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

Interview Details – On campus interview was first. Interviews are short (30 minutes or less) since the interviewer is trying to see many people in one day.

In person interview occurs on same day with several other candidates. All the candidates start in the same room and get an overview presentation from HR.

Next, you spend about 45 minutes in a 1:1 interview with four or five people. Interviewers generally do a good job of trying to put you at ease, and they realize you may be nervous.

These interviews are very technical. Topics covered include algorithms and data structures, Java, SQL, relational database design, OO design, etc. They also ask basic finance questions, and expect the candidate to know something about the company.

Interview Questions

  • Find the least common ancestor in an N-ary tree.   View Answer
  • Tell me about a project you worked on where other people did not pull their weight. What did you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – If they really want you, they will bump the salary up a little if you ask.

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