I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in September 2013.
Got my Interview through a job agent.
I had an interview with the HR manager. she asked me basic questions. Tell me about yourself, why working as a relationship manager assistant? what are you looking fir in this job?.... They are very professional and make you feel comfortable.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in September 2010.
Interview Details Numerical quesions were not tough but format was difficult (video on screen relayed the news, scrolling ticker and a question in right quadrant). Calculators were allowed. The group presentation was difficult but if you smile a lot and just get involved then you will be fine. Do not questions the others, just play along and come up with generic answers, do not be creative, dumb it down a bit.
Interview Question – Why this industry? Why you? Would you consider other roles? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation possible. If you get an offer, take it.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in August 2010.
Interview Details The office was impressive and while being showed round the trading floor etc at 6:00pm I saw very few people left in the building. My interviewers were mid-level developers and seemed pretty unfriendly they did however really know they're stuff. It seemed obvious that they were over worked and very tired meaning they weren't overly enthusiastic about the role. My impression is the company was mediocre and I don't think I would have accepted an offer if I had got it.
Interview Question – Describe the process of Java serialization Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in August 2010.
very technical interview on the phone - 30 questions straight out of the textbook.
Face to face was more situation based " describe how you overcame a conflict in a team etc"
Interview Question – how many farmers are there in china View Answer
Negotiation Details – easy - i asked - they gave
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in August 2010.
Interview Details Head hunter, interviews with senior MDs
Negotiation Details – not much possible and over very quickly
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Merrill Lynch.
Contacted first by a recruiter in St. Louis for a phone interview (behavioral)
Then, Took 2 online timed aptitude test (easy math)
Waiting to hear back on a face to face interview in the Chicago Office.
Interview Question – nothing to hard yet. 4th grade compound fraction math lol Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in November 2013.
Interview Details 1-2 Onsite interviews that were all behavioral. Wanted to see fit within group, not knowledge of technicals.
Interview Question – Pretty basic behavioral questions and schedule fit. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Unpaid, for credit. No negotiation.
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in November 2013.
Interview Details Recruiters will contact by phone or email, process initial screening, and arrange in-person interview , if appropriate
Interview Question – what are the last 5 books ( author and title) you have read in the past year View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Merrill Lynch in November 2013.
Interview Details Received interview through a connection, then had about 20 minute phone interview with wealth manager I would be working under (I was not near the office, which is why it was a phone interview)
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected - just basic questions about resume, experience, what skills you can offer, etc. Answer Question
I applied in-person and interviewed at Merrill Lynch.
Interview Details What I found most surprising was the utter lack of financial/technical questions in the interview process. They are just looking for someone who is personable and ambitious and you really need to display that.
Interview Question – During my interview process, I sat in on one of the financial advisor's phone call with a client. He was explaining why he refused to short on some Puerto Rican bond. After he hung up, he then told me to repeat the reasoning. Answer Question
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