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 568 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 558 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 533 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, rating is 7.

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

Interview process length
About two weeks
28%
About a week
24%
About a month
20%
About a day or two
14%
More than one month
14%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
74%
On-site interview
73%
Background check
51%
Group interview
22%
Problem solving exercises
13%
Least reported steps
Presentation
3%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
0%

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

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)50%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)44%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%
  • They didn’t have a dress code2%
  • 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
  • Recruiter contacted me22%
  • Employee referral20%
  • Through Indeed17%
  • Other online job site13%
  • Other13%

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