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interviewed at Stephens in September 2013.
Applied through school. Had a 2 on 1 interview which I did not get past. They then have a super-day in Little Rock. Usually have 30-40 candidates and give offers to around 15. Most position are in Little Rock, Dallas, and Atlanta.
- Walk me through a DCF Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Stephens
Investment Banking Analyst InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Stephens (Little Rock, AR) in October 2007.
Stephens hires directly on my campus and will solicit resumes through the career center, although non core schools can have their resume read by emailing our recruiters. On campus interviews are straight forward, most questions are "fit" related. Stephens care first and foremost about fit with the department, then financial knowledge. Super Saturday is preceded by a dinner with the senior bankers on Friday and drinks with the junior bankers and analysts. Saturday is a series of interviews with junior and senior bankers that, depending on the person, are usually geared towards fit.
Nonexistent, take it or leave it
Analyst (Investment Banking) InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 3 days – interviewed at Stephens in November 2010.
The first round of the interview process was conducted by way of phone and they asked basic questions about why you want to do investment banking, what classes you have taken, and what your background is. All of them were the normal, fit or behavioral type of questions one would expect in an interview. I might also have been asked to go over my resume, but nothing stressful.
I was then invited to participate in a Super Saturday event in their Little Rock office (hq) where there were 42 candidates if I remember correctly. The first night everyone got in, there was a dinner reception where all kinds of people from 2nd year analysts all the way up to the heads of investment banking were in attendance to judge your fit within the company. The next day there were about 5 rounds of interviews per applicant where the interviewers also asked all about your resume, motivation for doing investment banking specifically, etc etc. I heard some people were asked basic DCF questions but the hardest thing I got was how I would evaluate a company that Stephens was considering investing in. From what I understand, they are looking for demonstrably intelligent people who would fit in with the firm culture.
- How would you evaluate a company Stephens was considering investing in? Answer Question
Unfortunately, I did not try to negotiate, but I consider this a mistake.