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BNY Mellon Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2017
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  1.  

    Sales Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Century City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at BNY Mellon (Century City, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I Love BNY Mellon!!!

    Applied on Linkedin, a recruiter reached out and set up a phone a phone screening. Did well enough by being enthusiastic with the usual blab on the phone. Recruiter decided to move me forward to interview in-person with the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Team. The date was set for a month out, which felt like a lot of dead-time had gone by until the scheduled date. I was told would meet with two wealth directors, a portfolio manager, a sales associate etc. and did not end up meeting any of the wealth directors.

    Spent 6 hours at the office, sat in a room and 1:1 interviewed by many different employees (1sales associate, 2 portfolio managers, 2 investment analysts, 1 recruiter, 1 office manager) all asking different types of the same questions. I was told by the office manager I would hear back from them "soon". I guess in BNY Mellon terms soon means 10+ years to maturity. Have yet to hear back after two months. The office is pristine and it seems like it would be a good place to work for the right type of person. Most of the interviewers were all likeable fellows, felt relatively comfortable, and some were super nice. BNY Mellon expects a lot personally and professionally from the people they hire and most were very sincere and likeable, the recruiter was exceptionally sincere and down to earth.

    The interview process was slightly tedious. You feel like you're speed dating (not that I've done it) but they put you in a room for several hours where the manager is essentially playing a shell game by siphoning the employees who aren't busy at the moment to spend 20 minutes of their day to either interrogate or simply chat with you.

    Thanks BNY Mellon!!!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about BNY Mellon?
      Tell me about yourself
      Do you have any hobbies or play sports?
      Would you say that you are organized?
      How would you respond to a scenario if your boss throws an assignment on your desk due immediately but you are already swamped with work?  
      Answer Question

  2.  

    Business Process Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at BNY Mellon (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    it was a very short in formal relatively not professional type of on the phone not in person interview and it lasted barely 15 minutes per person i spoke to 2 people

    Interview Questions


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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BNY Mellon (Waltham, MA).

    Interview

    The first interview was very simple and the typical interview. It was a one on one behavioral interview and was broken up into 3-4 questions. The interviewer was very friendly and nice.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BNY Mellon (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    just very basic questions. previous experiences, why you want to work for them, coding question. Question asked: given a string and a number then show all permutations of the string with that size in length

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BNY Mellon in December 2016.

    Interview

    I had a short phone call with HR as the first step in the process which went well. It was only about ten minutes at most. The next week I was contacted about an in person interview with the hiring manager and two team members.

    I chose to interview at 11:00am and was told it would be about an hour. I also was told the hiring manager wanted me to prepare a PowerPoint presentation on myself.

    I received a reminder from HR a few days before my interview which I thought was nice. I showed up at the BNY Mellon building at about ten till 11:00 to go through security. They called upstairs to the hiring manager for confirmation but did not get an answer. They proceeded to call each of the other people I would be interviewing with, again with no answer.

    Finally, after waiting for about ten minutes or so, one of the team members called back. The security officer told me that she was told my interview was at 1:00, not 11:00. I told her I had a confirmation email that showed it at 11:00. She apologized profusely for the mix up and I thanked her but told her it wasn't her fault at all. She then printed me up an identification badge and I went up to the appropriate floor.

    I was greeted by one team member at about 11:10. She escorted me to a conference room and we both had a seat. She said she had an important conference call at 11:30, so we would have to cut the interview short. She asked me to go over my background and as I was finishing up, the hiring manager walked in.

    The first thing she mentioned was again how important the upcoming call was and that things needed to wrap up by 11:30. They proceeded to ask a few standard job interview questions and then they thanked me for coming and told me they had to go.

    I didn't receive one apology from them for their mix up. Since there was such a time crunch I didn't even do my presentation.

    I've had about twenty in person interviews so far in my career, and this was without a doubt the most unprofessional and poorly run I've ever encountered.

    I wasted three hours the day of the interview between practicing my presentation and commuting downtown and back. Not to mention $9 in parking. I also wasted two to three hours the week prior between creating the presentation and practicing it.

    I did however, gain valuable insight into how BNY Mellon operates, specifically this department and I will certainly be staying away from them in the future.

    I told my brother about this interview, as he is in a similar field as me. He told me that he had interviewed with them about two years ago and had an equally terrible interview experience. In his case, the hiring manager wasn't even in the office the day he scheduled my brother for an interview. So instead of apologizing and rescheduling the interview, they had him interview with a summer intern who had just started the week prior.

    This company does not seem to care much about prospective employees and unfortunately, they probably don't have to since they are a large, well known corporation.

    Interview Questions


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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    three interviewers, one basic stochastic and one stats and one behavior. Basic integration by parts, and the relation between CDF and PDF, Pretty easy. Every interviewer for half hour. But i forgot all stochastic stuff.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Dev Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BNY Mellon (Jersey City, NJ) in December 2016.

    Interview

    online assessment with 4 parts, quite long and built on eachother. Lots of parsing input and calculations. Interview onsite in Jersey scheduled and paid for. Group Case Study and technical/behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (3)  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BNY Mellon (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was an open house interview, where a whole bunch of applicants showed up all dressed up nicely and many appeared to be recent college graduates. They were looking to hire a lot of people to three different dept, namely Mutual funds, unit investment trust and fund accountant. This did not feel like an interview. It was mainly a one sided conversation stating three different areas needed people and will start right away once you are hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Where did you go for college and why accounting?   1 Answer

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    Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at BNY Mellon (New York, NY).

    Interview

    contacted by recruiter who schedule interview with the team at BNY Mellon. Had three to four rounds of interview. The process took to long. If I was unemployed at the time I would have found another job, but since I was employed there was no urgency,

    Interview Questions


  11. Helpful (1)  

    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Easy and was what I expected. On time. Good communication. Met a few people. Toured the office. Very thorough. Answered all questions that I had. Knew it was a positive atmosphere with smiles all throughout the office

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