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  1.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed in person at the FBR office this past summer. Friendly atmosphere, interesting variety of characters - did seem a little desolate with something like 25 desks/computers and only 6 or so employees.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see the stock market moving in the next few years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at FBR in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    This was an on campus recruiting process. The on campus interview was very conversational, went very smoothly. I was called up to the DC headquarters for a final round interview. This was a series of 6 interviews with various levels of the Sales and Trading Team including 3 MDs. That day there was an online Wall Street Assessment test administered however no mention of that was made after.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FBR in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    phone call followed by invitation to come to ny. modelling and discussion

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FBR in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round was just a phone interview. Very basic- mostly fit questions, walking through resume, why banking, what can you tell me about FBR, etc.

    Final round was series of 1:1 interviews at their new york office. most of the analysts were really friendly. asked all of the basic technicals (dcf, wacc, other ways to value a company, balance sheets,etc). One lady was exceedingly rude, however, and was trying her best to belittle everything I said. But I'm guessing this was just an act to throw me off.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at FBR in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    7 Interviews. 1 consisting of a SVP as well as a Group Head/SMD and was by far the most challenging.

    Interview Questions
    • $10 change in depreciation. How does it flow through Income, BS, and Cash Flow statements   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at FBR in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    A headhunter set it up. They are looking for "whale" producers. Just met with a desk head, we didn't "click". They have some ambitious goals but I don't perceive it as a place that has any significant differentiating factors from the many other mid to low tier shops. The office is a large trading floor that is half-empty at the moment. For me, nothing about the place or management's vision sounded exciting.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at FBR in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward. Mostly personality-driven interview to see if I could be an effective salesman. I did not have any prior financial experience so it is probably a good thing they didn't ask me too many technical questions or make me do any mock pitches. Be prepared to prove your level of interest in finance/economics if going in for an entry-level position like this; not necessarily prior knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • How does your background make you a strong candidate for this position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    First year job has firm pay structure. It is non-negotiable. Commissions are at the discretion of senior brokers and dependent upon performance. Do not count on them as part of the package first year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FBR in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Good technical questions asked with live examples to solve. Interviewer was great and very knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions
    • Solving a problem on the fly. Had to take a program test on the computer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They negotiate for a very low salary promising bonus but bonusses are very low.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at FBR in June 2007.

    Interview Details

    much more of a personality fit test than anything

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not much room for negotiation due to the current market conditions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at FBR in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Industry exposure and be confident

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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