The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2010.
Interview Details – Asked mostly technical questions and a few unsettling fit questions like Why Asset Management and not Banking... apparently work/life balance isn't a good answer. Technical questions focused mostly on fixed-income, so be prepared for that. Not a lot of programming questions, but did probe my knowledge of databases
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in October 2009.
Interview Details –
There was an on campus interview with one employee from the NYC office. The interview consisted of basic behavioral questions and an "explain how to do something" question.
Thought the interview could have gone better, but was contacted via telephone for a second round interview on site. BlackRock calls the second round interviews "SuperDays."
The Super Day consisted of a brief meeting with two HR employees and then 4 back to back interviews with Directors and Managing Directors. Not too many technical questions, but a few. Basically a resume walk and chit chat.
Super Day was scheduled from 8:30 am to 12 noon.
BlackRock reimbursed for all transportation, meals, hotels etc.
Interviewed at BlackRock
Interview Details – Applied for hackathon, was cancelled, got invited to first round interview by Blackrock. Was unexpected.
Interview Question – Count the number of squares on this piece of paper. A grid of 4 by 4 unit boxes, just blurted out the answer, didnt think and got it wrong! View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock.
Interview Details – Interview was with a managing director who was extremely nice. We talked about my experiences in college, why BlackRock, why this position, what do I want to gain from the summer internship, and then a couple market related questions. Overall, a very nice interview process
Interview Question – What's your outlook on the market for the next fiscal year Answer Question
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in October 2010.
Interview Details – Pretty much fit questions. The interviewer is very nice and told me a lot about the company, their current projects and the daily tasks. A few technical questions but none of them is beyond what I learn from textbooks.
Reason for Declining – Get better offer
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in September 2010.
Interview Details –
Interviewed for Summer Analyst position in BlackRock Solutions. Interview was mostly math, computer science and probability. They had a very good approach: ask about the candidate's background and make sure he/she can talk cogently about all the math + computer science that was listen on the resume.
The first round interview consisted of 1 interview with a Director on campus. I was invited back for a Superday which was 5 interviews back to back - 2VPs, 2 Analysts and 1 Directory.
I got the impression that it was a great firm and people were very excited to be there.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackRock in October 2009.
Interview Details – An on-campus interview with a guy from HR and woman who flew out from New York. Mainly behavioral and a few questions about asset classes
Interview Question – Given a client, what is evaluated to determine what kind of investments should be recommended to him or her? Answer Question
Pros: “Nice people with committed workers.” – Full Review
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