Summer Analyst

Status:
Intern
at CPP Investment Board

Group/Division/Type: Generalist

City: London, United Kingdom

Interviewed: October 2017

Overall experience

Positive

Difficulty

Difficult

General Interview Information

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?

Phone Interview1 on 1 InterviewSkills Test

Please describe the interview / hiring process.

First round consisted of a 30 minute long phone screen, asking basic behavioral/motivational questions- very boilerplate. A couple weeks later I was invited to the office of the recruitment firm handling the process, Dartmouth Partners, for a 1 hour long interview, which included a somewhat odd 10 minute-long numerical test (very akin to the McKinsey PST numerical questions). Had two 30 minute interviews asking motivational questions, investment ideas, questions on the market etc. Heard back a couple of weeks later that I didn't process to the final stage which would have been conducted by CPPIB themselves.

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