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Santander Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (9)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Santander.

    Interview

    Applied online. The interview process was fairly simple and straight forward. The recruiter who contacted initially was friendly and set me up for the phone interview with a senior level person, who went through some technical details regarding what I had given on my resume. Was contacted the same week to appear for the next round of interview which was in person at their office. Met with two senior level people at the interview who gave me a good overview of the company and went through my resume details and experience again, and explained to me what I would be doing in my role and how the office culture was, etc. All of them were very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were pretty straightforward, such as talk about what you did in your previous work experience and how you contributed to your company's growth   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (11)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Santander.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a Recruiter, via e-mail, for an interview for an Analyst position that I had applied for on-line in January 2015. The recruiter wanted to set up a phone interview for the position and so we set a date. 30 minutes before the interview was to begin, I received an e-mail stating that she had encountered some unexpected issues that required her immediate attention, and that she would need to reschedule our phone interview, for a later time. I let her know that this was fine by me, and to contact me with the new phone interview date(s) and time. I never heard back from her, even after I e-mailed her 3 more times reiterating my interest in the position and requesting feed back about the process. I thought that is was strange, but I assumed that another candidate was found and hired and moved on. 7 months later, another Recruiter contacted me about two different positions with Santander, by leaving a voicemail. The positions were not advertised and I had not applied for them, however, she saw my resume on the company website and believed that I would be a good fit for one of the 2 positions that she had in mind. I attempted to contact her back, ( Thursday and Friday) and was unable to reach her on the 2 days following the voicemail. By Monday, the 3rd business day, she informed me by e-mail that she had received my messages and would reach out to me by the close of the day, as she was currently swamped after the weekend. 2 days later, on Wed., after not hearing back, I contacted her again to at least find out what positions she was referring to and to obtain details on these positions. After finally speaking with her and getting a good feel of the positions and the requirements, and providing additional details on my past professional experience, she informed me that she would submit my credentials and speak to the Head of the departments, that held the openings and contact me no later than Friday of that week ( this phone call occurred on a Wed.) By Wed. of the following week, I contacted the Recruiter again, left a message and just mentally washed my hands of the entire sordid process. That was over 3 weeks ago, I have not heard from the Recruiter again, and I suspect that I never will. I don't know what this company has going on, but if the manner in which they handle prospective employees is any indication of the communication, etiquette, integrity or basic considerations in which they interact with the current employees, I am grateful for missing this bullet. What is with these people?

    Interview Questions

    • Explain past work experiences and how these experience would be of benefit to me in this position.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dorchester, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Santander (Dorchester, MA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    HR was great. He explained the departments that were hiring and why. Also disclosed that the department I applied was moving to another location soon, inaccessible to me, so offered me another position.

    Interview Questions

    • Hiring Manager only asked: "Do you think you'll be a good fit?"   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Santander (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    The process was pretty long but standard in terms of interviewing. I applied around the last week of February via LinkedIn but did not hear back until late May for a phone interview with HR. Two weeks later I was asked for my availability to come in for an in person interview with the three managers and one director. It was nothing difficult. The direct manager and director asked a couple technical questions, one of the other managers just asked me all situational questions and the last one just explained to me about the position and the company. They got back to me about a month later with an offer. During this waiting period I even emailed the HR for updates.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Santander in February 2018.

    Interview

    4 rounds interviews. First talked with my current supervisor. He asked my past experiences and some relevant projects. For the second and third rounds, it was very technical. Basically about statistics and financial markets. Finally, with the head of the department, it was some general business discussions.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Far too many interviews for the position and my experience level, and my familiarity to the persons doing the hiring. HR hiring process was tedious, but not out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    IT Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Santander (Dallas, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    There were preliminary tests of aptitude and general knowledge (non-technical), a writing sample, and math skill testing. There were two phone interviews-- one of which was scheduled physically at the location of the office but was done by phone evidently across the building-- and there were two one-on-one interviews, neither of which appeared to be communicated with the other. There was also a panel interview with three office managers in which no one paid attention, while each did work on their laptop, while the HR rep repeated selections of transcripts from the two one-on-one interviews. In the end, I was placed where there was an opening, as only one manager had an opening to fill.

    Interview Questions

    • How much pay do you think you are worth?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The written offer was exactly what I desired with promise of increase in the near future. The position delivered was nothing at all as even discussed-- not even the same role or job title.

  8. Helpful (5)  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Santander (Dallas, TX) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I got my on-site interview right after my phone interview. My phone interview was good (within 30 minutes) but I had four on-site interviews. Most on-site interviews was very tedious and the interviewers were not prepared. Company VPs kept me waiting for 40 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes but only about my salary. The company is not flexible at all, although I had a full-time job. After being hired, the company HR denied most benefits stated in my offer letter. The reason they gave me was that HR had a new VP so they could not honor their offer to me.


  9.  

    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Santander (Dallas, TX) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process occurred in three stages. First, there was a preliminary phone screen. Second, I answered a set of behavioral questions via video, which was not too difficult because I was able to listen to my answers and re-record if needed. Third, I had an in person interview with my direct supervisor. I found out not too long after my in person interview. Everyone was really nice and the HR recruitment people are super informative.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dorchester, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Santander (Dorchester, MA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Phone Screen followed up by on-site interview. Applied online through Glassdoor and then the company website. The interview process was easy to get through but very slow. There was probably a month between my phone screen and the in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What sort of experience do you have with AML?   1 Answer

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