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Parametric Portfolio Associates Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Updated Jul 18, 2014
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    Solutions Technician (Technical Support By Another Name) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially found this position online and sent my resume and a cover letter. Since then, it seems that the parties responsible for hiring couldn't care less and were just going thru the motions.

    The first phone screening I had was a few minutes late, the HR representative sounded bored, asked such general questions that I could have said anything and felt like they were reading a script. When I asked them questions, they hesitated a lot, said that some of the questions were too hard to answer and left me feeling like this was a dead end.

    I was surprised when I got an email for a second phone interview. This interview never happened, as the call came much later than the scheduled time. There was no heads up that it was being pushed back at all. I declined moving forward with the company at this point, as it appeared that this company has a lack of professional standards that would not be a good fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Word for work "Tell me about your history?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Operations Technology Support Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied through school job board, phone interview after one week, and got invited to an in-person interview the next day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Portfolio Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was put forward for the job with a recruitment agency
    The hiring manager at the company called me, and was hired after only the phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of very detailed questions about Excel and past experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Client Relations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found the interviewing process very friendly and non-intimidating. However, considering I made it to the actual in-person interview, I would have appreciated an email saying something to the effect of "Thank you for your interest, we've been fortunate to have received numerous inquiries for this particular role and would like to inform you that we're going to pursue one of the other candidates at this time.." or something generic. I never heard back from anyone considering when I left, they did tell me to touch base "if you don't hear anything" I did just that and never received a reply. I just felt it was a little unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Investment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted by HR for a phone interview.

    Spoke with a Human Recourses recruiter who when I answered yawned and had a tried tone right from the start. Five minutes in she explained the role has been filled.
    It was unfortunate, I was really excited about the firm, did my research and strongly believe I would be a great fit for them.
    Hopefully this type of interview isn't common with them

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about paraport?
      Tell me about yourself.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates.

    Interview Details

    First had a phone interview with someone from HR and then had an on-site interview from 11am-2pm. There was an excel test and then I met with 4 other people individually. They asked about previous experiences and mostly behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates.

    Interview Details

    first interview, seemed like a good fit but did not reply even after follow up

    Interview Questions
    • none, just walk through your resume, and what the company does   Answer Question
    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview by HR, followed up with onsite interview. On site lasted 2.5 hours and was with five separate individuals. Then received a call from HR with their offer later that week. Overall I felt like the interview process was very smooth and would gladly do it again.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you separate yourself from the other candidates for this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via a recruiter for an interview at PPA. The initial interviews were all done in person and were 1 on 1. I met with a couple of levels of management from the department I was looking to join. The job is entry level so the questions are geared towards a basic knowledge of finance, the firm and also your skill level with Excel. The interviews spanned 2 days with a call back coming the 3rd day offering me the job.

    Since being hired, the process has changed a little. We now have a permanent HR manager who does all of the initial screening and only asks behavioral questions. Once you pass that, the interviews are with the department and team you are applying for.

    Interview Questions
    • How well do you know Excel? What is your level of Skill (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?   View Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   View Answer
    • What do you know about Parmetric and our products?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is a little wiggle room when it comes to negotiating. Make sure you understand what is a realistic number and tell them why you deserve it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Parametric Portfolio Associates in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone screen interview in which they asked simple fit questions. Was called back for an in-person interview. Consisted of just a one on one interview with an HR rep. Asked about past experience as well as more fit and behavioral questions. This was an entry-level operations position, so the questions weren't too technical. Was given an attention-to-detail type of test.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you learn about the company from the pamphlet at the front desk?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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