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Bank of America Investment Banking Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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Investment Banking Associate Interview

Investment Banking Associate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bank of America in October 2011.

Interview Details – On campus interview, then placement day. Expected to do "coffee chats" in advance of on campus interviews. Networking is essential. Be prepared with "why BAML" but also know basic investment banking questions like how a change in depreciation flows through the 3 statements. IF you are interviewing for an industry group, know some deals that group has done.

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Investment Banking Associate
New York, NY

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bank of America in April 2011.

Interview Details – Contacted by phone to come in for an interview. First round consisted of 2 1:1 which were mostly just personality and fit questions. Within hour of interview contacted to come in again the next day for a 1:1 with the head of the group. Overall mostly personality and fit questions, few give me an example questions, everyone was very nice and outgoing.

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Associate Investment Banking Interview

Associate Investment Banking
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bank of America in October 2009.

Interview Details – People in the office were fair. However, they were a small office and needed experienced people in the industry. The hours aren't bad compared to other offices in BOA and in investment banking in general. Two interview rounds (first panel interview, then super day with one-on-one interviews).

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Investment Banking Associate
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Bank of America in November 2009.

Interview Details – Although the company was very responsive and followed everything to the letter, they are caught up politically and only accept candidates from schools on "their list". On a different note, they take absolutely forever to reimburse you for your travels.

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Investment Banking Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Bank of America in June 2008.

Interview Details – This was actually with Merril Lynch which no longer exists. They were pretty angry as soon as I couldn't answer why I wanted to work at Merril Lynch. That was a big surprise and goes to show in order to even get to more questions answer the first well. After being unable to answer the first question well the rest of the time was painful where we both knew we were wasting each others time, yet they asked for a walkthrough of the resume. Completely pointless because I could tell they already made their decision.

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Investment Banking Associate Interview

Investment Banking Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Bank of America in January 2012.

Interview Details – Met and interviewed with all the members of the team. They were quite friendly and sharp. One of the best interview experiences that I had amongst 10+ firms.

Interview Question – What was the most exciting M&A deal in 2011 in your field?   Answer Question

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