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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    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+ weeksinterviewed 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
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee 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
  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+ monthsinterviewed 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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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee 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..   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Strategic Investments Group Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Communications Manager 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.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews and a very long drawn process. Was basically offered the job on interview and then fobbed off for weeks. Interviewed more people and kept me waiting. After a month I got the formal offer and pushed me to start as soon as possible, not a great experience!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Quantitative Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BlackRock in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Shortly after my application, I was contacted by the Scientific Active Equity team to schedule a phone interview. The process originally included two 30-minute interviews, but finally they informed me that I would be going through one interview with both assessors jointly. The interview itself included almost no competency questions and was mostly about background and relevant skills and how these could be practically applied to the research being carried out at the department. I was also asked about my outlook on global equity markets and the current drivers of growth of asset prices. Overall, I cannot say it was a very difficult interview but since I was expecting something more competency-focused, I was a bit unprepared. I would say there was a big focus on what you could contribute to the department, since they are looking for novel approaches on the problems they face. They seemed very interested in programming skills as well as in a machine learning background as far as I could tell. Also they wanted you to be really specific and explain some things in great detail, especially the technical details concerning relevant projects you have been involved with.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain your background and your transition from mathematics to finance.
      What was the subject of your dissertation? Did it include mathematical modelling?
      What are the drivers of global equity markets/asset prices?
      Describe a scenario which you find interesting and do a long/short recommendation accordingly.
      What would you test concerning inefficiencies or patterns in the market? How?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    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
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    Risk and Quantitative Position - Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BlackRock in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    First Round: 3 interviews, 40 min each.
    Second Round: 2 interviews, 1 group interview, 1problem solving. The problem solving was about capm and variance covariance formula

    Interview Questions
    • The problem solving was the most difficult question.you have to solve the problems immediately giving motivation at any steps   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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