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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Lazard in February 2011.

Interview Details

Went in without much of a corporate finance background, and got peppered with quantitative financial questions despite saying up front that my classes were mainly just economics. So kind of a struggle to keep going through all these concepts I hadn't heard of before.

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No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

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

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Lazard in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    A lot of fit and mental math. Definitely need to know the basics of accounting and finance. They really want to know why IB because they expect you to stay on for 2 years. Very nice guys in general. Really have to show a passion for what you are applying to.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of mental math. Be able to take percentage of numbers and quickly multiply.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Lazard in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online application along with 4 questions requiring 250 word answers.

    Then online Numerical Test.

    Then online Verbal Reasoning Test.

    Then Invited to AC... Resit Numerical Test. Case study test - Compile an overview on a company given a lot of information. And a 2-1 HR interview, why lazard, etc.

    Then Invited to another AC this time with 5 other candidates....Lunch, followed by a group assessment, followed by a presentation. Group assessment - everyone was given an aquisition target and the group had to decide which was the best. Presentation - give presentation where you are IB, pitching to a client.

    Then invited back for last round, two 1-1 interviews, more fit interviews rather than technical.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you acted with integrity?
      Why Lazard?
      What differentiates you from other candidates?
      What are the signs of a successful merger?
      What do you know about Lazard?
      Reasons for a merger?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lazard in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. Online application via Lazard website
    2. Numerical reasoning test (online)
    3. Verbal reasoning test (online)
    4. First-round interview
    -- This consisted of a written case study, a numerical test and a 1:1 interview with HR
    5. Assessment centre
    -- There were 6 people in my assessment centre
    -- The day began with lunch and a chance to speak with current analysts, then a group discussion exercise and finally a 1:1 presentation task
    6. Final round interview
    -- The final round comprised two 1-hour interviews with Directors (one fit, one technical)

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Lazard in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment was organized by the Cornell Partnership. They conduct the first round interviews. If successful, you are invited to an assessment centre at the Lazard Offices.
    Structure of Assessment Centre:
    1. Numerical Test
    2. Group Exercises
    3. Cut
    4. 1:1 interview with two senior employees

    The offices are very nice and located in Mayfair. The people who interviewed me were really looking for a personal fit rather than your technical skills. As Lazard places very high importance on the strategic aspect of M&A transactions, commercial awareness is one of their number one criteria in selecting candidates.

    The analysts and associates I met during the networking lunch all seemed to be very happy about working at Lazard even though one of the employees told me that "the work is brutal". Nevertheless, he noted that it is extremely rewarding, especially in terms of the board level exposure you get.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lazard in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    the interview was interesting. first round was an interview with 2 people from human resources and it was basically just simple competency questions. a couple of brain teasers were also mixed in. 2nd round was assessment center and I had to do a group exercise regarding high society and managing roles

    Interview Questions
    • what is the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand at 3:15   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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