Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Jefferies & Company
- Investment Banking Analyst (18)
- Summer Analyst (15)
- Analyst (6)
- Investment Banking Summer Analyst (6)
- Intern (3)
- Praktikant M&A (2)
- Equity Research Associate (2)
- Equity Sales Associate (1)
- Data Analyst (1)
- Operations Summer Analyst (1)
- Research Analyst (1)
- Research Assistant (1)
- Trader (1)
- Business Analyst (1)
- Manager (1)
- Trading Intern (1)
- IT Summer Intern (1)
- Investment Banking Intern (1)
- Desk Quant (1)
- Summer Internship - Fixed Income Sales & Trading (1)
- Operational Summer Internship( Either FX Or EQ) (1)
- Equities Sales & Trading (1)
- Summer Equities Intern (1)
- Vice President -- Risk (1)
- IBDEnergy Group (1)
- IT (1)
- Associate (1)
- Investment Banking Summer Associate (1)
- IB Analyst (1)
- IBD (1)
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week – interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY).
Referred by an employee. First round phone interview then superday at their New York office. Two rounds of interviews with two Jefferies' employees. Heard back within a few days that I didn't get an offer.
- Basic technical questions asked (accounting, valuation methods). Some questions they asked merely to throw you off (What are your 5 greatest weaknesses, why don't you have a 4.0 GPA) so be prepared for that. Have a few stories where you showed teamwork, leadership, and being able to respond to senior management. Answer Question
- No OfferNo Offer
interviewed with 2 people - a VP and an associate. One about past transactions and the other quantitative questions. They have many transactions and they are proud of their deal flow.
- Not hard or unexpected Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Jefferies & Company.
Initial round of interviews was pleasant and succinct. Met with most members of the team in the course of a 3 hour afternoon session. Second round with management was also brief, but less enjoyable. In hindsight, it gave an excellent indication of the uninspired manner in which the overall company is run.
- Nothing too difficult or unexpected. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY).
Phone, in-person interviews (3 rounds). Final round was meeting the seniors. Mediocre interviewers, so no need to worry too much. Most of the interviews were just talk-talk, nothing very serious.
- Salary negotiation. They always try to low-ball you. You need to stay firm, and push back! Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in July 2014.
I was referred by an employee and then was contacted by an IB associate for an interview time. I was interviewed over the phone and the process took about 20 min. It was not very difficult and he was very pleasant over the phone. About a week later I was notified that they would not be moving on with my application.
- Very easy ~ Tell me how to calculate the WACC. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
Wasn't too hard. There were some technical questions, but they pretty much walked you through it and held your hand. It was more to see how you fit from a technical perspective. I met with all the senior bankers and never had a question that was like "how many marbles can fill an airplane, etc...". I thought it was more them trying to sell me than anything. But all in all, it wasn't too bad and was I left feeling very good about the job after I left. Got a call later that day that the job was mine.
Helpful (1)No OfferEasy InterviewNo OfferEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Jefferies & Company (Houston, TX) in March 2014.
The guy who interviewed me forgot about the schedule and left me waiting for an hour... And then we finished the interview in a rush... Never got any update since then
- Why do you choose us. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Jefferies & Company.
1st Round - Phone interview. Pitch me a stock, why S&T, basic fit questions.
2nd Round - Flew out to NY office, interviewed with 5 different employees. A couple 2 on 1 interviews and a 1 on 1 interview. Asked questions about resume, some fit questions, some technical questions.
- None, felt well prepared. Answer Question
- No OfferNo Offer
One interview. Interviewer seemed interested; thought I was doing well. Received communication from them once all the second-round candidates had been chose, which I thought was unfair; better for everybody to know all at once. Communication of rejection was made by someone other than the interviewer.
- None, since I got the feeling that I was prepared... Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferDeclined Offer
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.
- Who have you spoken with here? Answer Question
Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
See What Jefferies & Company Employees Are Saying
Pros: “The team is extremely sharp. They don't waste time chasing useless deals. They will help you learn as an associate. There is a path to grow and get promoted.” “The team is extremely sharp. They don't waste time chasing useless deals. They will help you learn as an associate. There is a path to grow and get promoted.” – Full Review