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Duff & Phelps Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Valuation Intern Interview

Valuation Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – Consisted of a screening call, technical interview via phone, and and on site interview which required 5 30 minute one-on-one interviews with upper management.

Interview Question – How do you expect you can contribute most to this firm?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Found another position at a firm I wanted to work at more.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – Hands down the most technical interview that I ever had.

Interview Question – How do you calculate Beta for a private company?
Whats the effect of $100mm issuance of debt on a company's financials at year 1?
Can you walk me through an LBO?
Why do they consider Mergers a P/E game?
  Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Dispute Consulting Analyst Interview

Dispute Consulting Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – Initial Phone Screen then went in for 4, 30 minute interviews. Took the applicants to lunch afterwards. Basic behavioral questions, but each interviewer asked how you would value a company.

Interview Question – How would you value a company?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Dispute Consulting Intern Interview

Dispute Consulting Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – Recruiting was done through my school's career center website. Normal resume and cover letter drop. First was a phone interview, and then a superday which consisted of 4 back to back interviews. Surprisingly no technical questions

Interview Question – Explain how to win an argument   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Valuation Advisory Analyst Interview

Valuation Advisory Analyst

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – it was a phone interview. The person was really really nice. both behaviour and technical, very luckly, got to second round.

Interview Question – many questions regarding behaviour, you need examples for each one.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Real Estate Analyst Interview

Real Estate Analyst

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – Phone Interview and then office interview

Interview Question – resume and behavioral questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Valuation Intern Interview

Valuation Intern

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

Interview Details – I was called for a phone interview and asked a few behavioral questions, but most of the questions were fairly simple technical/ conceptual questions.

Interview Question – Describing Fundamental analysis, market analysis, how to get FCF and what is CAPM.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Valuation Analyst Interview

Valuation Analyst

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – It took them a very long time to initiate the phone interview. The interviewer seemed bored when he interviewed me, and the so-called "technical questions" were quite silly.

Interview Question – What is an example of a time when you had trouble working in a team?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – The manager did screen interview and they dont do sponsorship. The interview was pretty casual, and HR is pretty nice.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Banking Associate Interview

Investment Banking Associate

Interviewed at Duff & Phelps

Interview Details – Quick. Interviewers were not asking difficult questions. A more centralized interview process would/does vet out poor candidates. Rather than constantly looking for quality talent, they wait until people leave and then realize that their choices are not ideal.

Negotiation Details – They beat another offer I had

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