CFA Institute Interview Questions in Charlottesville, VA

Updated Jun 16, 2015
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    Senior Executive Assistant - Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email from their recruiter a few days later requesting a phone interview. The phone conversation lasted about 25 minutes and was solid. In a day or so, I was invited for a face-to-face 30-minute interview with the recruiter. That time again was solid. He asked usual behavioral, experience, and qualification questions. At the very end, when we were both standing to leave, he asked.......below. The thing is, I present myself very professionally, and if anything, am more than qualified for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • "Oh, bye the way, how old are your children?"   1 Answer
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    Market Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Received a phone call from HR, briefly chatted for around 5 min then she said would let me know the actual interview time later but never got it even though I followed up with a couple of other emails.

    Interview Questions

    • The "interview" with HR was straightforward and chill.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I received a call from the recruiter who was very kind. She was very forthcoming about the culture and what I would expect being employed there. In addition, she had basically told me "You should have no problem working here!" I received no response after the phone interview for 3 weeks and when I called in, they told me to check my email. I waited another two weeks and finally an email came that said they had found someone else. What upset me is that the company sends me emails and newsletters as if I was a customer and sent me "Jobs" flyer which listed the job I applied for.

    Interview Questions

    • What software do you have experience with?   1 Answer
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    Internal Meetings Temp Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    A local recruiter found the position, told her I was interested and we had an interview set-up within a week. Did a 1:1 interview with the incredibly nice manager. She gave a thorough overview of the company and the position, and then I described my background. We then exchanged questions and that was it. The whole interview took almost an hour. She was very easy going and she was honest about the challenges this position would face. Great experience overall, impressive company.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I accepted another job offer for a full time position.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    After initial phone interview, there was a TWO HOUR interview comprised of 4 half hour interviews with groups of 2-4 people. By the second half hour, I had answered the same questions, repeated my work history and skills twice .... by the time the last half hour kicked in, I was no longer fresh and had to question myself whether or not I had already answered the question. In addition, the interviewers were not prepared, and I sensed did not enjoy this process, but it may be one of their job responsibilities. Most of the employees have accounting and/or academic backgrounds, and were uncomfortable doing a human resources responsibility. (In fact, the HR person was outgoing, friendly while the staff interviewers fidgeted in their chairs, couldn't make eye contact, etc.) There is no reason why this process couldn't have been one interview. The process was exhausting and a complete waste of time. One interviewer thought it would be clever to ask "worse case scenario" questions she got from Goggle that were nothing short of ridiculous. Another question: "What does your neighbor think of you?" I left HOPING I would not get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • "What does your neighbor think of you?"   1 Answer
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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Received call from a nice recruiter. Spoke for 10-15 minutes. Received an interview time and location. Felt I was a perfect fit for the position.

    Arrived at the interview. Closed door. 1:1 interview with hiring manager in an anonymous office with 2-3 chairs.

    Knew within 5 minutes that I would not really be considered for the position and the hiring manager would not like me even if I did have all the qualifications needed.

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    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlottesville, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Applied in February, and was contacted in April after being included in their second round of candidate interviews. Completed an initial phone interview and editing/skills assessment test, and was invited in for an in-person interview. On-site interview lasted 4+ hours and included one-on-one interviews with more than people. Had lunch with direct supervisors. Completed a final phone interview with the department's managing director following in-person interview, and was offered the job a few days later. Interview process was pretty slow, and HR did not provide a schedule for the on-site visit up front, so I wasn't aware that I would be there for half the day or meeting with so many individuals.

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    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlottesville, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Applied on Linked In. Interviewed by phone first for 40 min. Discussed details of my past jobs, including what I did and why I left. Then came for an in person interview. I met four people. They had looked me up online and read my CV. Very thorough.

    Interview Questions

    • Pressed on why I left each job.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Did negotiate for slightly higher salary.

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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Pretty typical and standard interview. Started out with phone interview with an HR person who just asked basic questions regarding work history, strengths and weaknesses, what the job consists of and interests. Second part of interview process was 1 on 1 meeting with the hiring manager and HR. Met with HR to fill out appplication and go over benefits of the company and history of company and then met with hiring manager to discuss position and my personal qualifications.
    Overall, pretty standard interview process. No technical questions were asked. Only negative was that it does take them a while to get back to you and they draw out the process. I was in contact with them for 3 weeks and they told me it would take them another 2 weeks to make a decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe your overall strangths and weaknesses as a person.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted a position elsewhere.

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    Information Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlottesville, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    it may take a while for them to get back to you. follow-up for more likely success. prepare for a two-part interview. the first interview is with human resources and the second is with the department. it is a great place to work, so prepare and you'll do fine.

    Interview Questions

    • the questions are pretty general, but there are alot of them. also, when human resources calls you on the phone to schedule a formal interview, hr will conduct at that time an informal one.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no, but the company is very flexible. they hire friendly, easy-going people who won't blink twice at negotiations. i only learned this after i started working there, but it is generally true. take the job if you get an offer, but don't be scared to negotiate if you feel you're qualifications demand it. i doubt, however, that you'll have to, as they compensate more than fairly.

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