I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock.
Interview Details – first round interviews on campus. super-days are all day with back to back. lunch break with analysts. mostly were behavior interviews, knowledge of finance, why this firm, why this industry/asset management.
Negotiation Details – NA. general analyst class
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at BlackRock in July 2013.
Interview Details – Pretty robust, though I expect it varies depending on the team. Failed an interview the first time I applied, passed the second time. As a person with a non-finance and non-programming background, I had questions ranging from general knowledge to puzzles to project management to my extra-curricular interests in coding (some of them were pretty hard problems) and technology stocks. Interview process is fairly lengthy but they have a phone/on-campus screen and then only one SuperDay (final rounds) so it's not unfairly tiring. You get to meet a fair number of members of the hiring team in rotation, so there's a fair diversity. I believe that's pretty standard.
Interview Question – (Open-ended) (I had mentioned that I follow tech stocks closely) How would you invest $N in, say, (insert tech gint like Google/Facebook/Apple/Yahoo/Microsoft) ? What options would you take - stocks, bonds, etc. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No real negotiation. I think the numbers are pretty standard firm-wide for entry-level positions.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackRock in April 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview, followed by two in-person interviews. The whole hiring process takes quite a while and there is tons of paperwork, background checks, etc. It also took forever between the last interview and when I was finally offered the job. The whole process took about 2 months. Multiple departments tend to be hiring at the same time so don't hesitate to gently ask the recruiter if there may be more than one position you are qualified for.
Interview Question – Lots of case study related questions. i.e. what would you do in a particular situation. There were a few industry related questions but nothing too specific. If you do your homework on financial services and particularly the area you are interviewing for you will be fine. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't too much negotiation. Your main point of negotiation is your salary history and making sure you get a certain percentage over your current salary. In general though the pay is good. I was able to get a 20% bump over what I was making at my previous company.
I applied in-person and interviewed at BlackRock.
Interview Details – not professional, at least in my department.
Negotiation Details – none.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2010.
Interview Details – I got an on-campus interview with one employee in the solution team. There were basically no behavioral questions. Several technical questions, consisted of math, programming. They got back to me that evening, gave me the on-site interview.
Interview Question – concept of object oriented programming Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BlackRock.
Interview Details – These people ask basic java question, as people in blackrock are not that technically sound and work mainly on perl, m-perl
Interview Question – May ask some finance terms Answer Question
Negotiation Details – 1 week
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BlackRock in June 2013.
Interview Details – There are 5 technical+1 HR rounds in total in which 1 is telephonic and 4 are Video Conferencing.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Better Oppurtunity
Interviewed at BlackRock
Interview Details –
5 Technical interviews with the team with which you would be working.
1 HR interview
1 interview with the manager
Interview Question – What you liked most about your present company and what would you like to change in it. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in June 2012.
Interview Details –
Recruitment process was very well-organised and professional, and HR got back very promptly, within the same day/next day.
1st interview was 2 one-to-ones with senior people; very wide-ranging from interests and fit to technical questions.
Assessment centre took place 1 week later, and consisted of a group exercise, 2 more one-to-ones and an individual presentation.
Everyone I met in the process seemed very down-to-earth.
Interview Question – When was the last time you lied? (Context: after question re. value of integrity in this business) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.
The process took 2 months - interviewed at BlackRock in January 2012.
Interview Details – Process was efficient. I conducted the first two interviews over the phone. The next round consisted of an assessment centre. A lunch was hosted by junior members of staff. Following lunch there were two interviews with Directors, a problem solving exercise regarding numbers and simple quant analysis. Group discussion & pres.
Negotiation Details – A standard package - didn't appear like negotiation was possible
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