Sovereign Bancorp Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I submitted my resume and was called by HR. A phone interview was done. I was invited to meet the DM. They liked me. The same day I interviewed with the DM they sent me to a potential branch to meet the BM. They liked me. 2 days later I got a call back from HR who offered me the position. I didn't like the salary so we negotiated. (I got the salary I wanted)

    Interview Questions

    • What can you tell me about Santander? Tell me about a difficult sale and how did you over come it? Its a slow day tell me what you would do to generate business for yourself?   Answer Question
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    Teller Position Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    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

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    Portfolio Risk Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Statndard interview process, but focused on retantion

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    process was easy very well communicated

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    very productive

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    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp (Short Hills, NJ) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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
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    Senior Personal Banking Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp (Boston, MA).

    Interview

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

    Negotiation

    I asked for more they say I can get it from commissions.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sovereign Bancorp (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    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

    no negotiations

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    Small Business Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Still going through it

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    Senior Small Business Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    None needed. Salary was competitive.

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