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BMO Financial Group Interview Questions

Updated Sep 20, 2017
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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group in March 2015.

    Interview

    3 Rounds of Interviews. Generally asked behavioral questions with a few technical questions. Were curious as to why I was interested in securing an internship as BMO specifically. Interviewers were all very nice

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of more zon behaviourial questions. the interviewers were quite friendly but you should know what you are talkinga as u have to quote examples from your past work experience. Otherwise the interviewing people were quite friendly and nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when the priorities changed suddenly   1 Answer
  3.  

    Senior Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookfield, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Brookfield, WI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Most awkward interview I ever had. Two managers sat down with me and looked at me as if I were supposed to be conducting the meeting. They asked me one question and then kept making faces at each other while taking turns just blabbering on about themselves. They should have done a better phone screen before this group interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you leave your last employer?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Senior Compliance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of an over the phone interview with a recruiter and an in person interview with one senior manager. I was offered the position within a day or two of my interview. After brief salary negotiations, I accepted the position and started a few weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you considering leaving your current employer   1 Answer

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had a couple of really good interviews with really good feedback with different people in the organization and got scheduled for a final conversation with the head of the department. Great news!

    The day before that last interview I got an email from the recruiting team asking if I was able to reschedule and I said that it would be very difficult given my schedule but that Fridays usually work best because those are the days I am usually in Chicago. A day later they reply saying that if I preferred to have phone call at 830am on Friday instead of an in-person meeting and I agreed. I never heard back from the recruiter confirming whether or not I was having a phone call for that last interview and to my surprise my cellphone rang a few minutes after 830am. I hesitated for a little bit because I barely respond to phone calls from number I don't recognize but I thought "this" could actually be "that" call. And it was!. No biggie.

    The call went well but towards the end of it I started getting questions around a very specific skill that, and I quote, was "key to get hired for this position" but surprisingly was nowhere to be found in the job description (3 page-MS Word document) that I got from the recruiting team and that I was never asked before through out the entire process, neither the recruiting team nor the people I interviewed with.

    How comes that such a key skill was not mentioned before?

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    2 interviewers and received call within a week. worked well in a fast paced interview as both manager and senior branch manager joined in to expedite interview. questions pertained to how quantitative my past has been and what roles I have played in servicing customers.

    Interview Questions

    • What would I like most about the position   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    there was none. $9 hr was the best that Mr. Jones said he could offer me. And I accepted.


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    Vendor Manager - Vendor Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Milwaukee, WI) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Took 6 months, no contact from HR or emails
    The Manager asked odd questions
    She did not explain anything about the position except talk about herself
    There was no knowledge of what the job would entail or the hours or pay

    Interview Questions

    • If you could be any ingredient in a big mac, what would it be and why?   1 Answer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Process covered two sessions, one of which was 1-2 hours with the group manager. A second half-day session involved 30-45 minute interviews with several functional group leaders, as well as with several mid-level employees in the group.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions were very standard, regarding background in the industry and specific skills (such as familiarity with specific software). Not a stressful interview process.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pretty straightforward. Compensation offer was generous, appropriate for an established, profitable group within a larger bank organization. No real negotiation was required.


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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Applied online. Had a phone interview with HR. All of the questions were about my experiences and why this job and why BMO. Then had a super day where I met with 5 current analyst or associates. Lots of technical questions about valuations and financial statements. Also behavior and fit questions.

    Interview Questions

    • If payment-in-kind depreciations changes how does it affect each finical statement?   1 Answer

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I had a detailed phone interview to make sure that I knew what I was talking about.
    The second interview was a "chit-chat" with the manager to make sure she liked my personality and I would fit in.

    Interview Questions

    • What past projects have you worked on?   1 Answer

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