Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Duff & Phelps
- Valuation Analyst (27)
- Analyst (8)
- Investment Banking Analyst (8)
- Dispute Consulting Analyst (5)
- Real Estate Analyst (5)
- Intern (4)
- Dispute Consultant (4)
- Valuation Intern (3)
- Investment Banking Associate (2)
- Strategic Value Advisory (2)
- Strategic Value Advisory Analyst (1)
- Financial Engineering Internship (1)
- Valuation Services Senior Associate (1)
- Vice President (1)
- Transfer Pricing (1)
- Analyst, Corporate Finance (1)
- Corporate Finance Analyst (1)
- Legal Management Consulting Analyst (1)
- Associate (1)
- Advisory (1)
- Director (1)
- Corporate Finance (1)
- Transfer Pricing Analyst (1)
- Valuation (1)
- Valuation Advisory Analyst (1)
- Dispute Consulting Intern (1)
- Complex Asset Solution Analyst (1)
- Valuation Summer Analyst (1)
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2012.
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.
- Very detailed valuation and technical questions 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2012.
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.
- How would you value a company 1 Answer
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (San Francisco, CA) in February 2012.
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.
- 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
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
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Dallas, TX) in December 2011.
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.
- 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
They offered and I accepted
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (San Jose, CA) in December 2011.
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.
- Tell me about a time when you had to manage multiple projects that overlapped each other. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (New York, NY) in November 2011.
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.
- 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
No negotiations as I was coming from college.
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (New York, NY) in October 2011.
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.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (New York, NY) in October 2011.
No technicals, all behavioral
- Why do you want to become an investment banker at D&P? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.
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.
- Describe for me how you would value a company? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Duff & Phelps (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.
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
- How do you value a private company. Answer Question
Salary and signing bonus were non-negotiable
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