Bear Stearns
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Anonymous Employee
East Hanover, NJ

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bear Stearns in May 2008.

Interview Details – I was contacted by the hiring manager to come over for a personal interview. Felt very positive meeting the hiring manager. He showed commitment and good work ethics. Interview started with him and his supervisor. They conducted the interview professionally and I was able to answer all their questions and accepted the offer

Interview Question – How will you determine a stock is buy vs Sell given normal business conditions for the company?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negatiation was very much not there since this was a consulting position. Have an open mind while negotiating.

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Declined Offer

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The process took a day - interviewed at Bear Stearns in July 2010.

Interview Details – Applied online, and got couple of email notifications about scheduling interviews, also got a call directly from an interviewer to schedule an interview. First round interviews are phone interviews, then superday in NY office (but not MS's main office, which is weird).

Interview Question – Tell me someting apart from what is in your resume   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England (UK)

The process took 3 days - interviewed at Bear Stearns in March 2008.

Interview Details – Did some mathematical reasoning test, if you colour in a cube 10x10 how many unpainted sides are there - also lots of what did you learn today etc etc. Talked about my dissertation and why and how you could improve nuclear waste disposal etc. discussed camper van trip which I went on why I did it how insurance costs etc.

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Reason for Declining – Thought the job wouldn't be intelletually stimulating, and had a better job.

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