Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Heitman
- Portfolio Accountant (2)
- Senior Trading Administrator (1)
- Analyst (1)
- Vice President, Asset Management (1)
- Administrative Assistant (1)
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Heitman (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.
Candidates referred by existing employees get preference. HR phone screening interview first, followed by in-person interviews with various senior managers, followed by a series of peer interviews with employees in similar job description. In the past they have asked candidates to present a case study to a small group of senior managers as a final evaluation tool.
- Standard questions regarding relevant experience, background, etc. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Financial offer was below market, and less than what Heitman offered candidates in the same role four years ago: final offer was $135k base + target bonus of 40% of base. The same role was pegged at $150k base + similar target bonus four years ago. Asset management roles with similar job descriptions and required years of experience at comparable firms are in the $150k base salary range. Future candidates should either ask or be told during the HR screening call what the approximate compensation range is, since it is a very drawn-out interview process.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Phone interview followed by two separate office interviews with 4 interviewers at each visit. Sat with each interviewer individually, some were more conversational and some were more technical with questions. Job was offered about a week after the second interview.
- Questions were basically generic. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week – interviewed at Heitman (Chicago, IL) in March 2014.
Telephoned and invited to interview one-on-one. Meet with very likable and friendly H.R. person, who made the hiring decisions - no need for call back. I was hired within five days of meeting. A benefit package session was held and one month after I was hired, an informal appetizer and drinks function was held where all new hires met and interacted with different departmental managers and upper management - very casual and non-intimidating.
- What are you looking for as an Administrative Assistant? 1 Answer
Salary was negotiable upon experience. However, once hired, the promise of responsibilities and task and training were non-existent. I experienced boredom and couldn't create work; I was losing my skills so I moved on.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Heitman (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.
- All questions were expected. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Heitman (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.
Had a 30 mins. phone interview, which went very well. Called me in for 4 1/2 hrs face to face with 5 people. Again, went very well. Said would get back to me within a week. Four weeks later, still no word.
- No hard or unexpected questions. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Heitman (Chicago, IL) in September 2013.
The hiring process was rather quick and I would say, somewhat professional. I was referred into Heitman and my resume landed on the HR desk rather quickly. Two hours went by and I got a phone call for a phone screening the following week. My phone screening lasted about 17 minutes before our call ended. About an hour after, I received an email requesting I come in for an in person interview the very next day. I met with 3 people on all very different levels concerning the fund I could be joining. This interview lasted about 2.5 hours but we ran late and it took 3 hours. After coming home from my 1st in person interview, I get an email requesting for me to come back in 2 days for a 2nd round. I did. This time I met with 4 different people all on the Florida fund I would be working on. I think I ended great but the last person I met with had some very difficult questions. The hiring process is simple. If they like you, they'll move you along the interview quickly ( They gave me 3 interviews in 4 days). The team you meet with will debrief after you leave and they vote if you move to the next round of interviews. If just one person says no, you won't be moving forward. Less than 12 hours after my final interview, I was given the red light and they selected someone else.
- They ask you to describe a cash flow analysis without using tools, simply words. Answer Question
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