Prudential Capital Group Assessment Test

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I have to take an assessment test from Prudential. It says do no prepare and answer honestly. Is this just a behavior/personality test? If so anyone have any Idea what kind of questions they ask? I have an OCR interview with them soon.

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Sep 29, 2015

hey, did you get an interview with them? How was it?

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Sep 29, 2015

I got an interview with Prudential capital group. It was great interview but after I had to take an online assessment test. I hadn't eaten all day and this was around 6 p.m. after my interview and all my classes. The test says theres no preparation needed so i thought it was purely behavioral but there is a section with about 10 questions 3 min time limi each all logical. There was a girl singing in the library while I took the test. Then there was about 100 behavioral questions after ... I think because of that assessment I may not get invited to 2nd round. But we shall see

Sep 29, 2015

Was your interview yesterday? I was told that superday is this friday

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Sep 29, 2015

No the superday for east coast offices will be this friday i believe for west coast it is on monday oct 5th. I haven't heard back yet but i did interview last week Thursday. I'm just upset about the assessment test, wasn't in the best condition just as pho.

Sep 30, 2015

Any word from anyone yet? The superday is this friday... (in two days)

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Sep 30, 2015

My superday is on Monday Oct 5th ... It seems that for the West Coast the last resume drop is for non target schools today Sept 30. I'm hoping to hear back tomorrow or Friday. If not I'm just going to go to the office and invite myself for super days =D haha. Check when the last resume drops are for your area, I'm sure after all the applications they'll start sending out invites for 2nd round.

Oct 1, 2015

Hey, the interviewer mentioned that super day is this Friday. But she also said that I should hear back within 24 hours (it's been 48 hours already). Hope will hear back tomorrow :(
did you guys hear back yet?

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Oct 2, 2015

Not sure about the superday but I'm at a non-target on the east coast and I have an interview with them next Wednesday

Oct 2, 2015

at their office ? interview ?

Oct 7, 2015

Did you hear anything from them yet?

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Oct 2, 2015

I interviewed with them a few years ago....this was close to graduation when I was close to (and did) graduate without a job. The first round was a phone interview and the second round was the superday with a written assessment and 5-6 interviews. The role is lending focused with elements of PE and sorta-IB mixed in to a degree. Funny enough, my entire goal during that time was landing in IB and it threw me off when I saw a guy from a decent IB shop interviewing there on superday as well (was thinking to myself "I would do anything to have your role")......

Solid place to go as far as out of school opportunities.....

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  Jul 5, 2016

Hi, can you develop on what it consisted the superday with Prudential? That would be very helpful since I have it in 3 days. Thanks!

Oct 8, 2015

has anyone who interviewed for PCG NYC on 10/4 heard back??

Oct 8, 2015

no good news :(

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Oct 8, 2015

Have you heard of anyone who got an offer from NYC PCG?

Oct 8, 2015

Yeah i haven't heard anything. I was wondering if they've given any offers yet

Jul 5, 2016

I've known people that worked in the Dallas group as part of the 3-year program....both are either in top business schools or working in investment banking.

Oct 8, 2015

did you interview in house ? 2nd round ?

Jul 5, 2016

I had an on campus interview with them last week. It was mainly just a chat session. A lot of telling exactly what the firm did. Then it was a few technical questions about the financial statements and the usual finance interview technicals. I think its mostly fit though.

Oct 8, 2015

10/2**

Jul 5, 2016

I have one with them also. I'm wondering what to expect/how its going to go. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Jul 5, 2016

both technical and fit.. i got probably 6 or so technicals.. of the ones i remember:

3 financial statements and how the connect

if you could only have 2 of the 3, which 2 and why?

yield curve

what characteristics do you look for when looking to finance a company with debt

cant remember what else, but plenty of behavioral stuff

Jul 5, 2016

They asked me several ratio questions.

Def know your financial statements.

Know the different types of debt as well.

At the end, they also asked me how would I evaluate a company that has been around for a while but currently struggling. The answer they were looking for is how strong the management of the company is.

Jul 5, 2016

Which offices did you guys interview for and are they actually doing mezz lending right now?

Jul 5, 2016

Basically what dew2229 said. What you would look for if you were investing in debt (not issuing). Know your statements, how to calculate free cash flow and what that means, etc. I had to choose only 1 "best" financial statement and why. And then back to the debt lending question again: What I would look for specifically in that statement if I were to analyze a company's creditworthiness. The more corporate finance you know, particularly about different types of debt, the better. I was interviewing for the Chicago office.

Jul 5, 2016

So I'm guessing this is not a investment banking kind of thing? My friend got an interview with them and I have no idea what they do.

Jul 5, 2016

Think of PCG as banking-lite. They are responsible for managing the assets under Prudential, and they select certain companies in which to invest senior and mezzanine debt.

However, they get performance fees based upon how much capital is actually used (i.e., how much debt they give out), so they do need to still find willing companies to take their money.

Kind of a weird mix between buy-side and sell-side.

Jul 5, 2016

what are some answers to the aforementioned interview questions? like which 1 statement and why? investing in debt, creditworthiness? and when interviewers ask you the connection between the 3 statements, do they usually use an example like: is depreciation expense went up by $100, then what happens to all three? or just explain the connection between them?

Jul 5, 2016
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