Merrill Lynch Interview Questions

Updated 23 Oct, 2014
Updated 23 Oct, 2014
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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 Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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.  

    GWIM Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    I used an online application process after my uni made me aware of the opportunity. Submitted my cover letter, resume, and transcript and I got a call within a couple of weeks. Three more phone interviews and countless emails later, they extended an offer, non-negotiable. I happily accepted. Process was quick, easy, and pleasant (for an internship in the financial services industry, that is).

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Global Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interviewers were friendly and cordial. Nothing too challenging was asked. They mainly asked questions pertaining to my interest in investing. Other questions included tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume, why do you want to work for Merrill Lynch

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was too unexpected. I would be prepared to answer questions regarding your interest in wealth management.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty typical. I went through my past experiences, what i'd like to do for the future, discussed my strengths and weaknesses.

    The over all process was fairly straight forward and they were very responsive.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you believe would be the most difficult for you working at Merrill Lynch.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    PMD Financial Adviser Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very intensive interview and what's most important to success is you already have a book to bring in. Otherwise, they won't consider you as a good fit. It's a good chat with the managing director, considering they are super busy with their clients.

    Interview Questions
    • what people you know that can be your potential clients?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three interviewers were in one room, asking one by one. They introduced themselves as associates and vice presidents. First start off by 'walk me through your resume' and then asking questions that are relevant to your resume. For example, 'why did you work at company A?' and 'how did you like it?'

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Market Risk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round interview: Go through my resume especially for some of the projects I did.
    Then they asked me concept of VAR CVA and what are different methods to calculate VAR, what is their difference. Why American call option will not be early excercised? how about American put?
    Not very difficult, but i did not answer them well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process took about 5 weeks as there were a lot of applicants, but it was a good experience. I interviewed with the Client Relationship Manager and a bunch of Financial Advisors. Everyone I met in the interview was pretty easy going and polite.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was behavioral. Nothing about markets or investing.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    PMD Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Only interviewed with Complex Director and some of the Financial Advisors. I had three separate meetings over a 2 week period. The total interview process has changed. It was a much less complicated process and much more informal.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you going to develop a natural market in 3 years   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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