Lazard Final Round Interviews

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Hi everyone. I have a final round of SA interviews coming up for Lazard's NY office. Was wondering if anyone could give me any insight into the level of tech questions to expect. My first round only had a few basic technicals, but I'm prepared for paper LBO's, advanced valuations, etc. Any insight on what tech questions or fit questions to expect would be great. Also, if anyone has an idea of how the format of their super days are and how long it takes to hear back, that'd be great. Thanks.

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Dec 31, 1969

I hate you...

They wouldn't have wasted their time on you if they didn't think you had something useful to them... clearly you're bright and you work hard if you're at a target, were able to make the GPA cut, and are in a quantitative field (engineering) so those are all +'s.

You don't know anything in finance and they know that so no surprises, I'd work more on the fit or behavioral elements that go into an interview... forget about 'impressing' anyone FT b/c a few months into the job they're already way ahead of an undergraduate in finance-related knowledge. That being said, I'd advise you to work hard on crafting your best 'why banking story' and showing interest in IBD related shit. You want to be able to counter the potentially perceived belief that you thought to yourself 'holyshit these guys pay a lot, fuck engineering', even though that's fine and its not like people don't want to get paid well... just try and steer away from that and counter those attitudes. I'm not saying that's what they will be thinking, but be prepared as that's probably the biggest thing that might sink you assuming you interview fairly well etc.

Goodluck ... I am certainly jealous, let us know how it goes.

'Before you enter... be willing to pay the price'

Dec 31, 1969

Maybe they're planning on putting you in a new renewable energy finance team and need at least one lackey who actually knows something about the science behind it. Back in 2008 everyone was talking about building up capital markets teams for an industry that would become huge. Maybe the interest is back again.

Dec 31, 1969

You've got a 3.7 at Columbia, which means you're at least doing something right.

And you're a girl hahaha

Read the Vault guide, but past that point it should be smooth sailing.

Dec 31, 1969

Thanks for the input guys! I will definitely read the Vault guide back-to-back as well as refresh myself on the renewable energies and mining commodities. I also e-mailed the guy who did my on-campus interview for feeback and he kindly provided his cell number.

I went to the career center and they said they might put you in a group to see how you function to solve a problem. I guess this intimidates me the most since unless they propose an energy or resource-related case to us, I won't be able to contribute much to the discussion.

Dec 31, 1969

Commented this in another similar thread - if you haven't heard by now, probably the best case is waitlist. It's an anxious wait, because you haven't officially been dinged, but almost ALWAYS they will get back to you within 24-48 hours if you're their primary candidate

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Dec 31, 1969

Bump

Dec 31, 1969

bump

Dec 31, 1969

I have one for NYC office, would be interested in this as well.

Dec 31, 1969

bump

Dec 31, 1969

you mean restructuring?

Dec 31, 1969

Know your shit. It will be very technical, especially if its for restructuring.

Dec 31, 1969

Its for their Real Estate banking group, not restructuring. My bad.

Dec 31, 1969

Just Google and check out dealbook...im not that familiar with Lazard RE IB group

Just be familiar with whats going on with cap rates and market rents, national real estate investor, shopping centers today, etc. all offer free publications with up to date industry information. RE is nothing more than understanding cash flows Feel free to PM me with any specific questions.

Dec 31, 1969

Hi, Could you post interview questions that were group (real estate)-specific? I am now preparing to interviews with real-estate group at one of BB banks and would very much appreciate it!

Dec 31, 1969

doesn't matter, just go and kill it. if you're worrying about your competition you already have the wrong frame of mind going into your interview.

Dec 31, 1969

Out of curiosity, I know the latter is next weekend (halloween).

Dec 31, 1969

This is just one data point, but Lazard gave out three offers at one superday a couple weeks ago, and I think there were only five or so candidates there that day.

Dec 31, 1969

Lazard, not MM. Thanks for the info guys. Will prepare as much as possible and try my best.

Dec 31, 1969

if you get such a basic ques, how o you answer that?

"What we can, we must; and because we can, we must"

Dec 31, 1969

if you get such a basic ques, how o you answer that?

"What we can, we must; and because we can, we must"

Dec 31, 1969

x

Dec 31, 1969

Nope. Haw many ppl were there?

Dec 31, 1969

what day of the week was it

Dec 31, 1969

Have they offered anyone after the 10/2 superday?

Dec 31, 1969

Curious as well... has anyone heard back?

Dec 31, 1969

are you guys all interviewing for the M&A healthcare group?

Dec 31, 1969

Yes we are. Anybody?

Dec 31, 1969

I am interviewing for the Brazilian Lazard Group. Losing hopes here - it has been two weeks since the last contact. Although I called them last week and they said I had passed for the next round, I haven't received any call nor email with a confirmation/scheduling a new interview since then. I think I am in a "hold" position - If they interview everybody else and don't find someone fit, they will call me.

:/

Dec 31, 1969

is this for FT or SA?

Dec 31, 1969

This is for SA. Have not heard anything back as of right now.

Dec 31, 1969

Was the interview hard?

Dec 31, 1969

Anyone hear back?

Dec 31, 1969

anyone hear back?

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