Bank of America Online Assessment Test and Application Process

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Immediately after submitting my application an assessment appeared on the career portal. Anyone know what that Bank of America online assessment test covers? Here's what I've gathered.

BOA Job Assessment

There are deadlines for this assignment and you should should check your application portal regularly. As mentioned above, the assessment will appear in the career portal after the application is submitted. It's a simple personality questionnaire with no technicals. It is comparable to the Myers Briggs test. However it is more focused on work style.

It's a three part test. Each part consists of 14 to 15 questions. All of the answers are multiple choice.

Part 1: Your characteristics
Part 2: Your attributes in the workplace
Part 3: Your relationship with others

Examples of BAML Personality Test Questions

Most personality tests are in one of two formats.

Making Choices:
Your task is to choose one statement that is most like your behavior in work situations.
*I am the sort of person who...*

  • I consider other peoples feelings
  • I am prepared to tell people if they are mistaken
  • I have highly original ideas
  • I review work carefully

Rating Statements:
You may be asked to rate yourself on a number of phrases or statements.
*I sometimes make mistakes*

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Unsure
  • Agree
  • Strongly Agree

Consider some of the characteristics that would make someone a valuable team member. Think about these topics beforehand since these questions are multiple choice. However, remember that these are normative statements.

One of our more senior members @hockey1316, a private equity analyst, contributed the following on personality tests and personality types.

hockey1316 - Private Equity Analyst:

Used to administer these tests as part of the honors program at my college freshman year and always got a kick out of the responses.

A few things to remember for many people taking the test for the first time:

  1. No personality is better than another and while some lend themselves better in particular situations the advantage depends highly on rule #2.

    I am strongly ENTJ but someone with is ISFP will be better than me at many things. We are different not better than one or another.

  2. These tests are best used to understand your place in a group or how well a group will work together. So in Rule #1 with particular situations being better than others...this depends highly on the other people in the group or department you work in. If your boss and co-workers are all INTJ or other types of Introverts and you are ENTJ or ESTP you might not get along with them at all.

    Try to understand where your co-workers and bosses would fit in these personality groupings and understand how they fit in groups, derive energy, and think. It will be worth it to you.

  3. Your results are meant to be a point in time look at your personality. Things, situations, and experiences change and it can be helpful to take the test every few years in order to only better understand yourself.

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Comments (84)

Aug 4, 2017

Thanks!

Aug 22, 2017

This is the simplicity we need.

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Aug 4, 2017

Beware, the online assessment can take forever to load and you have only three attempts to re-start it. If the popup won't work, there goes one attempt so make sure you're patient with the loading screens.

Aug 4, 2017

behaviorals about your work style mainly. nothing too much to worry about, just make sure your computer internet is well connected and that you have pop-ups allowed on your browser.

Aug 4, 2017

Does the online assessment occur immediately upon submitting the application? Trying to figure out if I can submit the application and have a few days in between.

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Aug 4, 2017

It gives you some time to complete it, I believe 1-2 weeks

Aug 6, 2017

Do you receive the assessment in an email? Or is it in the career portal?

Aug 6, 2017

It should show up immediately after submitting the application online, so my guess is career portal.

Aug 6, 2017

Okay thank you. For some reason mine never showed up after submitting the application. I guess I will have to email recruiting team.

Aug 6, 2017

Didn't receive the invitation to the assessment either. Can we get access to the assessment through application portal?

Aug 7, 2017

I dont see anything on my Portal. Tried to e-mail the recruiting team from the they email they have provided on website its keep bouncing back :| :|

Aug 7, 2017

are you manually removing pop up blockers, enabling cookies, enabling java etc. ?

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Aug 8, 2017

I think the assessment was only if you applied before a certain date, which was the deadline for an open accelerated process, after that date you're in the regular timeline so you will probably get the assessment later. From what I understand, everyone gets the assessment, so just hold on tight.

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Aug 11, 2017

Not sure if that is true, I applied yday (clearly behind their accelerated deadline) was given assessment right after I submitted my application.

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Aug 7, 2017

Stupid Question but is this like an untimed, all on computer questionnaire? or is it like HireVue

Aug 11, 2017

Expected it to be like HireVue, turned out to be a questionnaire, really easy stuff literally just go take it

Aug 11, 2017

All personality questions. Felt like a myers briggs test.

Aug 7, 2017

I would expect BofA DESE NUTZZZ!!!

Aug 8, 2017

I applied the next day from the open date. and no I do not need no sponsorship

Aug 11, 2017

@ian109 I'd like to know as well--will I be recorded and speaking to my camera, or just typing up my responses? Is it timed?

Aug 11, 2017

Did anybody respond back to you with an answer? @ian109

Aug 11, 2017

I'm confused about the online assessment test. What is this for?
I just applied 3 positions and only received the assessment test for 1 position.

Aug 11, 2017

Is there a specific time of day you have to take the assessment? I tried completing it but it said there was a problem contacting the test provider and to try again later. Did anyone else get this? All of my cookies/flash/pop-up settings are enabled

Aug 12, 2017

Never got the test... Top target with strong GPA but I guess I'm international?

Aug 30, 2017

I got it and I'm an international too. I don't think BAML care that much.

Aug 15, 2017

Hello guys, just curious if you could share some of the questions you got on the judgemental test? It states Talent Test for me. Also worth to practice a little bit maybe? Thank you for the help fellow monkeys!

Aug 21, 2017

bump

Aug 22, 2017

No need to practice. Someone earlier said it best--it's a personality test. Work style for the most part. It took ~20min to complete.

Aug 23, 2017

I did it but haven't heard from them in more or less a week so I guess I did not fit lol

Aug 23, 2017

They close apps on September 8th and i don't think they're rolling (aside from the early process they had)

Aug 23, 2017

I didn't get the assessment initially but just received it this morning (August 22nd).

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Aug 23, 2017

Does anyone know if BAML is reviewing on a rolling basis?

Aug 24, 2017

Haven't heard back yet. I don't think it's rolling.

Aug 26, 2017
Sep 2, 2017

Be mindful guys the assessment is also due before 9/8, so don't procrastinate to submit your app very last minute!

Sep 3, 2017

If I never received the assessment, does that mean I was auto-dinged? Seems a bit odd

Sep 7, 2017

Was told the deadline for the online assessment was due no later than 9/7, but as of 9/6 the application portal says that the deadline for the assessment has passed. Anyone else having this issue right now?

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Sep 7, 2017

Me too, I'm so confused why it isn't working. Could it be because the program is rolling and they already filled spots for interviews?

Sep 7, 2017

Do you only have to complete the online assessment once for all separate applications or for each one individually?

Sep 8, 2017

9/8 3am: 3-part MC questionnaire immediately after app. 3.9er. Not sure how they're inviting the test, friend with 4.0 didn't get it yet... Wondering if the interview will be tailored to test the consistency of responses

Sep 8, 2017

Anyone else has their assessment closed earlier than the said deadline? I received an email to take my assessment by Sep 8th, by 11:59 pm. Now is 8:30 pm on the 8th, and it said deadline has passed. Where can I go to ask?

Sep 8, 2017

Happened to me as well. Just sent an email to HR asking what to do. I would send them an email with photos of both the email you got, and the error message you get on the application portal. That way they can see that it closed early.

Sep 8, 2017

You sent to BoA's HR, do you mean recruiting team for your school? I just sent an email to US_campus address. Hopefully they can address this soon.

Sep 9, 2017

For the online assessment, I had one email from Bank of America and one application portal message both saying: "by September 9" and "no later than September 9". Shouldn't the deadline of the online assessment (not the main application, that was for September 8) have been supposed to be 11:59 PM on September 9 ET? If yes, whom should I contact with?

Sep 9, 2017

Contact your recruiter. If you don't have one, contact their email address.

Sep 9, 2017

Deadline was extended until 5:00 PM EST on 9/9

Nov 2, 2017

will I receive any response after taking the assessment and how long it would be expected???

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Nov 7, 2017

bump

Nov 7, 2017

bump

Nov 16, 2017

Has anybody heard anything after taking the online assessment? Have interviews already gone out?

Nov 16, 2017

Superdays happened 1-2 weeks ago for most positions I believe

Feb 27, 2018

yes they have, not sure how to go about the interview though

Feb 27, 2018

Has anyone here taken the Merrill edge online assessment

Feb 27, 2018
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