Eaton Vance
3.4 of 5 24 reviews
www.eatonvance.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Eaton Vance Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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Client Relations Interview

Client Relations

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Vance.

Interview Details – Applied online, but also had an employee referral. I heard back about a week later that they wanted me to come in for an interview. I interviewed with 3 different people. One was from HR and the other two were potential managers. They asked all pretty straightforward questions about myself and my past experiences, nothing too tricky.

Interview Question – What was the most interesting thing you've read about the financial markets in the past week?   Answer Question

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Internal Wholesaler Interview

Internal Wholesaler
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Eaton Vance in May 2012.

Interview Details – The interview was a bit painful. The manager had no interview skills and lead off with "so tell me about yourself" and then crickets. After about eight minutes the interviewer checked his email. He then invited another person into the interview. This gentlemen actually discussed the position and had a dialogue back and forth about my resume and what the position would entail. I would not recommend this company based upon my experience. I actually got a second interview but declined.

Interview Question – What is your current view on the market?   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

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Mutual Funds Services Representative Interview

Mutual Funds Services Representative
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Vance in August 2013.

Interview Details – Multiple interviews (one on one and group) with managers of the operations department and the sales department. Typical walk-through resume questions with not much unexpected. Basic knowledge of financial services needed to back up personal goals questions.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you provided excellent customer service and diffused a situaion?   Answer Question

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Very Difficult Interview

Global Research Intern Interview

Global Research Intern
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Vance.

Interview Details – After a preliminary interview I was invited to a "Superday" at their Boston office. The process was exhausting and excessive to say the least. I was told I would have to take an Excel Test at the end of my five interviews with five different associates. What they didn't mention was the surprise memory test, word association test, general reading quiz, general math quiz, statistics quiz (got a calculator though!!...), and brain teaser questions. After being subjected to all of this, I was then questioned on multiple economic concepts and expected to discuss European politics.

Interview Questions

  • What is the total sums of mortgages in the United States?   Answer Question
  • You are playing Russian Roulette and you have a 6-barrel gun and there are two bullets in the chamber (lying consecutively in the chamber). I fire one shot at myself and no bullet comes out and then hand the gun to you. Are you going to spin the barrel and shoot at yourself or shoot from where I left it? (assuming you do not want to get shot)   View Answer
  • List every Eurozone country that you can think of.   Answer Question

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Summer Internship Interview

Summer Internship
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Eaton Vance.

Interview Details – Interviews were pretty basic, just behavioral. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Went into the office three times and met with different levels in the company.

Interview Question – No business case, just behavioral.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Vance in March 2013.

Interview Details – On-campus interview - Eaton Vance came onto campus and I had two first round interviews for two different positions. Both of the interviews went very well; they asked questions more related to me as a person and my past experiences than quizzing me on any knowledge or any specific question about the firm.

Interview Question – Nothing too bad - mostly just making me go into a lot of detail about my past internship experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was not able to because the hourly wage for inters was set.

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Equity Research Associate Interview

Equity Research Associate
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Eaton Vance in April 2013.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview, then then 3 1:1 face to face interviews with a member of HR, Hiring Manager, and Equity Manager. Mostly behavioral questions; ranging from your strengths weaknesses to walking them through your resume. Asked about any companies I would suggest investing in or any of my current investments.

Interview Question – What was your favorite course in school and why?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Eaton Vance

Interview Details – After speaking with an HR recruiter at an on-campus event, I was called three days later and asked to come into the office for an interview. Was very straightforward, ask behavioral questions and to go through my resume-nothing technical. Felt very comfortable the entire time.

Interview Question – There was nothing unexpected   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

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Equity Research Associate Interview

Equity Research Associate
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Vance in July 2011.

Interview Details – Positive interview experience, very professional, and at the time, they said they have never let anyone go throughout the downturn. But the firm never followed up after interview; this is very typical in Boston to not get follow up.

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Very Difficult Interview

Tax Administrator Interview

Tax Administrator
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Vance in November 2011.

Interview Details – I got a call from HR on Friday. I didn't catch the call due I was busy. She asked me to return the call to the certain number. I called back on Monday, but no one answered the calls so I left voice mail. HR didn't get back to me back so when I called on Tuesday again. I don't know if I called too many calls (2 calls within Monday and 1 call on Tuesday). HR just cut my call when I called again around noon. It is pretty mean and weird.

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