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    Teller Position Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp.

    Interview Details

    i applied online and received an email after few days. The recruiter asked me to give her a call. I answered couple questions then had one-on-one interview the following week

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Portfolio Risk Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sovereign Bancorp.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with them a few years ago, overall not a particularly difficult interview. That being said, the interview process are different for different groups.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Branch Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Statndard interview process, but focused on retantion

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Senior Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    process was easy very well communicated

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    very productive
    Accepted Offer
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    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview through a recruiter (friend of a friend). Brief phone call with him, but he was unsure of which position I was best suited for, so he scheduled an interview with a manager to see if he had any openings.

    Was at the office for a grand total of 4 minutes. When I went to the office, it was empty except for two employees. There was no reception and the door was locked so I had to knock. The manager seemed a bit confused, and I told him a recruiter had scheduled an interview with us. He asked for my resume, read it over, and asked what job I wanted. I explained that I was looking for a good entry level position, preferably one that did not involve sales. He said that I should look into a personal banker position, but that the hiring manager was out of the office. He sent her an e-mail, told me I'd hear back next week (I never did). I was then sent on my way.

    Overall- very unprofessional and poorly prepared. After what happened, I didn't follow up because I had zero interest in working for a company like that.

    Interview Questions
    • What position are you looking for?
      Do you have a copy of your resume?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Personal Banking Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp.

    Interview Details

    Easy I was hire on the spot. I think they needed a banker because of high turnover right away.

    Negotiation Details
    I asked for more they say I can get it from commissions.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp.

    Interview Details

    6 round of interviews. Situation based questions.Lots of What-ifs, What would you do, kind of questions. Lots of warnings on how the work experience will be chaotic and how I will be able to manage the same. Questions on how I managed chaos in previous organizations

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Small Business Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Found Sovereign to be much more proactive in the recruiting process than BoA or Citizens

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Still going through it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Small Business Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp.

    Interview Details

    Interivew process was great. I went through two phone interviews and one in-person interview. Very professional.

    Interview Questions
    • None. You must know the background of the position and have the necessary education to be able to accurately answer the questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None needed. Salary was competitive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Wholesale Mortgage Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from a human resources person in Boston. I had a brief phone interview with them, and then they told me I'd be having an in person interview with the manager at the location I wanted to work at. I spoke with her for about ten minutes and I was hired

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The salary was not high enough

    Declined Offer

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