Centerview Partners Interview Questions

104 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (97%)

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.

3.9
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (99%)

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.

3.5
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (98%)

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 Centerview Partners

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2022Summer AnalystNew York CityGeneralistNeutralAverage
2022Summer analystNew York CityGeneralistNeutralEasy
2022Summer AnalystNew York CityInvestment BankingVery PositiveAverage
2022Summer AnalystNew York CityGeneralistNeutralDifficult
2022Summer AnalystNew YorkN/APositiveAverage
2022M&A InternParisMergers and AcquisitionsVery PositiveAverage
2022Summer AnalystPalo AltoMergers and AcquisitionsVery PositiveAverage
2022Summer AnalystNew YorkGeneralistPositiveDifficult
2021Summer Analyst 2022Palo AltoInvestment BankingVery PositiveAverage
2021FT AnalystPalo AltoMergers and AcquisitionsVery PositiveDifficult

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Zoom call with an analyst - about a 30 min call, half behavioral, half pretty simple technicals/brain teasers.

Interview Questions

None were super unexpected - some mental math, some normal technicals like explaining EV.

Summer analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

the process was pretty straightforward. Applied on handshake and in about a week, received a first round interview

Interview Questions

walk me through the 3 financial statements

Summer Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

First round was a half hour with two associates/analysts from my university. Many out of the box questions they described as 'interesting questions.' Pretty much just fit. For the superday, five half hour interviews with everyone from analysts to partners. One technical room, one weird question room, mostly fit questions again. Only harder technical I received throughout was to do an LBO, otherwise technicals were pretty easy.

Interview Questions

8 ways to use a pencil that aren't writing?

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Phone interview with a partner and an analyst, which everyone I personally know passed. Superday where everyone I personally know got dinged.

Interview Questions

Standard accounting type questions, although I didn't have a finance background so they may have went easy

Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

Group Interview

Interview

Received an invite to interview with Centerview the day before the call. Spoke with two analyst that asked pretty out of the box behavioral but basic techs.

Interview Questions

Who would you pick as a guest speaker and why?

M&A Intern Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous employee in Paris

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

I contacted one of the analysts on LinkedIn and they asked me to send them my CV to their email address.

Interview Questions

How would you value Artémis (a family investment vehicle)?

Summer Analyst Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous employee in Palo Alto

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Submitted my resume through email to attend an on-campus recruiting event. Received superday notice a couple days after event without any first-round interviews.

Interview Questions

All questions were standard technicals.

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Recruiter

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: May 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

First round was two 1 on 1 30 minute interviews: the first was behavioral and the second technical. Both interviewers were extremely friendly and genuinely interested in my interest and experiences as well as helping facilitate the process. Superday is 4 30 minute interviews (2 hours total), some with multiple people at once.

Interview Questions

One of the technical questions was "What would happen to a company's EV if $100mm of cash was stolen over night?"

Summer Analyst 2022 Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in Palo Alto

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: September 2021

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

The first round interview was a screen by an incoming full-time analyst, with a mix of behavioral and technicals. The second round interview was conducted a few weeks later, with more focus on technicals and markets. Then, I received an invitation to a superday.

Interview Questions

During the second round interview, I was asked for many details regarding a specific company in the technology space. This ranged from business model to market share, etc. There were also a few mathematical calculation questions.

FT Analyst Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous interview candidate in Palo Alto

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: August 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

First round: Phone screen with an analyst. Mix of behavioral/technical questions ranging from why CVP, why tech, walk me through a deal, basic accounting/DCF problems, resume questions (asking about previous internships).
Second Round: Grilled me on the tech industry. Had to walk through several deals, tech companies, tech trends, subverticals that I was interested in.
Superday: 4 interviews, two were 1 on 1, two were 2 on 1. 1 was all behavioral, 1 was all technical, 1 was a mix, and 1 was all brainteasers. The technicals were opaque and made you think more deeply about (seemingly) basic concepts. Overall, a challenging superday.

Interview Questions

Walking through the nature of perpetuity in a DCF, tough behavioral questions related to assessing one's EQ/IQ