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 1,278 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 1,235 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 1,112 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
29%
About a week
27%
About a month
18%
About a day or two
13%
More than one month
13%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
76%
On-site interview
65%
Background check
51%
Group interview
21%
Problem solving exercises
15%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
3%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
1%

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

  • Tell me something about your self, competencies, skills, accomplishments, team work, difficult client situation, ask about problem solving skills etc.
    Shared on 22 August 2019 - Deal Specialist - Calgary, AB
  • 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

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Interview tips at BMO Financial Group

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)47%
  • Formal (business suit)44%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • They didn’t have a dress code4%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at BMO Financial Group

  • Be yourself
    Shared on 8 September 2021 - SENIOR CORPORATE LAW CLERK - Toronto
  • Research the org structure to understand where your management team is aligned to,
    Shared on 23 May 2020 - Senior Operations Manager - Toronto, ON
  • Run the opposite way
    Shared on 30 January 2020 - manager - Toronto, ON

The first interview at BMO Financial Group

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed27%
  • Employee referral24%
  • Recruiter contacted me18%
  • Other11%
  • Other online job site9%

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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