Lazard Interview Questions

Updated Apr 10, 2015
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    Interview

    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.

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

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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Interview

    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
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    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)

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    • What is your greatest failure?   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lazard (London, England (UK)) in April 2008.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lazard (London, England (UK)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    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
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Lazard (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    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).

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    • 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
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    Praktikant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Lazard (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

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    Graduate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lazard (London, England (UK)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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
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    Stagiaire Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lazard (Paris (France)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    J'ai eu droit à deux entretiens : un premier avec des analystes et l'un des directeurs. Les questions étaient principalement sur ma motivation et mes compétences. Le second entretien était avec deux directeurs. Les questions étaient techniques et théoriques.

    I had 2 interviews: first with ananlysts and with one of the managing directors. Was asked mainly about my motivation and skills. The second interview was conducted by another two managing directors. Questions were technical and theoretical.

    Interview Questions

    • Des questions sur la macroéconomie et les expertises. J'ai eu l'impression qu'on me demandait de connaître l'ensemble de ce qu'il se passe dans le monde et d'être capable de l'analyser et de donner des propositions à ce sujet.   Questions on Macroeconomics, Valuation. I had an impression that I should've had full understanding of things happening in the world and to be able to analyze it and give some propositions concerning it.   Answer Question

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