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Financial Analyst Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Century City, CA) in April 2015.
I applied through my university's career website. There were three interviews: two in the office, and a final round dinner interview. All of the interviews were conversational and very few technical questions were asked. The questions were mainly focused on my previous experience, how I have handled conflict, what my organizational skills are, and how I would handle certain work situations.
- Who do you look up to? Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch.
I exchanged emails with VP and he decided to give me a phone interview. Interview was about 45 mi and was very casual. He was curious to see if I would be a good fit for the company.
- Walk me through your resume and what valuation method do you use to analyze companies? 1 Answer
Financial Analyst InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch.
The interview process was not that difficult they asked more about my past experience and my project work which i have done so far? They also asked about different ways of investing money in market and why is it important to do that?
- Why you want to apply for a Bank? Answer Question
Financial Analyst InterviewNo Offer
Three interviewers were in one room, asking one by one. They introduced themselves as associates and vice presidents. First start off by 'walk me through your resume' and then asking questions that are relevant to your resume. For example, 'why did you work at company A?' and 'how did you like it?'
- Do a DCF for me Answer Question
Financial Analyst Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Houston, TX) in October 2011.
I applied online fall of last year and was just about to give up on this. Then one day late January, I got a phone call asking if I was still interested. I said yes and scheduled a first round interview.
Financial Analyst InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Jacksonville, FL) in May 2011.
I applied through a contact and was pushed through quickly. I was excited at the position as I had just graduated from college. I had to take a math test prior to the interview and the test involved math (decimals) with no calculator. The test also had economics questions in it. There were also a few formula questions. The test was challenging if you are bad at math. The interview was situational. Do not say you are a team player they do not like that because that is why I wasn't offered a job. They want you to be about yourself and not worry about anyone else. SELL SELL SELL. They also asked a question about a man that came called in and was trying to sell all of his stocks etc. Then they asked what advice would I give him. There wasn't much background and unfortunately, I guess i asked too many questions. Was the man married? Children? I suggest that you just answer the question.
- What would you do if someone called in and was trying to sell all of his stocks. 1 Answer
Financial Analyst InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (Chicago, IL) in June 2008.
Initial interview took place on my college campus and lasted 30 minutes. I was then invited to join 3 executives, 3 financial analyst and 5 other interviewees for dinner at a restaurant downtown. The next morning I had to attend on-site interviews at Merrill. They consisted of 4 one-on-one interviews and one panel interview. I had to come back one more time to interview with 2 more people that did not have a chance to meet me. Two weeks later I received a call that I got the job. Phewwwww.
I did not negotiate because it was my first job out of college and I received an offer heigher than I expected. I should have though. I would have asked for a few thousand more if I could do it again. All your raises and future salaries will be given in percentage increases. So the heigher your first job out of college the heigher will be all the subsequent raises.
Financial Analyst InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I interviewed at Merrill Lynch (London, England (UK)) in October 2013.
7 interviews ranging from Analyst to MD. Discussed motivation, prior deals and interesting investments. CF knowledge tested through a number of theoretical and practical case studies. A number of market sizing / brainteasers were also asked. Prior experience was thoroughly questioned. This included all aspects of financial analyses through professional experience but also wrt academic prior knowledge.
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