I was just wondering what some good, intellectual questions would be to ask the interviewer at the end of the investment banking interview session?
I've seen in a lot of mock interviews that they always ask if we (the interviewee) have any questions for them. I heard that it is good to have at least 2-3 questions to ask.
Bank Specific Questions to Ask an Investment Banker Interviewer
- I bet you were in my shoes a few years ago -- what initially attracted you to X bank?
- How does your experience compare to your friends who work at other firms?
- If it's associate who was a direct-promote: "What influenced your decision to stay with the firm for the longer term?"
- Excluding the people you work with, tell me what you enjoy most about the job and the firm
Firm Culture Question at the End of an Interview
- How would you describe the culture here?
- What characteristics do you like to see in your co-workers?
- Is there more of a team or autonomous atmosphere here?
Deal Related Questions
- Can you talk about your role in the last [M&A, ECM, DCM] deal you worked in and what specifically you learned from it?
- I saw the bank participated in [insert transaction.] If I was working on a similar transaction, what responsibilities would you expect me to take on, and what responsibilities would you like me to take on?
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