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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chino Hills, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Chino Hills, CA).

    Interview

    Heard from them within two weeks and was asked to schedule an in-person interview at the branch. The branch manager greeted me very warmly, but it was the assistant manager who performed the interview. The experience with her alone has put a bad taste in my mouth for this bank. Maybe she found a candidate she liked better before I came in, but she cut me short before I finished any of my answers, and cut the interview short after she gave me the opportunity to ask her just one question (which she answered very generically.) She even had the gall to say "Mmmmm, no." very cattily to one of my answers without bothering to explain why she seemed so offended by it. I have never had a interview with a professional who seemed so catty and dry before. It just felt like the mean popular girl from my high school gave me a job interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What actions will you take to generate business given our branch traffic (or lack thereof?)   Answer Question

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    Foreclosure Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Staffing coordinator explained details of job and duration of peoject. We went over my resume and experience. She said once I passed background check and drug test I could start within two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience dealing with mortgage banking?   Answer Question

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    Payroll Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank.

    Interview

    Very casual. Met Payroll Manager, VP of Personnel, and also interviewed with other Administrators. Every one was casual and easy to talk to. The management was very decisive. I enjoyed meeting them.

    Interview Questions


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    Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    It was very long. they took a long time to contact you in order to set something up. Once i did have the interview it was short to the point. They didnt ask any questions regarding the actual job experience because i was previously employed.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you be able to work a late shift and do the job of 2 people.   Answer Question

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    Financial Modeling Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Pasadena, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview ->programming exercise -> in person, by far the longest 4 people back to back to back to back, 45 min sessions. They were basic tell me about your past experiences hard not to sound like a record player after the second person.

    Interview Questions

    • phone interview was more technical than the in person.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Pasadena, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for this position online for their Pasadena office. The first step was to have a brief phone interview. The HR person asked the usual questions regarding my past experience. In a few days, I received an email to schedule a phone interview with the hiring manager. After the phone interview with the hiring manager, I received an email to set up an in-person interview. There was a small C# programming project I had to submit before an in-person interview.

    I met three managers during the interview for about one hour each manager. One manager walked me through a problem, just to see how we can solve a problem together. The other one tested my financial knowledge. And the last manager discussed about my programming skills and the financial market, and answered all my questions regarding the job. They were all very nice including the HR person. But the interview was somewhat technical and stressful.

    The whole process took about a month. The HR person said to email her for any question I may have. A week after the interview, I contacted her twice to see if any decision has been made. But no reply. I waited for another week to contact her but still not reply. Then THREE MONTHS later, I received an email saying that they went with another candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked the details of the classes I took in school.   Answer Question

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at OneWest Bank in May 2015.

    Interview

    Initially reviewed a phone call from the voting manager to set up an interview. Interview with the hiring manager and then with the service manager, a few days later I received a call from the Recruitor and was interviewed by her a couple of days after that the district manager called to interview me. I was in constant contact with the Recruitor where I was asked to provide proof of my sales performance. Over all I applied in May and just got hired now in October it's a long and lengthy process but definitely worth it . My princess was lengthy due to the approval of salary.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a customer ?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Lengthy... I applied in May just received an official offer letter due to my pay.


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    Training Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Austin, TX) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Lengthy process. 3 phone interviews and 1 additional one on site. Overall positive process that I felt I grew in, unfortunately I didn't get the job. The first interview was the initial screening that just gauges your interest in the role and the company and what you have been doing. The second 1 on 1 interview over the phone asks a couple scenario based questions, where do you see yourself going and overall deep dives on your resume.

    The 3rd interview was the panel interview and I was impressed. The entire dept, including the manager were there (4 individuals total) for a panel interview. Very professional and welcoming environment. Very upbeat atmosphere. They gave scenarios of what was happening there and how I would handle. They also dove a little deeper on my resume.

    The last interview was meeting on the phone with the director. Very interested in what I have done and my overall goals, did not feel like an interview but a conversation and getting to know me

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, not unexpected however certain scenarios made me think quickly and challenged me to come up with solutions   1 Answer

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    Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Santa Monica, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I first spoke with a human resources coordinator about my professional background, and the history of the company. It was also at this point that salary was discussed. Afterwards I spoke with the Manager and answered a few basic questions to test my knowledge of financial statements.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the first things you look for in a company's financial statement when beginning your analysis of its financial strength?   Answer Question

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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at OneWest Bank (Orange, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    It was over 6 coffee conversations with the District Manager. Then you meet with the regional manager to see if he likes you. The regional manager is down to earth but the district manager sets up a good story to see how well you respond to certain things.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you grow your business?   1 Answer

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