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Interviews at RBS

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Interview experience
Based on 270 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 267 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 261 interviews
About a week

Interview process at RBS

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a week
26%
About two weeks
25%
About a day or two
22%
About a month
14%
More than one month
13%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
69%
Phone call/screening
60%
Background check
44%
Problem solving exercises
28%
Group interview
19%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
1%
Drug test
1%
Take-home/sample work
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at RBS

  • Detailed and thorough
    Shared on 10 December 2018 - Training Specialist - WoW Programme - Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • Easy, just a chat about experience. They do ask what you know about Rbs and the products
    Shared on 17 July 2018 - Customer Service Advisor - Crawley
  • Very professional but took to long from interview to starting work
    Shared on 17 June 2018 - Cost Reduction Lead - Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Interview questions at RBS

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Tell me about a time you were a part of a team which didn’t work well together.
    Tell me about a time when you made a lasting impression.

    Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision from a num…
    Shared on 9 August 2017 - Financial Accountant - Financial Control - Edinburgh
  • How would you help a colleague in a team
    Shared on 29 July 2017 - Sales Consultant - Bristol, Bristol
  • Competency based interviews
    Shared on 20 June 2017 - Business Advisor - Brighton, East Sussex
Interview tips at RBS
Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)65%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)28%
  • They didn’t have a dress code4%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at RBS
  • Be honest and upfront on everything and you will get support. Do not lie on your CV you will be found out!
    Shared on 30 September 2019 - Senior Corporate Manager - Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Use your experiences carefully to link in with competencies.
    Shared on 31 July 2019 - Security Analyst - Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • Need to be more friendly
    Shared on 13 March 2019 - Bank Teller - Stepps, North Lanarkshire
The first interview at RBS
How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed26%
  • Employee referral22%
  • Other15%
  • Other online job site11%
  • Recruiter contacted me11%
How candidates received their first interview at RBS
  • Through an Agency
    Shared on 5 February 2020 - Processing Administrator - Chatham, Kent
  • Direct application.
    Shared on 13 June 2019 - Customer Service Analyst - Bolton/Manchester
  • Through an agency
    Shared on 3 April 2019 - Regional Director - Reading, Berkshire
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