I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Scotiabank.
Interview Details –
I'm an MBA applying for the summer internship.
Regarding of the co-op, the questions for the interview were too general, it was like a casual chat.
I was asked, why MBA, what's your takeaway from the summer internship, what did you do before etc. Anyway, they were all general interview questions, and you can prepared for them in advance.
Interview Question – i don't think there were some tough questions, because it's an co-op position. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in April 2013.
Interview Details –
1, Pre-screen telephone interview. 20min. Ask some general questions with yourself and resume, and basic work eligible, willing to travel for different training location, etc.
2, Online test, Sales pro. 30 min
3, Telephone Interview. 30-40 minQuestions about the test, lots of behaviour questions, keeping asking some similar questions and want your examples....after that they directly arrange a inter person interview for you.
4, Interperson interview with two branch managers. Only 20min...ask some situational questions...really simple... have a great conversation with them and please prepared some good questions to ask them. :)
Interview Question – They keep asking lots of similar behaviour questions, so get examples as many as possible! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – NO negotiation. But they offer a high than expected salary.
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in April 2013.
Interview Details –
Someone was looking for replacement and asked me to apply. (sorry this doesn't help externals)
I've been to 2 interviews both were casual.
Interview Question –
Why do I want this job?
I always feel I'm giving a boilerplate answer. Mainly I want it because I need more money but you can't say that. View Answer
Reason for Declining –
The bank makes profit year after year. The whole sector does so it's not like the institution is bleeding.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in April 2013.
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 Question – If you could have your dream job (and it would not impact you getting this job or not), what would it be? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I got a better job offer from another part of Scotia.
I applied in-person and interviewed at Scotiabank.
Interview Details – Submitted resume in person, received call to come in within 2 weeks, one interview. Interview is set by the company, so interviewer read from the proposed list of questions. About an hour, almost. The most questions I've had to answer in an interview. One interviewer. Good sense of humour, so it wasn't too intense.
Interview Question – The typical "where do you expect to be in 5 years?" Not because unexpected, but worried I should want to still be with the company. My honesty was ok though. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Knew negotiating wage, hours etc. not worthwhile. They were hiring for a certain amount of hours and wage already, determined by the budget they have at the branch level.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank.
Interview Details – 2 step process, technical and soft skills
Interview Question – No unexpected question Answer Question
Negotiation Details – NO negotiation possible
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in March 2013.
Interview Details – Just 1:1 interview asking questions to previous employment questions.
Interview Question – There wasn't any, the hardest maybe is to ask how much they wanted to pay Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation, its just answering questions from sample questions to test the knowledge and attitude for customer service.
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Scotiabank.
Interview Details – Met with a recruiter at my University. A month later had a preliminary telephone interview followed by another interview (behavioural)
Interview Question – generic situational questions Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Moving locations
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in March 2013.
Interview Details – applied online got a call in few days. set up the interview for following week.
Interview Question – basically the behavioral interview...i didn't get the 2nd interview. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in March 2013.
Interview Details – 2 initial phone interviews where they ask behavioural questions. 3rd in branch interview where questions are more about branch setting and ethics. The interview process is very extensive. After you pass all three interviews, they then do a reference check and background/criminal check.
Interview Question – What are your strengths and weaknesses? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not have the opportunity to negotiate my offer.
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