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Merrill Lynch Interview Questions

Updated 20 Jan 2015
Updated 20 Jan 2015
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    401k Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview that included the simple questions; tell me about yourself, why are you interested in this job. After you show interest in the job and are confident, then they invited you to an in person interview at their Jacksonville campus.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly simple, but they ask if you understand options. They will refer to a company option plan.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview with two directors. Most are behavioral questions with focus on the resume. The only tech question is how would you invest with one million dollars. They look nice and smile all the time. Most of the interviewers are directors/ md. Be prepared to face two at the same time.

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    No Offer
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    Wealth Management Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty straightforward behavioral stuff. Talked with the senior FA for 30 mins about my resume, he asked me to walk him through it. Then he asked what i knew about merrill lynch and then we talked a for a bit about the markets. He said he'd contact me in a couple days and i got a call a couple days later with an offer.

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    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Planning Advisor Trainee Program Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Merrill Lynch in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied via a University career website and I received an email to take an exam. I was frustrated because they didn't conduct a phone interview, and unlike personality tests, this was a 2 hour exam and they went into this huge rant about not cheating and how you can use a calculator etc. I should also mention that I have my Masters and a few years experience in Financial Planning, so I'm not about to take an exam for a Trainee position, especially without a phone interview to discuss whether or not I really want the position. I left the exam in my inbox to expire.

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    • There were no questions because they didn't start with a phone interview and I decided not to take the exam.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    PMD Financial Advisor Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter vetted me and made me take online tests after which landed me an in person interview in which they hired me on the spot. They want aggressive people who can cold call.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and received a phone interview promptly. There were two separate phone interviews which contrasted from each other. They lasted around 10 minutes each. Discussed the importance of cold calling and why you would be interested in Merrill Lynch.

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    No Offer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merrill Lynch in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had my first interview, going in for a second. Pretty standard questions, nothing that will throw you through a loop. A few questions were resume based. A few behavioral questions but overall pretty standard.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Interview Details

    Assessment centre:
    - Numerical test: very difficult, much more than typical online test
    - Group exercise: analyst investment opportunities for a fake bank; the exercise was followed by a presentation to the fake bank's board of directors.
    - 1:1 Presentation: Investment in either stocks/bond or sector
    - 3 1:1 interviews: both technical and competency based.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Merrill Lynch.

    Interview Details

    It was a very informal interview. A lot of behavioral questions. Mostly spoke about my cold calling experience and how I would be able to get clients in the door for them. Cold Called an alumni to get in the door to do a spring internship. Then took about 5 weeks to get back to me and I accepted on the spot. Overall a positive experience.

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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Job Related to the Chief Operating Officer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They first hire an external HR to conduct a dynamic interview (with other candidates). After this phase, you talk to the BAML HR analyst. Finally, they place an interview with the COO.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult, however they do stick to what you say in your resumé, so they want to know how you improved the process of your last/current job, since it's a COO internship job related.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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