PitchBook Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014
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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PitchBook.

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard interview process. General questions including What do you know about venture capital and private equity?, Why would you be successful at our organization?, What makes you stand out as a candidate, and What do you know about PitchBook?

    Interview Questions
    • No out of the ordinary questions, just make sure you know about the organization and the industry.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Financial Writer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at PitchBook in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took a week from the submission of my resume to signing an offer. The on-site interview was extremely long. I interviewed with 5 different people, including the CEO, and took the Caliper, which takes forever. I got a parking ticket because my meter expired and I didn't want to leave the interview to add time to it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I refused to provide my salary history because the startup I worked for before this job had no money and sometimes paid me in trade/food vouchers, or "forgot" to pay me altogether. I also had random/odd jobs during grad school, which didn't pay well, but I didn't think that should be an indication of what I'm worth. The recruiter (who is no longer with the company) didn't like that, but I held my ground. I was able to negotiate my salary to about 15% higher than what they initially offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PitchBook in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by in person 1:1 and meeting with CEO. Skills test. Standard interview BS--what is private equity? What do you know about it? Really, middle of the road questions. Met

    Interview Questions
    • What was the hardest challenge you've faced? How did you deal with it? Not the most unexpected question, but perhaps the most annoying.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PitchBook.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication was started with a current employee I have known for several years. I had three interviews with the team and my initial perception was that the people at PitchBook are incredibly smart, focused and friendly. This was confirmed as I have been working with the company for close to a year now. The office culture can't be beat and the location is amazing.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you feel prepared to work in a fast paced, start up environment?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation went well and I was very happy with the outcome.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Communications Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PitchBook in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR responded quickly to schedule a phone interview. The HR manager was both friendly and smart and was a welcome change from most of my other "corporate style" phone interviews. At the end of the call, I had a good understanding of the office culture and the job responsibilities and was even more excited about the opportunity to work at PitchBook.

    Interview Questions
    • From your perspective, what is the difference between btob and btoc copy writing?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you were on a team, what was your role and what did you learn?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PitchBook.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, and quickly was given a phone interview. Phone interview was standard enough -- questions about experience, knowledge of the industry and company, etc. Was then emailed to set up a time to come into the office and meet the team, and that's when things went off the rails.

    I provided the HR rep with times I was available, and never heard back. So, a week-and-a-half later, I emailed again to check in and see if we could try again to set something up. Once again, the rep asked for available times and they were provided. Another two weeks went by before being emailed again to make another attempt at setting up an in-person interview, and almost 72 hours later, I've yet to hear back for that, as well.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director of Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PitchBook.

    Interview Details

    Met with VP of Sales and CEO. Very straightforward

    Interview Questions
    • Very straightforward other than it seemed like they were more interested in convincing me that the company was worth working for than vetting me as an employee.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty much got shot down on every request I made.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PitchBook.

    Interview Details

    2 Phone Interviews
    In person interview with 3 Associates

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me everything you know about Private Equity (so vague)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PitchBook in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty intense. There was an initial interview that covered my background, base knowledge of the VC/PE industry, level of interest, culture fit, etc. The next step was a series of interviews. There were 3 individuals who came through one at a time to interview for 3 hours all at one time. At the end, there was a Caliper test given that took about 2 hours to finish. I also met with the CEO at the end of the interview for about 10 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a process that I have improved upon in a past position. How did I come up with it? Is the process still in implementation? How would I do it differently today?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Use your past experience and education to negotiate salary and bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at PitchBook.

    Interview Details

    Started off with the CEO contacting me via LinkedIn, then a HR representative called me for a phone interview. Met for two interviews afterwards, then took a personality test. Had no response from them after that. I called, e-mailed, and nothing. Very unprofessional. Don't have people wait around, just tell them no

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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