Summer Analyst

at Qatalyst Partners

Group/Division/Type: Mergers and Acquisitions

City: San Francisco, CA, USA, United States

Interviewed: April 2019

Overall experience




General Interview Information


No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?

Phone Interview1 on 1 Interview

Please describe the interview / hiring process.

Came to campus, held first round interviews in-person (after selecting ~10 people from an initial resume drop of about 50) with alumni at the firm. I had 4 phone interviews over the following 2 weeks with 2 associates, a VP, and then the COO of the firm. After the phone screens, I had a super day that consisted of 7 interviews of ~30 minutes each (lunch was provided in between). 2 of the super day interviews were specifically designated as technical, and consisted of on-paper merger models. Non-technical interviews had some personality-type questions, the rest were mostly focused on the tech industry, companies and tech trends I thought were interesting (and what I knew about them), etc. Phone screens were all very technical, with a strong emphasis on accretion/dilution. Non-technical phone questions were almost entirely probing my interest in and knowledge of the tech industry.

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