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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Scottrade (Massapequa, NY) in April 2015.
I met with the branch manager. Then I had a phone interview with the regional manager. Within a week or two they contacted me with the job offe they offered me 50000 salary and I counter them with 60,000 in order for me to take the job. I also got a $5,000 signing bonus to make the commitment. r
- Sell me this pen 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Scottrade (Springfield, MO) in April 2015.
Recruiter emailed a few days after I applied online and scheduled a phone interview. Phone interview was pretty standard; asked about experience, strengths, weaknesses, etc. Next step was in-person interview with branch manager. Prior to the interview, BM asked me to complete a 250 question test on a computer in the office. No right or wrong answers, just a lot of questions about how you feel about sales, ethics, etc. BM had a list of questions he asked during interview; all standard interview questions. After the interview, the BM scheduled a time for me to return to meet with the 2 other IC's that work in the office, which I did 2 days later. After this....nothing. The branch manager who interviewed me quit. I left numerous voice mails and emails with recruiter; no response. Finally, after a month, I was actually able to reach the recruiter by phone. She stated that they are going in another direction. It has now been another month, and the position is still open, so that seems odd. I met all of the requirements of the position (Series 7, Series 66, 3 years financial sales exp, clean U-4, etc) and all interviews went well. Now they've interviewed me for the branch manager position. I'm getting a similar run around with this position. No follow-up, no communication whatsoever. I'm not sure I would accept a job if it was offered if the recruiting department is indicative of the manner in which the company is run. In the end, the interview process is fine, it's the follow-up that is lacking. If you are not interested in a candidate, please show them respect and let them know in a timely manner.
- Tell me about a time a client disagreed with your idea and you were able to change their mind. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Scottrade.
Applied online and received email from HR department within about weeks for phone interview, which was just basic questions about your interest in the company. After phone interview. One week later received email to set up a time for an interview with the branch manager. Overall process took about 4 weeks.
- Talk about a time where you had to deal with a difficult client or team experience. Not difficult questions. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Scottrade (Cerritos, CA) in March 2015.
There is 30 minute online assessment to discover whether you are a good sales person. After the assessment the Branch manager will interview you. The interviewer will ask standard questions about experience and instances where you interacted with displeased client and fairies the end result.
- Tell me about how you handled an upset customer. 2 Answers
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Scottrade (Saint Louis, MO) in March 2015.
Applied through a recruiter. Initial screening was telephonic. In two weeks got a invite for face to face interview at scottrade, St. Louis, MO. Result was announced in a week after the interview.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Scottrade in March 2015.
I was contacted by an internal recruiter for the position of Investment Consultant. The first step was a phone interview. The interview took about 25 minutes, and was mostly questions pertaining to my experience and "tell me about a time..." type questions. The recruiter was polite and answered all of my questions with confidence.
- Tell me about a time when you experienced a major conflict at work. How did you handle it? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Scottrade in February 2015.
Process took about two weeks. I got in through a referral and the process was very smooth. Total number of interviews was 3. (recruiter, branch manager, regional manager) Excellent people and attitudes throughout.
- How important is communication? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Scottrade (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.
From the Scottrade career website I found a Investment Consultant posting at a local branch and I applied and uploaded a resume. A week or so later I received a email from a talent accusation specialist requesting availability for a phone interview. We set up a mutual time and a phone interview was conducted over about 45 minutes. It consisted of around ten behavioral questions which requested describing a past situation and how I handled it. At the conclusion of the phone interview I was allowed to ask a few questions, some of which the interviewer answered and others I was told could be answered if I were to get a follow up interview with the local branch manager. Shortly after that I received a email requesting a in person interview at the local branch with the branch manager and I was required to sign some e-documents to authorize a background & credit check. A time was set and I met with the branch manager. Before the interview I was required to take a Sales Key assessment test of about 250 multiple choice questions, about 5% of which were time limited. I spent about 1.5 hrs. on this task sitting at one of the investment consultants desk visible to branch customers in a noisy branch. Live customers, telephones ringing, telephone conversations and a loud TV with business news on made concentration a challenge. Upon completion of the test I waited in the office lobby for the manager to finish working with customers to continue the interview at a local deli/coffee shop. At the deli/coffee shop we sat at a small table in the middle of a very crowded noisy business. Without ordering anything for the establishment, the manager proceeded to ask questions and document my answers to around 20 questions over the next hour. We finished with me asking some questions I had prepared, but due to the difficulty I found with hearing, my comfort level with privacy and the amount of time spent at this interview, (around 3 hrs. in total). I did not ask all I had intended to. We parted on good terms with a understanding I would hear from Scottrade if they wanted to do anymore interviewing. The manager was very professional and ask good questions. I found the branch & deli/coffee shop environments very challenging environments to interview in. Maybe that was by Scottrade's design? It was certainly a first for me in my professional career. The jury is still out at this time regarding this position and I have not heard back from Scottrade yet. no offer or decline made yet.
- Describe in detail a time when you were being pulled in many directions at the same time while working and how you handled it all of the demands? 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Scottrade (Columbus, OH) in February 2015.
The interview process starts with an initial application and then you have a phone interview with an HR person before having an interview with the local branch manager. The process is very easy to go through as they only ask basic questions about your background and interest in the company.
- Why are you interested in the brokerage industry? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Scottrade (Columbus, OH) in February 2015.
phone interview a few days after applying. asked about normal questions over resume. second phone interview a few weeks later over technical details. never heard back, but i wasn't all that interested in the opportunity. easy if you show them you care about the company and know what you're talking about.
- describe an adversity in a previous job that you had encountered and how you overcame it. Answer Question
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