BlackRock PAG Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Feb 27, 2015
Updated Feb 27, 2015
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PAG Analyst Interview

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No Offer
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Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at BlackRock.

Interview

Final Round: went to SF office. pretty chill. everyone was nice. mostly behavioral questions. 4 interviewers in 2 hours. really liked the team. and market questions too. very typical, but different from IB questions. make sure you know asset management company business. Blackrock's position in the industry is important.

Interview Questions

  • Q. Tell me about yourself / What did you do in the past internships? / what computer language did you use and how much do you know?   1 Answer

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    PAG Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock (San Francisco, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    PAG Analyst Interview

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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BlackRock (San Francisco, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    PAG Analyst Interview

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    Interview

    First round not very technical, but the final round was pretty intense.

    Interview Questions

    • what is the duration of a bond   1 Answer
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    PAG Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview

    I was only invited to the first round on-campus interview. Most of the questions were behavioral. But he did ask me to solve an operation research problem. And he also ask me to talk about something I read in the news.

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    PAG Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock (San Francisco, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    pitched in resume both online and on the school website. personally handed in during on-campus information session. Was selected for first round interview on campus. Most behavioral questions and one technical question about the current policy and its influence on the money market: what's the interest rate of short term bonds right now and how it would influence the market share of some investment companies, like BR, so on so on ........

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    • technical question about the current policy and its influence on the money market: what's the interest rate of short term bonds right now and how it would influence the market share of some investment companies, like BR, so on so on ........   1 Answer
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    PAG Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I had an initial on campus interview 4 days before the SuperDay. First interview was simple- a few questions about following the market and what I've been reading- nothing too technical.

    Superday was more technical and I got asked about duration/convexity, random commodities prices and the price of BLK's stock. Make sure you know exactly what PAG and BRS does and how they interact with the PMG. Lots of indians and asians.

    Have not heard about an offer yet but should be within the week.

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    PAG Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    1st round on campus - 30 minutes, mostly behavioral, 1 technical

    2nd round on campus - 4 30 minute interviews, mostly concentrating on fit. A few questions on Bonds. Make sure you know why you want to work for PAG.

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    PAG Analyst Interview

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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in September 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and no later than two weeks later I was contacted for an initial phone interview. The phone interview was conducted with a HR person, and the questions asked were very basic.

    Next, I was invited for an interview at their location in Wilmington, DE. I had five, one-on-one interviews: a HR person, two analysts, manager and director. The interview with the HR person was a review of what you spoke about during your phone interview. The interviews with each of the analysts were very basic. They reviewed their role, essentially what you would be doing, and no hard questions were asked. After, you’ll interview with a manager. This person is the one you will be directly working for, and therefore, they will drill you on your resume. Lastly, the interview with the director is fairly basic. They just want to meet you and get to know you.

    Overall, I had a negative experience and opinion of the position, the group and the location. The position is very basic. They mentioned and make note that this position is back office and will not lead to in the future middle or front office roles. Additionally, they mentioned the role starts at 6 am and ends late. Therefore, you will not have time to do the CFA program and/or schooling while working for them. Additionally, I had a negative experience with the manager. He was very unprofessional in the interview. He skipped an introduction and immediately began asking questions. His questions were initially negatively phrased, and he made a very unprofessional comment directed toward me. Lastly, I should mention the location is very remote and is located in outskirts of Wilmington.

    A few weeks later I received an email stating they went with another candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • You studied finance, so you are probably not good with technology?   Answer Question
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    PAG Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock in September 2012.

    Interview

    First round was an on campus interview- mostly behavioral and asked about resume
    Next was an interview with 5 different people at their Manhattan headquarters- some basic finance questions, behavioral, explain duration, strengths and weaknesses, walk me through your resume, tell me about a time that you had to work in a team, why do you want to work at Blackrock?

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