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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Toronto, ON) in February-2017.

Interview

I went in for an in-person interview with the hiring manager where I provided samples of my business analysis documentation. It was a combination of reviewing the artifacts as well as a discussion about my potential and skill set.

Interview Questions

  • Questions focused on my experience in presenting to senior and executive management, as well as my ability to work with Technology and Business Partners.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for BMO Financial Group

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Toronto, ON) in September-2016.

    Interview

    There were 2 rounds of interviews, technical and HR rounds. The technical round was relevant to the actual job that I did after joining BMO. The technical, panel interview was of average difficulty.

    Interview Questions


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Toronto, ON) in November-2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview from third party 1 week after my application online. Since I was sick and wasn't prepared, interview was not good and the interviewer clearly told me to try next time. But I was surprised to get a call for face to face interview with hiring manager after few weeks. Hiring manager was busy so other two members interviewed me. I was again called for another interview with the hiring managers. They interviewed me separately. They asked some business case questions and behavioral questions. The wired thing was that, I received a cancellation email of the same interview request in the evening that I had just gave in the morning. I was clueless what was going on with the process.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle the change management? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Toronto, ON) in July-2014.

    Interview

    phone interview. Then face to face. Phone interview was very easy. just basic questions. The interviewer just wanted to get through it. Face to face was a bit more challenging. They asked a question like how would you go about knowing how much coffee all the departments in BMO drink?

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you want to be in 5 years. The usual behavioural questions   Answer Question

  4.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group in November-2013.

    Interview

    Applied through company website. Got called by one of their recruiters for an initial phone screen. Then, met in person with the hiring manager. Interview lasted an hour. Got asked lots of questions about how I manage a team, what personalities I work best with, current knowledge of the financial sector and regulatory aspects. The interview ended with the hiring manager saying she'll follow up in a few weeks time with next steps after she finishes meeting with all the other candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you've had a supervisor challenge one of your decisions, and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview

    The hiring process is fairly standard... Once you make it by the HR phone interview they had a 1hr face to face interview with me in which they tell you more about the role and see if you can add examples where you've done similar work in the past. Once that was finished I got called in for a final interview with a Senior Manager who asked very high level questions just to make sure his hiring manager didn't miss anything and that was it.

    Interview Questions

    • No business case for my position, they did tell me about a previous problem that they had to resolve and before telling me how they resolved it they asked me to explain how I would have dealt with it. But as interviews go they stayed away from the hard case study questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Initial Offer = Too low compared to what my research said so I asked for 5k more
    Final offer = They removed the signing bonus and added that amount to my yearly salary.


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    interview with HR, hiring manager, technology head and VP

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with their 3rd party HR company Hewitt. Then once I was approved had an interview with the hiring manager on site.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly the manager just wanted to see if I was going to be a good fit and be able to do the work well in the team.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation because I was an intern.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Toronto, ON) in April-2012.

    Interview

    Got an interview at the last month of my study term. Only student in my master program got the interview. Three John Hull's tech question. Straight forward. Know is know. Don't know is don't know. 1 hour interview


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BMO Financial Group (Toronto, ON) in November-2011.

    Interview

    4 interviews:

    Screening interview
    Interview with direct manager (Technical Interview)
    interview with department director
    Interview with VP (Fit)

    Interviews were quite thorough. A transcript was required, and the first interview was a series of technical questions. From there, interviews were with progressively senior people, with the last one being with a VP. This was mostly a chat and fit interview and lasted only about 15 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a situation when you had a conflict with a co worker.   Answer Question

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