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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Stern Stewart.

    Interview Details

    The recruiting process was divided into 3 parts -- the first is the CV screening, next two interviews with a senior consultant and later on with an associate. They basically evaluate your finance and accounting skills. Questions like 'how do you do a valuation of a firm?' or 'how do you estimate the cost of capital curve for a public-listed company?', etc. Finally, a business case presentation to the managing director and VPs.

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    • The hardest part is the final interview, which is a business case presentation to the Managing Director and VPs. They ask you questions about the assumptions and criteria you used to do a firm valuation. You can expect any sort of finance, accounting and corporate governance question.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Stern Stewart.

    Interview Details

    On Campus interview. Accounting and Finance skills questions. Second round with back to back interviews, most of them technical and one fit interview. As a final round a valuation live case interview (you have to present your valuation prepared previously with data supplied by the company). It is intended to simulate a client/consultant meeting/presentation

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    • Detailed technical questions, for example: Give detailed steps on how you would go about finding the optimal capital structure of a client.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    The process took a dayinterviewed at Stern Stewart in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Three case questions for the retail industry (working capital management), an estimation case for a McDonalds store, and a short calculus case regarding investment options (return on equity).
    Then second round, longer case study with presentation: you advise a city about an unused area that looks for third use suggestions.

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    • How much would you pay for a major McDonald's store licence?   Answer Question
    • On which kind of products are consumers in retail more price-sensitive?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Stern Stewart in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    - Shortened version of GMAT, with 32 minute time limit
    Essentially to assess numerical and critical reasoning ability - not easy, and difficult to prepare for, but logical and sharp candidates should generally pass

    - 1:1 interview (x2)
    Usually an Associate and a Senior analyst. This is a mix of personality assessment and puzzle solving! I was asked general questions about my interests and a few questions about finance such as discount rate calculation and all of a sudden the Associate said "What is one divided by twelve" - cought me off guard but I got it. I think this won him over.

    - Final interview with MD
    Really a formality and a fit-check. If he is generally happy and you are competent with good conversational ability and business awareness, all is well!

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    Negotiation Details
    Market related, not much wiggle room. Do some research.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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