US Bank Interview Questions

17 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (87%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) 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. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, 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 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.

3.6
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  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (76%)

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.

2.5
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (87%)

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 US Bank

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2022wealth management internshipMinneapolisWealth ManagementNeutralEasy
2021Summer AnalystNew YorkFICC - Fixed Income Currency and CommoditiesVery PositiveEasy
2021Credit AnalystMinneapolisCredit RiskPositiveAverage
2019Technology AnalystAtlantaInformation Technology (IT)NeutralEasy
2020DCM Analyst ICharlotteDebt Capital MarketsPositiveAverage
2018Real Estate AnalystCharlotteOtherNeutralEasy
2017Summer InternMinneapolisResearchPositiveEasy
2013CDO Modeling AnalystChicagoN/AVery PositiveDifficult
2015Structured Finance InternMinneapolisDebt Capital MarketsNeutralAverage
2013Operations AnalystHackensackBack OfficeNeutralEasy

wealth management internship Interview - Wealth Management

Anonymous employee in Minneapolis

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: January 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Very simple process. A few phone calls with the recruiter which lead to a 30 minute zoom interview with manager.

Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you failed

Summer Analyst Interview - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities

Anonymous employee in New York

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: November 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Started with a first-round phone screen with campus recruiter, basic behavioral and logistic questions. Couple weeks later had 1 on 1 interview with MD, mostly behavioral questions, had offer a week later. Overall an easy process.

Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you worked on a team?

Credit Analyst Interview - Credit Risk

Anonymous interview candidate in Minneapolis

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: August 2021

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Applied via standard job board listing with standard resume, no cover letter. Got an email to set up a first round phone interview. Interviewed with a regional director. Went well. Was contacted again a week later by email to set up second and final interview. Second interview was a remote video interview with a different regional director. Light on technicals, mostly personality based. Was entry level for a fresh graduate which might explain the lack of technical questions. Received an offer 2 weeks later.

Interview Questions

Random scripted questions about efforts to increase diversity and inclusion were unexpected. Technicals were light and accounting based.
Explain how taking out a loan would effect the 3 main financial statements.
Explain how a new dividend would effect the three financial statements.

Technology Analyst Interview - Information Technology (IT)

Anonymous employee in Atlanta

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: November 2019

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Process took a couple weeks. Two behavioral phone interviews. Superday consisted of two interviews. One technical one behavioral. Overall a pretty easy process, got the offer three days after. Basic questions about programming and technologies that would be used in the job. Behavioral questions were classic. Why US bank? Why technology? Name a time you failed at something and what it taught you. Name a time you had to work in a group, what did you learn? Very easy interview process, especially if you have a reasonably good grasp on how to answer basic behavioral questions. Would say the whole process took 3 weeks. Overall, good experience.

Interview Questions

What is a time you failed, what did you learn from it?

DCM Analyst I Interview - Debt Capital Markets

Anonymous employee in Charlotte

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Recruiter

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2020

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Personality Test
Drug Test
Background Check

Interview

A recruiter with connections to my school reached out to set up an exploratory meeting over the phone. Next stage was in-person interviews.

Interview Questions

Tell me about bond convexity.

Real Estate Analyst Interview - Other

Anonymous interview candidate in Charlotte

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: December 2018

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

I applied online through a LinkedIn posting. Was contacted by HR to set up a phone interview. Heard back about a month after.

Interview Questions

No questions were difficult or unexpected. They started by asking me questions regarding my resume. The rest of the interview was about 4 or 5 behavioral questions.

Summer Intern Interview - Research

Anonymous employee in Minneapolis

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2017

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

First there was an initial on campus interview that was more general. I interviewed with multiple people (similar to a superday) and that was about it. About a week later I was invited in to interview with multiple groups. Each of these interviews would be pretty specific to each group, so I would advise that you only accept interviews for roles you actually want. After that they extend final offers.

Interview Questions

The most difficult question asked was what direction I would take the company and then I had to justify my response with metrics that your decision could be measured by. For example, if you said that they should reintroduce an IB division you would need to be able to tell them how this fits in to the overall market environment, the revenue that it would generate, how this would position the bank against its peers, etc. As long as your response is decently well thought out it is not hard at all, but make sure you know the background on the company beforehand.

CDO Modeling Analyst Interview

Anonymous employee in Chicago

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: 2013

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Background Check

Interview

A phone screen interview took place first. Basic HR style question regarding behaviour (strengths/weaknesses) and what I bring to the table (past experience and skill set).

Once approved, an in-person interview was set up with initially 4 people but ended up being 5.

Everyone asked approximately the same questions as it seemed they had an HR/Department sheet of questions to ask. Basic questions to start off: Tell me about yourself. Why this position? Some of the more difficult questions were: give me a time when you made a mistake and how did you resolve? Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? How good are your technical skills, give me an example. What did you not like about your last job? Why did you leave your last job?

After the interview was up - the last person indicated that I would be made an offer most likely and should hear from them in a few days. Rightfully, I heard from them in 2 days time with the good news and salary/benefits information. Was asked to go to the branch to fill out my information (yes, branch for the corporate office job) for background checks. I was told that if I do not hear back within 3 days that's good news.

From the date of the interview until the first day for the start of my job was 2 weeks exactly. I applied a week before. Heard almost immediately from the HR (luck and timing!).

Interview Questions

What was a mistake you made in your last job?
Why did you leave your last job?
What value do you bring to the table?
How good are your technical skills?
Why do you think you are a good fit for this position?
Have you dealt with difficult people, if so how did you go about?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Why did you move here?
What is your status in terms of work permit?
If a job offer was extended to you, which team do you want to join?
Do you want to be part of Analytics or Modelling?

Structured Finance Intern Interview - Debt Capital Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in Minneapolis

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: 2015

Application

Phone Interview
Personality Test
Drug Test
Background Check

Interview

I applied to the Structured Finance Internship program online. About two-weeks later I received an interview request. First round phone with an HR intern

Interview Questions

There weren't any difficult or unexpected interview questions asked. However, the position was in Minneapolis, so the recruiter asked why I wanted to work there. Personally, I don't want to work there, just wanted the job and so it was hard to answer properly. Other questions were behavioral and role-based. No technical questions and nothing too difficult.

Walk me through how you get from Revenue to Free Cash Flow in the projections.
Why do you use 5 or 10 years for DCF projections?
What do you usually use for the discount rate?

Operations Analyst Interview - Back Office

Anonymous employee in Hackensack

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: December 2013

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Drug Test
Background Check

Interview

The process was very basic. One phone interview with HR with basic behavioral questions. And an in office interview with and Analyst, VP and MD all just to gauge interest.

Interview Questions

What can you tell me about Hedge Fund Operations? Can you tell me a time where you had to be a leader?