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Jefferies & Company Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014

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Equity Research Associate Interview

Equity Research Associate
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2014.

Interview Details – Initially there was a phone interview where we went over very general questions to affirm that I was a good candidate for the position, and that I was interested in the specific role. Then we planned an in-office interview for the next week. They were friendly and respectful throughout the entire process.

Interview Question – Most difficult question that I received in the interview was them asking for a complete stock pitch   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Summer Equities Intern Interview

Summer Equities Intern

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – One interview. Interviewer seemed interested; thought I was doing well. Received communication from them once all the second-round candidates had been chose, which I thought was unfair; better for everybody to know all at once. Communication of rejection was made by someone other than the interviewer.

Interview Question – None, since I got the feeling that I was prepared...   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – it was first round phone...very technical. first resume/fit questions, then a bunch of technicals.

Interview Question – They had me pitch a stock and then relay many of the current levels.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – OCR

Interview Question – How many deal toys do we get in one year if we make 1.25B in annual revenue, an average deal is 10M, everyone on the deal team gets a deal toy, there are on average 5 ppl per deal team?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Jefferies & Company in September 2013.

Interview Details – Got an interview through my campus recruiting system. It was for the Energy I-Banking division. There were two people from Jeffries conducting the interview. It wasn't bad at all, they mostly asked about previous job experiences and only a few technical questions.

Interview Question – The most difficult thing they asked was to discuss differences in the cost of capital that different types of companies in the energy industry face   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Equities Sales & Trading Interview

Equities Sales & Trading
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Jefferies & Company in February 2013.

Interview Details – On-campus first round with a VP - asked general fit questions, why equities S&T, tell me about the market, and asked for a stock I would pitch. Very friendly woman and not intimidating at all. Final round in NY office - 3 rounds with two employees each. All asked mostly fit questions, walk me through your resume, etc., and then my final round I was asked to pitch a stock for about 10 minutes or so.

Interview Question – How many non-white washing machines are in New York City? (More of a consulting question but they asked anyway - market sizing and thinking process)   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – Got the phone call from HR and asked me to have a onsite interview. The office locates in San Francisco's Financial District. And the job position is about the equity research analyst for semi-conductor area. F2F with the two people, one is MD, another is VP. Both are very nice,

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected from your resume   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
Charlotte, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2013.

Interview Details – Online application at my target school, followed by a first round interview at campus. Interviewer's didn't seem too interested and were busy in their phones. Questions were mainly fit, with a few basic technicals.

Interview Question – None really. Fairly straightforward (dull) interview   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Summer Intern Interview

IT Summer Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Jefferies & Company in February 2013.

Interview Details – Submit my resume on the school career website. Got the initial interview. I prepared lots of technical questions but did not get asked any of them. The first round was a behavioral one and steps through the resume. I didn't get into the second round, maybe its because I am not a CS major.

Interview Question – Tell me about a project that you eventually failed   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Trading Intern Interview

Trading Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Jefferies & Company.

Interview Details – Mostly technical questions while a few focus on behavior.

Interview Question – So how could you make your self stand out in a team project while not condeming the overal product?   Answer Question

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