Very Difficult Interview
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – I applied online for the position and within two weeks was contacted for a 45 minute phone interview. The interviewer first told me about the position and then proceeded to ask several questions such as "Tell me about yourself", "Why Vanguard", "What do you already know about Vanguard", and "What is the Series 7 licensing about". The interviewer then asked me five behavioral questions. Make sure you prepare possible answers to behavioral questions online beforehand. At the end of the interviewer then asked what questions I had for her and then said the next step in the interview process is an in-person interview so you will know if you are moving forward in the process at the end of the phone interview. We then set up an interview for the following week.
In-person interview- The first interview is an hour long and you are given a case study to read and then the interviewer comes back to ask questions about the situation and how you would handle it. The second interview is an hour long behavioral interview with a different interviewer. The two interviews can be in any order.
A week and a half later I was contacted via the phone with an offer for the position.
Interview Question – What is an ETF? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The interviewer gave me two weeks to accept/decline.
I applied online and interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – Received an email requesting a phone interview about 2 days after I applied online. We set up a phone interview for a few days later. The interviewer asked a lot of questions about my financial knowledge and interests. She also asked a lot of behavior related questions. Over all I thought the interview went ok but it was a very dry interview; meaning that I felt that I couldnt connect or relate with the person I was speaking with. Interviewer said that I would hear from them in 5-7 days.
Interview Question – Was asked to define mutual funds, bonds, ETFs, and index funds. Also was asked what FINRA stands for. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Vanguard in September 2013.
Interview Details – Met with Vanguard recruiters at Campus Career Fair. Was invited to interview that day for position.
Interview Question – Standard STAR format, Come prepared with at least three teamwork experiences. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – More attractive opportunity elsewhere.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through LinkedIn. Got an email from a recruiter to set up a phone interview. Had the phone interview the following week and was asked general interview questions, nothing too intense. Although do be prepared to have a salary in mind-he asked me what amount I thought would be fair for the position. At the end of the phone interview, he invited me out to Charlotte, NC for an in person final interview the following week. Went for the final interview, was nervous at first but once I got there everyone was really friendly and my nerves went away. First part is a presentation, then you all split up for your first 1hr interview which is behavioral based questions. They want you to answer in STAR format. There were a lot more questions than I had anticipated but I answered them all without hesitation--so study questions and know the company and you'll be fine. The second 1hr interview was two part-case study and a role play. The case study was pretty straight forward and easy. The role playing was kind of awkward but wasn't too bad. Overall, the interview wasn't bad just be prepared because they are very thorough. I honestly do not know why I did not get the offer, I thought the interview went quite well.
Interview Question – Know financial terminology. Stocks, bonds, ETF's, mutual funds, index funds, positives and negatives of each. Be able to apply these terms to situational questions. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – The first interview was a phone interview in which they asked behavioral questions and asked questions about my general knowledge of mutual funds and index funds. I was then invited to a final interview at the Malvern location where there were two additional interviews. The first was a behavioral interview. Remember to answer the questions using the STAR method. The second interview was a case study. The case study wasn't that bad I was the most nervous for that.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to think outside the box Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – I applied for the position then was contacted for a phone interview within 2 weeks. The interview was pretty standard, except a few of my questions about what the position would be like weren't answered fully. I also asked about the retention rate of the employees, which may not have been the best to ask.
Interview Question – Basic STAR questions Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – I got a phone call from Vanguard that he would like to schedule a phone interview with me. I applied and did the phone interview. It went for 43 min. First, he went over experiences on the resume. Then asked reason for applying the position and other general interview questions.
Interview Question – Questions about difference between stock and bond, mutual fund and ETF. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – Phone interview lasted for 30-45 minutes and mostly goes over your past experience and resume. There are a few personal questions that delve into your skills and abilities. 2nd interview is face to face and is two parts...a one on one interview and a behavioral interview.
Interview Question – What is the difference between an index fund, stock and a bond? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard in November 2013.
Interview Details – The process consisted of two hour long interviews, which were both one on one. One was more focused on potential situations you would run into at Vanguard, concluding with a case study. The other was more focused on you, and you answered a lot of personality based questions, like tell me a time you did this... Nothing too difficult, just be personable and answer the questions fluidly and youll be fine.
Interview Question – In the interview focused on my resume and personality, they did ask a technical question about Vanguard. It wasn't the most difficult question, but if you didn't know the difference between at ETF and a mutual fund it would have been very difficult to answer. Be sure to look over some Vanguard material and company information before interviewing. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I wanted to pursue other options, and they needed an answer very quickly
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – Applied to Vanguard online and was contacted two weeks after to set up a phone interview. Process took about four weeks.
Interview Question – Lots of behavioral questions. Answer Question
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