a manager from a different department. They have a basic behavioral interview script that they are supposed to stick to, but my interviewers only asked a couple of behavioral questions and then just had a conversation with me. It was a little nerve wracking because of the amount of people at the super day, but if you're confident in your abilities, you'll do well. The interviews were really basic and they just want to make sure that you're a good fit at PNC.
Interview Question – Have you ever had a group project where one team member wasn't pulling their weight? How did you handle this situation and what was the outcome? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in October 2013.
Interview Details – The first interview went very well I thought. Although the hiring manager did all of the talking, during the first round of interviews I hoped I would be invited back for the next step in the process and I was. The company and the benefits and the compensation package was attractive.
Interview Question – For me the unexpected question was what type of a manager I was looking for to manage me. I've never been asked that question before. View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in October 2013.
Interview Details – The process started with a phone interview with a campus recruiter who asked behavioral questions. After that, the next round with 3 interviews with managers in various positions at the super day. These interviews are to determine fit within the bank, but you are asked a couple behavioral or technical questions and then asked about a few things on your resume. You usually hear back shortly after this set, within about a week.
Interview Question – If new profits are recorded, how do they effect the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group.
Interview Details –
Disconnected. Did not have good follow up and I had to initiate each step. Additionally, recruiters are typically inexperienced and do not comprehend skills and experiences listed on most resumes. They mainly listen for corporate buzz words and focus on your ability to deliver the buzz words while looking them in the eye.
Additionally, PNC works hard at making a diversity quota, even though some candidates may not have necessary skills for the position.
Interview Question – Cannot recall too many questions because my interview was awhile back, however, PNC is focused on behavior questions. So, my advice would be to first study bank literature to learn the corporate speak, then be prepared to answer their behavior questions using the PNC corporate language. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – You can negotiate a couple thousand, and even that would be pushing the limit.
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in October 2013.
Interview Details – First online assessment. Then phone interview then interview in person with branch manager
Interview Question – The normal, give an example when.... Type of questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Willing to negotiate to compete with current pay in same industry
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group.
Interview Details –
Call bank and then start training
Interview Question – How have you proven yourself as a good salesman Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Easy
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in October 2013.
Interview Details –
The first interview was standard 2 on 1. They asked basics about financial statements and got a general feel for what part of the bank you are interested in. PNC interviews in a weird way. Rather than breaking interviews down by position, they bunch together many different departments. You could be interviewing with someone in real estate, loan syndications, securitizations (IB), etc. I suppose they want prospective interns to get a feel for every part of the bank.
On the super day they bump this up a level. They put you up in a swanky hotel in Pittsburgh (Omni) for a meet and greet with employees from every segment of the bank and hold interviews the next day. It's structure so you'll have 3 or 4 rounds of 2 on 1 thirty minute interviews with associates and directors from a variety of departments. In between interviews you have anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour to socialize with the other interviewees and PNC analysts who are there to keep you company and give you further insight into the positions in a less formal setting.
Interview Question – Explain your understanding of the 2007-08 financial crisis. What were the key factors at play and what do you think could have been done to avoid it? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and was e-mailed about doing a group interview a week or so later. I couldn't make it, but was e-mailed again a few weeks later when they were doing another round of interviews, which surprised me. The branch manager and the HR rep were both involved. It was a group interview where a question was asked and the interviewees went around the room giving answers. The questions were all what is mentioned on this site, so it wasn't too difficult but answers also tend to get repetitive if you're not the first or second to answer. If you don't have any banking experience and other candidates in the interview do it feels as though they immediately count you out. Those who had banking experience were taken to talk to the branch manager after the interview, while those who didn't were told they would hear back soon. Having no banking experience, I heard back about seven business days later that they were 'moving forward with other candidates'.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult/unexpected. They had a sheet of six or seven questions which were all listed on Glassdoor, so I was prepared to answer those questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PNC Financial Services Group in October 2013.
Interview Details –
First Round: Strictly behavioral 30 minute interview, respond with answers regarding leadership, initiative, and teamwork
Second round: Three 30 minute interviews with managers in Pittsburgh; all asked similar questions regarding leadership, initiative, teamwork, and challenges you've overcome in regards to difficult team
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you just didn't know what to do Answer Question
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