Brown Brothers Harriman Interview Questions

Updated Jul 30, 2015
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman (New York, NY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I interviewed at BBH on two different occassions for two different positions. I wanted to work at BBH based on the fact that they are privately held and does not depend on the stock market when making executive decisions. I found that while interviewing for the first position the job may have been a bit junior for my background and experience. It took three weeks for me to find out that I was not chosen for the position. I then was asked if I was interested in another position in a different department. I interviewed with two Sr. Managers and aced the interview. Two weeks later I was turned down for the position. I was basically a shoe-in for the position and was shocked that I didn't get the offer. BBH claims to have dropped the "old boy" status, but it was clear to me that it still exists within this institution. Also, I noticed that BBH has very little diversity although they claim to have a diverse workforce. I'm absolutely done with this company.

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    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I went through several rounds of interviews and received solid insight into the culture. Everyone was positive about working there and how accessible senior management and the partners are. I did interview with people within the business lines that are audited by the area. Very strong communication and feedback with the HR team.

    Interview Questions

    • Why switching roles and why interested in a privately held company   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very smooth

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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    1 phone interview with Human Resources in Boston. 1 interview with Senior Manager in Boston. 1 interview with Department Head in NY via video conference.

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    Foreign Exchange Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman (New York, NY).

    Interview

    one interview with two managers

    Interview Questions

    • would you be able to start work at 6:30 am?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    negotiate higher than thirty dollars per hour salary

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman.

    Interview

    long; five different people in one day

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    straight forward; said to not give notice until receive word all background checks were passed.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Very Easy, all fit. What are your interests in financial markets? Pitch a stock on the long and short side? When Did you show leadership? Whats your greatest Strength? Whats your greatest weakness?

    Interview Questions

    • When Did you show leadership?   1 Answer
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    Client Service Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman.

    Interview

    Very easy. The process only consisted of one interview then an offer was made shortly after

    Interview Questions

    • There were no real stunners or trick questions. Plain vanilla interview process   Answer Question
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    Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Heard of the job through a staffing agency. Standard interview -- overall impressions of professionalism count for a lot. Being on point, showing that you are someone with good time management and an excellent ability to execute tasks counts for a lot. The position is basically assimilating and carrying out the same set of tasks every day. The challenges therefore are not variable, however you need an excellent attention to detail and an ability to get your work done in a very time efficient manner. Demonstrating that you're a fast learner (so as so quickly adopt the methodology) and have a rigorous work ethic will help get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected questions.... describe project management skills, what your weaknesses are, when have you had experience working in a team etc.   Answer Question
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman (Jersey City, NJ).

    Interview

    Interviewed with John Thomas and all went well

    Interview Questions

    • None. I had the proper response for what Brown Brother needed. They were converting for a DOS system to an OS system and I was prepare to share my experience and also learn.   1 Answer
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    Senior Client Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brown Brothers Harriman (Boston, MA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Round robin - two initial interviews, one final interview. I landed the interview after I did some internal networking. There is general turnover with this role so there are always opportunities on the careers page on the BBH website.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where someone requested you do something and you didn't know how to complete the task?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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