Rabobank Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
Updated Jun 11, 2014
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    Data Warehouse Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Roseville, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. 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 Questions
    • Opinion about the objective of the project and approach to solve the problem.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    GMP Ratotation Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Employee in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rabobank in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview- SHL- Tech Interview- Assessement day- Final interview

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever experienced anything changed your mindset?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    M&A Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Rabobank.

    Interview Details

    Via a recruitment agency

    Interview Questions
    • Asked impossible questions about "hypothetical" scenarios,   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    not suitable to my profile

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate- Treasury Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • There is no unexpected or difficult question. Just be clear with the basics and be yourself.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Market Data Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • Specific knowledge of Reuters and/or Bloomberg functionality is asked about.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Programmer - Rabobank International Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • The interviews were fairly generic, with only a few brainteasers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Portfolios Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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