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Jefferies & Company Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Feb 13, 2015
Updated Feb 13, 2015
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Summer Analyst Interview

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

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Jefferies & Company.

Interview Details

Applied Online, persisted in calling HR, received phone interview, nailed phone interview,attended Superday, performed successfully...great overall experience. Very well-run on their end from start to finish. Format for interviews in-person is 2 on 1s and also a 1 on 1...be prepared to react well under pressure. Must be confident and have a good hold on your story in order to succeed.

Interview Questions
  • Basic technical questions involving understanding of financial Statements (involving Capex and depreciation and how it flows through each statement), stock pitch, macroeconomic questions, and a specific stock I would short and why. Also very important to understand why you want to work at Jefferies in particular as it is unique in comparison to many of the BB's on the street. Key advice is to mention the relatively flat structure ( Jefferies doesn't harbor arrogance as much as Goldman, JP, Morgan Stanley etc...but don't explicitly take knocks at these competitors, because many of your interviewers probably worked there! Good point to mention is that the company manages under 50 billion in assets and therefore able to operate independently of the government. Unlike many of the 'too-big to fail banks' Jefferies needs to stand on its own two feet.   Answer Question
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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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    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
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    great interviewers, really down to earth

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    offer letter and signed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first round was a phone interview with a VP who's an alum from my school. It was standard, with questions like walk me through your resume, why banking, why Jefferies. The technical questions were pretty easy. I left a highly positive impression and got through to the second round, which was another phone interview with an associate. This one was short, I did pretty well on the regular fit questions but choked a bit on the technical question. Heard back 10 days later that I did not get past it because my technical background "was not as solid as some of my peers."

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Jefferies & Company in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    On-campus recruiting with Jefferies & Co was relatively painless compared to other investment banks that I had interviewed with.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain the major triggers of the current financial crisis, and it's impact on the financial markets.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Jefferies & Company.

    Interview Details

    I had an assessment center for an Investment Banking summer analyst position.
    It was a bad experience. They kept us waiting for 1 hour and a half before the interviews even started and then they kept us for like another hour or more between interviews and Numerical/verbal tests.
    The HR woman was kinda rude. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend people to work there. There is just no way that they would treat you any better once you get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    First round: numeracy and verbal reasoning tests, the usual SHL stuff. Then two interviews, very conversational, relaxed, touched on a tiny bit of technical stuff with regards to valuation but that was all.

    Second round: Three interviews then group exercise and presentation. Two of the three interviews again very conversational, they just want to know why Jefferies, why IBD, why not a bigger firm, which department are you interested in- the usual questions. Then there was the technical interview and you have to make sure you direct it to your strengths-what you know about otherwise they will probe and probe at a particular aspect of valuation. The interviewer got very detailed in his questions.

    Interview Questions
    • A curveball was thrown in one of the interviews: what is Jefferies's share price?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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