BlackRock Kelso Capital

  www.blackrockkelso.com
  www.blackrockkelso.com

BlackRock Kelso Capital Interview Questions

3 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

33%
0%
66%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

72%
27%

Interview Difficulty

2.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Interviews for Top Jobs at BlackRock Kelso Capital

More

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock Kelso Capital in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Found the company through a recruiter. Having read other reviews on here, I had prepped myself for a difficult interview but it seems they have a different Director of Administration now. The interview was relaxed and friendly and the person had clearly prepped and read through my resume because she asked very specific and pertinent questions about my experience and career. In the end, we agreed that the role that was open wasn't a great match for me, but the company sounded good and I would go back to interview for a different role there if something else opened up. I appreciated the focus on my interests and career goals (not just what I could do for them) so that nobody had to waste their time pursuing a poor fit.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could map out the most ideal next step in your career, what would it look like?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock Kelso Capital.

    Interview Details

    Terrible interview.!!!!! I agree with whoever posted the other review. The receptionist was the most pleasant part of the interview. I also interviewed with the Director of VP administration ( office Manager ) She was NOT Friendly! Asked me basic interview questions you would ask if you had no experience or this was your first job,.. strengths, weakness, biggest challenge, biggest accomplishment, what type of animal would you want to be if you could be...come on really? ... She did not have a copy of my resume,. knew nothing bout my experience nor seemed to care. I started asking questions and she said " Can I finish before you start asking questions" RUDE!!!! Sorry no one would want to work with a person like that...good luck for whoever does... not me!

    Reasons for Declining

    Would never want to work with such an unfriendly person!

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock Kelso Capital in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Receptionist was quite professional and pleasant to deal with. That's as far as you'll get with the pleasant treatment.

    Met with the "Director of Administration" which is basically an overly exaggerated title for just a plain old Office Manager.

    No attempt to connect with the candidates. Straight to business, but lacking the professional part of business mode.
    The woman was not prepared at all. Did not have a copy of my resume, did not know what was on my resume nor bothered to go over the contents of my resume (you know, to determine whether or not one is competent enough to fulfill the position).

    Asked typical HR questions that one gets from a quick google search, such as:
    -If you were an animal, what would you be?
    -What are your strengths?
    -What are your weaknesses?
    -Name a time you faced a challenge in a workplace.

    When asked to elaborate on an inquiry she had made, it was as if you had insulted her mother. Very condescending.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Why would one be interested to work at a company that chooses to have an unprofessional person such as the Office Manager represent them at an interview, where there is a blatant lack of common courtesy when it comes to your typical interviewing process etiquette.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

Work at BlackRock Kelso Capital? Share Your Experiences

BlackRock Kelso Capital

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.