Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE).
Applied online and got an email from HR regarding the next steps. We set up an interview date and place. I received an interview schedule with the name of the people I would meet.
- What did I know about the company? Why this job? Two technical questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE).
2 HR interviews on the phone and connected with higher management for referral. Asked basic questions like why blackrock and why the position? Still waiting to hear back for next steps, so hopefully!
Still waiting to hear back so...
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in June 2014.
I was a referred by a friend who worked there. The HR reached out to me and settled up an on-site interview at Wilmington Office in 3 days. I met with 3 professionals from the Team. Each of them briefly introduced me their services and asked some general behavior questions. Why this group? How do you deal with a time-limited project? If you were an animal, what would you be?
- Did you have any any experience in accelerating business process? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in May 2014.
I applied on Linked In for an acct position and then a recruiter contacted me about the analyst position. It took about 2 weeks to schedule an interview. I met with 9-10 people on the Interview day and spent 2 hours there. They didn't follow up w/me.
- The questions were not difficult, just tell me about yourself, why this position, know about the company, excel, what were your accomplishments at last job, what did you learn, what do you want to gain in your 1st 30 days. What are your strengths etc. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in February 2014.
I applied on the company website and was contacted through the recruiter. I had multiple rounds on the same day. I started with two associates and then 2 VPs. I then went on to managing director and then the director. I was scheduled to only meet the associates and the VPs.
- What do I know about bonds, ETFs Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in August 2013.
Shortly after I applied, I was contacted by a person in HR. I was then given a phone interview with 2 members of the team. After the phone interview, they invited me in for an in-person. I then met with 4 members of the team: 2 associates, a VP, and a director. The questions were your standard, "Tell us about a time you overcame a problem." "What do you feel most proud of accomplishing in your life and why?" Open-ended, tell us about yourself questions. No surprises and the team kept it pretty conversational.
- Nothing really unexpected Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in May 2013.
Very easy basic sql questions and they help in giving answers
- about indexes in database. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in May 2013.
I had one phone interview with the hiring manager that lasted about an hour. It was very low key, and simply consisted of questions about my background and interest in the company, as well as an explanation of the company and the role. The next day I was contacted and told that I was to be flown to Wilmington for a day of interviews a few weeks later. That day consisted of meeting the hiring manager and touring the office, then four or five ~40 minute interviews, each with 2-3 people of varying levels of experience. In between, I was taken to lunch with some of the younger analysts. The interviews consisted of mostly personality and fit questions, but in each one there were a few brain teasers, similar to the ones listed below. It was important to talk through these problems so your interviewers could get a sense for how you solved problems, and it didn't matter if you figured out every single one (I know I missed a few).
- Tell us about yourself. How many basketballs would fit in this room? How would you describe the difference between a stock and a bond to a 7 year old? If you were stuck in a country with no phone and didn't speak the language, how would you get out? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
The role didn't seem like a good fit for me. I wasn't particularly interested in the duties involved, although the people were friendly, the office environment seemed nice, and salary was very good for a recent college graduate.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE) in March 2013.
My first interview was a phone interview, very straightforward about my resume. My second interview consisted in 7 1:1 interviews of 30 mins each with 7 different departments. It felt long because I did not have a break. They started by giving an overview of their department and then they asked me about my resume. They also asked me questions like what was the most difficult obstacle you overcome and where do you see yourself in 5 years. After that interview, I was asked to go back to interview with two of the departments. The format was basically the same except they asked me specific questions about Excel.
- There is a swimming pool that doubles its capacity everyday. If you now that it would be would in day 60, in what day would it be half of its capacity? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at BlackRock (Wilmington, DE).
8 hour interview meeting with 5 different people, which they don't tell you it's going to be that long, but you have to suck it up if you want the job. Each person gave a detailed description about what they do, what the company is about. benefits, etc. You meet with the big boss at the end and although it's tough, it's not unbearable. Try not to lose your patience.
- The usual "textbook" interview questions. Answer Question
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