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Promontory Financial Group Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2017
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  1.  

    Proposal Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    After three interviews, multiple work samples and personal 'thank you' notes, the company couldn't bother to email or call with notice that I did not get the position. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were not difficult. Very easy questions, not a lot of depth.   Answer Question

  2.  

    AML Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Promontory Financial Group (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Initial Interview was a phone call with the recruiter, then did an online writing assessment analyzing some financial and regulatory articles, timed for 1 hour. Then was invited for an onsite interview with one of the Project Leads.

    Interview Questions

    • Onsite interview was more of going through my career background, expounding on recent roles. He also asked about my goals in 5years. Another question or more of a statement was that the role could become boring after 6 months - He just wanted to gauge my response and how I handle routine jobs...   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    It was fine, complete and I felt like it was thorough and fair. I felt informed throughout the process. have nothing more to add to the interview process at this point

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Promontory Financial Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I had three 30 minute interviews at the office with several directors at the firm. It was all standard behavioral and fit questions - the only "technical" question was an attempt to gauge my understanding of how banks work. The interviews were very interactive and they encouraged question and loved the fact that I did my homework. The three interviews were followed by a 45 writing sample where they told me to summarize a Wall Street Journal article in 1/2 a page.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your understanding of banks and how they operate?   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Promontory Financial Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First round was a behavioral interview. Second round consisted of two interviews, one senior principal and an associate. HR is extremely unorganized. Don't be surprised if it takes forever to hear back on when next round will be.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Promontory Financial Group.

    Interview

    1st round with HR specialist (30 min phone) - waited 2-3 weeks to schedule 2nd round

    2nd round with director (30 min Skype)
    2nd round with principal (30 min phone)
    Both director & principal were very nice and approachable. Primarily behavioral + Why Promontory questions. Mostly me asking questions about Promontory.

    Writing test - basically gives you Wall Street Journal article + asks you to summarize in 1/2 page

    Interview Questions

    • Why Promontory, and which department are you interested in   Answer Question
    • Walk me through your resume.   Answer Question
    • Current regulatory issue that interests you + How that relates to Promontory/financial institutions   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Promontory Financial Group in November 2016.

    Interview

    First had a phone interview with HR. The second and final round included a phone interview with a Managing Director and a Skype interview with a Senior VP. Also, had a writing sample test. It was rather easy, given an article and 45 minutes to read and summarize it in a half of a page.

    Interview Questions

    • What's something that's not on your resume that you want us to know about?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Promontory Financial Group (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I had three 30 minute interviews at the office with several directors at the firm. It was all standard behavioral and fit questions - the only "technical" question was an attempt to gauge my understanding of how banks work. The interviews were very interactive and they encouraged question and loved the fact that I did my homework. The three interviews were followed by a 45 writing sample where they told me to summarize a Wall Street Journal article in 1/2 a page.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your understanding of banks and how they operate?   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Promontory Financial Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initially recruited through on campus interviews at my school, had two interviewers. Called back for on-site interview. 3 separate one-on-one interviews. Took several months for the actual offer to come.

    Interview Questions

    • At what government agency would you like to work one day?   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very nice. I interviewed with 3 MD individually, 30min for each, they are all very nice and helpful. Two of them are mostly about resume and experience, and general behavioral questions. The last one is more difficult and it is about the capital markets and regulation. It also touched upon the current oil markets and other critical issues like this. Overall, the interview is not so hard if you prepared well in advance.
    The working environment and the culture seems very nice, people working there are very friendly and cheerful.

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