Oaktree Capital Management Interview Questions

11 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.

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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
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Interview Difficulty (98%)

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
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% Interns - FT Offers (13%)

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 Oaktree Capital Management

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3rd+ Year Analyst
Year 2023
Job Title 3rd+ Year Analyst
Group/Division Generalist
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Generalist
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Corporate Finance
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2021
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Generalist
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Easy
Intern
Year 2019
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Equity Capital Markets
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2019
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Wealth Management
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
2nd Year Analyst
Year 2018
Job Title 2nd Year Analyst
Group/Division Advisory
Location New York
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Difficult
1st Year Associate
Year 2017
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Fixed Income
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Very Difficult
1st Year Associate
Year 2014
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Real Estate
Location Los Angeles
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average
1st Year Analyst
Year 2014
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Very Difficult

Interview Questions & Answers - Oaktree Capital Management Examples

analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in Los Angeles
Interviewed: January 2023
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
Group Interview
Interview
I submitted online, first was a 1-hr phone screen with behavioral questions, 1-1 hiring manager, 3 hour group interview
Interview Questions
what do you know about oaktree

Credit Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in Los Angeles
Interviewed: November 2022
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Interview
4 rounds (1 phone screening, 1 with MD mostly behavioral, 1 with Asso mostly technical, 1 with VP mostly quick math)
Interview Questions
Quick mental math questions are unexpected. Was asked around 6 of them. Eg. If [a date] is a Monday what week of the day would [same date] be a year from now?

Intern Interview - Corporate Finance

Anonymous employee in Los Angeles
Interviewed: January 2022
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Interview
First round with recruiter, mostly behavioral with a few questions about market sizing. Few weeks later moved on to superday with 2 VPs & 1 MD. Mostly behavioral with a few simple technical questions.
Interview Questions
Tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume, why Oaktree, Who are our competitors

SA Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Los Angeles
Interviewed: September 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
Applied through school recruitment event. First round was with recruiter, very generic questions. Superday was with several group heads outside of the division I was targeting.
Interview Questions
There was nothing particularly difficult. None of the interviewers were from the group I was targeting, so there were not any technical questions. Mostly just generic behavioral questions.

intern Interview - Equity Capital Markets

Anonymous employee in Los Angeles
Interviewed: July 2019
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
Presentation
Interview
it was pretty good but i am not sure if i was cut out for the culture. long hours will need to find a better path
Interview Questions
they were asking me more questions on data science, like how to run a random forrest and tree and baeysian criteria used in statistics. lots of excel questions too. but overall mainly very basic behavioral questions. like what do you do when a customer says this; and what do you do when a customer says that. it was very up front and a little brash. but i am glad i went through the process. i know some of my friends also went through the process and they didn't make it. i have had good contacts with the entire company.

Intern Interview - Wealth Management

Anonymous employee in Los Angeles
Interviewed: December 2019
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Applied through recruiter. Had a preliminary phone screen and then interview with 5 people back to back online.
Interview Questions
Was asked how I would evaluate luggage company during phone screen. “Super day” was all behavioral to see is I would be a good fit for the company. This included standard walk me through your resume, how I would communicate to a group of people I wasn’t familiar with, how I decided my major, tell me what you know about Oaktree, if I would like to live in Los Angeles, what do I do in my free time, who are the company’s competitors. Everybody was friendly and really trying to get to know me versus assessing my technical skills.

Analyst Interview - Advisory

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: April 2018
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Interview
Contacted by a recruiter. Had phone screen with HR, writing and excel assessments and interview with an analyst on the phone, followed by going into the office and meeting separately with 4 people on the team.
Interview Questions
given a subject and then asked how I would present it in 5 powerpoint slides. Also was asked my thought process for delivering data, I asked questions and was given no actual answers, then after I did my best the interviewer stated the most important thing to do is to ask "why?" even though I had been asking why and she continued to say "all I'm saying is, 'deliver this data.'" Was also asked what I would suggest for a conservative investor who had fixed income covered but wanted exposure to HF's.

Associate Interview - Fixed Income

Anonymous interview candidate in Los Angeles
Interviewed: September 2017
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
2-3 months
Application
Phone Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
Interview
The process consisted of hour long phone calls with members of the team ranging form VP to Senior VPs. The interviews focused mostly on deals I'd worked on and included some technical questions focused on debt, accounting and M&A math (my focus is M&A). A lot of the phone call also focused on whether you'd invest in the company in your deal or not. After the phone rounds, the team selected a number of candidates to perform a modeling case study at home. This involved a valuation of a public company and full bottoms up flexibility, a DCF, Comps, Precedents and debt schedule impacts. If you executed well enough, the team invited their finalists in for an in-person case study presentation. This final segment included studying reports and financials for 3 hours and deciding where you'd invest in the company's capital structure. Once you were done, the team would come in and you'd have a chance to present your case while answering questions regarding scenarios/outcomes that were possible to see if you could back your assessment up.
Interview Questions
It was most difficult to prep for the final in-person interview because I'd never had to decide where to invest in the capital structure of a company. The reality is that it's a very solid interview process because it makes you think on the spot and provides insight into your mind as an investor. Leading up to that part, I'd suggest owning everything on the deals you've worked on and be prepped for basic finance math as well as some debt-specific stats or definitions such as calculating Yield to Maturity and what it represents.

Associate Interview - Real Estate

Anonymous interview candidate in Los Angeles
Interviewed: November 2014
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
Background Check
Interview
Put in contact through and friend and spoke to recruiting coordinator. Then a phone/screening interview, followed by a full day interview with the team of associates and senior people.
Interview Questions
Why I am leaving my current position?
Why Oaktree?
They also had me go through a DCF model and answer a couple questions on the RE market.

Associate Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: January 2014
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Group Interview
Presentation
Skills Test
Personality Test
Interview
First round was extremely technical and very difficult, with additional focus on past deal experience. Second round was lengthy case study. 3 hour preparation with multiple filings, news articles and bloomberg printouts to choose where to invest in a company's capital structure. 1 hour presentation on case study followed.
Interview Questions
Had to do sum of the parts valuation of company and determined where in the capital structure to invest in distressed situation provided
$10 of depreciation, walk me through the 3 statements
Standard paper LBO to back into exit multiple that would return 25% IRR
$500m+
Est Annual Revenue
$75bn-$100bn
AUM

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