Scottrade Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Investment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cheyenne, WY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cheyenne, WY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Scottrade.

    Interview Details

    HR reps are typical of most companies. Their job is to recruit, so they have all sorts of fluff and bull that they try to feed you, but they lack a comprehensive understanding of the positions that they are attempting to recruit for. They are incredibly slow to fill a position, even when there is an immediate need to fill the job and qualified applicants seeking the position. The interviews are scripted, and the HR reps and managers never stray from the script.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions are incredibly basic. None are challenging.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The HR reps have a grid that they are not allowed to think outside of. If they have made you an offer, it's because they want you. You will not be competing against a line of applications, so if you accept the job, let them know up front that you know Scottrade pays below the industry average for all positions and that if you are going to work for them, that they are going to have to meet your demands for a salary, not the other way around. Spend time researching what pay scale someone with your experience gets paid at other firms so that you have real numbers to back up your salary demands. This company feels their way through everything, but does not think their way through it. If you know what you should be paid and are not just guessing, you will have the upper hand in the negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Scottrade in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were no technical questions. All questions centered around soft skills. I felt very comfortable talking with my interviewers. Although, the nature of the questions made me nervous about stepping into a role that may have serious interpersonal problems once I arrive. Everyone was very nice however. Everyone raved about the dedication of the employees and the work-life balance. That was tempered by questions about how I felt about working overtime. I had good feelings about the people but was unsure about how my role would have been supported by the business and felt it wasn't the right time for me to move. I asked for 30% more than the top edge of the salary posted for the position as a result.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected question... How do you get someone who has had a personal loss (sounded like a death on the team) to regain previous productivity levels. Eek! Again, as a current manager I have dealt with this exact situation but I wouldn't want to step into that situation at a new company right away and have to deal with that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Service Center Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Scottrade in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a short phone interview about two weeks after I applied online. At that point HR rep set up in person interview a week later. Completed a background check authorization online before interview.In person interview included a personality test followed by interview with both HR rep and manager. The following Monday I received an email requesting references. References check was done through Checkster. The following tuesday I received a call offering me the positing contingent on receiving clear fingerprints. Recruiter called a week later telling me my fingerprints were clear, set up start date and was told to notify current employer. Entire process took about a month.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavior type questions, tell me a time type questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasnt any negotiation, I was told my salary when offered the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkwood, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkwood, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Scottrade in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Went through a testing period for knowledge over material vital to the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was sent a letter detailing salary, benefits,etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Asia Pacific Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Scottrade.

    Interview Details

    Had one telephone interview and 2 face to face interviews with the marketing team.

    Interview Questions
    • For HR, I had been asked a lot of behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Storage Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Scottrade.

    Interview Details

    The process begins with a 20 minute phone screening. I then was set up with an hour and a half face to face interview. They let me know that there is a chance for a second in person interview, but they would try and just do one.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Service Center Stockbroker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very straight forward process. It first starts with a 15 minutes phone interview; then a face-to-face interview that simulates a service center call and personality type test that is used to later see what your strengths and weaknesses are. This is to help you deal with customers based on a program that is later used in training.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. Just be ready for standard questions describing your interactions with customers in the past or how you deal with conflict.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It is non-negotiable if you do not have your required licenses.
    Accepted Offer
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    Stockbroker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Scottrade.

    Interview Details

    First is a phone interview with a HR rep. then about a week later you get a second person to person interview with the hiring manager. Its only two interviews total

    Interview Questions
    • questions are basic, mostly asking about your past positions and how they relate to the one your applying for.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scottrade Stockbroker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Scottrade.

    Interview Details

    Short interview with personality questions followed by a written test over basic market terms and practices.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Scottrade.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening followed by an interview at the branch.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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