BlackRock Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
24 Interview Reviews

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview Details

    Highly selective. On the assessment day there were 10 candidates competing for one position. One interviewer was friendly, another very harsh and strict.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Excellent and very, very thorough. Done face to face and via vc

    Negotiation Details
    Don't just accept first offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume online but also had a friend who pushed it up. I went through a phone interview with two people. Very basic behavioral questions and A LOT of questions about the company.

    Then I was called for an office visit and flew from USA to London. There I had 4 interviews with very technical questions as well as behavioral and detailed division questions. My last "interview" consisted of solving 4 finance problems on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most efficient way to board a plane?

      How would you explain a database to a 7 years old?
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was pretty straight forward, the HR team was supportive throughout the whole process and ensured all things were done quickly. The interview process was very tough yet there was a lot of scope for debate.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at BlackRock in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    interview based process with several interviews - perhaps three or 4, including two by telephone with partners and managers in the United States, with a formal offer made by letter after verbal offer by phone

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    interviewed at BlackRock in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round: two individual interviews; Final round: group exercise, individual interviews, individual case study

    Interview Questions
    • Individual case study was pretty difficult. Never had that in any previous interviews..   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Fixed Income Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Thorough fixed income questions

    Interview Questions
    • You have 10 million in assets to manage (fixed income). Distribute them.. Why?   Answer Question
    • What you understand by diversification. Why does it lower risk?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quantitative Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at BlackRock in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Nice people to chat but one person asked technical details of one area which was not specified in job post.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the pricing behaviour for a particular type of securities under certain circumstance   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Strategic Investments Group Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at BlackRock in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very good. Best approached through a network rather than a head hunter. Look to interview with the manager and then later with Human Resources. Fast and dynamic firm will hire people if they suit the culture and try and fit them in. Many questions asked. Best if you have an asset management background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st round - phone call from HR
    2nd round - VC interview

    Was quite rigorous but not many technical questions were asked. mainly background checks and knowing your personality.

    Phone call was with the HR manager based in India. She asked basic questions and was rather straightforward.

    Second round was a VC interview with a senior associate and a line manager. took about 1 hr for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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