Scotiabank Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Apr 5, 2014
Updated Apr 5, 2014
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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

It last 1 hour with a lot of customer service, accounting, etc

Accepted Offer

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pretty tough

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview Details

    All interviewers were very friendly. Having a good understanding of the markets and the economy is critical. Better to have a good opinion of where you think the economy is going verses memorizing facts. Lots of behavioural questions emphasizing teamwork, integrity and your biggest challenges. Also prepare a 30 second elevator pitch for why they should hire you.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain why you might use a put option verses a forward contract   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview Details

    First Round on Campus and Second Round (7+ interviews) at offices. On-site interviews were quite 30 minutes each and took 3.5 hours in total.

    The questions I remember were. What are the different ways you can value a company and which valuation methods give the highest value? How would you value a company through an LBO transaction (LBO gives the highest valuation of all the methods.)? What do you do outside of work in your free time?

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in us as opposed to other banks?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The salaries at the lowest level are relatively set in stone.
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews. One with HR rep, phone interview, the other with supervisor and manager. The questions were standard, similar to what you can find on the Internet.

    Negotiation Details
    I filed up application with my expected base salary and after I got a job they sand me a letter offering slightly higher then what I initially requested.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    All Analyst positions in the International QAT Department are offered via Third Party hiring companies. Scotiabank utilizes these companies to offer contracts to those seeking the Analyst position. To land one of the positions it's best to get the foot in the door via these companies (ie. Manpower, T&J Consulting). Submit a resume to these companies to get the initial interview.

    Was interviewed by the Manager and Sr. Analyst. They gave an offer to me about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • A situational question to see what my approach to problem solving was based on a problem they had before.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes they asked me what my expectation on pay was and gave me what I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Scotiabank in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Three on 1 interview beginning with behavioral questions and ending with technical questions. Technical questions were easy compared to other banking interviews for BMO and TD.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to participate in a team.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to take a leadership role. What was it, and how did it turn out?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    1st interview: Phone - Asked about my experience - talked about a company that i had been researching
    2nd interview: 1:1 - Talked about analysis and valuation of another company. Met with another analyst + PM

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Mostly asked fit questions and some basic financial statement analysis questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How would a 10% increase in depreciation affect the financial statements of a business?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Contacted for an interview to be held a week later. It was a friendly panel interview which led to a second interview a week after that. Part of the second interview was conducted in Spanish.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could have your dream job (and it would not impact you getting this job or not), what would it be?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better job offer from another part of Scotia.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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