KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) Interview Questions

39 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (89%)

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.

3.6
  • 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.

3.3
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (86%)

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 KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts)

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Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2024
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Private Equity
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
1st Year Associate
Year 2022
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Credit
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
CEO
Year 2019
Job Title CEO
Group/Division Private Equity
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
Intern
Year 2023
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Private Equity
Location new york
Experience
Negative
Difficulty
Difficult
1st Year Analyst
Year 2022
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Real Estate
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2020
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Macro
Location New York
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2020
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Credit
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average

Interview Questions & Answers - KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) Examples

Summer Analyst Interview - Private Equity

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: January 2024
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Interview
Started with a skills assessment that was like an IQ test. Heard back 2 weeks later for first round interview which was Zoom call with member of the team. Mostly behavioral. Second round was more technical and was another Zoom with the team. Be good at Paper LBOs and other technicals.
Interview Questions
Tell me about how you are able to bring together many people to learn a new topic quickly.

Associate - Credit Interview - Credit

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: November 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
Zoom interview, heavy focus on deals on resume and drilled into every detail - did not make it past first round
Interview Questions
Drilled into deals on resume, asked about model of each deal / walk line by line from revenue down to cash flow, where to invest in capital structure

Associate Interview - Private Equity

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: October 2019
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Drug Test
Background Check
Interview
I interviewed for the Private Credit team. Overall the interview process was straightforward - a first round technical screen, followed by another technical phone screen and a behavioral fit interview. The superday process involved an initial group interview, followed by in-person 4-hour case study where we were provided a CIM and term sheet, and made to prepare a model and presentation for the same initial group.

Decisions were handed out within 24 hours. The culture was fantastic - the team here is very sharp and diverse, and associates in the bullpen generally seemed happy and social.

importantly, it seemed that they are very focused on cultural fit (assuming you have excellent technical skills)
Interview Questions
Which one of KKR's portfolio companies do you most admire and why?

2024 SA Interview - Private Equity

Anonymous interview candidate in new york
Interviewed: March 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Interview
Pymetrics type invite after submitting the application (took a few days, so assume my app was reviewed by someone). 1R, 2R, and SD.
Interview Questions
walk me thru DCF, why this group (PE). what is FCF, EV and EqV

Analyst Interview - Real Estate

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: July 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
The hiring process was easy, No technical questioning, lots of situational circumstances, and fit tests. Interviewers were very pleasant and easy to keep a conversation going with.
Interview Questions
Nothing was difficult or unexpected. if you come prepared

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in New York
Interviewed: March 2022
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Interview
Started with a resume drop, then PI and cognitive assessment, hirevue, then a few zoom interviews with associates / principals. KKR runs lean so they focus on fit because they don't want any low-quality people in the office, especially with teams being so small
Interview Questions
Be prepared to know EXACTLY why KKR, they will drive into this in the interview - so know strategy, specific reason, skillsets you bring, etc

Summer Analyst Interview - Macro

Anonymous employee in New York
Interviewed: March 2020
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Interview
Resume Drop, followed by skills test, followed by 7 question hirevue, and then fist round zoom interview. I had 2 initial zoom interviews and then a final interview. Process was very quick and hr was communicative. Read the PE prep books and prepare to think critically in interviews utilizing these skills.
Interview Questions
Would transaction (given Market Cap & P/E in company A & B) be accretive or dilutive if financed with 100% debt?

Summer Analyst Interview - Credit

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: October 2020
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Interview
I first submitted my application through a specific page found on a school recruiting website. I was then invited to take a personality test and an IQ test, which consisted of mathematical and pattern based questions. After that, I received two 20 minute phone interviews. One interviewer basically only asked math and brain teaser questions. The other barely asked me any questions and only asked if I had questions for him. Overall the process was very disorganized and my interviewers were late, so my second interview was only 10 minutes.
Interview Questions
Why KKR?, What's 138 squared?

Summer Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: March 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Started with a 7 question Hirevue, followed by two zoom rounds of interviews, followed by a 6-round superday. I do not think I got the offer but focused primarily on fit, not too many technicals. Lots of emphasis on the thought process as opposed to the actual answer. The process was very straightforward logistically, very nice people that were as responsive as you can expect for people with 80hr a week jobs. It would obviously be a great place to work and I got the impression that people were very nice and tried to make the long hours as manageable as possible.
Interview Questions
If your company is doing $100 in revenue at a 20%EBITDA margin and a cost structure of 50-50 fixed and variable, and revenue increases $10 and the EBITDA margin stays the same, what's the new EBITDA?

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: February 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Interview
First was a PI assessment which tested my technical skills and how well I could think under time, then secondly i had a hiervue which asked 7 questions, 2 minutes, no retakes which is their first round.
Interview Questions
They suddenly threw in an easy investing and accounting question which i tailored to the position I was applying to.