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Updated Feb 13, 2015
Updated Feb 13, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Banking Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Business School Career Management. Two rounds of interviews. Tough technicals, solid interpersonal questions. Very collegial work environment. Lean deal teams, so junior bankers get a lot of exposure and tons of work to do.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NO negotiations for the summer offer as it is driven by the business school.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    know current events. market trends. mostly standard, discounted cash flow comps. know your own self assesment. strengths weakness, failures
    pretty standard interview. everyone was extremely nice.
    several super days before hiring process is made. overall great experiece

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was mainly done through the career center. I networked a lot using my alumni to get myself out there and make sure people knew me. The interview process was a technical heavy one, they really see if you understand what you are getting yourself into. Once the process finished, super day was that weekend and offers following immediately.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot remember which ones specifically but a lot of it was accounting related and very detail oriented questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Jefferies & Company.

    Interview Details

    I applied via my school's career services recruiting site. I was notified via email that my application had been accepted and the next step was a phone interview. The questions were all behavioral and personal, like "tell me about previous work experience," and "why Jefferies?" I really hit it off with the interviewer and our convo lasted about an hour. I was then invited to the superday, and the questions were also behavioral..questions like "tell me about a very hard decision you had to make as a leader." The whole process took a few short weeks. Everyone I spoke with during the interviews and throughout the internship treated me with a lot of respect and I ended up acquiring a job with them upon graduation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Jefferies & Company in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview through my campus recruiting system. It was for the Energy I-Banking division. There were two people from Jeffries conducting the interview. It wasn't bad at all, they mostly asked about previous job experiences and only a few technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult thing they asked was to discuss differences in the cost of capital that different types of companies in the energy industry face   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operational Summer Internship( Either FX Or EQ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got an email informing me with congratulations that I was selected for a 2nd round of phone interview for the Summer Internship. The phone interview then was conducted within 2 days. I picked the time of the following day. It's shorter than 30 minutes talk

     resume questions such as

    Tell me your work experience
    Tell me a project you do
    Tell me what you understand about operational roles? why you have tech skills but are willing to do operational work?
    Why you choose Jefferies

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a project you do at your college   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submit my resume on the school career website. Got the initial interview. I prepared lots of technical questions but did not get asked any of them. The first round was a behavioral one and steps through the resume. I didn't get into the second round, maybe its because I am not a CS major.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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