RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Interview Questions

81 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (97%)

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The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

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Interview Difficulty (93%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

2.9
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% Interns - FT Offers (93%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at RBS Royal Bank of Scotland

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2017InternStamfordDebt Capital MarketsPositiveAverage
2022Quantitative InternshipLondonRiskPositiveEasy
2017QuantlondonGeneralistNeutralEasy
2018AnalystLondonSales and TradingPositiveDifficult
20191st Year AnalystStamfordProgram Management GroupPositiveAverage
2019AnalystLondonStructured ProductsPositiveAverage
2019Graduate Banking AnalystStructured ProductsNeutralVery Difficult
2020Structured Finance Summer InternshipLondonInvestment BankingVery PositiveAverage
2020Summer analyst LondonInvestment BankingNeutralAverage
2020Structured Finance - Graduate ProgrammeLondonCapital MarketsPositiveAverage

Intern Interview - Debt Capital Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in Stamford

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

3-4 months
Interviewed: February 2017

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Personality Test
Drug Test
Background Check
Other

Interview

Interview process through on campus recruiting. Fairly straight forward summer intern process - Resume through school career center, HR phone screen, 1-1 interview with full time analyst, superday. Everyone was super nice and easy to convey your interest in finance even if you do not have tons of relevant experience. Ultimately did not get an offer, but was on the waitlist.

Interview Questions

How would a $10 decrease in depreciation affect a company's cash flow from operations.

Quantitative Internship Interview - Risk

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: January 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test

Interview

Step 1: Apply online - fill out the usual things about the university, experience etc.
Step 2: Online video assessment - 6 pre-recorded questions, mostly about competency
Step 3: Assessement Centre - 5 hour-long interviews with people from the team. There are two maths interviews, where you have to answer ~10 questions in 45 mins, one coding interview, a cometency interview and a group exercise.
Step 4: Offer

Interview Questions

How do you reverse a linked list?
What is the difference between python, Java and C++

Quant Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in london

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: November 2017

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

1 phone interview, then super day to meet 4-5 groups. Lunch with team. Asked about option pricing, brainteasers, math/probability problem.

Interview Questions

Typical quant interview questions

Analyst Interview - Sales and Trading

Anonymous employee in London

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Recruiter

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: April 2018

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test

Interview

Relatively straightforward. 2 rounds of interviews. Each one with D/MDs, mostly technical questions around bond/derivatives pricing.

Interview Questions

Questions on nuances around curve construction, hedging, derivatives pricing, and several brain teasers.

1st Year Analyst Interview - Program Management Group

Anonymous interview candidate in Stamford

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2019

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test

Interview

Applied on the company's website for the specific role. Received an invitation to complete an online numerical reasoning test. After passing this test went on to next round of virtual video interview consisting of competency assessment.
About a month later received an email from the hiring manager to schedule a 30 min phone interview with himself and a colleague. Mostly behavioral questions: "Walk me through your resume" "Why this role", etc. Had the opportunity to ask interviewers about the role and company culture.
The phone interview was on a Thursday, heard back the following Monday moving me forward to the in-person interview for the same week. Came in that Friday and had two rounds of about an hour each with two employees in each round. Very good interview with friendly people. Again mostly behavioral, personal motivation and some questions asking to explain the nature of the team and business. Some trick behavioral questions of the type: "What superpower would you choose?", "Dogs or Cats?".
Was walked out by hiring manager and had a very friendly chat about other things not related to work/the interview.
Heard back about 2 weeks later that I was not moved forward. I believe that it was the final round

Interview Questions

Explain to me what our team does and how the business work?

Analyst Interview - Structured Products

Anonymous employee in London

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: February 2019

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation

Interview

The application process consisted of online tests then a prerecorded video interview before being progressed to the AC. The AC included a group exercise, a case study/presentation and 2 1:1 interviews

Interview Questions

To pict how a digital banking idea

Graduate Banking Analyst Interview - Structured Products

Anonymous interview candidate in

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: November 2019

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test

Interview

This was specifically with the Natwest Markets entity.

3 stages total:
- Personality test, Quant/verbal/reasoning tests
- Video interview via Hirevue
- Assessment centre with 1 case study interview and 2 further interviews

2 further interviews were insanely hard asking random sfuff about the credit markets, yield curves etc. Was asked all these questions from traders despite applying for a banking role

Interview Questions

Questions about yield curves, credit markets, interest rates, and worst performing equity sectors of 2019

Structured Finance Summer Internship Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous employee in London

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: November 2020

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Personality Test

Interview

I applied online from NatWest website. Completed a situational judgement test, a logic test and a math test. Upon being successful at all of the online test, an online interview is next. If passed, you will be invited to an AC. Results from the AC will be released after a week.

Interview Questions

Tell us about a time when you used technology or a digital approach to try and do something differently and what you learnt from the experience.

Summer analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: September 2020

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
Personality Test

Interview

Starts of with Situational judgement and numerical tests, followed by Hirevue. Basic motivational questions, why RBS etc. Final stage is assessment centre including interviews with senior bankers and group activities.

Interview Questions

No difficult questions. Basic motivational and behavioural questions with a few Situational questions. Took 30 minutes.

Structured Finance - Graduate Programme Interview - Capital Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: October 2020

Application

Skills Test
Personality Test
Background Check

Interview

Applied on careers website, filled in my details and provided CV. No need for Cover letter. Then there are four stages before the assessment centre:

Stage 1: Situational Judgement Test (work-related scenarios). Untimed but takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Stage 2: Numerical reasoning test. Korn-Ferry style, timed test and takes 16 minutes to complete.

Stage 3: Logical reasoning test (determine outcomes and patterns). Timed test and takes 15 minutes to complete.

Stage 4: Video interview (HireVue style): show your capabilities and why you want to join the bank. Timed, takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Interview Questions

The last question was about technology: what new technologies I find interesting, why, and how/if I use them. They also expect you to talk about how it has been impacting the finance world, which can be a challenging question if you haven't done some prior research