Wells Fargo Interview Experience | On-Campus 2022
Wells Fargo visited my college for both internship and FTE selection process 2022. For the FTE –
Out of 200+ students, 140 were shortlisted based on their CGPA. The complete process took place in 4 rounds with 1st being an online test, 2 technical rounds, and 1 HR round over call.
Hey geek! It's time to become a success story instead of reading them. Check out our most renowned DSA Self Paced Course, now at a student-friendly price and become industry ready. And if you are looking for a more complete interview preparation resource, check out Complete Interview Preparation Course that will prepare you for the SDE role of your dreams!
Feeling prepared enough for your interview? Test your skills with our Test Series that will help you prepare for top companies like Amazon, Microsoft, TCS, Wipro, Google and many more!
Round 1(Online Test – 100 mins): The test was divided into 3 sections
- Business Aptitude
Verbal: 12 questions in 15 mins based on detecting grammatical errors, fill in the blanks and vocabulary. This was pretty easy if one has a moderate level of English knowledge.
Business Aptitude: 15 questions in 25 mins. These were interpretation questions based on business graphs, candlesticks etc.
Small Tip: When the question seems easy check for options because it is more likely to be tricky.
Coding: 2 questions in 60 minutes
- Co-ordinates of a rectangular swimming pool are given. N Buildings with their co-ordinates and no. of floors are given in Nx3 (x-coordinate, y-coordinate, no. of floors) matrix. Question is to find the total price of all the building floors where the cost of a flat is given and we consider only those flats which have a view of the swimming pool. I managed to pass 5 test cases out of 13.
- N points and their 2-d co-ordinates are given. We need to find a minimum no. of lines to include all points. The points maybe are co-linear. I managed to pass 3 out of 11 test cases. (https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/minimum-lines-cover-points/)
After this round, 31 students were shortlisted and luckily I was last on the list.
Round 2(F2F Interview on Zoom): The interviewer first asked me to introduce myself while going through my resume.
- Then he gave me a question to add diagonal elements of NxN matrix.
- Later he asked about OOPS and why we use it.
- Other questions were types of data structures ( linear, non-linear, basic, derived), types of keys in RDBMS, file handling in CPP.
- He saw that I had done an internship where I used C# so asked about exception handling in C#. I didn’t know the answer but I said since C# is derived from C++ I believe they have similar functions to which he responded to explain exception handling in C++. I gave him an answer but he wasn’t satisfied.
- He decided to end the interview and asked if I had any questions. I asked which languages were extensively used in the company. He said a lot of names along with .NET framework.
- There were questions to which I genuinely did not know the answer and I said so honestly but ended the interview by saying that my academic performance had been consistently good which shows that I work hard for results when I get an opportunity. About 10 minutes after the interview I got a message saying that I was selected for the next round.
19 candidates were shortlisted.
Round 3(F2F Interview on Zoom): The interviewer was very friendly, so it helped relieve my stress and focus on my strengths. He started by asking about what I knew about the company.
Small Tip: Always research about the company, get some numbers, recent facts, what the company does, founders, CEO, in short, all the interesting facts.
- He liked my answer a lot so my remaining interview went smoothly.
- He asked few design questions which were pretty interesting.
- One being, Suppose you are building a system that tracks family income, expenditure, gives offers from amazon based on available funds and affordability. How much minimal data will one need? I answered that by saying that I will need historical data first, a basic bank system for budget management, and machine learning for discount offers using the cookies concept.
- He then asked what if I don’t want to share my income details as its personal, I said we could build trust at the start. He said to try finding a tech solution to this. While I was thinking he gave me the idea of ATM and it clicked to me that the user can add personal details like a password which gives the user the illusion that his data is private.
- He asked if I had questions. So I asked do we as freshers get to be a part of the decision-making process and what recognition can we get if we have any innovative solutions.
12 candidates were shortlisted in this round
Round 4(HR Round over call):
- Questions were pretty basic like explain yourself in more detail, extra-curricular activities, would I like to relocate, why, achievements, hobbies.
- I had been preparing for this for a long time so it went great. The interview ended the call by sharing his experiences and hobbies and said that the results are not final yet.
I was offered the position along with 7 others.
Lesson I learned: It’s not just the skills they look for but it is our thinking abilities and our dedication to the company.