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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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Cash Reconcilation Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BlackRock.

Interview Details – One interview with 5 people

Interview Question – No difficult questions. Just going through resume and fit questions.   Answer Question

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Quantitative Research Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at BlackRock

Interview Details – was pretty easy. standardized

Interview Question – can't think of any. lots of personality fit questions. interviewers didn't seem to be very well prepared   Answer Question

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Internal Wholesaler Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Princeton, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2014.

Interview Details – Brief interview. They were looking for a heavy sales Rep

Interview Question – Give me advice on the what I should do with my portfolio in this economy   Answer Question

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Contracts Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied online - interviewed at BlackRock in May 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process was easier than I thought it would be at Black Rock. The people were super friendly and it seemed like a calm environment. I interviewed for a new position in a newly formed group so all of the employees were fairly new to the firm. Everyone was great until I interviewed with the manager. She was firm and not very friendly. I quickly learned that this was NOT a working mother friendly environment.

Interview Question – I was asked about flexibility as a working mother.   View Answer

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Business Finance Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock.

Interview Details – Hiring process is very straightforward; a lot of FIT questions in order to judge personality and how one will fit into the group
Additionally, some behavioral questions to judge decision-making processes and how a candidate thinks

Interview Question – Give me an example of a time when you worked with large data - what was the issue and how did you go about solving it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation commensurate with skills/experience

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Client Businesses Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in January 2014.

Interview Details – I found a posting via my school's Campus Recruiting website (in December); the posting directed me to apply directly to BlackRock's online career page. The deadline to apply was a Sunday, and Monday morning I received an "application on hold" detail. Wednesday around noon I received a call from HR to set up a phone interview the following week. The phone interview was 30 minutes with a VP. The interview was fairly conversational. I had previous experience with a different firm and we spoke mostly of that and a few "common" interview questions such as "tell me about a time you worked in a group" and different variations of these types of questions. NO TECHNICALS. This phone interview was on a Tuesday, and Thursday afternoon I received an email inviting me to Super Day --in office-- the following Monday. The Super Day consisted of two 45 minute interviews with either Directors or VPs and one Group Interview (project) to end the day. The interviews were again conversational, and not technical. Mostly getting to know me, a few strengths weaknesses type of questions, and a few critical thinking questions which I assume was to test my competence. Received a phone call soon after extending an offer.

Interview Question – I don't remember. But the tell me three weaknesses and three strengths and how they would strengthen the blkrock team question was kind of surprising.   Answer Question

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Index Equity Portfolio Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at BlackRock.

Interview Details – Was interviewed by many people (I believe it was at least 10) so the company could ensure fit, qualifications,etc. Offer and terms were fair.

Interview Question – Some very technical questions to measure understanding of investment terminology.   Answer Question

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Software Development Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2013.

Interview Details – Position posted on school's career development website
Submitted resume/cv and was called for on-campus interview
Talked briefly about resume and went into tech-interviews.
Went through basic data structure's run-time complexity
Went through binary search, and one coding problem

Interview Question – Given list of words, some of which are anagrams (words that has the same letters, but different ordering, eg. CAT and ACT), how do we pair the anagrams and identify words that do not have anagram pair in one pass (going through the list once)   Answer Question

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Client Business Hong Kong Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at BlackRock

Interview Details – 4 rounds. 3 phone/skype interviews. 1 online assessment test

Interview Question – Tell me something of your interest for 2 minutes   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackRock in March 2014.

Interview Details – I find a alumni to refer, they don't post intern job for graduate this year in my college's career fair. Monday is phone interview, basic question about Java data structure, ask about singleton and what kind of situation will there be more than one instance(multithread). Then Friday's super day. So tired in the final interview the interviewer seems very tired and speak in low volume.

Interview Question – Ask a lot about data structure and algorithm, questions are classical, 2sum, find head of cycling linked list, given access to middle node of a linked list and asked to be delete it. And OOD design a elevator system, and some SQL query, basically same as before, but I suggest you guys prepare for a SQL query that return the top node in a hierarchy structure, for example return the manager of the manager of the manager....until the boss, I am still not sure about that. And multithread concept and ATM question, producer/consumer question.   Answer Question

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