Needham & Co. Interview Questions

Updated Aug 10, 2015
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  1.  

    Institutional Sales Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Needham & Co. (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Received an email, and set up an interview for the next week. Met with the head of institutional sales, as well as someone from HR. Questions were basic, just personality, and fit, as this was more of an administrative position.

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  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    two phone interview, and onsite interview. 1st round was 30Min long, and then 2nd was 1hr long. Basically focus on personality but there would be some technical questions since 2nd round.

    Interview Questions

    • what do you think about the stock markets for past two weeks.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Needham & Co. (Menlo Park, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview for about 30 minutes. Mostly fit questions. They really would like to go deep on the things that you mentioned on the resume and made sure you weren't making them up. After that I was asked a couple of short technical questions. The interviewer was friendly.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Needham & Co. in March 2013.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview. About a week later, I was contacted about coming into the office for in person interviews. I had about 8 interviews, each 30 minutes, and each fairly similar. Mostly fit questions, a few technical questions, and a fair number of brain teasers.

    Interview Questions

    • 10x10x10 cube made up of 1x1x1 cubes. If you dip it in white paint, how many cubes remain unpainted?   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Needham & Co. (Menlo Park, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    consisted of a phone interview with an associate and a follow up on campus interview with two associates. phone interview had several technical questions but nothing unexpected. In person interview consisted entirely of fit questions

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through the three financial statements   Answer Question
    • What happens to the three financial statements if you incur $10 of depreciation   Answer Question
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    Associate (Financial) Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Needham & Co. (New York, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Full day of interviews for sales and trading. Very comprehensive schedule. The schedule consisted of rotations through analysts, senior sales and trading professionals and executives, at the firm. It was a very long, but well thought out process. The process was held over a two day period. Key questions had to do with: my rationale for choosing sales/trading, why I was a good fit for the firm and why I thought the company was differentiated, versus peers.

    Interview Questions

    • Reasons for choosing sales and trading, versus corporate finance?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I accepted the offer, as is. Seemed fair.

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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Needham & Co. (Needham, MA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Nice and friendly place

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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Needham & Co..

    Interview

    Applied through on campus recruiting and the first round was held on campus. Interviewed with two analysts that graduated a couple of years before. The interview was pretty standard, fit/behavioral to start with followed by technical questions. One of them was clearly not happy to be there and tried to make the interview very difficult and unpleasant.

    Interview Questions

    • If I had a 10x10x10 cube and dipped it in paint, how many cubes would not be covered by paint?   Answer Question
  10.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Needham & Co. in October 2011.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume to the company based on a posting that I found. I was offered an interview and met with just two people. The first was the hiring manager and the second, an analyst. Both asked basic questions about my background and resume and wanted to understand my financial modeling and writing experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard walk me through your background plus some technical questions about modeling and valuation.   Answer Question
  11.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Needham & Co. in March 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview with two individuals for an investment banking position. The interviewers kept referring to job candidates as "kids". Questions were asked similar to a corporate finance midterm. Interviewers asked for formulas and their explanations as well. Be prepared.

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