I interviewed at Waddell & Reed in January 2014.
Interview Details – Interview process was quite structured, thorough, comprehensive. The interviewing manager was also very courteous, professional, and helpful.
Interview Question – Are you ready to work without base compensation, in a solely commission based arrangement? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Other opportunity that had a base pay.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waddell & Reed in January 2014.
Interview Details – Very long interview process which basically boils down to them wanting to know if you have any connections to milk. if you don't this is not a job for you. also you are told that you will need to pay 1500 for your licencing. Which will be followed by 3 months unpaid training.
Reason for Declining – not worth the money and time
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Waddell & Reed in September 2012.
Interview Details – Seminar
Interview Question – None. They want you to work for them so they can make more money Answer Question
Negotiation Details – 3 interviews. first is a group seminar, second is a 1 on 1 interview, third is signing up to take the licensing exams.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Waddell & Reed.
Interview Details – Waddell associates are very knowledgeable yet easy to converse with during the interview. They preferred to ask situational questions rather than employment history questions.
Interview Question – There weren't really any unexpected questions during the process. It was much more detailed than I expected as I met with 7 people in the course of 3 different panels and 3 hours. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waddell & Reed in March 2013.
Interview Details – 3 separate interviews. Must write a detailed business plan, including target groups and expected assets under management. Also, creation of events with topics, venue, and prospects. Expect to present 150 prospects in company's pipe-line list as to tool to hold you accountable to your projections.
Interview Question – Work on a list of 150 prospects to be submitted to the company. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Waddell & Reed in October 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted resume online. went for two in-office interviews. Both times, interview was less than thirty minutes. First interview was an assessment on your ability to sell and reasoning test. The second interview was an overview of the track for this position. Also, you will be given a marketing survey to reach out to your contacts and "feel them out" to see if they could be used for business. The total process is a series of 4 interviews, I declined to come back for a third interview. It was more or less of a waste of time and each of the previous times I went, I saw other interviewees. Essentially, theyll hire you but its sink or swim.
Interview Question – None- Felt like they were trying to sell you on company instead of a more traditional interview Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Waddell & Reed.
Interview Details – interviwer was nice and explained the process well
Interview Question – no hard questions. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – not the work i wanted to do
Interviewed at Waddell & Reed
Interview Details – The interview was very easy and almost seemed like they were ready to hire me even before I got there. It was a little suspect but the manager was very nice and inspiring.
Interview Question – What made you get into financial advising? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – It was commission based and they're making money off of you. You have to get your own clients. No salary. Many cold calls. You have to spend 1500 bucks on tests and insurances.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waddell & Reed.
Interview Details – Met recruiter on campus at career fair. We discussed the position and exchanged contact information. Set up interview 1 week later. Initial screening was phone interview, then I met 1 on 1 with a Financial Advisor and also the District Manager.
Interview Question – Commission based
Sales driven environment
Basic behavioral Interview questions. Answer Question
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