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Data Warehouse Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Rabobank in May 2010.
Interview Details – Spoke with the CIO of Rabobank about the job over the phone. Interview discuss how to build a successful data warehouse. The office was impressive, new building furniture. Nice location. Work culture appeared to be "cautious" as many people appear nervous about telling the truth.
Interview was supposed to last one hour but the CIO could leave his iPhone long enough to discuss an one topic. much less evaluate skills. Our meeting was interrupted by others by several crisis.
- How would you talk "up" to Senior Management View Answer
- Can you build us a data warehouse yourself, with no help, no staff? View Answer
Reason for Declining – The CIO was rude and emotional. His attitude towards others was poor. Not the type of person I would report to. He talked more about his career than mine. He wanted a manager, but really he wanted a data warehouse developer/analyst/business intelligence/data modeler/architect. The pay was poor for the type of job. My assumption is that Rabobank believed that they could pick up cheap talent. Unfortunately every one they place in this position either is demoted or resigns.
Trainee Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through other source and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Rabobank.
Interview Details – Quick and effciient hiring process. One interview and few weeks to get the administartive work in order. I was being recruited for a very specific task in a research project. The interview fell upon checking the match between the task to be done and my understanding of the situation and adequancy of capabilities.
Interview Question – Opinion about the objective of the project and approach to solve the problem. Answer Question
Summer Internship Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rabobank in February 2014.
Interview Details – Got forwarded to an interview after sending in my CV and covering letter. Interview was nice and friendly, lasted around 45 minutes with 2 employees, 1 from the banking division and 1 from the human resources department. Questions were based on Rabobank's core competencies; results, cooperation and customer satisfaction, then of course time spent for my own questions.
Interview Question – Questions were largely as expected, requiring a specific example for each individual question which I found were sometimes hard to think of off the top of my head. Answer Question
GMP Ratotation Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rabobank in June 2013.
Interview Details – Interview- SHL- Tech Interview- Assessement day- Final interview
Interview Question – Have you ever experienced anything changed your mindset? Answer Question
M&A Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rabobank.
Interview Details – The first step consists of mathematical, logical and verbal online tests. They were anyway pretty easy to answer. The second step was a series of interviews directly with people from the team. They tried as well to test my motivation and the reasons why I wanted to work for them, but their questions were mainly technical ones. What I like the most about the selection process, is that you don't need to go through an HR interview before meeting the people you will be working with.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was related to the detailed adjustments you make to the market cap in order to get tho the enterprise value when calculating trading multiples. At that time I didn't have much experience on M&A interviews and valuation techniques, so it was not that easy for me to list and motivate all of these adjustments (e.g. minorities, associates, unfunded pension liabilities, capital leasing, provisions) Answer Question
Development Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Rabobank.
Interview Details – Via a recruitment agency
Interview Question – Asked impossible questions about "hypothetical" scenarios, Answer Question
Reason for Declining – not suitable to my profile
Graduate- Treasury Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rabobank.
Interview Details – There are 3 rounds of interview process. Firstly, a HR Round based on resume and profile interests. If this round is cleared then there would be another round of technical interview with Head-Global Financial Markets. Finally, if this round is cleared then there would be a telephonic interview with Global Regional Head.
Interview Question – There is no unexpected or difficult question. Just be clear with the basics and be yourself. Answer Question
Market Data Administrator Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rabobank in August 2012.
Interview Details – Recruiter told me that I would be interviewed by the hiring manager and a colleague of hers.
It was just her. The first thing she told me was that she had so many CVs and so many people to interview. Although she was friendly I felt that my time was being wasted.
Travel to interviews is not paid for, even if you come over from another country!
Interview Question – Specific knowledge of Reuters and/or Bloomberg functionality is asked about. Answer Question
Graduate Programmer - Rabobank International Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rabobank in January 2011.
Interview Details – There were three stages to the hiring process. The first was an HR interviewm then a interview with a senior banker. I was then invited to the final stage, which involved presenting to the three senior managers on a topic of your choice (but it was understood to cover a topic that described a market trend that would beneficial to Rabobank.
Interview Question – The interviews were fairly generic, with only a few brainteasers. Answer Question
Portfolios Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Rabobank in July 2012.
Interview Details – Initial Competency based interview with the HR; lasted about 1 hr. Questions like give us an example of when you achieved the unexpected.
Followed by a technical and business based job specific brain teaser questions concerning corporate banking, basel iii, transfer pricing, SQL database and C++ programming concepts.
Interview Question – Reason for Capital Buffer requirements for Basel iii View Answer
Negotiation Details – Their offer is the quite low compared to the market rate; so would suggest negotiating the offer by 5-10% atleast.