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Desjardins Chairman, President, and CEO Monique F. Leroux
Monique F. Leroux
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  • Sales Manager - Wealth Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Desjardins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Realistic sales targets
    Good Pay and benefits

    Cons

    lot of politics
    it is always who you know to get a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more managerial courage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

Desjardins Interviews

Updated Jan 22, 2015
Updated Jan 22, 2015

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    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Desjardins.

    Interview Details

    HR kept calling me to set up phone interview (pre-selective). Got sent afterwards an email containing a link to an online personality test as well as a sells/customer service test. After passing the tests, got an appointment for an interview with the caisse manager and the HR worker (not director).
       They were nice, but the more you went through the interview, the more serious the atmosphere gets, the tougher the questions were and I mean TOUGH. Be sure to be on your A game as the questions were draining! They asked for details about my personal life that I could relate to the job of being a teller... They asked tons of inappropriate questions for a simple student, part-time, temporary position. By inappropriate, I mean it had nothing to do with being a teller.
        So they're obviously testing your toughness skills, to see if you're able to control yourself in unexpected situations. However, I think they were overdoing it. Be also prepared to give a detailed plan of your academic and career path for the next 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 5 years.
       They ask for details for every answer you provide. I've also had a lot of provocative questions, to test my reactions. When you do give an answer, be prepared for the interviewer to act like your answer is rubbish. If you mention flaws (in the what are your flaws question), they will bring back your mentioned ''flaws'' to object any answer you give to future questions.
      Got a very generic email to let me know I wasn't chosen. When I tried to contact HR for feedback, would not pick up the phone or answer my one email, not very professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Your supervisor asks you to make an excel document for tomorrow morning (tellers don't do this---this is a teller interview). It is to be made with no mistake. How do you go on doing it during the day? How do you organize yourself knowing you have this document to type as well as your day-to-day tasks?
      (after you answer)
      Your supervisor tells you there was a mistake on your document... WHAT do you do?
       
      Answer Question
    • What keeps you awake at night?   Answer Question
    • If you were to be an animal, which one would you be?   View Answer
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    Difficult Interview

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Website www.desjardins.com
Headquarters Levis, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1900
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Caisse centrale Desjardins (CCD) keeps tabs on Canada's largest financial cooperative, Desjardins Financial Group. CCD is the treasurer of the Desjardins group, which was founded in 1900 to serve working-class Quebecois. The group serves nearly 6 million members and has almost 500 local cooperatives (or caisses populaires) and credit unions (caisses d'economie) with more than 900 locations mainly in Quebec and Ontario, but also Alberta, Manitoba, and New Brunswick. Its offerings include loans, credit cards, and deposit accounts, as well as insurance, investments... More

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