12/5/12

Hey everyone,

I just got a call from a recruiter from RBC, that said that she wanted me to come into the office for an interview next week. Is this normal at RBC, that they skip the phone interview and invite you straight in for an office interview? Other than that, does anyone know the interview process, the questions that will be asked, techs/fits, work culture, pay, hours, any insight will be much appreciated. Thank you!

P.S. -- Frankly, I am surprised I got this interview. I come from a non-target, with only one summer analyst internship at a BB. Any insight on this group and/or firm will really help me. Thanks again!

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12/5/12

ddp34:
Hey everyone,
with only one summer analyst internship at a BB. Any insight on this group and/or firm will really help me. Thanks again!

Not a lot of people have internships at a BB so dont act surprised

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12/5/12

Okay, I guess I'm a tad surprised because I haven't been getting that many interviews, even with the BB internship. I'm excited that I got this interview, esp. just one round? Anyways, still looking for some insight on this opp., mostly how the interview process is and the types of questions that will be asked. Thanks.

12/5/12

Out of curiosity, did you apply online or through a referral? I would expect a normal mix between fit and technicals. Did they tell you how many people you will be interviewing with? Also, this appears to be pretty early for them to be conducting interviews at all.

12/5/12

Online. And no, they did not tell me that. All they asked was if I wanted to come in or an interview or not.

12/5/12

Alright interesting. I have not applied yet online but the guy who is referring my application is supposed to call me to talk in the next week or so. Also says online that first rounds will be done beginning January 7. And I am surprised they would have you interviewing for a FIG group at this stage (unless that is where your prior experience was).

12/5/12

With RBC, I also went straight to an in-person interview from a standard online app (no references). So that's not uncommon for them.

Regarding culture, the Houston and San Antonio offices had some of the best-natured people I've ever met.

Good luck!

Nothing short of everything will really do.

12/5/12

You may be alluding to campus recruiting? I think this is more of an experienced analyst role, albeit I just graduated this past June. And, my past exp. was in M&A (that's it). So, I don't know, pretty weird that they would have me skip the phone interview (maybe because they need someone RIGHT NOW?).

In reply to bonks
12/5/12

bonks:
With RBC, I also went straight to an in-person interview from a standard online app (no references). So that's not uncommon for them.

Regarding culture, the Houston and San Antonio offices had some of the best-natured people I've ever met.

Good luck!

What was the office interview like bonks? Type of Questions (be specific if you can)? How many people did you interview with? Anything you can tell me will help. Thanks.

In reply to BBnkr10
12/6/12

ddp34:
bonks:
With RBC, I also went straight to an in-person interview from a standard online app (no references). So that's not uncommon for them.

Regarding culture, the Houston and San Antonio offices had some of the best-natured people I've ever met.

Good luck!

What was the office interview like bonks? Type of Questions (be specific if you can)? How many people did you interview with? Anything you can tell me will help. Thanks.

This wasn't for FIG, but here was my experience. What office are you interviewing with?

Office in Houston:
First round:
- 1 Associate
- 2 VPs
- 1 MD
Lasted about 2 hours, with people coming in and out at their leisure.

Second Round:
- 1 MD - Dinged in about 20 minutes (not sure why)

Still, they liked me enough to send my resume to San Antonio. The VP was in town (Austin) and we had an informal meeting at a coffee shop. Couldn't continue to next round because I accepted an offer and had to move.

Honestly, the interviews were really laid back, almost entirely fit questions. Actually, almost entirely conversational in nature. They asked about:
- My Excel proficiency (Can you do macros, VBA, Solver?)
- Why this sector (Pub-Fin IB)
- Why RBC
- Past experience
- Specific questions related to the industry

Really standard questions, but extra friendly. You'll be fine, man.

Nothing short of everything will really do.

12/6/12

Thanks man for your feedback. I am interviewing for their NYC office. My excel is average, but I don't know too much about macros, VBA or solver. I am solid in modelling though. Which techs did they ask you?

12/6/12

I called someone from this forum about RBC once. He interviewed in NY and said they were brand-shopping pretty hard with their hiring.

This interview was for bonds so:

What was 10-year treasury today.
What publications do you check.
Bond price goes down, yield goes____.
Which has a higher current yield, [2 price situations].
So you have any securities experience--investments of your own? I just said "no" like a fucking idiot.

As I reply it becomes more clear that we were in very dissimilar our situations. Other than the name of the bank, I don't think I have much to offer so you may want to talk to someone else, haha.

Nothing short of everything will really do.

12/6/12

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