Jefferies & Company Interview Questions

Updated Aug 30, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

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    • 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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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    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

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    • Tell me a project you do at your college   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company in March 2013.

    Interview

    met with 4 different interviewers. Make sure to remember names of interviewers they will ask. Initially it will be a phone screening, then you will have a super day. They called me less than a week later and I was told I received the job. They have two working locations either Jersey City or New York. You will not get to have a preference.

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about yourself. Walk me through your resume, and a bunch of behavioral questions   1 Answer
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    Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I 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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    IT Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in February 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Equities Sales & Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in February 2013.

    Interview

    On-campus first round with a VP - asked general fit questions, why equities S&T, tell me about the market, and asked for a stock I would pitch. Very friendly woman and not intimidating at all. Final round in NY office - 3 rounds with two employees each. All asked mostly fit questions, walk me through your resume, etc., and then my final round I was asked to pitch a stock for about 10 minutes or so.

    Interview Questions

    • How many non-white washing machines are in New York City? (More of a consulting question but they asked anyway - market sizing and thinking process)   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (Charlotte, NC).

    Interview

    Targetted at my school for on-campus interviews. Mainly fit. A couple walk me through 3 financial statements, tell me as much as you know about an LBO, How are the 3 statements linked, Talk to me about the different valuation methods. Superday mainly fit couple technicals same 1s as listed above

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    • Walk me through an LBO and what function does it serve?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (Charlotte, NC) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Online application at my target school, followed by a first round interview at campus. Interviewer's didn't seem too interested and were busy in their phones. Questions were mainly fit, with a few basic technicals.

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