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No Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA – Reviewed May 2, 2013
Interview Details –
I applied to the job through a recruiter.
- Had an initial phone interview screen with HR, the usually questions, why are you leaving? why this job? can you describe to me the job? Basic questions. After you passed the phone screen you will be give your interview schedule with bios, time slots, etc. (everything was very detailed)
- Had first rounds with 5 people, 30 mins each, HR was first, followed by the partner of the group, manager, analyst, and HR again. Usually questions again but with some curve ball questions... "give me a situation when you have failed and what did you learn from it?", got completely stumped and numbled my way through the interview. HR re-capped at the end and asked "what have you learned from the interview?" and once again I got stumped. Heard they gave finalist interviews a case study to work on.
General traits that they are looking for- (1) They want somebody easy to work with, no ego, (2) Passion/strong interest in finance, you should be reading finance books/advancing your skills in your spare time, (3) pedigree - they like sum laude even if its not from an ivy, be ready to explain your bad GPA (4) history of fast advancement in your past jobs/strong work ethic, (5) prepared you always have to be prepared.
Interview Question – give me a situation when you have failed and what did you learn from it Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Nov 2012 – Reviewed Apr 3, 2013
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Met with several people ranging from Adminstratives to Senior Management
faily smooth. good conversation. it is very lengthy
Interview Question – They want to see how much you know about Wellington prior Answer Question
Negotiation Details – it was through a third party, staffing
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA – Reviewed Feb 11, 2013
Interview Details –
There were about 14 interviews, in batches of 3 or 4 each time. Interviews were a mix of video-conference and face to face, but always one-on-one.
Some interviewers were very technical, and wanted the details. Some of them were at a very high level. Once I joined, I realized that many tech-interviewers were very senior managers, while some of the fluffs were supposed to be hands-on folks.
Interview Question – "How would you address this issue:....<a stituation>". These are the most difficult ones, because interviewers think of situations that they currently face at work, but the candidate cannot give a convincing answer unless she knows the all the details. View Answer
Negotiation Details – HR negotiates, the managers don't get involved. You cannot get personal or let your guard down with HR at any moment. They will use every bit of personal info they can get from you in their negotiations. HR is very aggressive about their business. A lot more if offered in bonus, but they are seldom met in reality later.
No Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Jun 2008 – Reviewed Sep 8, 2012
Interview Details – Applied to a position posted on the website and process was facilitated by an internal contact. Had a pleasant and informative interview which unfortunately did not result in an offer. Very interesting company with a solid reputation. The position was global in scope so it required late night availability and significant travel.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions but it pays to know the history of the firm since they have a long, proud history - it shows good preparation. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Sep 2011 – Reviewed May 21, 2012
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I started the interview process in late July and received an offer in September. Between those two dates, I came on premises three times to interview with four to five people each time.
Although the interview process is rigorous, I was able to meet with a wide variety of people with whom I was going to work. It was an excellent way to make sure there was a "fit" on both sides.
Interview Question – Describe how you have approached conflict in the past as well as the resolution you came to. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiate base salary as high as possible in order to receive additional cash bonus. No other benefits (vacation, etc) are negotiable.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA May 2010 – Reviewed May 14, 2012
Interview Details – At the management level, you are required to come on sight and meet with at least 18+ people 1x1. Due to schedule conflicts, this amounts to at least 3 full days worth of interviewing, which could spill into a 4th day if people are unavailable for the first 3 rounds.
Interview Question – None of the questions were out of the ordinary. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Jan 2012 – Reviewed May 3, 2012
Interview Details – Very professional and friendly. However, everything seemed a bit rushed.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA May 2010 – Reviewed Mar 11, 2012
Interview Details – The interview process was difficult and time consuming. It is a great firm with lots of intelligent people. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Interview Question – Tell me about your experience at xyz? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Feb 7, 2012
Interview Details – I interviewed for analyst position at their new offices in Boston near South Station. The interview consisted of meet and greet with reception followed by two one-on-one interviews. First, I met with one of their equity analyst and discussed my background and why I am interested in the position. Second, I met with one of the more senior employees involved with business development in different fund offerings and asset classes. In the second interview, the questions required more detailed responses. The whole thing took about 2 hours plus commute.
Interview Question – Describe your investment experience. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Dec 2011 – Reviewed Dec 17, 2011
Interview Details – I loved Wellington from the beginning! Interviewers over the phone were super nice and resourceful. During the final round, I met with 6 people, including my potential boss who was also very nice. They asked basically every fit/behavioral question out there but kept it very personalized. I enjoyed learning about them too!!
Interview Question – Give me a situation when you had to deal with a difficult team member. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No need. I think it's generous and one of the best in the industry.
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