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RBC Capital Markets President and Co-CEO Mark Standish
Mark Standish
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  • Good company to work for with admirable values and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RBC Capital Markets full-time


    - friendly culture
    - decent work/life balance
    - opportunities for internal positions
    - competitive benefits


    - could do more to provide employees with professional qualifications
    - salary and compensation slightly below market rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are very personable and approachable at all levels. While this is a plus point in the main, one could argue that a little more authority from management would yield better performance.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

RBC Capital Markets Interviews

Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


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    Associate, Global Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at RBC Capital Markets.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone Screen for 30 minutes
    2. Day 1: Four Interviews, 2 Seniors / 2 Junior Bankers
    3. Day 2: Eleven Interviews, 8 Seniors / 3 Junior Bankers

    - Overall the process was very effective and simple. Received a call/email in 4 day or less notifying about the next stage and results.

    - Received offer; negotiation was very congenial. Final result: accepted it and now enjoy it.

    Interview Questions
    • - Walk through: DCF, LBO
      - Rank by order of Cost of Capital and explain the rationale: Debt vs Equity vs Cash?
      - How would you value a non-revenue generation business?
      - What is the difference between NPV and DCF?
      - Which is higher EBITDAx or NIx, why?
      - How do you calculate unlevered beta, and why do we care about it usually?
      - Talk about SOTP valuation analysis
      - Discuss levered vs unlevered valuation metrics

      - Why RBC (vs other banks)?
      - Why Investment Banking (coverage group) vs other coverage / product groups, and also vs other non-IB opportunities out there (e.g. consulting, etc.)?
      - Where do you see your self in 3 / 5 / long-term?
      - What is your management style?
      - Describe a situation in which you had to pacify a situation in a professional setting
      - Describe a situation where you under-performed
      - What do you look for in a new job?
       - Describe a situation where you were under a tight deadline with minimal supervision on something important
      - What do you do for fun?
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.rbccm.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1975
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada and the leading debt and equity underwriter in the Great White North. As the only Canadian bank designated as a primary dealer in the US, RBC Capital Markets offers mergers and acquisitions support, securities trading and research, foreign exchange, infrastructure finance, and advisory services. It serves a number of industries, including aerospace, media, mining, energy, health care, forest products, transportation, and the public sector. Almost half of its business comes from the... More

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