J.P. Morgan Sales and Trading Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    One on campus interview--one or two fit questions followed by 3-4 brainteasers/probability questions. I was nervous and thought I wouldn't move on, but I did. Superday was 4 back-to-back one-on-one interviews (Executive Directors and Managing Directors). I only got fit questions that day, but I also come from a non-quantitative background and I think other interviewees got more technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I roll a die. If I roll a 1, I give you $1. If I roll a 2, I give you $2, and so on. Make me a market on this game, and explain why.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales & Trading Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview through OCR. Typical behavioral questions and one technical question. Ultimately, given the answers the interviewers provided to my questions, it didn't seem like a place in which I'd like to work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    30 minutes interview that drilled on specific stats ranging from what the s&p was at for the day to libor rates for o/n, 30 day etc. Not as much behavioral for a first round, but definitely tested the amount of articles you have read about what was going on in the markets. The amount of knowledge required takes a few days to learn not just a few hours because of the scope that they test you on.

    Interview Questions
    • Name some reasons JP Morgan been in the news recently.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round was on campus one-on-one with a nice individual, all fit. The second and final rounds were 2 days later and you have 1.5 hours of interviews - 3 interviews that are 2-on-one. Questions were almost entirely fit with a couple of brainteasers.

    They have the impression that you can't pretend to "fit" in J.P Morgan just by rehearsing the right answers ahead of time. If you rehearse all the right answers to the questions, you're set, no matter how untalented you are.

    Interview Questions
    • Why J. P Morgan? Why trading? Why equities/fixed income?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle failure? What was your greatest failure and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Tell me something that sets you apart. Tell me something that shows that you can work in a team. Tell me more about your teamwork experience.   Answer Question
    • How do you define success? What drives you? Tell me one reason why you would fit at J.P Morgan   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Summer Sales&Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two mid-managers from Chicago office interviewed me. It is an overall very behavioral-question based interview. Most of them about past internship and academic experiences. One brain teaser (fairly easy). Several questions about market (interest rate etc). It's a relatively relaxed and easy interview. The hiring process involves two-round interviews, first round and a superday.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales & Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    The S&T Analyst interviews start as an informal dinner the night before interviews. This is a great opportunity to meet your potential interviewer and get to know more about the firm and culture. The first round interview is highly dependent on your interviewer, but it's safe to say you'll be asked a lot about your resume/work experience & interests along with your motivation for applying to the job. There will be some market related questions and some simple math or brainteasers to judge your quantitative ability. The second round superday was similar, in that it was 4 30 mins interviews that were fairly similar. Everyone asks you about you, your past experience, your interests, your knowledge of markets and what you expect to learn/do. Everyone I came across was very positive and nice, but not easy or complacent.

    Interview Questions
    • I have $1 million dollar to invest; what should I buy or sell?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales and Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newry, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newry, PA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Know your strengths. Be prepared to discuss how the company would benefit from your talents.
    Assess why the position is important to you.
    describe your accomplishments - never simply describe your job responsibilities.
    Learn about the company and their business before the interview. You will be expected to ask questions. Take this opportunity to demonstrate that you took the initiative to learn about the company's business.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales & Trading Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at J.P. Morgan.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted to come in for an interview after having completed numerical test online. Had two half hour face to face interviews and then an assessment centre. 5 days later I was offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • Some brain teasers such as how many matches take place overall during the Wimbledon Championships?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales & Trading Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    first round interview at JPM london office, 2 interviews: first one was asked general questions: why JPM, a time you resolved conflicts etc. competency based questions.
    Second interview was asked estimate number of tourist visiting the Colosseum in a day in August; Invest in a stock, why? How can JPM help that company?

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

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