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BlackRock Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock in October 2009.

Interview Details

I applied online through a college recruiting website and got an interview for a financial analyst position. The interviewer seemed uninterested in the interview process and was not engaging at all. I don't know why a company would send someone who doesn't like to talk to people to conduct on campus interviews. Anyway, the interview went ok, basic questions about my interests and team experiences then I got a chance to ask about BlackRock but it doesn't seem like a place I'd like to work.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a negative team experience you have had and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    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 2 daysinterviewed at BlackRock in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Pretty much straight forward finance interview. A lot of behavioral and fit questions considering it was a firmwide analyst hire. Got the interview through a resume drop to the college career center. one-to-one interviews. Though I thought the interview was very conversational, the interviewer wasn't very interested in what I have to say about my resume, which kind of set me off a bit. Other than that, I have heard that the firm is very horizontal in structure and diverse in academic sense.

    Interview Questions
    • Which group would you like to join as an analyst?   View Answer
    • Walk me through your resume.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 weekinterviewed at BlackRock in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview questions were generally behavioral. A great deal of emphasis was placed on a long-term interest in asset management specifically (i.e.-- candidate should be committed to the field for several years and not harbor desires to leverage over to IBD or S&T at another shop). There were no "technical" questions, per se, but there were a few "gotcha" questions-- was asked what the Dow Index was at that morning, what the US 10 year was, etc. etc. Interviewer was not looking for decimal-level accuracy, and was instead gauging how closely one followed the markets in general. A few generic questions about where I foresaw markets going over the next 12 months, etc.-- he challenged a few of my points presumably to see how I could think on my feet. Generally he was a nice guy and the interview was casual.

    Interview Questions
    • Approximately, what is the Dow at this morning? What is the 10-year treasury trading at? What is the S&P 500 trading at?   View Answer
    • Pitch me a stock in the present market. Pitch me a country or an industry sector that you think has potential over the next 12 months.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took about two months, mostly waiting for their calls. I got the first call in a week after submitting the application online
    The process was meeting HR ->VP->Director & Teammate->Written test. Generally asked about working experience and what is expected from BlackRock
    The HR arrangement was a bit messy

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview Details

    These people ask basic java question, as people in blackrock are not that technically sound and work mainly on perl, m-perl

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    1 week
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 Weeks, 6 Interviews: commercial awareness, technical, brain teasers, guesstimates etc. Similar to banking, but depends a lot on what you have applied to. Overall good experience, you get to meet the people you'll be working with.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at BlackRock in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got a referral for BlackRock.
    Then i received a call from the HR. I had an offer in hand,so the HR wanted to discuss the salary before even having a telephonic technical discussion/screening.

    Telephonic Interviewer again started discussing salary first. I do not know why they are fearing screening people. See whether you need him/her first.

    I always used to think a product base firm like BlackRock pays higher than others. But its a myth.

    Interview Questions
    • We cannot offer you the package you already have. Would you want to continue the interview ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BlackRock in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    There are 5 technical+1 HR rounds in total in which 1 is telephonic and 4 are Video Conferencing.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Better Oppurtunity

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    5 Technical interviews with the team with which you would be working.
    1 HR interview
    1 interview with the manager

    Interview Questions
    • What you liked most about your present company and what would you like to change in it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Directly called me for interview. Asked about my CV. projects I had done.
    Then numerical questions on bonds, mortgages, derivatives were asked. They ask us to explain everything in detail.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to derive certain formulas we use in Finance. You need to be very clear about basics.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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