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American Airlines Financial Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at American Airlines in October 2011.

Interview Details – It was a phone interview rather than an on campus interview. I thought that was odd especially considering the fact that this company is an airline and travel is cheap. Whatever. The phone interview consisted of questions about my background, my leadership experience, my data analysis experience, my finance experience.

I am a career switcher so I also had questions about "why finance", "why the airline industry"

There were also some short case questions.

I was a little surprised at how tough my interviewer was, considering AA's recent financial record. Most MBAs are wary of joining a company with such a poor performance.

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I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines.

Interview Details – Applied online, telephone interview a couple of weeks later. I was then contacted to schedule an in-person interview at headquarters. The in-person interview was about 2 hours with several different people asking behavioral and situational questions. About 2 weeks later, I was sent a case problem to complete and email back. Sometime later, a departmental head contacted me to come in for another in-person interview.

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Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in April 2010.

Interview Details – First round was a career fair with current analyst.
Second round is a phone interview with another analyst
Third round is with 4-5 managers.
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Interview Question – What is an accrual?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in May 2013.

Interview Details – 1st round was phone screening, 2nd round was a profit analysis using spreadsheet, final round was onsite where i met 1 VP (behavior & past experience) and 2 finance managers (technical & brain teaser)

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Fort Worth, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Airlines.

Interview Details – Had an hour long group interview and they told us they will make a decision weather to offer the job to someone or call us back for a second interview next week. Waited for 2 weeks when they decided we need to come in for a second. The second was 2 hour long in a freezing dinning room. To do a computer test by typing up a word document, basic excel and creating a power point slide. Waste of time!

Interview Question – 1. Analyzing their quarterly balance sheet and talk about as many things as possible.
2. Benefit of a credit unions compared to banks
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Fort Worth, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at American Airlines.

Interview Details – Contacted me via email saying they wanted to interview me. Interviews are 30 min. long. started with basic questions about your eligibility to work in the U.S etc. Then the interviewer explained more in depth the position I was interviewing for, Later he asked more technical questions. You should really study the company. interviewer was nice and easy to talk to

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in March 2012.

Interview Details – Get to know the industry knowledge is extremely important and they like it. Also has to prepare for some basic behaviour questions, dont neglect it. Second round is intense with 4*30mins and a half hour test.

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Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in December 2009.

Interview Details – At least 3 rounds. 1st round is behavioral. It's a typical 1st round questions asking your strengths / weaknesses, your background, etc. There were some ethical type questions such as what would you do if your partner cheated. What you notify someone? There were some analytical questions. 2nd round consisted of an hour long modeling exam. You have to model a potential investment and give your recommendation about it.

Interview Question – If you and your teammate made a presentation and he did something that was wrong. The superiors loved the presentation. What would you do? Would you bring up the mistake or let it go?   Answer Question

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Minneapolis, MN

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at American Airlines in September 2009.

Interview Details – The initial interview consists of behavioral and business case questions. They ask you to run down the resume and question about your summer experience. Other common questions were - why do you want to join American, why aviation industry. Behavioral questions include instances of challenging situations, team work and leadership. The interview also includes small business case questions.

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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at American Airlines in September 2010.

Interview Details – It was a phone interview in the beginning and the interviewer asked me to walk him through my revenue

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  • What finance knowledge/ skills have you used in your professional life or on projects that you learnt from business school.   Answer Question
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