Lehman Brothers Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
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    Analyst, Investment Banking Division Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY).

    Interview

    A series of day long interviews for the position. Started at 10 am and lasted until 2 pm including lunch with several of the group members. I was a little nervous during the process and this was many years ago

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important class you took in school?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Easy

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    Institutional Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers.

    Interview

    Extremely involved and extended. Met with many product managers over a three month period. Some were favorably inclined others probably not. This was for an experienced hire during a strong period of the markets. You would not be able to BS your way through. exhaustive.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important determinate of swap pricing??   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    a lot of flexibility but very demanding

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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers.

    Interview

    Met with HR department, great interview, many job specific and personal style questions. Met with 2 hiring managers and a few other people in the department. Overall, it was probably one of the more difficult interviews.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Extensive and fair.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers.

    Interview

    Interviewed for a position in the interest rate group

    Interview Questions

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    Corporate Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Met with two attorneys who seemed more interested in discussing my current law school career than the job description. Overall, was overqualified for a position in a company that is winding down.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working for a company who is working to tie up all the lose ends of bankruptcy?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    In the US, the investment banking interview process goes like this: Submit your resume online or through your contacts; Go through a first-round, usually on-campus, interview; If you do well, you move to the next round – “superday interviews,” which are held at the bank’s offices (the article you’re reading right now covers this step); If all the bankers like you, they give you an offer.

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    Contract Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I was contracted as a result of specialized skills

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in March 2009.

    Interview

    This was a a strange interview. The interview was not with Lehman but with Alvarez the firm overseeing its liquidation. Once i realized that the position was project oriented and not service line oriented I tried blowing up the interview but they still made me an offer anyway.

    Interview Questions

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in February 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed with three individuals.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate.

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