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Lazard Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2014
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Investment Banking Intern Interview

Investment Banking Intern

Interviewed at Lazard

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.

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No Offer

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

Interviewed at Lazard

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

Interview Question – Why Lazard?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Interviewed at Lazard

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 Question – Explain to me why one company may have a higher multiple (any multiple of choice) than another   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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 Question – what is the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand at 3:15   View Answer

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No Offer

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Easy Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Internship Interview

Summer Internship
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Lazard in December 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – It's 12:15, how many degrees are the minute and hour hands apart?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – not applicable

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Graduate Analyst Interview

Graduate Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lazard in October 2013.

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

Interview Question – No difficult questions, very standard. Why Lazard, what differentiates you from others etc.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Paris (France)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lazard in February 2014.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

M&A Intern Interview

M&A Intern
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Lazard in October 2013.

Interview Details – College alum forwarded my resume to the HR department. Got a phone call from Beijing Office in a week. Attended written test in the following week. Invited for in-person interview in 1+ months.

Interview Question – Average IB questions   Answer Question

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