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Hang Seng Bank Management Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Feb 15, 2017
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Management Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer

Interview

app test after submitting application, HR called after 2 months for a phone interview. All interview questions are behavioral, no technical questions. In my interview, HR asked questions in three different languages(Cantonese, Mandarin and English).

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank.

    Interview

    First round interview was HR interview, it was held in its Mong Kok office for around 20-30 mins, 2 HR interviewed one candidate. Mostly simple HR interview questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Why will you choose Banking industry as a non-business student?   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank.

    Interview

    First there is an online application form to fill in. After two months then I received invitations to online tests which include a Situational Judgement Test, followed by Numerical, Verbal and Logical. The tests were sent out one-by-one, so you have to pass the first test in order to proceed to the next one. After that there was an HR Interview mainly on competency and motivational questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Hang Seng Bank?   Answer Question
    • How can you persuade a customer from China to use Hang Seng Bank over other local big Chinese Banks?   Answer Question
    • Any recent financial news and its impact in Hang Seng Bank.   Answer Question
    • What did you learn during your previous internship experiences?   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    online test-first round interview. I interviewed in HK on Jan 2016. Online test includes situational analysis, verbal, numerical and logical reasoning. About one week after the online test, the HR called me and settled an interview. The process was smooth and the HR was very nice. The questions were very sharp and worth thinking. I learn a lot from this interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Hang Seng? Why commercial banking? Which position do you prefer: front desk, middle desk or back office? why? The latest news you follow and how it will affect Hang Seng development. What is Hang Seng's challenges and opportunities in mainland China? Compared with the Big Four Banks in mainland, what are the advantages and disadvantages of Hang Seng?   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted the application on the Hang Seng career site, followed by standard SHL tests including numerical and verbal. Progressed to a phone interview shortly after - the interviewer was very nice - I got the sense that she is trying to get to know more about the candidate in a friendly way. I was asked questions regarding my competency and the bank . The interview lasted for about 30 minutes. Have not been progressed to the next stage unfortunately.

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank.

    Interview

    The first-round interview is group type. we are given a situation and think solutions for it. after 20 mins' case reading, we are asked to discuss the question together. 2 staff are watching and evaluate.

    Interview Questions

    • the most difficult is to understand the question correctly, to find out what it the problem   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kowloon (Hong Kong)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank (Kowloon (Hong Kong)).

    Interview

    1) Online application: quite straight forward, filling in standard personal details

    2) Online aptitude tests (SHL): both verbal and numerical reasoning, really need to practice with these as it's not the maths which is hard, but understanding the graphs/passage in the short amount of time and picking out the relevant points to answer

    3) Group interview: had ~20mins to prepare, half an hour to discuss, groups of around 8-9 people discussing a case study (on how to improve a business given the information) should focus on the discussion rather than stating your own opinion ONLY as I thought some interviewees were a little too aggressive, also had a session of individual speech of around 1min per candidate (in Cantonese) using one word to describe the business stream you've applied for

    4) Assessment Centre: a rotation of 3 tasks, individual presentation (English), individual interview (Cantonese), and role play (Cantonese)
    - presentation was on finding the profit and how may a business boost its profit (cut cost), need to calculate actual costs and revenues (data given), need to work super quick within the hour of preparation for content and presentation (posters), presentation time was around 20 mins with Q&A session at the end
    - individual interview was quite straight forward, what you'd expect from a normal HR interview: why HSB, why MT, why the stream you've applied for, competency-based questions, strength-based questions
    - role play was the most 'unusual' part of the AC, had to have a meeting with a 'colleague' (who is the interviewer in the previous task) discussing a particular project, need to emphasis on the different attitude (more casual) but still maintain a coherent agenda for the meeting

    Interview Questions

    • - What is your strength and weakness?
      - What is your biggest achievement?  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Just finished AC stage, still awaiting reply...

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Invited by email for the first round - group discussion. We were given 15 minutes to read a case and then 30 minutes to discuss. 2 HR staff will be present to observe and take notes on your discussion skills. Presentation back to the HR is not needed after the discussion. The 2 HR staff asked us to give some feedback to the discussion. Then they went out of the room and came back 10 minutes later with their decisions. 4 out of 8 people from the group discussion was selected to move forward to the second part - 1 to 1 HR interview.

    Interview may last from 20-40 minutes. Relax.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Do you know about the iPoints?
      2) What do you think about HSB compared to competitors?
      3) Do you pay attention to financial news?  
      Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank.

    Interview

    SHL numerical test followed by a group interview. the group interview had ard 8 candidates. They had about 10-15 mins for reading the case n then did a discussion based on the background information.

    Interview Questions

    • The reading materials were easy. It was about the flight industry.   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Hang Seng Bank.

    Interview

    1st stage is a written test which comprises of numerical and verbal part, not tough though, just have to manage your time well to finish the questions.
    2nd stage is a group interview, you will be given a business case, and you have to do discussion with your groupmates, attempting to reach a consensus and solve the problem.
    3rd stage is assessment centre, which composed of 3 parts- role playing, individual interview and presentation, and the order is different for different candidates coming in different time.
    4th stage(final) is the panel interview, you will be facing a panel of three, one HR manager, two department heads, if you are lucky, you may even meet the CEO I heard. Usual questions: why Hang Seng, self intro and individual questions based on your CV.

    Interview Questions

    • You will meet at least two managers during the assessment centre stage, the usual good cop and bad cop, if you have a role play that is simple and you feel comfortable of, then expect a harsh and challenging presentation, vice versa. I guess they just want to test the mentality of candidates to deal with different people and how someone handle the ups and downs in the work process.   Answer Question
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