MFS Interview Questions & Reviews in Boston, MA
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Internal Wholesaler (2)
- Senior Project Manager (1)
- Systems Analyst (1)
- Quantitative Research Analyst (1)
- Equity Analyst (1)
- Equity Research Summer Associate (1)
- Senior Business Systems Analyst (1)
- Sales & Relationship Management Coordinator (1)
- Institutional Sales Co-Op (1)
- Audit (1)
- Client Service Manager (1)
- Client Service Representative (1)
- Operations Analyst (1)
Internal Wholesaler Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MFS.
Interview Details – Interviewed in the Boston office. Had three separate one on one interviews with the internal sales managers. Most questions were personality based and a few were general market questions. Had very little experience interviewing at a financial services firms and did not receive an offer.
Interview Question – Tell me in detail about the 2008 banking crisis. Answer Question
Institutional Sales Co-Op Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at MFS in October 2012.
Interview Details – The interview was very long, close to three hours, but I got to meet with everyone that I was to work with. They came in in pairs of two and all asked similar questions. Most of them were behavior based. It was a fairly standard interview that just happened multiple times with each new set of people.
Interview Question – I was asked about a time when I broke the rules. They wanted me to specify the scenario, why I thought my actions were okay or in hindsight not okay, and whether or not I would do anything differently in the future. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate my salary as this was an internship through my school. The expectation was that we wouldn't negotiate as we were told what they pay was before we applied.
Sales & Relationship Management Coordinator Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at MFS.
Interview Details – Their recruiter reached out to me initially to ask me some qualifying questions. She then was going to show my resume to the hiring manager and decide if they'd proceed. Once I got there, I met with the recruiter for about 15 minutes. She was very nice. The hiring manager was very friendly and it was a pretty standard interview. She went over the position and the team. She asked me to walk me through my resume. It wasn't so much a mutual discussion to see what I'd accomplished and if I was a good fit, but just my main daily responsibilities. After the interview I wrote thank you notes to both the recruiter and manager. Never heard back from the recruiter but the manager said Id hear back in two weeks. Never heard back from either of them telling me I didn't get the job.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Pretty standard. Answer Question
Audit Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MFS in March 2008.
Interview Details – Required just 1 interview visit with 2 managers. Nothing out of the ordinary in the interviews...no wierd questions thrown my way.
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate the offer but that's not to say you can't.
Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at MFS in March 2008.
Interview Details – I interviewed for a hot job, so they moved pretty quick. But I had to go through a total of 9 interviews, including one phone screen and a feedback session. I met a total of 8 people-- 1 HR rep, Hiring Manager, Sr.Manager - Vice President, CIO - Senior Vice President,two other Business Systems Analyst Managers, One Vice President from Investment Operations and One team member/Senior Business Systems Analyst. Interview process was very well planned and thorough, everybody read my resume and was well prepared with questions.
- I would say, I was asked three very unexpected questions : A Business Systems Analyst Manager asked me 1) to calculate variation margin on a futures position View Answer
- 2) Difference between Floating rate and a Variable rate ( This question and the answer from him did not make sense to me) View Answer
- Another surprise was from CIO - The very first question from him was "what is so tough about fixed income?". I was not expecting such a question from a Senior Vice President. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate much
Quantitative Research Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at MFS in July 2011.
Interview Details – This was an informational interview, so the interviewer asked basically no questions, and you had to talk and ask your questions for approximately a half an hour. Basically just going through your resume, interests, why you want to work there, etc.
Client Service Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MFS in May 2010.
Interview Details – In my research of the company I read that they have an open door policy, and from my experience this rings true. This is also one of their core values. I contacted a Linked in connection who is Sr. Managing Director to see if he could get my information in front of the hiring manager. The hiring manager was also a Director of the company. Both Managers had long careers at MFS. They were very respectful and helpful and nice. The recruiter seemed disinterested however the administrative person who helped schedule everything was very efficient. The office space is in Back Bay and a beautiful building with incredible views. It is my opinion that this would be a great place to work.
Interview Question – The interview was cordial and was conversational in tone it was very informative. There were no difficult questions the difficulty is in getting an interview. Answer Question
Operations Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at MFS in October 2009.
Interview Details – I was contact by and performed a phone interview. I was then called in to the office to have a meeting with the direct manager and the senior manage.
Interview Question – Why would you accept this position coming from your previous position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – went well. They were willing to work with me on some issues, but were strict to a limited start date.