Jefferies & Company Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Jefferies & Company.

    Interview

    Standard on campus interview questions. Mix of behavioral and technical.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    1st Round- Behavioral phone interview, about thirty minutes long Called back and invited me to final round in the New York office Super day with about eight other candidates, interviewed with five people, 30 minutes each interviewers were mostly curious about resume, basic questions about the company

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in finance and what qualifies you for the industry?   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in January 2009.

    Interview

    On campus recruiting: first round on campus, then final rounds at Jefferies Off campus recruiting: call, then final rounds First rounds are 30-45 minutes, final rounds are 3-5 hours long and comprise of senior and junior bankers for technical and fit interviews. It's important to do well on both technical and fit interviews, but if the most senior banker likes you, you're typically set provided there are no major hesitations from your other interviewers. Questions are mostly related to accounting, valuation methodologies, deals in the industry, why IB, what does an analyst do, why would you be a good analyst, what are your major strengths and weaknesses, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • If D&A went up by x%, how would that affect the rest of the financial statements? Walk me through each line that would be affected.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Yes, more powerful if you have competitive offers

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    No Offer

    Interview

    Submitted Resume. Contacted by VP for Phone Interview

    Interview Questions

    • Straight forward interview. Walk me through your Resume; Why Banking; etc.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY).

    Interview

    On-campus two back-to-back interviews. The first was behavioral and the second was technical. The behavioral was quite relaxed, questions ranging from talking through resume, how you allocated time during a week (remember to mention you spent a lot of time social) and macro economic questions. The technical one touched basic accounting, metrics, and DCF. Just make sure that you know all the basic things and can handle challenges under pressure.

    Interview Questions

    • How is BS different from two other accounting statements?   1 Answer
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    Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Jefferies & Company.

    Interview

    Mostly technical questions while a few focus on behavior.

    Interview Questions

    • So how could you make your self stand out in a team project while not condeming the overal product?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    it was first round phone...very technical. first resume/fit questions, then a bunch of technicals.

    Interview Questions

    • They had me pitch a stock and then relay many of the current levels.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Got the phone call from HR and asked me to have a onsite interview. The office locates in San Francisco's Financial District. And the job position is about the equity research analyst for semi-conductor area. F2F with the two people, one is MD, another is VP. Both are very nice,

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    OCR

    Interview Questions

    • How many deal toys do we get in one year if we make 1.25B in annual revenue, an average deal is 10M, everyone on the deal team gets a deal toy, there are on average 5 ppl per deal team?   1 Answer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Contacted me for a phone interview and spoke within two days. Spoke with a young analyst who had been with firm for just over a year. Standard questions, just going over different aspects of resume. Specifically asked about most important/hardest courses taken thus far and which parts of my leadership and community experience were most important

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