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Perella Weinberg Partners Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went through on campus school recruiting - had an interview with a director and an analyst from the San Francisco office. Got a call back the next day inviting me to superday on Friday. Superday consisted of 5 interviews, each was 1-1 with everybody from the San Francisco office.

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    No Offer
  2.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    First two interviews were over phone -- standard behavioral and technical questions. Superday was at the office with 5 back-to-back interviews.

    Going through the Vault and WSO guides should be sufficient.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through how raising 100mil in debt affects the three financial statements.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    After the first round on campus, went through a super day with all members of the team. Because they are a relatively new firm they were keen on getting top tier university students. Seem to care about fit but at the same time all interviews have lots of technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I was probed on LBO modelling; knowing LBO model in and out a must.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Fairly smooth, they made a better than market offer, leaving little room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    This was a strange interview. The interviewer didn't seem very prepared. She didn't ask me why I wanted to join the firm or why I wanted to do investment banking. She did ask me about some of the activities I was involved in. She also asked me some technical questions which weren't too hard.

    Interview Questions
    • I asked her how to value intangible assets, she responded by asking me how I would value them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    They gave me a phone interview and asked me your typical investment banking questions, nothing new there. Know your analytics, don't sound like a jerk and ask intelligent questions. If you don't know an answer, don't BS, that will get you nowhere. If you don't know then say that you dont know.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners.

    Interview Details

    Application Online. Telephone Interview afterwards and then First round at the office. If successful, last round.
    First round involves a difficult math test at their office, without a calculator. Pretty intense. Afterwards three interviews. Nice people but they are definitely looking for people with deep technical skills already. In general and when comparing with other interviews, way more technical!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners.

    Interview Details

    Racist experience. One of the interviewing associates at the beginning of the interview made sure I'm from where he thinks and immediately turned rude and arrogant. Same happened to my friend a year ago. This involved questioning everything I said, "allegedly": wrong motivation, wrong investment ideas etc. After being rejected I was refused feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Build detailed income statement of Pret on a piece of paper   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and then I was invited to a Phone interview, then assessment day interview which included a long 40 mins maths test without calculator and then another three interviews in a row, and final round.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you draw the shape of the FTSE Index over the past 20 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Analyst, London Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview, first round. I was told that the interview would not be pre-scheduled so I could expect a call any time in the next week. I missed the first time that they called, and so I thought I was ready the second time. The personal questions were simple enough eg why IB, why PW.

    The technical questions were in hindsight tough but fair for a graduate entry position - running through DCF/LBO, why use comps for analysis etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Corporate Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Perella Weinberg Partners.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email a few weeks later saying I would be called for a phone interview at some point within the next few days. Interview was quite technical with a few general fit questions. Better knowledge of multiples would have helped especially for the valuation question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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