Jefferies & Company Interview Questions

Updated Aug 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (Houston, TX) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company.

    Interview

    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.

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    Summer Equities Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

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

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (San Francisco, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Initially there was a phone interview where we went over very general questions to affirm that I was a good candidate for the position, and that I was interested in the specific role. Then we planned an in-office interview for the next week. They were friendly and respectful throughout the entire process.

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    • Most difficult question that I received in the interview was them asking for a complete stock pitch   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Negotiation

    NO negotiations for the summer offer as it is driven by the business school.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    • I cannot remember which ones specifically but a lot of it was accounting related and very detail oriented questions.   Answer Question
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    Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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.

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See What Jefferies & Company Employees Are Saying

  Former Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

Pros: “Entrepreneurial environment. I believe that a lot of the success that people achieve at Jefferies is due to the "seat" they are in/boss they have. If boss is willing to invest...”“Entrepreneurial environment. I believe that a lot of the success that people achieve at Jefferies is due to the "seat" they are in/boss they have. If boss is willing to invest in you, great. If not, it's easy to get lost there.” – Full Review

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