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Lazard Interview Questions

Updated Dec 1, 2014
Updated Dec 1, 2014
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    Investment Banking Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The first round interview was about 30 minutes long and consisted of questions about my resume and background. Then in the rest of the interview, the interviewer described the type of work that the job entailed and what type of person would be a good fit. There were no behavioral or technical questions in this first round.

    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    We had interviews on campus as part of our school's recruitment process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First rounds were conducted on campus, contacted the same evening to attend a Superday at the office. Relatively straightforward questions on valuation and basic qualitative questions (tell me about yourself, why banking, why Lazard, tell me about some of the recent deals this office has done, etc.). Superday was 3 hours long.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain to me why one company may have a higher multiple (any multiple of choice) than another   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    So far only completed first round interview. The interview took consisted of a case study followed by an interview. The case study was, surprisingly, individual work and it took about an hour. I think what they are looking out for is a sense of commercial awareness and ability to develop your reasoning clearly and cogently, rather than coming up with a 'right' answer. Following that, the interview was pretty standard, i.e. why M&A, why Lazard, give me an example when you demonstrated X (leadership, commercial awareness)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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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
  7.  

    Investment Banking 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 December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online application which included a few short questions on motivation and 1 technical question on valuation methods. First round interview was mainly fit and was conducted by HR. I also re took the initial maths test to prove I'd done it the first time on my own. Second round was a group discussion followed by an individual presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • During my presentation (on a due diligence case study) I was asked how I would handle a request for specific legal information. Unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Summer Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Lazard.

    Interview Details

    Passed the initial application by answering 4 questions about motivation, the company etc then put through to numerical reasoning, then had to pass a verbal reasoning and was invited to AC1 in London headquarters (tasks: company summary, numerical re-reasoning and fit interview with HR). Having passed that I was then invited to AC2 in London HW again ( tasks: Group exercise, Individual exercise and lunch with previous interns).

    Interview Questions
    • Individual exercise, hard to read how you were doing as your presentation went on. General Q&A after presentation difficult, very poignant questions, looking for specific answers which I couldn't necessarily give.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Lazard in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Eine Interviewrunde mit etwa 4 Bankern - 2 Analysten, 1 Gesellschafter, 1 Vizedirektor. Interview lief ziemlich normal ab - sind mit mir meinen Lebenslauf durchgegangen, fragen über Schule, Universität, vorige Praktika, Aktivitäten außerhalb des Studiums, warum ich ins Investment-Banking will, warum ich mich bei Lazard bewerbe und was ich mir von dem Praktikum verspreche. Technische Fragen sind ziemlich einfach, die Denkaufgaben ebenso.

    One interview round with about 4 bankers - 2 analysts, 1 associate, 1 vp. Interview process went by pretty standard - walk me through your resume, questions about high school, university, previous internships, extra curricular activities, why I want to do investment banking, why I choose to apply for Lazard and what I want to gain through that internship. Technical questions are fairly easy and so are the brain teasers

    Interview Questions
    • Es ist jetzt 12:15, in welchem Winkel stehen der Minuten- und der Stundenzeiger zueinander?   It's 12:15, how many degrees are the minute and hour hands apart?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate 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 October 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were three components: business case study, numerical reasoning test (again), and general interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, very standard. Why Lazard, what differentiates you from others etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Full Time Analyst Position At Lazard Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Lazard in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was quite quick (7 days after submitting all the documents). I was called by an HR lady who previously worked as a banker herself and at some point decided to become an hr as she wanted to start a family. Without even introducing myself she asked about my biggest failure which was quite unpleasant at the very start. In overall, the interview was standard

    Interview Questions
    • Candidates should know why Lazard is so special (this question comes after the question where else did you apply) and you should learn all the divisions (even if you do not apply there) and what they do there.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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