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May 14, 2008 10:29 am

Anyone have experience with the AG edwards screener test?  Looks liks Wachovia is using this test, and I was wondering if it was like the SIFMA (2 dozenish math questions, sans calculator, and 2 dozenish logic questions)

May 14, 2008 9:24 pm

ODT,

Sounds about right . . . I can't remember the exact number of questions (definitely two parts) and the basic makeup that you describe.  Review your fractions if you're rusty, but other than that, you either know the info already or you don't.  Good luck!

May 14, 2008 11:05 pm

I recenly took a similar test at ML.  Brush up on your fractions.  Lots of questions like:

 
Which is greater?
a)  1/4 * 2/3
b)  .862
c)  1/3 - 2/5
d)  5/8 + 4/5
 
.004 is the same as:
a)  4/100
b)  1/250
c)   1/500
d)  4/10
 
And then there were lots of econ questions that I really don't think you can study for, some were tough and some were common sense.  But the ML test says wrong answers don't count against you, so always guess (if the AGE test has that same policy).

Good luck!  Let us know how it goes. 
May 15, 2008 2:34 am

Thanks guys.  I'm really glad someone warned me how much simple math was on the sifma, because having not taken a math class, especially anything like simple arthimitic in ages it's amazing how rusty you get.

I'll go check out my 6th grade math book I bought to help with the other test (it's amazing how humbling that was buying it and knowing I needed it).

Do you recall if you can use a calculator or if it's all paper, pen, finger and brain math?

May 15, 2008 8:46 am

On the test I took no calculators were allowed.  That sucked, because most of the problems would have been fairly simple with a calculator, and how often are you really going to have to be working with fractions without having a calculator around.  I guess they just want to see that who they hire has at least some decent math skills on their own. 

May 16, 2008 7:34 pm
OrDieTrying:

Anyone have experience with the AG edwards screener test?  Looks liks Wachovia is using this test, and I was wondering if it was like the SIFMA (2 dozenish math questions, sans calculator, and 2 dozenish logic questions)

 
Did you apply directly through AG Edward's website?  If not, how did you apply with them?  Also, how long did it take to hear back?
 
Thanks!
May 16, 2008 9:42 pm
IsOldSpiceRightForMe:
OrDieTrying:

Anyone have experience with the AG edwards screener test?  Looks liks Wachovia is using this test, and I was wondering if it was like the SIFMA (2 dozenish math questions, sans calculator, and 2 dozenish logic questions)

 
Did you apply directly through AG Edward's website?  If not, how did you apply with them?  Also, how long did it take to hear back?
 
Thanks!
 
Why would you ever apply through a firm's website?  Why wouldn't you call the manager or sales manager to schedule a time to come in to drop off your resume?  It might score you some desparately needed points since you are starting from negative territory still being in college.
May 16, 2008 9:54 pm

I've been out of college working as a small business owner for almost 10 years, but that's still a good point. 

May 16, 2008 10:10 pm
IsOldSpiceRightForMe:

I've been out of college working as a small business owner for almost 10 years, but that's still a good point. 

 
Sorry, must have confused you from someone else.  I'd still go there in person, even if it was unannounced, but I'd try calling first.
May 17, 2008 2:00 am

I tripled up.  I applied via the site (got a call), then sent a letter and resume to the BOM of wachovia (since I knew he'd be managing both), and then called.