Sofina Interview Questions

1 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (26%)

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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.

4
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (35%)

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
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (5%)

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.

Interviews at Sofina

Investment Analyst Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in Luxembourg

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: March 2018

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Applied through Business School job portal
Contacted by HR
Set up 1st interview - mostly technical .

Interview Questions

1. Walk me through a DCF
2. Explain WACC
3. Is negative WC good or bad ?
4. Talk about a company in our portfolio
5. Fit questions
6. Porter Analysis
The questions seem quite standard / technical PE-IB, but they will often stop you and ask for a more in depth rationale
Also they may try to trick you by pointing into a certain direction for your answer. This is to understand you are really confident with your technical knowledge and rational thinking. Don't be afraid to say "No, actually I don't think ..." as long as you have a well rounded opinion or previous experience