Duff & Phelps Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2012.

    Interview

    On Campus Interview. The interviewer was a VP from Investment Banking division. Straight forward. Got one valuation question wrong and he actually spent time and explained it to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Very detailed valuation and technical questions   1 Answer
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online for the position and heard back in late March about phone screen. Did the first round which was a mix of fit and technicals. Heard back about second round a week later and set up an interview for the following week. Final round was three 1:1 interviews. Very friendly people who really want candidates who like the Philly area and are into Valuation (I am). Got back to me a while after interview to say they like me for the company and would like for interview with DC office, but I already accepted another offer by this time. Great place to work, if given the chance.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you value a company   1 Answer
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (San Francisco, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Hiring process was very efficient. The turn around time from my application submission to the phone screening was three days. I was then flown across the country the very next weekend for a Super Day. Twenty-four hours after the interview I was given an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult, or rather most broad, question I received: What is your outlook on the commercial real estate market in Suburban areas over the next 5 years?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase was fairly rigid. They hire immediate graduates who don't exactly have the most leverage, even with 3 other offers in hand. I wouldn't expect anybody to move up their salary more than 5k in negotiations

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    Dispute Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Dallas, TX) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Starts out with a phone interview; pretty simple questions, just getting to know you. Then a 4 round 30 minute each in-office interview. Each interviewer asked you some finance-based and behavior-based questions and then allowed you to answer questions of your own. They asked questions about your resume as well.

    Interview Questions

    • If company expected that they were going to grow at 5% over the next five years; what ways could you approve or disprove their forecast?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They offered and I accepted

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    Strategic Value Advisory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (San Jose, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of both fit and technical questions. The fit questions were relatively standard (Tell me about yourself, Describe a time when you lead a group, etc.). The technical questions were strictly statistics related. The technical question that I was given was about the probability relating to dices.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to manage multiple projects that overlapped each other.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (New York, NY) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I was hired out of college. There was no on campus recruiting in my year. A buddy told me about it, I submitted my resume, had a call with a managing director and it turned out that it went well. They had me up for a super day and ended up offering me a job.

    Interview Questions

    • The business case was by far the most challenging. We had to essentially come up with different aspects of a merger with people also interviewing who you just met.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations as I was coming from college.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    I did a first round interview on campus. Then trekked to NYC for second round through Amtrak. Started at 10 in the morning with a group case interview then had about 5 more one on one interviews. The office is pretty nice; its the building across from Blackrock's building and has a bunch of big firms in there such as Morgan Stanley. The people are nice and cool to hangout with.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you unique to the other interview candidates?   Answer Question
    • What skills do you have that are relevant to the job?   Answer Question
  9.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    No technicals, all behavioral

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to become an investment banker at D&P?   Answer Question
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    Dispute Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    There was a group of us from various schools that came to Chicago. We each were rotated around the office in a series of 5 interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Dispute Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Duff & Phelps (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    First round - On campus interview, more of a conversation. Second round consisted of 5 office interviews roughly 30 minutes each with VP's and above. Technical and behavioral type quesitons presented with some light conversaiton about background and experiences thrown into the mix

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Salary and signing bonus were non-negotiable

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