Sterne Agee Interview Questions

3 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (47%)

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.

3.3
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Interview Difficulty (59%)

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.

2.7
  • Very Easy
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% Interns - FT Offers (36%)

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 Sterne Agee

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2014FIG AnalystNew YorkFinancial Institutions Group (FIG)NegativeAverage
20121st Year AnalystNew YorkInvestment BankingPositiveAverage
2013Summer AnalystBirminghamInvestment BankingPositiveEasy

FIG Analyst Interview - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: September 2014

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Initially had a phone screen, then progressed to multiple visits to the office. First with an Assoc. and VP, next with the MD after surviving the penultimate culling (final 2-3 candidates).

Was told I would have a phone call with the MD out of Boston as a last step, but never materialized; I would guess my competition ended up successful.

Interview Questions

Estimate how many cabs are in NY; My answer, which was correct (he asked if I had gotten it before) was based upon Manhattan being X blocks East to West, X blocks North to South, for an ultimate numbers of blocks. I then estimated the number of cabs per block, multiplied by blocks in the city, and voila.

1st Year Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous employee in New York

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: 2012

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

1st Round - Phone interview screen test 20 mins with associates- basic interview just to test interest level in IB and to make sure you aren't a weirdo
2nd Round - 1 on 1 in person 30 mins with associates- general interview with standard general, technical and behavioral questions
3rd Round - 1 on 1 with associates and MD - last round (was told 6 sent to last round) to see if the MD likes you and what he thinks

Interview Questions

Interview for FIG Group - why use a dividend discount model to value a REIT company and the pros and cons associated with this valuation method

Summer Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous employee in Birmingham

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Other

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: November 2013

Application

Group Interview

Interview

I was first contacted by the CEO's wife, calling me to offer me an interview. The head recruiter called me a few days later to confirm a time to come to the corporate headquarters for an interview. The time from the first phone call to the interview was about 2 weeks. The interview itself lasted about 25 minutes. I was interviewed by 3 current employees, 2 senior and one younger one. Overall, the interview was very easy, with 95% of it consisting of resume questions and behavioral questions.

Interview Questions

Which division would you like to work in?

I responded by telling them either Investment Banking or Equity research, because of my background in accounting and passion for the markets.