Lazard Summer Analyst Interview Questions

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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Average Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Lazard.

Interview

Phone interview and then superday

Interview Questions

  • All pretty easy run of the mill technical and behaivoral questions. why IB why lazard pitch a stock walk me through a dcf and then specific questions about steps in the dcf   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Lazard (Houston, TX) in January 2012.

    Interview

    30 minute interview, 2 bankers present, conducted on-campus. More emphasis on "fit" than other banking interviews. I was asked 2 finance questions that were not complex. (1 accounting, 1 valuations) I happened to grow up in Houston and attended private school from preschool through high school. I mentioned this as an offhand comment, and one of the interviewers actually wrote it down. Do they really care where I went to preschool? Also, they had a good cop/bad cop attitude. Having done behavioral/fit interviews for other industries, I didn't think it was that bad, but it caught some others off-guard, who were expecting more of a focus on the financial questions.

    Interview Questions

    • You just sold an asset worth $200M. Walk me through the three financial statements.   2 Answers
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    So far only completed first round interview. The interview took consisted of a case study followed by an interview. The case study was, surprisingly, individual work and it took about an hour. I think what they are looking out for is a sense of commercial awareness and ability to develop your reasoning clearly and cogently, rather than coming up with a 'right' answer. Following that, the interview was pretty standard, i.e. why M&A, why Lazard, give me an example when you demonstrated X (leadership, commercial awareness)

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest failure?   1 Answer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lazard (London, England (UK)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Long application form but fairly standard. Numerical and verbal reasoning tests. Very quick response (two days later) invited to first round interview at their office. An hour case study on a company, had to produce a one page summary on a computer from a long paper report. Key here is to work fast and efficiently. It is better to leave out some detail and finish than to not finish the task. I found this stage quite challenging. A re test of the numerical reasoning. A 30 minute interview on the case study and some general competency questions. Invited to next round AC but received an offer from another banks so I didn't attend.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself in three words? Which other banks have you applied to and why? What is your greatest disappointment?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lazard (City of London, England (UK)) in February 2010.

    Interview

    When applying on their website I recall a standard mathematical aptitude test. Next step was a phone interview with an external recruitment firm. Quite technical to be a phone interview, with the interviewer asking detailed questions on the steps of a DCF valuation and which factors could affect the outcome. The final step was an assesment center at their London office, with approximately 25 applicatants fighting for what I believe were 7 spots. The day started off with a math test, after which we were split into groups of 8. In the group we recieved two separate cases which we were to discuss and present an outcome. The bankers present seemed to have created a pre-concieved picture of the candidates, as the criticism I recieved was that I didn't perform the way they would have wanted me to - not saying that I performed badly. After eating a lunch with a few of the analysts present, half the group was cut, and the other half had 1-1 interviews with MD's.

    Interview Questions

    • Which 6 people (from a list of appr. 20) would you choose to become the management of a newly formed firm?   Answer Question
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