Oppenheimer Interview Questions

75 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (95%)

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.

3.8
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  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (93%)

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.

2.8
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (95%)

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 Oppenheimer

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2022Analyst INew YorkMergers and AcquisitionsNeutralAverage
2022AnalystNew York CityInvestment BankingNeutralAverage
2022Investment Banking AnalystNew York CityMergers and AcquisitionsNeutralAverage
2020Client Service AssociateAtlantaPrivate Wealth ManagementPositiveEasy
2022InternNew YorkMergers and AcquisitionsNeutralAverage
2022GeneralNew YorkGeneralistPositiveAverage
2021Investment Banking Summer AnalystNew YorkN/AVery PositiveAverage
2014Analystnew yorkMergers and AcquisitionsNeutralAverage
2022Equity Research AssociateNew YorkEquity ResearchPositiveAverage
2021Equity ResearchNew YorkGeneralistNeutralAverage

Analyst I Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

The hiring process was very straightforward. There was an initial phone screen with an analyst, followed by another 2 on 1 phone interview (~1 week after the initial screen) with more senior people in the group. The second phone interview was followed by a super day (~2 weeks later) with 3-4 in-person interviews.

Interview Questions

The questions were mostly related to DCF guide questions with some follow on questions that went outside the book and tested a deeper understanding than memorization of book questions. Technicals began with walking through a DCF and then got into the calculations of beta, WACC, and some nuances. The most difficult question was can beta be negative. They asked me about valuing companies that I worked on in my prior experience as well, be prepared to provide background on any prior deals, the companies' products and/or services, and how you valued the companies and why.

Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Personality Test

Interview

First round was a behavior and simple technical phone call with an analyst. I was then offered a Super Day which consisted of 5 people from associate to MD, where it ranged from pure behavioral to pure technical.

Interview Questions

In your opinion, what is the most important metric of a software company?

Investment Banking Analyst Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Other

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Applied to the position, had a zoom call interview a few days later. The interview was mostly behavioral like why M&A, why OPCO etc. 3 technicals but not too hard

Interview Questions

Walk me through an LBO

Client Service Associate Interview - Private Wealth Management

Anonymous employee in Atlanta

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: July 2020

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Applied online about a PWM associate role, and got a call from HR pretty quickly. Had one zoom interview, one breakfast meeting, and one in office meeting. Pretty much all behavorials.

Interview Questions

Nothing was unexpected, but I guess the one you should focus on is why PWM?

Intern Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: March 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

There was a hr call in the beginning and then technical interviews about the markets and personality fit

Interview Questions

Tell me about the markets

General Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in New York

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2022

Application

Group Interview

Interview

Overall a pleasant experience. It was three managers and the interview lasted give or take about thirty minutes.

Interview Questions

N/A

Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous employee in New York

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Phone call first round followed by typical super day. Standard IB technical questions. Several behavioral with a big emphasis on fit and why Oppenheimer.

Interview Questions

How do you work with a boss that is difficult?

Analyst Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous employee in new york

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: August 2014

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Pretty standard process. On campus/in person interview (2 on 1). Easy to talk to as both were alums. Followed by a phone follow up and super day in NYC. Super day consisted of 6-7 interviews with people from various levels (Analyst through MD) and groups. Some fit based, some technicals, some case studies.

Interview Questions

All pretty standard (walkthrough 10 depreciation through the 3 financial statements, use market cap, debt to get to TEV etc)

Equity Research Associate Interview - Equity Research

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: January 2022

Application

Phone Interview
Skills Test

Interview

Phone interview with fit and discussion of industry coverage.
Modeling exam based on a specific company in sector coverage with follow up questions

Interview Questions

Standard questions and answers.

Equity Research Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: June 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

1. Phone interview over behavioral and basic 3 statement questions
2. Excel model with questions over a particular company

Interview Questions

Excel Modeling 3 statements