The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in January 2009.
Interview Details – They first contacted me through e-mail to set up a time to have a phone interview. I spoke with the director of the department. Asked questions from behavioral to technical including finance and accounting questions. The technical questions were straight forward, but the behavioral were somewhat hard behavioral questions.
Interview Question – When was a time you didn't follow the rules? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2010.
Interview Details – I had a preliminary phone interview with Duff and Phelps a few months ago. I had gotten an e-mail that said they wanted to conduct a phone interview with me that day. I was in class and responded from my blackberry asking if they could do it another day or at least an hour after I got out of class to give myself some time to prepare. They said it had to be that day because they were moving along in the interview process and scheduled me for 2:30, I got out of class at 2:15. I complied figuring it would be more of a personality interview if they were rushing me this much. I had barely walked through my door when my phone rang. It was fine they asked some personality questions, but then started asking me about the company and some more technical financial and accounting questions. This would not have been a hard interview if I had had a little time to prepare. I knew it did not go well because my answers were sloppy and unprepared but I sent an e-mail to say thank you anyway. I never heard back from my e-mail or from the company in general. This left a bad taste in my mouth for Duff and Phelps and I felt it was a bad way to conduct the interview process.
Interview Question – What is the connection between the income statement and the balance of payment statement Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in January 2011.
Interview Details – My initial communication was via e-mail to confirm I was still interested in the job I had applied for. However, I had applied for the same position several times within the past year (because there were constant re-posts of the opening). The most recent application was the impetus for my interview. However, one of the interviewers questioned why I did not apply for the position previously--major disconnect between human resources representative and the interviewers.
Each interviewer asked vague questions; i.e. "Tell me about yourself", "What does your experience consist of", "What do you know about the company", "why are you interested in the position" etc. One interviewer, in particular, was argumentative--not sure if this was a test to see how I would react to a difficult personality or if that was just his particular personality. In short, though, he was a major d-bag---damn it feels good to vent that. The other two interviewers were legit; although they had little understanding of the industry outside of their company.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2010.
Interview Details – DP came and recruited at my university. After initially getting turned down for an interview, I spoke with the recruiter on campus and asked them to reconsider me for the position. They did, and an interview was set up for later that week.
At an info session before the interviews, DP told us to make sure we knew our technical information, because thats how most applicants get killed during the interview. Along with that, DP was definitely one of the toughest interviews I've had this season, asking very specific questions.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in July 2010.
Interview Details – asked technical questions
what is valuation?
what is cost of capital?
what is market premium?
future value present value equation?
what does capm ask for ?
Interview Question – what are your closing arguements. why should i choose you for this position Answer Question
Negotiation Details – 1.know your finance concepts
2.research current events discuss about em
The process took a day - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in July 2010.
Interview Details – The interview was split up into two sections. The first was a group case study interview with the other candidates. All candidates sat around the conference table with a valuation case and 4 questions to which they would present answers to a VP or higher staff member. The second part of the day consisted of 1:1 interviews with mostly mid-level staff. Mostly conversational and fit questions, but also a few technical questions pertaining to past experiences/education.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in November 2008.
Interview Details – On campus interview. In office interview 1:1 with all superiors in the division applying. Case study. Writing sample. Lunch.
Interview Question – Case study of an acquistion. How would handle the valuation? Methods and additional considerations. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2009.
Interview Details – alumni met at my school to inform about Duff & Phelps
Interview Question – What is an asset? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in March 2010.
Interview Details – The lady was very cordial and nice, but I was too young for the job.
Interview Question – How would you add to the company? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in February 2008.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview with a recruiter followed by 2 office visits.
Interview Question – Business Case exercise Answer Question
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