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BlackRock Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England

Updated Jun 9, 2014

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Strategic Investments Group Interview

Strategic Investments Group
London, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackRock in March 2014.

Interview Details – Very good. Best approached through a network rather than a head hunter. Look to interview with the manager and then later with Human Resources. Fast and dynamic firm will hire people if they suit the culture and try and fit them in. Many questions asked. Best if you have an asset management background.

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackRock in December 2013.

Interview Details – I was put forward by recruiter for an IT Project Manager role at Blackrock's London office. The first interview with the hiring manager went well, and she said I was exactly the type of person they were looking for.

I was then called for a second interview with the manager of the hiring manager. This person re-scheduled the interview twice at short notice, on one occasion I was almost outside the Blackrock office!

When the second interview finally took place, the interviewer said she didn't know anything about the role and just wanted to have a chat with me about career aspirations and other general questions.

It was difficult to guage how the interview went, but a day later the recruiter phoned to let me know that they weren't going to hire me as I didn't have "publishing" experience. The word "publishing" didn't appear once on the job description and isn't included on my CV either, and the recruiter said they didn't hire anyone for the role.

It was very disappointing that Blackrock wasted so much of my time and then rejected me for not posessing a skill which they never asked for, and I never claimed to have. The recruiter was unable to explain why this happened, but since then, other recruiters have said that Blackrock London is very difficult to place candiates as they are quite fussy and often reject candidates without explanation.

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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
London, England (UK)

I interviewed at BlackRock in January 2014.

Interview Details – First round: two individual interviews; Final round: group exercise, individual interviews, individual case study

Interview Question – Individual case study was pretty difficult. Never had that in any previous interviews..   Answer Question

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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology
London, England (UK)

I applied online - interviewed at BlackRock in December 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Tell me about the Company and the role
2. Team-work- difficulties and result (use CAR technique)
3. Are you willing to relocate?
4. Difficult situation in life and how I dealt with that
Other competency based questions mainly about team work and leadership skills

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Spring Week Analyst PAG Interview

Spring Week Analyst PAG
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackRock in April 2013.

Interview Details – Sent a copy of CV with a cover letter. Invited to a telephone interview. No hard questions, was asked to talk through CV so would be useful to have that in front of you. Interviewer had a relaxed style and didn't do any brain teasers or mathematical questions.

Interview Question – Whats the difference between a bond and stock?   Answer Question

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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackRock.

Interview Details – 9 rounds of interview over a period of 90 days. That's a lot of travel expenses which don't get reimbursed if you don't get the job! Very risk averse and over-cautious culture. I felt over-interviewed. It was the same interview 9 times with different people!

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Risk and Quantitative Position - Graduate Program Interview

Risk and Quantitative Position - Graduate Program
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackRock in January 2013.

Interview Details – First Round: 3 interviews, 40 min each.
Second Round: 2 interviews, 1 group interview, 1problem solving. The problem solving was about capm and variance covariance formula

Interview Question – The problem solving was the most difficult question.you have to solve the problems immediately giving motivation at any steps   View Answer

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Graduate Fixed Income Interview

Graduate Fixed Income
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in November 2012.

Interview Details – Online Tests, 2 face to face interviews, AC
Competency questions and questions about general understanding of Fixed Income and Macroeconomics

Interview Question – What is spread duration?   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and interviewed at BlackRock.

Interview Details – Highly selective. On the assessment day there were 10 candidates competing for one position. One interviewer was friendly, another very harsh and strict.

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Change Manager Interview

Change Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackRock in August 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was a full day of meetings with various department heads and directors. They asked questions around the CV, my specialist knowledge and past experiences. It was a mix of broad general industry questions as well as questions about the organisation itself.

Interview Question – give an example of a mistake made and how did i overcome it.   Answer Question

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