Duff & Phelps Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2015
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    There was a 30 minute behavioral first round, and an all day second round in their office in Palo Alto. All behavioral questions, and one case study in the final round. I thought it went well, pretty nice employees and good interview process. A bit odd though because it was unclear what was being assessed since it's primarily behavioral, and fewer people interview for the Transfer Pricing team.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, most challenging moment, where you see yourself in 5-10 years   Answer Question
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    Valuation Services Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    Took forever. I was not offered a position, but the entire process, first contact to notification of final decision took almost 4 months! They weren't very communicative during the entire process.

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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Interview obtained via on-campus recruiting in conjunction with formal online application. Interviewed by two friendly D&P associates for 30-45 minutes. I was given an opportunity to ask questions of them at the end of the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were a mix of behavioral and technical. "Super day" featured several interviews containing a majority of technical questions.   Answer Question
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The process was very fast for the first round interview. The interview itself was only 30 minutes and on campus. I got the interview through a career fair. It was mostly conversational with a few technical questions regarding valuation methods and techniques...mostly DCF model.

    Interview Questions

    • Starting with income statement how would you come up with the value for Cash on the balance sheet?   Answer Question
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2014.

    Interview

    One on one interview, the guy was mostly reading off of a script with questions. The interviewer did not even work in the same department that I was interviewing for. Took about a week to get the first interview and another week to hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of technical financial questions: Cost of equity, WACC, Beta. A bunch of generic questions such as teamwork and ethical questions.   Answer Question
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting and heard back over a week. I actually interviewed with this firm twice before. Last year they did not hire anybody in the LA office so I'd say they really hire based off need. Interviewer was very friend and it consisted of a mix between behavioral and technical questions. Nothing too difficult unless you don't know your valuation.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through a DCF model. How do you get cost of capital? What is EBITDA? Basic valuation questions so know your methodologies!   Answer Question
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    Valuation Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

    Interview

    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.

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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps in July 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. Took 2-3 months to reply. After I received the phone call, I had a phone interview within a week and heard back that I made it passed the phone interview within the next two or three weeks. After that I interviewed with 6 VPs or Directors. It got repetitive but it is important to display your general intelligence consistently to all who interview you.

    Interview Questions

    • If you buy a bat and a ball for $1.10 and the bat is a dollar more than the ball, how much is the ball.   2 Answers
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • How would you value a brand?   1 Answer
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    Analyst, Corporate Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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
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