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Duff & Phelps Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Neutral Experience

Valuation Analyst Interview

Valuation Analyst

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – It took them a very long time to initiate the phone interview. The interviewer seemed bored when he interviewed me, and the so-called "technical questions" were quite silly.

Interview Question – What is an example of a time when you had trouble working in a team?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in December 2011.

Interview Details – Starts out with a phone interview; pretty simple questions, just getting to know you. Then a 4 round 30 minute each in-office interview. Each interviewer asked you some finance-based and behavior-based questions and then allowed you to answer questions of your own. They asked questions about your resume as well.

Interview Question – If company expected that they were going to grow at 5% over the next five years; what ways could you approve or disprove their forecast?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered and I accepted


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Transfer Pricing Analyst Interview

Transfer Pricing Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – First contacted them through career fair and applied online. Had a first round interview on campus and the second round interview was at their office. Finally, I received phone calls throughout the process.

Interview Question – I had a group business case question with other potential candidates. It involved working closely with other candidates at first, and then a written portion. Besides that, very behavioral interview questions because nobody expects undergraduate students to be fluent in this field.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – They would have been an excellent company to work for. I simply received a slightly better offer elsewhere.


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Valuation Advisory Analyst Interview

Valuation Advisory Analyst

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – it was a phone interview. The person was really really nice. both behaviour and technical, very luckly, got to second round.

Interview Question – many questions regarding behaviour, you need examples for each one.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst
Houston, TX

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

Interview Details – Applied through on-campus recruiting. I was contacted by the company-wide HR person via email who scheduled a phone screening with a director at the local office. Followed up with marathon interview with four people: started with two people with my position, then two separate interviews with vice presidents, and a final interview with a director (we rotate who does interviews at the office, so you could be interviewed by a different level of employee, but usually it is around five people.) I received an offer approximately one week later.

Interview Question – Nothing really difficult, as long as you know your stuff you will be fine.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Minimal


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Dispute Consulting Intern Interview

Dispute Consulting Intern

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

Interview Details – Recruiting was done through my school's career center website. Normal resume and cover letter drop. First was a phone interview, and then a superday which consisted of 4 back to back interviews. Surprisingly no technical questions

Interview Question – Explain how to win an argument   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Real Estate Analyst Interview

Real Estate Analyst
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in September 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process involved a round of on-campus interview and a "super day" round of in-office interviews with the company recruiter and the real estate team consisting of 2 analysts, 1 vice president, and 1 managing director at the time. The questions consisted primarily of behavioral and experiential questions as opposed to purely technical questions. The people interviewing for the business valuation analyst positions were asked more techinical questions related to financial statement analysis and cash flow modelling. Though questions like those have shown up in the past, they did not come up during my interview.

Interview Question – Give your assessment of the present condition of the commercial real estate market (regional or national - you pick) or capital markets in general as well as where you see them going over the near-term.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in November 2011.

Interview Details – I was hired out of college. There was no on campus recruiting in my year. A buddy told me about it, I submitted my resume, had a call with a managing director and it turned out that it went well. They had me up for a super day and ended up offering me a job.

Interview Question – The business case was by far the most challenging. We had to essentially come up with different aspects of a merger with people also interviewing who you just met.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations as I was coming from college.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in February 2011.

Interview Details – Met with service line leader, managing director responsible for supporting me, and employee at my level of hiring. Answered basic interview questions about what I could bring to the practice, experience, skills, and thoughts about what I would be doing.

Interview Question – As a senior hire, was a very standard interview, so not much unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much in terms of negotiation, as it was 2011 and we were still in a recession. I knew my market value, and they more or less matched it.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in January 2011.

Interview Details – Went through a rigorous round of interviews from 9 to 12pm, but was primarily behavioral. Everyone I met was very nice and and firm looks like it has a respectable management in place. There was 3 different interviews for thirty minutes each.

Interview Question – Name a Weakness of yours.   Answer Question

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