Blackstone SA 2022

Since I haven't seen any discussions on this topic, I thought I would start it. Obviously, the positions at BX are competitive, it would still be interesting to see where others are in the process.

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  • Intern in IB - Restr
Feb 13, 2021 - 9:20pm

Also interested. Does anyone know if interviews are given only on a referral basis (even for HYPSW applicants)? Also will they give interviews before the app deadline (July 1)?

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 25, 2021 - 10:18am

For all who went through the diversity programs (and thus eligible for accelerated recruiting process), we were told we would be hearing about next steps today... have not received anything yet (idk if it'll be more based on groups or a first email just from recruiting team), anyone else receive updates yet?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 25, 2021 - 10:46am

Same. Do u know if they're gonna ghost us or at least let ppl know about rejections (for accelerated diversity process)

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 25, 2021 - 10:52am

Given that they told us we're still eligible to do regular cycle recruiting (in the summer, not accelerated), I'd expect to still hear something back from them?

Also when they told us apps would be opening, a lot of them didn't open for the next 7-10 days after that date, so I wouldn't be entirely surprised if we heard back a little behind schedule / later then they told we would

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

update, just got the email saying us hearing back could be delayed until early next week, but could begin hearing from certain teams today... would be great if anyone updates when they hear from certain teams / groups

  • Intern in IB - Restr
Feb 26, 2021 - 4:20pm

Are you diverse? I haven't gotten anything either

May 8, 2021 - 12:12pm

Hey, I see that you guys applied to the PE group. Any stats in terms of how many kids they take & how many applicants? Is it exclusively H/W or is it also other targets like Columbia, Cornell, Darty, Ross, Duke? Wouldn't be surprised if Corporate PE is the most selective group @ BX, it probably is. Also in terms of diversity and what not, is it mainly race, or is it also sexuality? Because if it's also the latter, couldn't someone just say they're bi and that counts as diversity? Would appreciate any tips or hacks you guys may have -- incoming college freshman looking to break into MFPE after undergrad.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 26, 2021 - 4:05pm

Anyone heard from Infra? Sounds like BAAM, SP, RE (certain groups at least), and PWS are all out

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 26, 2021 - 7:47pm

Diverse but haven't heard from PE - any updates from anyone on hearing back from BX PE thru the Diverse Leaders Program or otherwise?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 1, 2021 - 9:42am

Heard from RE Thursday night but still waiting on the coordinator to reach out to schedule the interviews (although in the notification on Thurs said the interviews would "likely" be this week).. have you heard about actual scheduling yet for PE?

May 8, 2021 - 12:13pm

Hey man, I see that you applied to the PE group. Any stats in terms of how many kids they take & how many applicants? Is it exclusively H/W or is it also other targets like Columbia, Cornell, Darty, Ross, Duke? In terms of diversity and what not, is it mainly race, or is it also sexuality? Because if it's also the latter, couldn't someone just say they're bi and that counts as diversity? Would appreciate any tips or hacks you guys may have -- incoming college freshman looking to break into MFPE after undergrad. If you could PM me, that would be awesome

Mar 1, 2021 - 1:57pm

my friend who applied for that group has not... really curious what they meant by "early" this week and by what point all groups will be out


  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 3, 2021 - 11:52am

when did they reach out to you about scheduling? still waiting to hear anything on scheduling for the group I received notif about

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 4, 2021 - 1:27am

Hey lmk how Credit goes. Have TacOpps next week so want to get a gauge of how intense these mfs do things

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 3, 2021 - 1:55pm

attended the womens program but didn't get first-round for the accelerated process for any group. Will we be considered for the regular cycle, or are my chances dead now?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 3, 2021 - 3:52pm

did infra just come out this afternoon? interesting because I put infra as my top but got interviews w/ RE groups (second choice) which I would've thought were more competitive than infra

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 4, 2021 - 7:52pm

So recruiter reached out to me to schedule PE. I replied but she hasn't confirmed my date or interviewer. Anyone else in the same boat?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 4, 2021 - 9:52pm

I'm still waiting to hear regarding scheduling for two RE groups, but got an update yesterday thanking us for our patience saying we'd be receiving further outreach soon and my friend who interviewed with PWS today said she was told that a lot of the other groups are just really slow rn (PWS seems to be the only one moving quickly rn) so seems like we might just have to expect it'll be a more drawn out process for certain groups (esp PE and RE)

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 11, 2021 - 9:51am

recruiter reached out to me Monday for RE scheduling and sent her availability for dates including yesterday and today but still haven't heard back - how many days did you have to wait to confirm scheduling for your PE first round? 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 4, 2021 - 10:54pm

Any information on the pymetrics? What are they like? How much weight do they have in the recruitment process?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 6, 2021 - 11:33am

Not much you can do about pymetrics, your results are compared to the ones of existing employees in the team you're applying to so there isn't really any right or wrong answer. My guess is that if you have a really solid resume you may still have a shot tho.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 6, 2021 - 10:31am

will one get rejected if the pymetrics wasn't good enough a couple days after or only at the end of the recruitment cycle?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 9, 2021 - 12:18pm

I received an email last night about scheduling for BREP in general, but still unsure how group specific since I was invited to interview for two different groups within BREP (BREDS was not one of them though)... I gave them my availability and will hopefully be hearing back with confirmation of a day/time

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 9, 2021 - 1:36am

how are interviews going for you monkeys? Consider this a space safe to chat - I know just as well as the rest of y'all that this shit can get stressful sometimes :)

  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Mar 9, 2021 - 10:37am

I got first interview last week (Women Div program) - does anyone know from last years experience how long it takes  (after first interview) to find out if you got into Superday?

  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Mar 10, 2021 - 7:46am

Thank you! Do you know if everyone from the women's diversity program got a mentor and a first interview - was that automatic?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 9, 2021 - 12:16pm

what group did you interview for last week?  also re: other comment, the number of interviews (i.e. if there is a second round or just straight from first round to superday) I've heard varies group by group and also by the year depending on how many candidates there are, how competitive the pool is, how many spots they're looking to fill, etc... so the process will be a lot quicker (w/ fewer total interviews) for some groups than others

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Mar 9, 2021 - 12:25pm

Does anyone have insight into how the infra pe recruiting timeline is looking like? When are first rounds and superdays  estimated to be taking place?

Mar 11, 2021 - 8:33am

Definitely worth your time to get in at the analyst level, then bail.

BCP's returns are ~10% and the talent pool is super diluted at the associate level. Think they even hired an SEC kid this year. 

  • Prospect in AM - Other
Mar 11, 2021 - 7:30pm

If I am still in the process for summer 21, should I apply for regular right now? Interested in RE, had a solid summer last year with avg grades

I assume they're reviewing on a rolling basis....


  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 11, 2021 - 7:50pm

Being realistic, your a non target with avg grades and nothing spectacular experience wise. Your not making it to Blackstone... Focus your time at other firms. 

  • Prospect in AM - Other
Mar 11, 2021 - 8:35pm

Target from Canada, not the US, so I labeled myself as non-target. Got a few alumni in Blackstone coffee chatted a while back but they're not RE specific

Mar 17, 2021 - 11:55am

I believe so, but right now the interviews that are happening are for the accelerated diversity track, which involved you getting selected for one of the diversity exploratory programs (Diverse Leaders or Women Leaders) in fall or spring. I believe that after these are finished, the regular process will start, so you will probably be in that second wave given you applied relatively recently. 

Mar 17, 2021 - 8:27pm

Does anyone know how competitive BAAM is and how many interns they take each year? Also, are fall diverse leaders also being considered for the accelerated process. How many people approximately got first rounds across all groups? just looking at my chances 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 17, 2021 - 8:27pm

I was at their diversity event as a veteran. Most of those kids are coming from wealthy backgrounds just happened to be POC. All went to top boarding schools where tuition is easily over 60k/yr. They all know this thing doesn't make any sense but are taking advantage, like if it's there, why not? It made me sick to my stomach

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Mar 18, 2021 - 9:40am

Fuck off, the programs are only designed to recruit women/POC/veterans, not poor people. This isn't college admissions or social welfare

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 19, 2021 - 6:07pm

I think today was the last day of first rounds, at least for AM, BREIT, and ACQ (I think BREDS might be on a slightly different timeline) so I'm thinking that those who get superdays for any of those groups will be notified early next week probably.  what RE groups are you waiting to hear from?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 22, 2021 - 12:59pm

waiting to hear back after first rounds for RE but curious when you got your superday notif was it from HR / recruiting the same way as for first rounds or was it from someone in PE / on the team?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 22, 2021 - 6:55pm

For TacOpps, has anybody heard back about next round for Superdays? Had my interview today, seems like notifications are rolling

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 22, 2021 - 7:43pm

Has anyone heard back about superdays for any RE groups?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 22, 2021 - 10:39pm

Attended the event across the pond recently. Does everyone get an accelerated first round interview in the US or is a first round with any of your top 3 preferences not guaranteed?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 24, 2021 - 1:43pm

Congrats! Did you get your offer from someone on the team or did the recruiter call you?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 24, 2021 - 7:35am

how many days ago were all your superdays? interviewing for RE not PE but curious how long it takes after superday until they start giving offers

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