BMO Financial Group
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Interviews at BMO Financial Group

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at BMO Financial Group.

Interview experience

Based on 727 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 711 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 676 interviews
About two weeks

Interview process at BMO Financial Group

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About two weeks
About a week
About a month
More than one month
About a day or two
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
On-site interview
Background check
Group interview
Problem solving exercises
Least reported steps
Drug test
They have no interview

What candidates say about the interview process at BMO Financial Group

  • From my experience - standard behaviour focused interviews and technical skill reviews
    Shared on 16 July 2018 - Senior Technology Officer - QA Manager - Toronto, ON
  • HR followed by hiring manager interview, followed by group leader interview
    Shared on 9 July 2018 - Sr. Manager - Toronto, ON
  • Pathetic..they desperately need you as there is usually a wait for over 20 minutes to answer a call
    Shared on 16 May 2018 - Current Employee - Mississauga, ON
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Interview questions at BMO Financial Group

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Interview was mostly focused on customer service experiences, personal and professional goals.
    Shared on 8 February 2019
  • What are your career plans within the next 5 to 10 years ?What is your biggest achievement ?What are your strengths and weaknesses
    Shared on 12 September 2018 - Vice-President, Sales, Asian Services Group - Toronto, ON
  • About 2-3 behavioral type of questions. Strengths/weaknesses.
    Shared on 3 October 2017 - Associate - Toronto, ON

Interview tips at BMO Financial Group

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)48%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)45%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%
  • They didn’t have a dress code3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at BMO Financial Group

  • Run the opposite way
    Shared on 30 January 2020 - manager - Toronto, ON
  • Its a great Company to work for.
    Shared on 10 January 2019 - Senior Service Coordinator - Funder - Toronto, ON
  • Be honest and professional.
    Shared on 14 November 2018 - Assistant Team Leader, Calgary Call Center - Calgary, AB

The first interview at BMO Financial Group

How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral24%
  • Through Indeed20%
  • Recruiter contacted me19%
  • Other online job site12%
  • Other11%

How candidates received their first interview at BMO Financial Group

  • Through a recruitment agency
    Shared on 26 September 2019 - Sr. Service Analyst - 250 Yonge St.
  • Through LinkedIn
    Shared on 6 April 2019 - Intranet Business Manager - Toronto, ON
  • Applied for position online and was called back.
    Shared on 26 March 2019 - Mailroom Clerk - Toronto, ON
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