Scotiabank Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2015
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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Winnipeg, MB (Canada)) in March 2015.

Interview

Online Questionnairre, Phone Interview, Branch Interview. This particular job was stationed in Calgary Alberta, I live in Winnipeg. I did the majority of the interviewing over the phone and then had one interview at a local branch. The first phone interview was all behavioural type quesitons. I advise first describing the situation, then stating your decision and following up with the outcome of that decision.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time when you led a team and failed? Tell me about a time you made a bad decision.   Answer Question

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    Behavior and technical. No HR interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring process was quite typical. Very basic behavioural and situational questions, followed by an in-person meeting with the Hiring Manager.The hiring manager just wanted to know more about my experience and thoughts on the projects at hand. He didn't follow a traditional script. I thought the interview was quite easy, but at the same time, I obviously didn't know what to expect since I had prepared for a traditional interview and was faced with an open discussion.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Scotiabank?   1 Answer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Submit application online. Then call for a one on one interview. First interview with the hiring manager, the next interview is with the VP. Then get a call from HR a few weeks after the interview on an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • questions are not as difficult as other banks. very generic like describe your current role and yourself.   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    I had a telephonic interview with the HR. Then there was an interview with the Director and a VP for about an hour. Then the process took a turn in the third round when there was a panel of 5 SVPs and a director who interviewed me for 45 Minutes. and a rotating interview with 3 Senior managers continued outside the panel room where the rest of the 3 candidates were being interviewed. The interview with the 3 Sr. Managers were for an hour each and they probed and tested every little detail on the resume and then cross verified with the others. But at no point did it feel uncomfortable as they were very nice. After I cleared this round, I had another 1:1 with their Senior Most SVP where she wanted to make sure that I would stay around with the bank and not leave after an year or so.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think about the Euro crisis and how do you think it will impact the world? What should be the steps the bank should take to mitigate the risk?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I negotiated upwards to 25% more than the original offer and some extra benefits and finally signed the contract after 36 days from the first telephonic call! Banks usually do not negotiate this hard but I had 3 competing offers and I guess they really liked me. I would suggest that someone review the salary market and play on their strengths. Also, please be very honest in your expectations because everyone in the process is very intelligent, otherwise they would not be sitting across the table from you.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Simple interview with 50 percent soft questions to determine fit and outline the details of the role and 50 percent skill testing/problem solving questions.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were easy. Mostly math related. Easy quant questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No real negotiations for entry level quant job.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Very professional and what you would expect from a reputable financial institution

    Interview Questions

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