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Jun 7, 2011 - 2:01pm

Which office?

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Jun 20, 2011 - 10:22am
09grad:
HW Md's always go to bat for their analysts. come on guys.

I truly don't understand why you would add this. What was the point of the 'come on guys' addition anyway? I also don't see how anyone anywhere could construe this as a bad thing...Just makes no sense that every time there is a HW thread people seem to think this contribution is necessary.
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Jun 20, 2011 - 11:19pm
happypantsmcgee:
09grad:
HW Md's always go to bat for their analysts. come on guys.

I truly don't understand why you would add this. What was the point of the 'come on guys' addition anyway? I also don't see how anyone anywhere could construe this as a bad thing...Just makes no sense that every time there is a HW thread people seem to think this contribution is necessary.

it's sarcasm based on this board's group-think about HW. your reading comprehension hasn't kept up with your WSO evolution status, my "almost human" friend.

Jun 14, 2011 - 4:55pm

Don't expect to hear back for at least a week. Also, many decisions tend to get made on either Mondays or Fridays as deal work takes precedent to administrative type stuff. Then you need to allow for some time for them to act on the decisions.

CompBanker

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:26pm

Harris Williams Phone Interview (Originally Posted: 12/16/2007)

Anyone been through the first phone interview for HW for summer analyst positions?

First interview at an ibank, so a bit nervous. I'm pretty good on technical and stuff, just nervous about fucking it up the first time.

Thanks

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:29pm

For a summer analyst position, you really want to be "yourself." The bank isn't looking for a superstar finance whiz that just completed his first semester of junior year, it wants someone who is smart, hardworking, and generally "cool." Display these characteristics and you'll be all set.

CompBanker

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:30pm

I interviewed with Harris Williams for a full time gig. Not sure if it was just the group I interviewed with but make sure to let them think they are your #1 priority. They asked me back to a second round which I couldn't make b/c I had another final round already scheduled. They dropped me from the process no without any kind of concession whatsoever.

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:31pm

First round was a lot of fit - why do u want to do ibanking, and focused also on why harris williams - why MM, etc. didnt get any hard technical on this round. have good questions for them. also be aware that they expect their analysts to move into PE afterwards. They pride themselves on the 100% placement they have of their fulltime analysts into PE shops and it helps them develop relationships with the PE shops...

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:33pm

harris williams is taking applications through our career center here. can anybody give me a little information on them?

how are they ranked based on other MM firms?
I ask that mainly because I haven't gotten any interviews with BB firms because of my low gpa but so I would like to find an MM that I have a chance at

Thanks

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:34pm

Harris Williams is a top firm within the middle market. Its reputation is well known throughout the financial services industry. However, your friends who aren't in finance are unlikely to recognize the name. If your GPA is low enough that you can't even get an interview at BBs, you're probably not going to have much success with Harris Williams, Houlihan Lokey, and the likes.

CompBanker

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:35pm

HW is a good bank, esp if you want to go into MM PE. And yea, what CompBanker said.... I would not look at them as some alternate to a BB. They are small enough that they can be picky and look for the best. The culture is laid back, MDs and analysts are all very cool. No ties, although the hours are similar to a bank in NY I believe (work on live deals majority of time).

^I feel confident in saying the above, just got back from final rounds

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:38pm

HW&Co. - Interview (Originally Posted: 01/23/2013)

Hi guys,

I am going to have a first phone interview with HW&Co.'s HRs to discuss about my application and experience (lateral hire at the analyst level).
Do you have any experience with this type of phone call? Do you know what to expect?
Any insight will be very much appreciated!

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Jan 13, 2015 - 12:39pm

bump

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Jan 13, 2015 - 12:40pm

No direct experience with lateral as I am a SA candidate but I have had significant interaction with HW and Patricia (which I am assuming you are talking to her) She is very nice and pleasant to talk to. I doubt that she will grill you or anything and just wants to talk.

HW is a great place and the people there are extremely friendly!

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:42pm

MinneBanker:
No direct experience with lateral as I am a SA candidate but I have had significant interaction with HW and Patricia (which I am assuming you are talking to her) She is very nice and pleasant to talk to. I doubt that she will grill you or anything and just wants to talk.

HW is a great place and the people there are extremely friendly!

Patricia reached out to me as well but we haven't set up a time to talk to or anything. So was it essentially a phone screen at first? Have you set up a phone interview? I'm at a "target" but not one where they recruit on campus.

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:41pm

Thanks. Just had the phone call. It was not with Patricia but the interviewer was nice and friendly... Good luck with the SA process!

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Jan 13, 2015 - 12:44pm

Miscer are you in the US?

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