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(M&IB) Operations Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in January 2014.
Interview Details First round: HR telephone interview, basically has two parts. The first 30 minutes is competency and fit, and if you do well enough you will proceed to the next 30 minutes, which is mostly work ethic and personality.
Was notified within 48 hours that I had passed the first round, although the next round was not guaranteed.
Waited around half a month to be invited to the assessment centre.
Second round: asessment centre with four components
1. A 1 hour one-on-one interview, exactly the same as telephone interview except face to face with an Operations member
2. Group Interview: each people gets a different case, and you have to work in a team to prioritize them.
3. Written Exercise: make a recommendation according to the group exercise
4. One-on-one role play: based on the group interview, you need to advance your case to the person the interviewer is pretending to be.
Interview Question – Role play interview includes questions where the interviewer can be quite hostile and unwilling to change. View Answer
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through another source and the process took a day - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in July 2013.
Interview Details Interview was quite technical in nature. Everything related to banking and finance were asked by the interviewer. Also, there were certain misleading information was provided relating to the growth and salary increment in interview as well as orientation + Induction. HR people are themselves not clear about the policies they will beat around the bush but will not answer your query.
Interview Question – Nothing was unexpected. It was fine. Answer Question
Software Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2010.
Interview Details It was a detail process, couple of rounds of Technical screening, followed by competency based written tests, then again a couple of rounds of Technical screening (this time face to face), then again Management rounds and finally a HR interview (salary expectation). It was a tough process but structured.
Interview Question – Usually all the questions are competency based and it was scenario based, questions are pretty much available or taken from many internet sites but with a decent preparation one can crack it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I had to negotiate twice to come closer to my expectation, you need to press foot and negotiate :)
Technology (M&IB) Graduate Programmer 2014 Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.
Interview Details Fill out application online, attach a CV and covering letter, and complete a personality test. Different graduate programmes might have different reasoning tests. For Technology (M&IB) it was a logical reasoning test (has to be one of the most difficult tests I've ever seen, I think it was adaptive, questions got more difficult). Followed by a phone interview, which lasted about 30 mins, these are carried out by an external company. There were 3 questions and each had a few follow-up questions with it. 1. Why have you applied at RBS? (Follow up questions included 'do you think RBS are facing any challenges at the moment?') 2. Describe a time when you helped someone else achieve a goal. 3. Asked to rate self on a scale from 1-10 on doing the right thing. Which led to "describe a time when you were asked to do something you felt was wrong? Why did you feel that it was wrong? What actions did you take?"
Interview Question – Describe a time when you helped someone else achieve a goal. (Requested not to use an example from university) Answer Question
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in March 2013.
Interview Details The hiring process starts with a HR round followed by an aptitude test which consists English, numerical ability and typing test followed by technical round wherein you may be asked about your interests in banking, general banking terms and concepts
Interview Question – nothing as such. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation allowed
Software Developer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in April 2014.
Interview Details Written test by e-litmus. It is only aptitude and logical and verbal reasoning ie. No technical questions. After written, selected candidates were called to Gurgaon office for interview process (all selected candidates from all over India). Interview was day long process where GD, presentation round and personal interview was conducted.
Interview Question – How to check if a Binary tree is a BST? View Answer
Senior Risk Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in May 2012.
Interview Details 1 Interview Face to Face and 1 phone interview - Internal Transfer.
Good experience, nothing negative noticed, Incompetenent Line manager. I dont have more words to add.
Good experience , easy interviews
Interview Question – Why do you want us to pay for your training? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didnt negotiate
Operations Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2013.
Interview Details went through a recruiter. the process was very quick. Once I had the interview, the offer followed within 2 weeks. The bank is in need of a lot of contractors as no additional permanent staff can be hired due to head count limitations. they do offer contractors internal opportunities as well, so it worth sticking with.
Interview Question – Why RBS? Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland.
Interview Details Interview process will have a general discussion(GD), and a simple analytical written which also contains, typing test and general english. after that a common HR round. for experienced, the corresponding team manager and team leader will take the interview to check on your skills
Interview Question – comfortable with any shift time? and how long will you stay here if you are hired? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation.
Senior Internal Auditor Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in May 2014.
Interview Details Required to bring original copies of academic certificates.
2 round interview with the first round being a fit / behavioral interview. Second round is a case study interview coupled with a presentation of the case study.
Questions include explaining the history of the bank, knowledge and awareness of the current financial market.
Interview Question – Seeing that RBS has gone through much challenging times, why would you still want to join us? View Answer
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