Wells Fargo Internship Interview Experience | On-Campus 2022
Wells Fargo visited our campus to hire pre-final year students for summer internship roles. 150 students were shortlisted based on their GPA(all above 8.5). There were four rounds, first was a Computer Based Online Recruitment Test (on AMCAT). followed by 3 rounds of interviews. There was no negative marking. Attempting all the questions was mandatory. It had 3 sections:
Round 1: Online test
The test had 3 basic requirements:
- A Personal Computer / Laptop.
- A Webcam connected with the System
- Smooth and uninterrupted Internet connectivity (throughout the testing session)
- Verbal Section: 10 questions to test your basic verbal skills like finding grammatical errors, choosing the most appropriate phrases, and passage-based questions. 15 mins were allotted and free navigation among the questions was prohibited. Questions were fairly simple and easy.
- Business Aptitude: 14 questions based on stocks and basic economics, just to test your logical reasoning and decision making. No prior knowledge of stocks was required as such. 25 mins were given and free navigation was again prohibited.
- Coding: There were 2 coding questions one was easy, other was of medium difficulty(the difficulty is of course relative). The summary of the 2 questions is as follows:
- Exactly based on the Josephus Problem (https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/josephus-problem-set-1-a-on-solution/)
- Based on rearranging of string: A string s was given which had duplicate characters and an integer K was given. We needed to rearrange the characters in such a way, that every same character is at least a K distance apart.
I was able to solve both the questions. 30 students were shortlisted for the interviews.
Round 2: Technical Interview
Time: 45 minutes
- This round was held on Zoom. The interviewer first and asked me for an introduction. I gave a brief introduction about myself (don’t make it too long 1-2 minutes is more than enough).
- I expected that I will be asked some DSA questions like other interviews but instead this round was mostly based on my resume. We discussed my Projects. He asked me to take him through my code. He asked me many questions based on my project.
- Then he gave me a real-life problem. He asked me to design a chatbox for employees of Wells Fargo. He kept the question raw and asked what are my insights. Ps – This question was asked because of my resume so don’t worry.
- Then he asked me to explain inheritance and Function overloading (OOPS) with examples. Also asked about Dynamic Memory Allocation in C using malloc().
- Then he asked me if I have any questions for him. I asked about the work culture of the company and the tech stack they use.
17 students were shortlisted for the next round.
Round 3: Tech Interview with Senior VP
Time: 30 minutes
- This round was again held on Zoom. He asked me about my intro in detail and started discussing my resume.
- He asked me to brief out my Project and he really liked it and we discussed it for 10-15 minutes.
- Then he asked that you are from ECE what makes you bring in the Software side. I told him about my interests and he was satisfied.
- Then he asked questions from Machine Learning. What is overfitting and how will you ensure your model is not overfitting. Then he asked me my preferred language, to which I answered C/C++ for my problem solving and Python for my projects.
- Then I was given the opportunity to ask him some questions. I again asked the same questions that of round 2.
Round 4: HR Interview (5 min)
- This was a telephonic interview. He called me directly on my phone. He asked me that how my interview rounds went. I told them they went pretty well and that they were very informative. Then he asked me my preferences for the location of internship from Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. I told him my preference was Hyderabad.
- The results were announced the same day and out of 150 students 10 were offered internships and I was lucky to be among them.
- Be honest with the interviewer, he/she is taking interviews for a very long time so they know what we are thinking. Always be confident this is very important. The interview is a different game altogether and coding alone will not help you to crack them. Always be honest with the interviewer and be yourself. Think of it as a conversation and not as a Viva session. And after the interviewer is done always ask him questions regarding the company etc. This puts in a positive impression.