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Updated Jun 4, 2014

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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Client Relations Interview

Client Relations

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Vance.

Interview Details – Applied online, but also had an employee referral. I heard back about a week later that they wanted me to come in for an interview. I interviewed with 3 different people. One was from HR and the other two were potential managers. They asked all pretty straightforward questions about myself and my past experiences, nothing too tricky.

Interview Question – What was the most interesting thing you've read about the financial markets in the past week?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Internal Wholesaler Interview

Internal Wholesaler
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Eaton Vance in May 2012.

Interview Details – The interview was a bit painful. The manager had no interview skills and lead off with "so tell me about yourself" and then crickets. After about eight minutes the interviewer checked his email. He then invited another person into the interview. This gentlemen actually discussed the position and had a dialogue back and forth about my resume and what the position would entail. I would not recommend this company based upon my experience. I actually got a second interview but declined.

Interview Question – What is your current view on the market?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Global Research Intern Interview

Global Research Intern
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Vance.

Interview Details – After a preliminary interview I was invited to a "Superday" at their Boston office. The process was exhausting and excessive to say the least. I was told I would have to take an Excel Test at the end of my five interviews with five different associates. What they didn't mention was the surprise memory test, word association test, general reading quiz, general math quiz, statistics quiz (got a calculator though!!...), and brain teaser questions. After being subjected to all of this, I was then questioned on multiple economic concepts and expected to discuss European politics.

Interview Questions

  • What is the total sums of mortgages in the United States?   Answer Question
  • You are playing Russian Roulette and you have a 6-barrel gun and there are two bullets in the chamber (lying consecutively in the chamber). I fire one shot at myself and no bullet comes out and then hand the gun to you. Are you going to spin the barrel and shoot at yourself or shoot from where I left it? (assuming you do not want to get shot)   View Answer
  • List every Eurozone country that you can think of.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Summer Internship Interview

Summer Internship
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Eaton Vance.

Interview Details – Interviews were pretty basic, just behavioral. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Went into the office three times and met with different levels in the company.

Interview Question – No business case, just behavioral.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Equity Research Associate Interview

Equity Research Associate
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Eaton Vance in April 2013.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview, then then 3 1:1 face to face interviews with a member of HR, Hiring Manager, and Equity Manager. Mostly behavioral questions; ranging from your strengths weaknesses to walking them through your resume. Asked about any companies I would suggest investing in or any of my current investments.

Interview Question – What was your favorite course in school and why?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Equity Research Associate Interview

Equity Research Associate
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Vance in July 2011.

Interview Details – Positive interview experience, very professional, and at the time, they said they have never let anyone go throughout the downturn. But the firm never followed up after interview; this is very typical in Boston to not get follow up.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Tax Administrator Interview

Tax Administrator
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Vance in November 2011.

Interview Details – I got a call from HR on Friday. I didn't catch the call due I was busy. She asked me to return the call to the certain number. I called back on Monday, but no one answered the calls so I left voice mail. HR didn't get back to me back so when I called on Tuesday again. I don't know if I called too many calls (2 calls within Monday and 1 call on Tuesday). HR just cut my call when I called again around noon. It is pretty mean and weird.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
New York, NY

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Eaton Vance in January 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process began with a phone interview, asking behavioral and personality questions. After a week, I was called in for an on-site interview. The interview lasted about 3 hours and consisted of meeting about 20 people in the office. They were called in by three or four's and all asked questions about my background and personality. A lot of the questions were standard and repetitive.

Interview Question – Tell a joke.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Internship Interview

Internship
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Vance in May 2010.

Interview Details – met with HR for half hour to talk about company (basically listened to her talk about EV) then met with manager and she went through EVERYTHING on my resume, seemed interested

didn't get the job because it was my first real interview and did not know what to expect

overall, very straight forward, no technical questions

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Trading Assistant Interview

Trading Assistant
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Vance in August 2009.

Interview Details – I found the job posting through my college's career center, then received a call from HR. The call was less of a phone screen than it was a quick Q&A to make sure that I had a chance to get some basic questions answered before i went in to meet with people.

I went in the following week, was greeted by HR, and again given a chance to ask basic questions. I was then lead to take a math and grammar test, the kind that is easy (esp the part with a calculator) but they don't give you enough time to finish, so it's mostly about how fast you can work and how accurate you can be under pressure.

I was then taken to meet with various members of the team I would be working with, including the director. Everyone was nice, but in a no-nonsense kind of way. Each team member I met with seemed to have his or her own idea of how to evaluate me, from asking me to explain something from current events relevant to the position (drawing on my education) to asking me about how I handle international travel. At the end of the day I was given an excel test, which was pretty basic, but bit beyond simple formulas.

A week later I was asked back for another round of interviews, again for the whole day. This seemed like less of a "can he do the job?" interview and more like a "do we want to work with him?" interview. This time I meet with my potential peers on the team, who did not seem to be evaluating me, rather giving me an honest opinion about what it's like to work there. In this round, I was also asked to submit references, a transcript, and other background evidence.

A week after that I was called in to meet with one more team member who had been on vacation. A week after that, I was called by HR to tell me that it came down to me and one other guy, and they weren't giving it to me.

Interview Question – (While looking at my transcript) Which class did you get your worst grade in? Why? Do you regret taking the class?   View Answer

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