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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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Valuation Interview

Valuation

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – I applied online. After exactly one week, I received correspondence from their HR for a phone interview. The interview was scheduled 2 weeks after I received the correspondence. During the interview, I was asked to tell a little about myself, and they asked questions about what classes I like the most and least and specific questions from my resume.

Interview Question – What is the effect of QE on stock prices?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Analyst, Corporate Finance Interview

Analyst, Corporate Finance
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in April 2014.

Interview Details – Recruiter came to my school. Talked to him, sent my resume over to him. Within in two weeks they contacted me, saying they wanted to setup a phone interview with me. After two weeks of them postponing the initial interview it finally happened. They even contacted at like 10 on a Saturday night to postpone. The VP was very casual in his style interview. Nothing really crazy, but I prepared for all the complicated stuff and the simple accounting questions ended up doing me in.

1. If you have negative net income can you still be CF positive?
2. How do you go about valuing a company?
3. Tell me about yourself.
4. Ability/willingness to work long hours.
5. Have you used Capital IQ
Not in that order.

Interview Question – If your working capital ratio is 15%, while the rest of your competitors is around 12%. What can you do to lower your working capital?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Finance Analyst Interview

Corporate Finance Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in April 2014.

Interview Details – Family connection with a Managing Director; sent them a resume in late January, heard back in late February, finally got lunch (with the MD and a Director) in late March, interviewed in late April. 30 min with a VP, 30 min with a VP, 30 min with a Director (but he left after 15 min to get a flight). They didn't volunteer me a 'yes' or a 'no' regarding an offer; after 2.5 weeks I e-mailed HR and got the boiler plate 'no offer' e-mail. HR has yet to reimburse the expense of getting to the interview.

Interview Question – The second VP asked me to divide 3,500,000 by 10,000 mentally, on the spot.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Valuation Analyst Interview

Valuation Analyst
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – applied through school portal & interviewed on campus, was called back for a second round. Mostly fit questions to see how you fit into the company.

Interview Question – How would you value a brand?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Valuation Intern Interview

Valuation Intern

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – I was called for a phone interview and asked a few behavioral questions, but most of the questions were fairly simple technical/ conceptual questions.

Interview Question – Describing Fundamental analysis, market analysis, how to get FCF and what is CAPM.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Real Estate Analyst Interview

Real Estate Analyst

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – Phone Interview and then office interview

Interview Question – resume and behavioral questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – The manager did screen interview and they dont do sponsorship. The interview was pretty casual, and HR is pretty nice.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Dispute Consultant Interview

Dispute Consultant

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – Applied through campus recruiting, and received an email to schedule an on-campus interview. Met with a VP of Dispute Consulting and was asked questions both behavioral based and technical. I suggest knowing how to assess a stock and how you would go about investing in the right one. Be personable and expect to dig deep into your answers.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?
What was the worst presentation you ever gave?
A time you failed?
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through University website. First round of interviews was mostly behavioral questions. Second round consisted of 4-5 in-office interviews. The company took recruits out to dinner the night before interviews. Second round was mostly behavioral but there were a few technical questions

Interview Question – What valuation method would you use to value a company/asset?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Valuation Analyst Interview

Valuation Analyst
Morristown, NJ

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and got a HR letter to interview with VP. Asked about experience and financial accounting problems. Very friendly, but asked to reconsider my application since background doesn't match.

Interview Question – Depreciation's effect on financial statements   Answer Question

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