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BlackRock Interview Questions in California

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
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    Client Relationship Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called me after I applied directly on their website. Once a fit once determined another person from HR helped set up the interview. Interview was in person with 2 persons separately.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were very technical. In-depth questions regarding stock selection/research/etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    PAG Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview through on campus recruiting. There was an initial 30-minute conversation with a member of the team, on campus. I didn't receive a response from them until several weeks later, when I was called up for a superday. Spoke with 4 additional members of the team on-site, for 30 minutes each. Mostly friendly people, but the role seemed to consist of mostly support/operational work. The office in San Francisco is very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • Who is the CEO of BlackRock, who was our first acquisition, what is the copy-paste UNIX command, why BlackRock, why PAG, tell me about your past experiences, what's going on in the market. Nothing technical.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was great, HR was very friendly and easy to work with. I had a screening interview over the phone and then went on to interview for a couple positions. There was a lot of energy and the people seemed friendly and motivated with very high standards, which was all great.

    Interview Questions
    • Hard to say... after establishing that I had no financial background or any knowledge of investments whatsoever and that I was open and eager to learn, I was asked if I did research into what their particular department did and was encouraged to discuss it with the hiring managers.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by BlackRock recruitor out of NY office. Interview was scheduled with two other paralegals about 2 weeks after initial contact. Scheduled for lunch-hour. Very disorganized and nerve-racking. Admitted at meeting this was first time reviewing resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Silence. The interview felt as if they were going through the motions, that it was not real, and there was never any genuine intention of consideration. Very frustrating.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Risk& Quantitative Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at BlackRock in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through college or university. Mostly easy questions. Some are technical, some brain teasers. Then they asked questions about my resume. The interview was about two hours.

    Interview Questions
    • I have to review my textbooks to answer some of the technical questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    A 30 min phone interview followed by a on-site interview. I failed at the first round. They only asked behavior questions in the phone interview. They go through two big projects on my resume. Then they asked me how to use HashMap in JAVA, which is to override the hashcode() and equals() method. Equals method is used to avoid the collision.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Internal Wholesaler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BlackRock in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I turned in my resume on BlackRock's website. I was contacted a month later for a short introductory phone interview. I was contacted a week after that by e-mail to come in for an interview. The interview was a total of two hours long. I met with two people first then I gave a short presentation on the market. Then I met with another two people.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your opinions on the bond markets right now? More than just the typical text book answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Client Businesses Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview Details

    I found out about the position from my university's career website, which instructed me to apply on the BlackRock website in addition to applying through my university. I received a phone call within a week from the recruiter to schedule a 30 minute phone interview.

    The initial phone screening was fairly easy, no technical questions or difficult questions at all. Mostly just talked about my background and previous experiences. Maybe some behavioral questions like "tell me about a time you worked in a group."

    After a couple days, I was invited to attend the Superday at their office. It consisted of two 45-60 minute interviews with two interviewers each. The first interview was much more conversational, while the second was a little more difficult and formal. I was not given many technical questions in general, which may have been because of my background or the nature of the position.

    After lunch, all the candidates were given a group activity to work together and give a presentation to the recruiters.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your favorite and least favorite course you've taken?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    PAG Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BlackRock in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    All the questions were behavioral and not quantitative. The second round was meeting 5 people at their office, some about the market and some about experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by my campus recruiter to set up an on campus interview. Interview went fairly well. Questions involved some basic OOP concepts and the use of data structures. Three weeks later, I was called into the San Francisco office for a second round of interviews which went well. Second round consisted of around four interviews and questions were all mostly related to JAVA concepts and general system design.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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