I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Wells Fargo in October 2013.
Interview Details – 1) Contacted by recruiter via Linkedin.com
2) Phone conversation w/ recruiter (discussed background)
3) Phone conversation with sales coach (discussed background)
4) In person conversation with regional manager and sales coach covering the area that I would work in. (in depth discussion of background)
5) In person interview with regional manager, sales coach, and branch business partners (branch manager, and FA)--- (half background discussion half STAR question)
6) Offer Extended
The process took a few months since there are many parties involved in the process and many of them have full schedules so just be patient. All in all this was a seamless process and everyone I involved in the process was willing to work around my availability since I am currently employed. The best advice I would offer is to be prepared to discuss your background as it relates the position (goals, achievements, and how you accomplished what you did) you'll be fine. If you have experience in this line of work the interview process is rather easy.
Interview Question – None, a majority of the questions revolved around how I met the goals that I had and how I managed / tracked my progress towards those goals. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered me a number, I countered with a number and we met in the middle after the recruiter got approval.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Wells Fargo.
Interview Details – Allow me to be very blunt, this process was both time confusing and very difficult. You will understand why as we progress.
I applied online and then was sent an email to schedule a phone interview via a website. The phone interview is done with the recruiter from HR. In my case it was the typical walk me through your resume, why Wells Fargo, and some STAR questions. At the end the HR professional told me that she wanted me to interview with the District Manager since the branch that had the opening did not have a branch manager. The in person interview was scheduled for a few weeks later.
I arrive at the in person interview only to find that the DM is not there. The acting manager of the branch I went to had no idea who I was or why I was there, this was very awkward from my perspective. Eventually the acting manager set up a phone interview in a spare office with DM. The interview was quite lengthy and I felt it went well. About 3 weeks after this HR contacts me to make an offer that is very low for the area. The last conversation with HR ended with him saying he would have the DM reach out to me to discuss the comp, this was about a month ago however I continue to get a call from the man in HR checking in on me weekly promising that the DM is interested and will reach out to me soon...
Interview Question – Mainly STAR based questions as well as general questions about sales, and banking background. If it's on your resume be prepared to discuss it. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Technically I didn't decline and have been waiting almost 2 months to hear back from the DM about the package they want to offer, oddly HR calls me weekly to check in and assure me that they are very interested in me and assures me that the DM will be in touch soon.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo.
Interview Details – I applied online and passed the math simple math test. They called me up after 30 days to set up a group interview. The group was about 15 people some inexperienced others experienced. They ask if you have reliable transportation. Normally hire people closest to the branch after passing background check. What's the most difficult customer service experience you ever had? Do you speak other languages? -Depending the branch you are applying for. Branch Manager and District Manager present.
Interview Question – They go over your resume and start a checking list. One of them ask the questions and the second writes down. I felt 100% observed. They asked me If I had made any mistakes with transactions what I had done to rectify them. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo in June 2010.
Interview Details – Online Application
Interview with recruiter
Interview with District Manager
Interview with Store Manager
Interview Question – your weaknesses and how you will overcome them Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No but tell them you have another offer for a higher amount and stand your ground
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo in October 2010.
Interview Details – One phone interview which was relaxed, a few finance questions as well as generic HR questions.
Interview Question – If you could look at one financial statement to give a loan, which would it be? View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Wells Fargo in March 2011.
Interview Details – Had an interview for an entry level position in commercial banking, there were a few technical questions involving what financial statement to look at, and what ratio to look at when giving a loan. Other than that they were standard interview questions. I was notified that I had reached the second round of interviews and had preferenced my locations. However, I never heard back from Wells Fargo and they did not return my calls or emails.
Interview Question – If you could look at only one ratio to give a loan what ratio would you look at? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Wells Fargo in February 2011.
Interview Details – Pretty much a standard interview. HR called to ask questions to determine if I qualify to go onto a face to face interview. Went to interview with a District Manager, then another interview with Regional Manager, and Regional President. Interviews consist of pretty much the same questions.
Interview Question – Name a time when you help someone succeed. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation. HR lady sound like she was going to explode when I suggested a higher salary.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Wells Fargo in July 2010.
Interview Details – I got the email from recruiter of Wachovia for an interview "personal banker 1" position.
The interview with recruiter was easy, there were six people at same interview.
Reuciter asked us the basic questions, such as can you work in the USA; are you currently empolyee.
And then the recruiter asked us two quesions one by one,
first is How can you get a sale?, and second is why do you want to be a personal banker?
After this, the candiates can ask questions from recruiter, the interview was fininshed. It took about 30-50 mins
Two days later, I got a phone call from recruiter for second interview with district manager personal by personal.
The interview with district manager was OK, but when district manager saw my resume, I can tell he doesn't like me.
However, the main reason was I messed up the interview, I did not answer well at final question.
The basic questions were: Tell me about yourself. Did you do any sale in your last job? Why do you want to work in the finacial service?
Then five interview questions: Tell me an example how did you get a sale. Tell me when did you get a biggest sale. Give me an example about your customer service. Tell me how did you handle an upset customer. and I forgot the last question. Actually, I did not understand this question when district manager asked me, I should ask him explain to me or give a simple examle.
well, after the second interview, I thought I would get the offer, my answers were good, except the last one. and I am bilingual. but, I did not.
It's Ok, at least I had an experience of interview.
and I hope my experience can help someone fine the job.
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