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Interviews at Scotiabank

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Scotiabank.
Interview experience
Based on 643 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 634 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 616 interviews
About two weeks

Interview process at Scotiabank

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About two weeks
26%
About a week
24%
About a month
20%
About a day or two
17%
More than one month
12%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
70%
On-site interview
59%
Background check
50%
Group interview
26%
Problem solving exercises
21%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
4%
Drug test
2%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Scotiabank

  • It's good you go through the HR head office you meet them on face time and after words you go to see the manager at the bank sometimes you just get hired through the HR without having interview with t…
    Shared on 9 September 2019 - Teller - Toronto, ON
  • Very transparent and very honest.
    Shared on 24 June 2019 - Senior Financial advisor - St. John's, NL
  • Personal one to one
    Shared on 30 December 2018 - Customer Service Officer - Markham, ON

Interview questions at Scotiabank

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Behaviour type questions ex .how do feel you can handle change.
    Shared on 1 November 2017 - Branch Manager - Flower's Cove, NL
  • I had my interview over 13 years ago so N/A for this question.
    Shared on 20 October 2017 - LENDING SERVICE OFFICER - Calgary, AB
  • What can you do to make Scotiabank better?
    Shared on 18 October 2017 - Credit Analyst (Credit Mexico) - Mexico City
Interview tips at Scotiabank
Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)51%
  • 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)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Scotiabank
  • Be social savvy
    Shared on 19 July 2019 - Sr. Manager Recruitment - 44 King street
  • Dress nice (professionally)
    Shared on 2 April 2019 - Customer Service Representative (CSR) - Calgary, AB
  • Practice behavioral interview questions. Have specific examples for situations.
    Shared on 27 January 2019 - Customer Representative - Halifax, NS
The first interview at Scotiabank
How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral24%
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Other online job site19%
  • Recruiter contacted me15%
  • Walk-In8%
How candidates received their first interview at Scotiabank
  • Recruitment agency sent in my profile. I received an interview few days later.
    Shared on 8 September 2019
  • Applied online
    Shared on 29 April 2019 - Sr./Financial Advisor - Kitchener, ON
  • My first interview was obtained after several attempts on their website
    Shared on 15 April 2019 - Customer Service Officer - Scarborough, ON