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Phillip Securities Interview Questions

Interviews at Phillip Securities

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    Incentive Dealer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Need to speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English in the interview. Ask about your family background and your trading experience. They also ask if you have network so that you can have your client base for your monthly quota.

    Interview Questions

    • Introduce yourself in Mandarin. Why do you want to be a dealer?   Answer Question

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Phillip Securities (Singapore (Singapore)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    It’s was easy and management. But I didn’t get employed because their salary wasn’t competitive at all. Other than that everything is good. Overall the interviews didn’t really care whether about skill set. It’s just whether the price match anot

    Interview Questions

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    Infrastructure Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Phillip Securities (Singapore (Singapore)) in November 2019.

    Interview

    Interview process is common like most companies.
    BUT shady process from the HR:
    - they don't send softcopy of the offer letter to you, you won't have time to think about if the terms and conditions is good or bad since you must sign the offer letter on the spot
    - after sign the offer letter, ONLY then the HR will ask you to digitally sign an empty form, the digital form only have title says employment background check consent form and sign field, no explanation of what is the form about.
    - I suspect the digital signature is for something else. It's not logical the offer letter must be sign physically but the background check needs to be sign digitally.
    - the background check will include contacting your current employer
    - multiple separate documents for the offer letter

    Benefits is way below the market rate:
    - salary is below market rate
    - no medical insurance provided
    - 12 annual leave
    - 9 hours 30 minutes working hours

    My advice is be very careful when dealing with this company or better don't be involved in this company at all.

    Interview Questions


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Phillip Securities.

    Interview

    Extremely slow follow up and messy process. Human resources department was very dis organised and I had to call them multiple times to get an update on the interview date.

    Interview Questions


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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Phillip Securities (Singapore (Singapore)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    The hiring manager was professional and pleasant in the process. Asked for academic transcript but did not check at the end. Done personality test which isn't really useful. HR was prompt. Can see workplace for this role turnover is high. Not for the faint hearted.

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    Proprietary Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Phillip Securities (Singapore (Singapore)) in October 2018.

    Interview

    READ IT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT! There were two rounds of interviews in total. For the second round of interview, I was given 2 weeks to prepare trading strategies and then gave a presentation in front of traders. If more than 2/3 of the traders show up on that day vote for me, I can join the team. This is the rule, very clear: two keywords, 2/3 and show up. Okay, that day came. There were 8 traders on the scene( some were having a meeting). The result was 6 traders voted for me, so 6/8 which is bigger than 2/3, so I passed. The manager said he would ask HR to send me an offer letter the next day. Okay, then next day came. In the morning, I received a phone call from the manager. He said "we had another discussion on your candidacy with the traders who were having the meeting when you were giving that presentation yesterday, the final conclusion is that we think you may not be the supposed candidate for us right now, so we'll be taking back the offer". Okay. You know what, people who were not present on the scene really SHALL have the right to vote once they were back, people who were not present really SHALL have the right to JUDGE, really interesting and considerate! The rule is completely nothing but what they want AT THE MOMENT. You know what, one of the trader I know told me, the traders who didn't show up when I was give that presentation became irritated when they heard there would be someone else sharing BONUS with them in the future. Based on their current bonus allocation mechanism, bonus is a pool which is shared by all the traders almost evenly. So more people means less per capita money. The manager and traders they have different interests. Manager wants to hire more talents to promote competition and new ideas, while current employers want to stay in the status quo with no new comers to STEAL their bonus, even if the difference may only be no more than 1000 SGD per person per year, coz, in general, they have around 3~4-month-salary as bonus per person per year, so if you have one more trader, it would only lead to a 1000 SGD reduction per person per year, but they definitely CARE ABOUT THAT!(Their base is 3000-3500K per month) So you may now understand what 1000 more SGD per year means to them, it means A LOT, it means at least 10 times THE RISE BUFFET @ Marina Bay Sands, not a small number! I pity you, sir, I do pity you, God bless you

    Interview Questions

    • Presentation then followed by Q&A. The questions raised by traders were normal. It didn't have problem for this part. But it's not important. Just remember two things. 1. Rules are what they want and say at the moment. 2. No one would like you to join the team since you are going to rob of their bonus. Bonus is everything unless you are the person who will bring them 90% of the bonus, then I expect they would definitely want you to join the team. But take care, brother   1 Answer

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    Assistant Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Phillip Securities.

    Interview

    First round with hiring manager and HR and 2nd round with executive director. There was also an personality questionnaire to ensure that you are the right fit for the organisation.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Phillip Securities (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    First round interview - done a personality test, and interviewers focus more on scenario questions and past experience. Quite aggressive, to see if you can withstand the pressure. Really be prepared with lots of past work experience examples on how to deal with various scenarios

    Interview Questions


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    Dealer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Phillip Securities (Singapore (Singapore)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Did a test on characters before the interview. One to one interview facing the manager of the branch directly. The interview started with telling me more about yourself. And asked me about how much I know about the company, including the history, the present situation and the products they have. After that, he asked a lot about securities and market.

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    Investment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Phillip Securities (Singapore (Singapore)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Referred by my friend, well-prepared and good interview experience.
    Standard Interview questions.
    Tell me about yourself.
    Why do you want to join our company?
    How do you understand this position?
    What are your strengths?
    Do you have any questions to ask me?
    What is your five-years plan?

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths to suit this position?   1 Answer

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