Associate

Status:
1st Year Associate
at
Group/Division/Type:
City:

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Interviewed: February 2013

Overall experience

Very Positive

Difficulty

Average

General Interview Information

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

2-3 months

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Background Check
Please describe the interview / hiring process.
As this was a lateral hire as an experienced associate, the process was somewhat long, and the firm took its time getting to know me. Standard phone interview to start things off, then in and out of their office for several rounds of interviews, consisting of both one-on-one and group interviews. Further, I had several phone conversations with Partners in-between the in- person visits. Overall I would say I met with approximately 10 or 12 people, and had multiple interviews with each person. Again, as I have some experience, the technical aspect of the interview process focused mostly on specifics of my deals/transaction experience. Be prepared to have detailed conversations about any deals on your resume. There was also extreme emphasis placed on fit/personality - so be prepared to sell them on why you want to work there specifically, why banking, why philly, etc. Also a lot of psycological / personality type questions. Further, again as an experienced associate, they put a lot of emphasis on career goals / trajectory, views on specific industries, approach to managing deals etc. I think there would be less of this at the analyst level... but at any boutique, they want to make sure you'll fit with the culture. Overall very positive experience.

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