Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Interview Questions

4 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (91%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

4.5
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (54%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

2.3
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (68%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2022Intern (dpe)MontrealPrivate EquityPositiveAverage
2022Intern (dpe)MontrealPrivate EquityPositiveAverage
2021InternMontrealGeneralistVery PositiveEasy
2020InternMontrealGeneralistVery PositiveEasy
2015Ivanhoé CambridgeParisReal EstatePositiveEasy

Intern (dpe) Interview - Private Equity

Anonymous interview candidate in Montreal

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation

Interview

First round is basically like a hireview. Then, second round are the technicals. Third round a case/presentation. And, last round is a interview with the MD. Interview process is all in French for QC DPE Team.

Interview Questions

Standard 400 IB, but they really grill you on the case so know everything about it.

Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in Montreal

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: April 2021

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
Background Check

Interview

1st round was a hirevue with basic behavioural questions (why PE, why CDPQ, strengths and weaknesses, etc.). Then, I was given a case study where I had to present an investment opportunity to two associates. After, I met with two senior members and had a mix of behavioral and technicals. The final round was surprisingly technical heavy despite being senior bankers, but nothing extraordinarily difficult to answer.

Interview Questions

Walk me through a paper LBO
Do you think BETA is a good metric to use in the cost of equity calculation?

Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Montreal

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: February 2020

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

I applied through the application portal of my school and was contacted by a recruiter after 2 months

Interview Questions

No questions were specifically difficult, the recruiter was simply looking to understand my background and what my past experiences are. A lot of questions were about my past internships and how the work I did could be applied during my internship at the firm. The recruiter also asked about how I could with specific situations such as time conflicts and priorities during the internship. I was also asked about specific hard skills like excel and financial analysis on a very high level, simply to see if I know what the position is about and if I would be comfortable conducting the tasks.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Interview - Real Estate

Anonymous employee in Paris

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: April 2015

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Quite easy process, phone interview with HR, meeting with HR and Operational, final meeting with the European CEO
No technical question, mainly fit

Interview Questions

Fit question : do I have any brothers and sisters ? If yes, how was I dealing with them? And what was the year difference age ?