PJT Partners Interview Questions

117 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (94%)

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
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (100%)

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
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (100%)

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 PJT Partners

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2022Internnew york cityGeneralistNeutralAverage
2022Summer AnalystNew YorkRestructuringNeutralAverage
2022SummerNew YorkN/AVery NegativeDifficult
2020Summer AnalystnycGeneralistVery PositiveAverage
2022Summer AnalystNew YorkMergers and AcquisitionsVery PositiveDifficult
2022Summer analystNew YorkMergers and AcquisitionsPositiveDifficult
2021Summer Analyst 2022New YorkGeneralistPositiveAverage
2022Summer AnalystNew York CityInvestment BankingNeutralDifficult
2022Summer AnalystNew York CityRestructuringNegativeDifficult
2022Summer AnalystNew YorkGeneralistPositiveDifficult

Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in new york city

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: April 2022

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Referred by an analyst, HR reached out, had 1st round with an analyst. half behavioral, half technical

Interview Questions

how will you handle the repetitiveness of the job

Summer Analyst Interview - Restructuring

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Semi-target student who reached out to Partner. Hit it off well and got the phone screen shortly after. PJT is surprisingly merit-based if you make it to the interview stage. Unfortunately I didn't perform well in the phone screen with the Analyst and didn't get a second round, but that's on me (missed easy bond math question).

Interview Questions

Whats the YTM on a bond trading at 65 with a coupon of 10%, and matures in 2 years?

Summer Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: January 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test

Interview

Recruited on campus, phone behavioral, super day. Tougher than others I did but not horrendous. Technicals not easy.

Interview Questions

Under NDA now but valuation is key

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in nyc

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: February 2020

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

I applied online, did a first round over zoom and then a second round. I then had a super day with multiple people

Interview Questions

Wall me through the cap structure for a distressed company

Summer Analyst 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: April 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Process lasted about 3 weeks. First round which was very technical then Superday. Did not get the offer

Interview Questions

Walk through an LBO with given assumptions, and many questions where you need to ask questions to solve

Summer analyst Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous employee in New York

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: March 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test

Interview

The hiring process was straightforward. First round interview with an analyst on technicals followed by a 4 person Superday.

Interview Questions

Describe your favorite company in detail with financials and what would be a good target for an acquisition?

Summer Analyst 2022 Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: May 2021

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

The first round was a 30-minute 1-on-1 interview, with a mix of behavioral and technicals conducted by two current analysts.

Interview Questions

Walk me through a case study/pitch of a company

Summer 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: April 2022

Application

Group Interview

Interview

Very technical interview. Few basic behaviorals to start, Why Banking, Why PJT, and maybe one on resume bullet. Rest was all technicals. Mainly DCF, valuation, accounting focused. Hardest questions would not give all info needed to answer and would have to ask as I went through.

Interview Questions

Revenue of X EBITDA Margin of Y what is FCF

Summer Analyst Interview - Restructuring

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: March 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Networked with a few analysts over the course of a month or so. Had a 1 on 1 interview with a VP in the group

Interview Questions

How can a company increase liquidity? List as many answers as possible

Summer Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Highly technical interview, largely based on fit. Technicals were focused on merger model and LBO. Practice. Practice. Practice.

Interview Questions

Walk me through a detailed three statement model for a tech company.