Lehman Brothers Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Apr 15, 2015
11 Interview Reviews

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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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    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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    Managing Director Interview

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

    Application

    I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in January 2009.

    Interview

    The hiring process was extensive. I applied via headhunter, the headhunter screen me initially then I was screened by human resources. The human resource department was very thorough. The asked me to produce official college transcripts. They contacted all of my personal and professional references. From start to finish the process lasted four weeks.

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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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    Technical Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (Jersey City, NJ) in September 2008.

    Interview

    One of my friend asked me to come and join Lehman to help him in his division. I was very excited to be part of one of the fastest growing divisions in the fastest growing financial company in US. I sent my resume there were 5 interviews over a week in first quarter of 2007, then due to some budget issues things got delayed, but there was constant update of the status of my candidature. One fine day my friend called me for a final interview with the division head, which went well, was offered the package the next day. I accepted the offer the following day and joined towards the end of second quarter.

    Interview Questions

    • How to sell an "equity option" if there are no long positions of the underlyer or the option itself ?   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    this was right before Lehman went under. So it was good not getting that job. Interview with HR first. And a few days later, i was offered for the 2nd round interview. Not many tech. question. 2nd round was short

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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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    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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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in March 2008.

    Interview

    The first interview was a fit interview, and I hit it off with my interviewer. Walked through the resume, asking questions about previous experiences such as what my main responsibilities were and describe any challenges I encountered . The next interview was a super day of 5 interviews in a row. The younger analysts had heavy quantitative questions, while the senior ones asked the strength/weakness/leadership questions.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lehman Brothers (New York, NY) in October 2007.

    Interview

    Had three on campus interviews. Played good cop/bad cop, and one with HR.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotation

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