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Declined Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed May 03, 2013
Very structured and very disorganised. Applied to Wealth Management but after a number of conversations with HR was transferred to corporate banking as too many people had applied to wealth management. This was after one of the lead recruiters had told me I would be perfect for a role within their wealth management team.
The process involved numerical, logical and personality test. I failed the personality test but managed to convince HR that a personality test is not representative and so got through to the telephone interview.
The telephone interview is outsourced, however what was particularly annoying is that they tell you even if you pass the telephone interview then you won't necessarily make it to the assessment center.
I made it to the assessment centre stage, which involved a group exercise, presentation and skill sessions. However RBS don't seem to change these exercises and so comprehensive details about the specific case studies were listed online in numerous forums which seems unprofessional. The one-to-one interview involved a manager reading competency questions off a piece of paper and writing my responses down all the time. There was no interaction, no interest and this is primarily why I had no intention of wanting to work for them.
After the interviews the interviewees (managers) introduced themselves properly to the whole group. However most of them had been in the job for 25-35 years and seemed very bored with their jobs. The recruitment team all had ill fitting suits and did not inspire or provide a sense that working with RBS would be a good experience.
I received an offer but declined. The interview was with senior managers, yet I felt they were some of the most uninspiring people I have ever met. The whole process made me feel like a machine and gave me absolutely no desire to want to work there.
Interview Question – None, very standard and not how a top bank should be interviewing Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
The interview was with senior managers, yet I felt they were some of the most uninspiring people I have ever met. The whole process made me feel like a machine and gave me absolutely no desire to want to work there.
Poor salary and HR was unable to tell me where in the country I would work.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on London, England (UK) Jun 2012 – Reviewed May 02, 2013
Interview Details Got called up by a recruiter and was asked competency questions.
Interview Question – Can you perform redress calculations? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Mumbai (India) Mar 2012 – Reviewed Apr 26, 2013
Interview Details Call -> 1:1 interview -> Head round -> HR round
Interview Question – How u support to environment ? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Gurgaon, Haryana (India) Mar 2011 – Reviewed Apr 22, 2013
Got to know about the opportunity from consultancy firm in Delhi. the interview went pretty smooth and timely. Started around 9:30 am in the morning and was completed by 2 pm. For the position of Team Lead i had 3 rounds F2F ..
1 - Round 1 consisted of a Program Manager interviewing me on my current role and processes we follow and how we follow. Concentration was on what I have done and how I have done.
2 - It was a technical round of 30 min with questions on Java, little bit Multithreading. The interviewer asked questions after reviewing by CV.
3 - Round 3 was completely management taken by an experienced Project Manager and Business Unit Head. It had several questions on methodologies, how to handle customers, practical scenario's like if you are not able to complete a task by committed deadline how will you inform the customer, what will you say etc. It also had behavioral questions. Questions if you have ever done a PIP, how did you handle the emotional part of it etc.
Interview Question – No question was really difficult. As they were also judging the behavioral and customer facing skills few questions might seem unexpected to a few if you have not faced such roles before. View Answer
Negotiation Details – In my case negotiation was mainly done on the joining date as I was satisfied with the salary offered. It went well.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Chennai (India) Dec 2009 – Reviewed Apr 16, 2013
Interview Details there was 3 rounds of interview. first was GD to test the communication skill. second was online aptitude test with analytical, reasoning, English grammar and numerical type of question. finally it was a one to one interview with the manager. it was just like a personal interview and nothing technical.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on London, England (UK) Oct 2009 – Reviewed Apr 07, 2013
Interview Details I was selected because they needed what I had to offer. It was hard to envisage what they wanted until I got in there. I realized afterwards that I could have been more effective if the person who hired me had enrolled the people I worked with into the project.
Interview Question – I was asked to solve a situation without being given facts. It was described to me as a perception of the interviewer. When I asked them lots of questions to establish the facts, then I could answer usefully. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was like the manager negotiatng with me was negotiatating on behalf of someone else. The someone else never showed up. It would have been better if the person responsible took responsibility and negotiated directly.
No Offer – Interviewed in Chennai (India) Feb 2013 – Reviewed Mar 17, 2013
Consultancy Scheduled the interview , they sent a link for online written test. Later in the next Saturday the conducted interview. It contains total Four rounds and one hr.
1. Technical Round:- Asked the Question on Core Java , Struts, SQL, Servlets and Jsp's.
2. Round :- It contains two persons interviewed me at this round one for SQL and other for Java.
3. Round: It is a managerial round there they asks about the project and the major issues faced during the project management.
4. Round : It is a managerial round there they asks about the project and the major issues faced during the project management. same as third round.
5. HR interview they negotiating about the package like anything.
Interview Question – Why you are interesting to join in RBS, did your company offered any thing while you going to put paper View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Aug 2012 – Reviewed Mar 05, 2013
RBS used their in-house recruiter AGS who called me in for interview.
That first interview was positive. I met with two senior team members, it all went well and was friendly. They phoned me and told me that they wanted me back for a second interview. Before and right after that first interview RBS was very communicative and then the following week unresponsive not replying to emails until I phoned them.
Later I was told that the manager returned from holiday and requested to interview new candidates.
In addition to that RBS asked agencies to find candidates for this role after it had made an offer to a candidate!
Interview Question – All the questions are standard Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Gurgaon, Haryana (India) – Reviewed Mar 04, 2013
Interview Details 2 technical rounds, 1 managerial round, followed by HR round.
Interview Question – scenario based questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Limited negotiations possible.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Gurgaon, Haryana (India) Jul 2011 – Reviewed Mar 03, 2013
Interviews are usually conducted by individual teams instead of some central HR Panel.
Usually 4-5 rounds of interview is done including intial Telephonic rounds and Face 2 Face technical, Managerial after that HR rounds are done. in case of interview drives written tests are also conducted.
Interview Question – Depends upon requirement but there is no fixed format. Requires fair amount of preparation . View Answer
Negotiation Details – Its usually fine.
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