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Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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  1. 34 people found this helpful  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    So you apply to all the job postings that you want online wellsfargo.com/careers. You have to make an account and apply for each job post individually. Then you get an email to do a screening. It's a bunch of random aptitude questions. Then you'll get a choice as to when you would like to attend a group interview. This is for your entire metropolitan area. You interview with a recruiting officer. The group interview is about 2 hours long. You have to apply for all the job postings you want online again. Then you'll get an email telling you you can come for another interview-it is either one on one or another group interview. Or you'll get one saying they chose to go a different direction. If you get the former you'll go to a group interview-at least in my case- with a hiring panel. It has the district manager, and the managers at all the stores that have openings in the area. They'll ask you questions. Then at that point they write what they like about you and send it to recruitment who then makes the final decisions. Then the recruiting officer will either call you or email you telling you if you got the job. But careful, then you have to do an online application, set up a date for a fingerprint analysis, then the background check officialpy starts which could take a while. The. After that clears it's another week or two until you go into 2 weeks of mandatory 8-5 training. All in all the hiring process is about 6-8 weeks. It's long for an entry level job.

    Tips- you don't have to be the first one to answer all of the questions but try to be the third or forth, because sometimes they'll skip to the next question for the sake of time
    Smile: look the interviewer straight in the eye and smile and make eye contact even when they're talking to the whole group.
    Dress: Dress better then you think you should. Wear a suit. For girls a blazer and work pants is perfect. They should be wrinkle free and ironed. Stick with neutral colors and minimal makeup. Girls don't ever wear bold lipstick to an interview it's just not appropriate. And no chipped nail polish. Guys- if you wear a suit don't wear a black tie- it's only appropriate for funerals and weddings. Make sure your socks don't show and your tie should match your shirt.
    Sales- what they're looking for the most is cash experience and sales experience. And people who can learn quickly and easily. Extra friendly is the key word here. They also have customer satisfaction surveys so if you're not great with customers it might not be the right fit.

    Interview Questions
    • Whats a time you've overcome an obstacle? what did you learn?   View Answer
    • Whens a time you've dealt with a difficult customer? How did you retain them?   View Answer
    • Name a professional achievement. What did you learn about yourself?   Answer Question
    • We find coachability very important. Whens a time you'd say you learned a task quickly and effectively   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a personal sales goal. MOST IMPORTANT   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Sometimes with tellers you'll have to mark both part time and full time because they have more part time positions available- but it could lead to full time. Just be prepared that it could be part time they're offering you. I got
    A part time of 24 hours a week.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    First i applied online, within three days i received an email stating there was appiontments available for group interviews to pick a date and time. When i clicked the link the times had already filled up so i waited for another one. It came available about 5 days later. I got to it quicker this time and scheduled a time.

    Interview Questions
    • Q: introduce yourself, tell your expirence and work history as relevant to the job, why you want to work as a teller, and why do you want to work for wells fargo.

      Q: Tell of your biggest accomplishment, what obstacles you faced and how you overcome them and what you learned.

      Q: Tell of a sales goal or accomplishment you are proud of and how long it took to acheive it, the most difficult part and whaty ou learned from it.

      Q: tell of a time you dealt with an unsatisfied customer and what was the outcome, how did you resolve the issue and what did you learn

      Q: do you have any questions for me.

      These are the only questions that we were asked. It was volunteer based but EVERYONE answered just at their own pace and time. There was only 7 of us and one recruiting consultant. YES, this questions do have a bunch of other questions within them and they are looking for ONE situation that answers all of them. We also filled out a sheet that listed our availabilities and our information and we were shown a slideshow that gave us more information on the job.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inbound Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Very professional. Applied at a temp agency and went through their process. Then was selected for position at Wells Fargo then went through their interview process with a supervisor. During interview had the training process explained and requirements of the position explained.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Be careful. You'll be so excited about the job/promotion that they'll lowball you on salary If you are offered the job pleaase hold your ground on your salary requirement. It's a crying shame what they'll offer up front and then claim there's no way to increase it more.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst; Global Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with recruiter, followed by phone interview with hiring manager. Separate phone interview with regional manager and 2 in-person interviews. Majority of questions were "fit" related, but a lot of emphasis was placed on explaining specific projects worked on and the results of those projects. Basic accounting knowledge is essential. Should know cash flow statement well and effects of transactions across the various financial statements. Accounting knowledge seemed to be more important in the later rounds. Initial interviews were more geared toward fit questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain to me the discounted cash flow model   Answer Question
    • A company buys and asset half with cash and half with credit. Explain to me the effects across the 3 financial statements.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you worked on a project with a group of people you did not know and what did you do to get to know the group?   Answer Question
    • Why is net income not a good indicator of cash flow?   Answer Question
    • What are the factors you consider when evaluating a company for a loan?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was quick, collegial and not terribly challenging. This might have been because they were desperate to hire new employees. They experience heavy staff turnover. The process starts with a phone interview who screened for minimum experience & skills. A 2 on 1 interview quickly followed (hiring manager and her boss) with a job offer within 48 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is primarily a fit interview. It starts with tell me about yourself with some basic behavioral interviews. It then asks for a second phone interview and finally an interview to where you are called in. The call in interview process is a full day interview process in which one meets and interviews with a panel, and from there you are selected or rejected.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which you needed to lead a group?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lead Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Candidate meets with two managers. They rotate asking questions, with a focus on how you deal with conflict at work, how you would resolve certain situations. Value ability to work as a team and make decisions for yourself. Like individuals that are motivated and self driven.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation where you were faced with a conflict at work and how did you resolve the issue.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Commercial Real Estate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by two analysts asking mainly fit questions as well as two accounting questions.They also asked why real estate. The main points they were trying to get at were to see if I would fit in with the team.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Wells Fargo.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, directly on their website. I received an email saying that for this position it's required a web-based screening. Once you complete it and depending on the results, you could be considered for an interview (the screening shows your results once you have finished). Two days after I received an automated email saying there were more dates available for interviews so what I did was schedule my own interview choosing one of the dates available. I went to my interview, and met three more candidates. The interviewer wanted to know the last three places where we have worked, names of the company, and how long we worked there, obviously you have to say a brief description of what you did there.

    If you did it well, and were convincing with your answers they are going to contact you for an interview with the manager, who is the one to makes the final decision. You would receive an email saying if you was selected for the next interview or if you were not. It would take between one and two weeks to hear from them.

    They are looking for people who can make sales, it will be considered a sale when you suggest to a customer another service and redirect him/her to your coworker who is in charged to seal the negotiation and excellent customer service.

    Suggestion: While you are applying for a job as a teller, you must select the places where you would like to work based on you current location (10 miles radius from where you live), otherwise, they are going to ask you to apply to a place that better fit your commuting needs. In my personal opinion this has something to do with the salary you will earn and that you have to work for the company at least one year to be considered for promotion.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to be a teller?
      Based on your past sales experience, how did you sell the products/service?
      Why did you leave your last job?
      Do you have any experience handling cash?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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