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Lord Abbett & Co. Interview Questions in Jersey City, NJ

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
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    IT Help Desk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter on Linkedin, spoke with them and was set up for an in person interview at LA & Co within a few days.

    I was given an online skills tests to test my competency.

    Got to LA & Co, and was escorted into the IT Lab. In the lab, I was given a few minutes to explain my work experience and job duties. Then a few more IT professionals came in the room and began to barrage me with technical questions, barely giving me enough time to answer. They were rude and abrasive, I was definitely turned off to the position and the company as a whole.

    I however, was able to answer there questions, and was scheduled for a second interview.

    After a couple of days of phone-tag with my recruiter, I was not able to schedule a second interview.

    Still awaiting a response.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the overall speed of an ethernet cable?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter at a staffing agency about the position. Had initial phone conversation with her and was called in for in-person interview at the company within 2 days. Met with hiring manager and two other team members. Though from the outside, the environment looks conservative and serious, everyone I met with was friendly and welcoming.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your thoughts about the position, now that you've heard more about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I landed the initial interview through a NYC recruiter at the end of August. Everyone who interviews for any position at this organization always has to get through interviewing with the HR Manager first. If you are successful, the HR Manager will let your recruiter know and they will call you back to interview with the people you might work with/for. If you are not successful, the HR Manager will also provide that feedback to your recruiter, and your recruiter will let you know that the HR Manager passed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internal Wholesaler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co..

    Interview Details

    5 interviews and you have to take a test beforehand, everyone is wearing a white shirt with striped tie to convey the conservative approach. they want to see that you are competitive and motivated most importantly, i made the mistake of not paying much attention to the market. know current events

    Interview Questions
    • are you satisfied with your grades in school?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Digital Delivery Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was brought in for in person interviews, first met with HR, then hiring manager.
    The HR had a thorough interview and covered all roles on resume and asked a variation on what did you like / dislike about this role, what did you like/dislike about your manager, what would your manager say was something you could work on.

    Hiring Manager interview was more straight forward and about experience and role - no surprises.

    Dress is more formal than most - all the men wore suit and tie with white shirts.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Regional Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    1.Phone interview.
    2. In person interview. Met with three managers. Good cop/bad cop. Sat with wholesaler for 20 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was brought in through a recruiter. The process was very slow moving for whatever reason, and they brought me in for three separate rounds of interviews with varying levels of the department.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall any difficult or unexpected questions. However, I was surprised during my last interview with the partner in charge of the department when he told me that they would be making me an offer. I had never experienced being told of a forthcoming offer during the interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was satisfied with the salary offer, so I didn't attempt to negotiate. However, I did negotiate being eligible for a salary increase at fiscal year-end, which was six months after I joined the firm.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co..

    Interview Details

    The interview was set up with a recruiting agency. I was a little surprised to find out that I would be interviewing with HR first, as all my interviews in the past have had HR interview me last. To my knowledge, HR has very little influence on the hiring decision due to their lack of applicable education and ability to identify a good fit in a particular department (since they don't work in it, and are not knowledgeable in the subject).

    Anyway, the interview began immediately with questions regarding what I liked the most, and liked the least out of my current job, past jobs, etc. The interview was really odd, she asked questions that you would never think you would have to answer....

    "What bad things would your last boss have to say about you"? What exactly is she looking for here? Does she want an honest answer or a sugar-coated fairy tale answer? Of course if you reply " He wouldn't say anything bad about me", that isn't good enough - so you have to really use your imagination with this woman and try to appear as flawless as possible, because if you have one, tiny flaw - she will hack away at it until your too exhausted to reach into your magic jar and pull out more lies.

    In the middle of the interview, I was explaining why I thought I was a good fit for the position. As I mentioned that I thought it would be great to utilize my creativity, she immediately gave me a dirty look and asked me to explain. I said " well, I Will be working on the marketing material for the firm, and I think that will be a great chance to use my creativity". She immediately responded that was not in the job description, and I was, in fact, interviewing for the wrong position. Apparently the job description she had sent was for the wrong position. I wasted my entire morning with this woman that didn't even have the decency to explain to me what job she thought I was there for.

    After dealing with this person, and seeing how the firm runs things, I am actually happy that I did not get an offer. If you can't even send the correct job description to a potential candidate,and then continue to be dismissive and rude, why would I want to work there?

    I was appalled and once it was discovered that I was interviewing for the wrong position the interview came to a quick end. Once she was done asking me questions she said she was going to explain to me what Lord Abbett was, did, and their current market position. She did this all in about 30 seconds without taking a breath, completely rushed, and completely rude. It made me feel like I was the one wasting her time, when in fact, I was the one that missed a few hours of work because of her careless mistake.

    If called for another interview with this person, I wouldn't even bother.

    On a side note, she did not hire anyone that interviewed for this position. Which is my case-in-point about this person. Enjoy!

    Interview Questions
    • What bad things would your last boss say about you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I met with the woman in charge she asked a lot of questions in regards to why Marketing, Why Lord Abbett, Favorite/Least Favorite courses in college, why I picked my college, what my previous employers would say about me, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • What my least favorite course was and why.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Lord Abbett & Co. in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first round of interviews was a phone interview--questions about your resume, why would you be interested in Sales? etc Hardest question- Do you think were headed for a double dip recession?

    After that they make you take a caliper test to see you strengths and weaknesses--answer it honestly

    If you pass all that then they call you in for an in person interview. You have 4 1:1 interviews with managers, and partners. For me they all seemed to ask very similar questions. Why Lord Abbett? Why Sales? What does it take to be a good sales person? etc etc

    A friend of mine that works there had warned me they like to play good cop, bad cop. Some interviews were nice and friendly, others were just ready to drill you with questions.

    I did not get the offer. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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