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Merrill Lynch Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (7)  

    PMD Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Newport News, VA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Received a call from corporate, had a really great conversation for nearly 25 minutes. He complimented me and told me some very flattering things. Nailed it! Never received a follow up phone-call..e-mail, nothing. Wasn't denied either.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about finding potential clients?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Wealth Management Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Mostly behavioral. Wanted to make sure I was a good culture fit for the team. I applied online, then was asked to conduct a phone interview. After making it past that point, I was invited for an in office interview with the team lead.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Two over the phone interviews. Both were pretty short. The first one was a personality interview, the second was more about experience and ability. The interviewer talked way more than I did and explained the company in depth.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time something didn't go how you expected and how you handled it.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Applied online. First round was a phone interview that was mostly behavioral and some knowledge of what is going on in banking currently. Heard back 2 days later that I made it to Superday, which consisted of 3 30 minute interviews that had both behavioral and technical questions.

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    Registered Client Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Columbus, OH) in December 2016.

    Interview

    It was a team of 3 and I sat in the conference room. The meeting took about 1 hour and 15 minutes. They went through some scenarios and asked questions on how I would handle the situation with clients.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked questions why do I want to leave a company after 15 years and why Merrill? I was asked what I would like to do and they were very respectful with my answer.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch in December 2016.

    Interview

    It was a very thorough process consisting of a phone interview, one on one interview, and a panel interview. At each stage the individuals were very candid about the challenges within the position and the expectations I would have if hired. The realistic perspective on everything served to build my own confidence in the integrity of the company as they chose not to sugarcoat anything. This let me know that this was a company which was not trying to pitch a position, rather it was a company that was forthright and could be counted on if I were accepted into the program.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you feel this position really is about?   1 Answer

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    Client Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Miami, FL) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online. Phone Interview followed by another phone and background interview and then an In Person Interview. It took 1 month and if they like you they tell you right away.

    Interview Questions

    • Personality questions and when you meet the FA, try to convince him to hire you, because he is the one making the decision.   Answer Question
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview

    It was a very easy process. I applied on campus with a recruiter then went on to a metropolitan city for the super day where I did 2- 30 minute interviews. The interviews were all behavioral questions and I have had a very positive experience with the first two rounds of interviews in the super day.

    After the super day I moved on to another round of interviews in my city of choice. When I went to this rounds of interviews I had to wait 15 minutes for my first interviewer and then 20 minutes for my second interviewer. Although they were both nice people, one of my interviewers seemed to be going through a lot of stress and it showed when we had our interview, causing me to be nervous. The other interviewer suggested my skills would be more useful for a different interview.

    The interview experience definitely depends on the city that you apply for and the corporate culture. I feel that the whole interview process was positive because i got to meet with some really nice people and saw how Merrill lynch would be a great company to work in. However, the people who interviewed me for the last round were unprofessional and did not make me feel comfortable at all.

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    Registered Client Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview

    Very long drawn out process. Brief phone screen by recruiter, then interviewed by FA at the local branch, then a few months later interviewed by 2 other head client associates at regional branch. They had several pages of questions to ask and took notes on my responses. Was not offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do to multi-task? What could you bring to the company? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why are you looking for a new job? What don't you like about your old job/ old boss?   Answer Question

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    Corporate Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Mostly behavioral and basic questions like why this firm why this position.Questions are like Why BAML and Why corporate banking,Why Finance, Tell me about your self. Very nice interviewer. Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions

    • Why BAML and Why corporate banking
      Why Finance
      Tell me about your self   Answer Question

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