Jefferies & Company
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www.jefferies.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Jefferies & Company Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – 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 Question – How is BS different from two other accounting statements?   View Answer

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – Submitted Resume. Contacted by VP for Phone Interview

Interview Question – Straight forward interview. Walk me through your Resume; Why Banking; etc.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – 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 Question – Why do you want to work in finance and what qualifies you for the industry?   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Jefferies & Company.

Interview Details – Standard on campus interview questions. Mix of behavioral and technical.

Interview Question – Not really anything out of the ordinary   Answer Question

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Trading Intern Interview

Trading Intern

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

Interview Details – Mostly technical questions while a few focus on behavior.

Interview Question – 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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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2009.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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 Details – Yes, more powerful if you have competitive offers

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – 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,

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected from your resume   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – OCR

Interview Question – 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?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

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

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

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Declined Offer

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Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Interviewed at Jefferies & Company

Interview Details – Non-core process: 2 rounds of phone interviews, followed by a non-core superday about a couple weeks later. First round was mostly behavioral, very basic technicals. Second round was more technical and very resume-based. Superday was 3 20 minute interviews. Each interview had a specific purpose. First interview was resume based to see if you're smart. Second round is all technical. Third round is mostly behavioral, to get to know you better.

Interview Question – Who have you spoken with here?   Answer Question

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