Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at JMP Securities
- Equity Research Associate (2)
- Research Associate (1)
- Equity Research Intern (1)
- Analyst (1)
- Investment Banking Analyst (1)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at JMP Securities (New York, NY) in September 2015.
First met with the Senior Analyst for about an hour. Asked me mostly fit questions and general questions to gauge my interest in Biotech. Very down to earth. Next I met with his associates who gave me some insight into what it was like to work at JMP, including daily activities and responsibilities.
- What attracted you to sell side research? Answer Question
- Declined Offer
Spoke and interviewed over the phone in two interviews. Mostly behavior questions and what I was involved in at school and why I wanted the position. It was different for me because I was in the Northeast and was interviewing for the position across the country.
Reasons for Declining
Wanted something closer to home.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at JMP Securities in September 2012.
Interviewed for Biotech group. Mostly fit questions. Friendly people
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferNeutral Experience
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at JMP Securities (New York, NY) in July 2012.
I was hired as an experienced associate. The interview process depended almost entirely on speaking with the senior analyst I would be working with. My interviews with him included discussing the sector in general, discussing specific companies and what I liked and disliked about them. I also had to provide references which was the most important part. Since I had previously worked in research with people he knew their recommendation was more important than anything. I also went into the office to meet a few other people. Some of the other analysts in our vertical mostly to make sure I was reasonably presentable and could talk to people. The interview process would also normally include speaking with a specialty sales person but in my case this individual was out of the office. In addition, he had me update a one of his models for the latest quarter which is easy if you have experience working in models. He emailed it to me and had me email it back so he knew roughly how long it took. I also updated the forecast to be roughly in line with consensus since I didn't know his thesis and whether he would want to be above or below the street.
- Nothing unexpected. I needed to know the industry and the "stories" of the major players in the large markets and be able to speak intelligently about both and how the macro environment at the time could impact them. Answer Question
The pay was drastically below market but several people in the industry recommended I take it anyway as the senior analyst I am working with is very good. HR said they bring in all associates at the same level and they can adjust that after you start based on performance (still waiting to see how this plays out).
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at JMP Securities in January 2010.
It was really great. I felt that the people cared about me and the experiences I had.
- Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at JMP Securities in April 2009.
I reached out to the research analyst who I heard was looking to hire an associate. After interviewing with him for an hour (largely fit questions) I was asked to write a short initiation report on a company under his coverage. After that I conducted one phone interview with head of sales and our DoR. After this process was finished I was given an offer.
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