I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2013.
Interview Details – Written test, followed by 3 technical interviews by people from the business (MD to VP level) and finally a HR interview.
Interview Question – Let’s play a game of Russian roulette. You are tied to your chair and can’t get up. Here’s a gun. Here’s the cylinder of the gun, six chambers, all empty. Now watch me as I put two bullets in the gun, adjacent to each other. I close the cylinder and spin it. I put a gun to your head and pull the trigger. Click. Lucky you! Now I’m going to pull the trigger one more time. Which would you prefer, that I spin the cylinder first, or that I just pull the trigger? View Answer
Negotiation Details – None
Interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland
Interview Details – Mostly technical knowledge is tested, which includes Accounting Standards, Financial Management related concepts. There are usually three or four technical rounds. There is usually management round in which someone from senior management asks general management questions. The HR round is focused mainly on interests and try to figure out the stability of the candidate.
Interview Question – The level of details on the Financial Management question is the most difficult one. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in July 2013.
Interview Details –
Got the call from RBS Gurgaon HR and details of my current profile were taken.
The next week initial telephonic interview was scheduled(level-intermediate)
After one week of 1st tech round 2nd round telephonic was scheduled-Business+technical(level- difficult to inter)
After one week of 2nd technical round VC was scheduled with VP and his manager where there were realtime questions on Production support ITIL basic business question were asked.
After 3 days i was informed that i was selected and had a HR round.No salary negosiation as they offered me what I asked and I was satisfied.
I must say Gurgaon HR's are really well spoken (polite) and very prompt.
Interview Question – How do you check the growth of file in unix and various other basic commands in UNIX and oracle. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was offered what i asked for after giving justification of why that amount.It was more than what i expected and I was really very happy and satisfied.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.
Interview Details –
A CV sent to their representatives and got an interview.
The interview is pretty simple but includes weird questions like '2 of your employees are in disagreement and you cannot change their mind. What do you do?'. Ridiculous for a student placement.
90% of the interview is competency based.
10% is easy web development questions which anyone would be able to do.
The staff who interview you are unprofessional and give each other glares when you get a question wrong. They don't seem to know much about their field either.
With this sort of recruitment process, expect to be given easy and boring tasks that don't challenge you. I found this out from a friend who was employed there.
Interview Question – 2 of your employees are in disagreement and you cannot change their mind. What do you do? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in June 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted online application, answered 4 mini-essay questions about 'why RBS', 'why this division', 'why you -- your strengths', as well as one last 'hobbies/interest' type of question. Moved to next round, where I completed numerical and reading tests online. Got past that to get a phone interview, where the first few questions were general why this division, why RBS, tell us a bit more about what you understand of the job responsibilities. Afterwards, scenario based behavioural questions. Very friendly interviewer, advised on my interview performance at the end. Did not make to last AC round (if there was any). Process not very transparent -- not very sure what is in stall until one gets invited to complete the tests/ have interviews.
Interview Question – Tell me what we do in this division. It was hard to define all the job scope at once and quite hard to give details as well as that's what we're interning to find out. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 9 months - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in June 2013.
Interview Details – Quite a friendly interview but with very specific questions. I was with the hr responsible, 2 guys from Corporate coverage division and the director of the Markets division. After presentions and questions about my cv, thesis and future expectations, they started asking me technical questions about investments and companies valuation.
Reason for Declining – I would have started too early
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in May 2013.
Interview Details – First took a online test with Java-J2EE, SQL and other questions. Then had a first round of technical interview. After that another round of technical interview then a managerial round and HR round in the end.
Interview Question – I was asked to design an application with a single page UI which can show the details of the employees of an organization using any framework I am comfortable with. Then the interviewer asked the questions why I chose this particular framework rather than others, asked if some additional features were added like session handling, concurrent access and multiple browser signin by same users, how to handle those scenarios and then how can I improve the performance of the application. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in May 2013.
Interview Details –
Very structured and very disorganised. Applied to Wealth Management but after a number of conversations with HR was transferred to corporate banking as too many people had applied to wealth management. This was after one of the lead recruiters had told me I would be perfect for a role within their wealth management team.
The process involved numerical, logical and personality test. I failed the personality test but managed to convince HR that a personality test is not representative and so got through to the telephone interview.
The telephone interview is outsourced, however what was particularly annoying is that they tell you even if you pass the telephone interview then you won't necessarily make it to the assessment center.
I made it to the assessment centre stage, which involved a group exercise, presentation and skill sessions. However RBS don't seem to change these exercises and so comprehensive details about the specific case studies were listed online in numerous forums which seems unprofessional. The one-to-one interview involved a manager reading competency questions off a piece of paper and writing my responses down all the time. There was no interaction, no interest and this is primarily why I had no intention of wanting to work for them.
After the interviews the interviewees (managers) introduced themselves properly to the whole group. However most of them had been in the job for 25-35 years and seemed very bored with their jobs. The recruitment team all had ill fitting suits and did not inspire or provide a sense that working with RBS would be a good experience.
I received an offer but declined. The interview was with senior managers, yet I felt they were some of the most uninspiring people I have ever met. The whole process made me feel like a machine and gave me absolutely no desire to want to work there.
Interview Question – None, very standard and not how a top bank should be interviewing Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
The interview was with senior managers, yet I felt they were some of the most uninspiring people I have ever met. The whole process made me feel like a machine and gave me absolutely no desire to want to work there.
Poor salary and HR was unable to tell me where in the country I would work.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in May 2013.
Interview Details – Got called up by a recruiter and was asked competency questions.
Interview Question – Can you perform redress calculations? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in April 2013.
Interview Details – Call -> 1:1 interview -> Head round -> HR round
Interview Question – How u support to environment ? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No
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