Bank of America Investment Banking Associate Interview Questions

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    Investment Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bank of America (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    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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    Negotiation

    No negotiations possible

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    Investment Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bank of America (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time in your current job when you identified a problem and solved it?   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bank of America (New York, NY) in November 2009.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about valuing a company in an industry you know nothing about?   1 Answer
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    Associate Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bank of America (Dallas, TX) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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).

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Bank of America in June 2008.

    Interview

    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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bank of America in January 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

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