Ewing Bemiss & Co. Interview Questions

4 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (79%)

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.

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Interview Difficulty (80%)

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.

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% Interns - FT Offers (73%)

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 Ewing Bemiss & Co.

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2014Summer AnalystRichmondInvestment BankingNeutralAverage
2014Summer AnalystRichmondGeneralistNeutralAverage
2011Investment Banking AnalystRichmondInvestment BankingVery PositiveAverage
2013Summer Analyst New YorkInvestment BankingVery PositiveAverage

Summer Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in Richmond

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: February 2014

Application

Interview

Simple enough. Walk me through your resume, why banking. Hardest question was about an investment idea

Interview Questions

The hardest question I got was mid-interview. It was pitch me a company to invest in. Once I gave my answer they started grilling me on it. Market competition, industry-specific knowledge etc. It really wasn't that bad just kind of caught me off guard.

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Richmond

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: February 2014

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Applied on University career posting site.The interview went well. Interviewed with 2 associates, nice guys. Walk me through resume, then in greater depth, pitch a stock, questions.

Interview Questions

The interviewer asked me to pitch a stock. My answer was Chipotle. They asked me why and I said that the niche market of fast-casual is looking good.
Why banking? Based on your resume, why is this a logical step in the right direction. What type of modeling are you familiar with?

Investment Banking Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous employee in Richmond

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Other

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: October 2011

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Coming from a non-target, I leveraged the connections of my university's business school dean. She passed my resume along to a director at EB&Co. and upon review, the same day I was offered a phone interview to take place the following day (a Tuesday). The phone interview was comprised of a mix of fit and technical questions, starting with fit, and was being held by a first year analyst and an associate. The typical fit questions were asked, including (i) can you tell me a bit about yourself, (ii) why investment banking, (iii) why EB&Co., (iv) why Richmond? Next I was asked three technical questions: (i) explain what EBITDA is and how it is used in valuing a company, (ii) what are the three financial statements and how do they interconnect, and (iii) what is typically the largest non-cash item found on the cash flow statement? The entire phone interview lasted about 30 minutes and shortly after, I was invited to attend a Superday which was to take place Friday of that week, i.e. three days after my phone interview. Fairly standard Superday. There was a welcome dinner on Thursday night with roughly 12 candidates and five bankers in attendance. Interviews began on Friday morning at 9:00, and lasted 30 minutes each. I interviewed two managing directors, two directors, a VP, two associates, and one analyst. Everyone was very friendly and enjoyable to speak with. Shortly after leaving the office, I received a phone call from the two managing directors that I had spoken with just hours prior inviting me to join the team.

Interview Questions

Do you have any ties to Richmond? If not, why do you want to relocate here?

Summer Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous employee in New York

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: April 2013

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview

Interview

I initially applied through Indeed.com . About two weeks after submitting my application, I was contacted via email and asked to schedule a phone interview. After the phone interview, I was invited back to the New York office (main office is in Richmond) where I was interviewed by two of the firm's MDs. They were both very forthcoming and cordial, and a couple of days later I was offered the position.

Interview Questions

The interview was fairly straight forward. It was more of a conversation. Rather than starting with the usual "walk me through your resume" or "tell me about yourself" they came in with a few points on my resume that they wanted to discuss, and the rest flowed from there.