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Updated 2 Mar, 2015
Updated 2 Mar, 2015
411 Interview Reviews

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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Merrill Lynch in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    It is a Co-op position from university website, I applied online, and the interviewer is knowledgeable and friendly. The team is nice, I got a experience in Merrill financial system. The location is good, too.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merrill Lynch in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    This company was only want to hire a very specific developer. Did not give people to grow. I got the feeling that they were trying to hire the person has exact knowledge and do the project and then let him go.
    I got the interview because my resume had specific key word they are looking for. But it turned out what I did on that platform is not the same part they are using. They immediately turn me down.
    So I took 2 days to prepare the interview and the result come so quick in just about 10 mins.
    The interviewer is nice, but the I don't feel get respected in the process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Client Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    30 minute phone interview with recruiter; once I passed the screening interview, an in-person interview with the hiring team was scheduled for the following week; this second interview has not yet happened

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview by the administrative manager. She explained the basic job requirements for the position of account opening, find solutions for CAs and FAs, and they have constant training on the different systems. Also explained the office organization and the team that the position will be working closely with.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    I exchanged emails with VP and he decided to give me a phone interview. Interview was about 45 mi and was very casual. He was curious to see if I would be a good fit for the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your resume and what valuation method do you use to analyze companies?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was not that difficult they asked more about my past experience and my project work which i have done so far?
    They also asked about different ways of investing money in market and why is it important to do that?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Registered Client Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by an employee and was scheduled for an interview before I had even put in an application online. I had three interviews in quick succession (branch manager, the department supervisor, and then the team you will be joining). After that you go through the background check, finger printing, etc. From start to offer letter the whole process took about a week.

    The first interview is just a "get to know each other" thing. No tough questions, just a test of chemistry and a conversation to make sure you speak intelligently and will fit in with the work atmosphere. Second interview was a little more traditional, but still conversational. Third interview was very typical traditional "where do you want to be in 5 years" type of stuff.

    BTW, I noticed on this site that when it comes to ML you are either hired immediately or you're SOL. If you're waiting more than two weeks to hear anything I'd move on.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you let a client down and how you handled the situation.   View Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Commodities Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    Applied in December, phone interview in January, final interview in Houston offices
    Final interview was four back to back interviews in Houston with team members for two hours. Received an offer thirty minutes later

    Interview Questions
    • What is the square root of 1000?
      How many ridges does have a quarter have?
      How would you figure out the the price of lumber?
      Why trading of commodities
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Debit Capital Market Summer Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college and interviewed on Campus. Two MD interviewed and really aggressive on my story and point out what is the direct direction about past experience and this intern opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very short and straight to the point. I met with the two partners of the office and they asked me basic behavioral questions and spent a majority of the time telling me what the internship would be like. The partners were very family oriented and seemed as though they wanted an intern who was the same.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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