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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in August 2015.
Assessment centre in Manchester- The process was smooth and relaxed, however one interviewer told me he had just found out he was assessing the day before which I found a little last minute. Started with a group discussion which assessors just watched- be sure to engage in good teamwork here, they are checking how you work with others so let others speak, and encourage ideas. They give you a case study on a mobile app and ask you questions surrounding it so discuss pros and con of features, why you need certain stakeholders to be a part of this app (they give you a list) and how will you get feedback. Next is the stakeholder presentation meeting- you get a scenario saying they want to release the app earlier and whether or not you can do it. Info is provided but ensure to present well, speak slowly and cover all relevant points. Be prepared to answer questions afters ie. risks of releasing early etc. Last is the one on one competency interview- don't be nervous here and take your time to answer the questions using the STAR method.
- Give me a scenario when you failed to reach a deadline. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in June 2015.
Began the process by writing a few short responses to questions such as " Why RBS?" and "My greatest achievement". After receiving an email informing me that I had passed the initial application I was given a link to a reasoning test which I undertook online. Again, after receiving an email informing me I had passed the test, I was required to take a maths oriented test. Success in this test lead me to the last of three online tests. This final part included a range of adverts designed for the test which I had to read and answer questions on. The next stage was a telephone interview which was, with research and thought on responses to question such as "what was your greatest achievement and what skills did you show?", fairly straightforward. The final stage of the whole interview process meant travelling to the office where I would be working and taking part in an assessment centre. This involved a role play in which I played a manager dealing with a customer and other activities which tested my competence and critical thinking. The assessment centre also involved me answering questions on different times I have shown skills that would be needed during the job and where I have shown them previously.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in January 2015.
First application on their website. I received an invitation for online tests a week later. After weeks I had an invitation for a phone call with HR people. The next step was an Assessment Center in RBS offices in Manchester, full day of assessments with senior managers, 1 to 1 meetings, pitches before a group of senior managers.
- Tell me a situation when you successfully challenged your group decision Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in August 2014.
Through RBS partners Allegis Group Services. Very simple process. Sent CV off. Allegis forwarded to hiring manager at RBS. Invited for interview. Simple half hour interview. A bit about myself and back ground. (What i had done in work and university). A few (3/4) competency based question. What i knew about the products (derivatives) (technical aspect).
- Why did i want to join considering the equities side was being sold off. Answer Question
6 month initial contract through AGS to start.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in June 2014.
face to face interview, competency based questions which can be googled and will help you alot. interview was informal most of the time and laid back, more about getting to know your personality rather than your cv. one on one interview with a member of hr who had no business knowledge what so ever so was abit shocked when i asked him questions about the role he couldn't answer.
- explain a time when you have exceeded customers expectations and been pro active. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in February 2013.
Four stage process: 1. Application Form and Situational Judgement Test 2. Online Numeracy and Reasoning Tests 3. Telephone Interview 4. Assessment Centre
- "People like to ask about risk areas for the banking industry. Why, in your opinion, do you think RBS is in a good position and what are the areas that it can take advantage of going forward?" Answer Question
No negotiation involved. You are asked to provide an immediate indication as to whether you wish to accept the offer or not. You are also made aware that your office location is not provided immediately and you will be informed in the coming months as to where the company will be placing you.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in August 2011.
I just finished my master's degree with several years interim work experience. My master's is in international business but at undergraduate level I had several finance courses. This job was to be a derivative analyst -basically back office work for processing documents and making sure they are within regulation, etc. I worked at a mortgage company doing back office work which is why I believe I had the interview despite not being a finance major. They asked 4 questions concerning 4 of the 10 core competencies of the company. They emailed me with a list of topics the interview questions would be over and advised how to prepare the responses: stating the situation, the task, the scenario, the solution, the outcome. While this was helpful information and it helped me prepare answers for my questions, it led to me over preparing because you don't know what questions/competencies will be. They then asked me questions about financial products. The interview seemed to be going well as I had well prepared for it and had finance knowledge. They asked me what my salary expectations were and I said while I know this is an entry-level position, I do have some experience and a master's degree with top honors that I would like to be recognized for. I believe that they wanted someone inexperienced or willing to take lower wages. I also had to tell them I needed off for a several in a few months for my wedding, which is something that does not have a flexible time period. I believe that my wedding would have conflicted with the several month long training period. Overall, it was a relaxed low-key interview. No questions were difficult because they gave you so much time to prepare solid answers in advance. I was disappointed in the caliber of the questions, I believe they could have asked more difficult questions in order to showcase my skills. Ultimately, the job was aimed at someone fresh out of undergraduate which is why they gave so much information on preparing. The environment of the office was very clean, modern, and more relaxed than some places, but the desks were small and left little room for personalization with pictures, etc. The HR staff were friendly if not a bit disorganized because they misplaced my documents after the interview and I sat alone for 15 minutes waiting for my proofs. *RBS requires a lot of paperwork for their interviews including but not limited to paycheck stubs from past employers of 3 years, proof of address for 3 years, proof of degrees, explanations of periods of unemployment and documents to back them up, etc.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in March 2010.
is not difficult but u got have education to that and also u need basic experience which u will get by the time i hope u would like that,
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in September 2009.
A thorough interview process, including a presentation to test job specific skills based upon a case study provided a few days in advance of the interview. Also included 'competency based questions' requiring description of specific recent examples from my own career in relation to defined skill areas.
- Describe a time when you dealt with conflict with an external client in negotiation of facilit terms and how you resolved the situation. Answer Question
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