Zacks Investment Research Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2015
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    Applications Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    nterview process took roughly 2-3 weeks. The actual interview was conversational. General interview questions about background and aptitude. I received an offer within three weeks of applying. The manager seemed very intelligent and well educated, someone that would be a good team leader, I only declined becau

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    • Why do you think you would be successful in this role?   1 Answer
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    PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    First I was given coding tests which takes at least a day to finish! Then went onsite for 1 hour interview, which was very easy. Later the recruiter called me and said the team wanted me to work onsite free for 3 days to finish two tasks as a process for further interview!!!!!! Stay away from the PHP team of Zack's! This is ridiculous! It wasted me hours to do the coding test!

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    Financial Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research in July 2014.

    Interview

    applied online and first phone interview and then on site interview. Two interviewers came to the interview. Nice conversation but you have to show a lot of soft skills including hard skills too.

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    • What's the something new you can bring to the position?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research in July 2014.

    Interview

    After two initial phone interviews, I was given a written assignment and an Excel assignment to do at home. Both were relatively simple and representative of the work the position would entail, but were nevertheless time-consuming. After I satisfactorily completed the assignments, I was invited for a final in-person interview, during which I was asked the same questions as in the phone interviews and then had to walk through the two assignments out loud. I was told I did so perfectly, and that the interviewers loved my personality and demeanor and wish they could hire me on the spot. After trying to reach out afterwards, I never ended up being informed of any decision.

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    Customer Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research (Chicago, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Very laid back, only interviewed by two people. Everyone is really nice and if you just read up on the website beforehand and have a good idea of the Zacks Rank process, you'll be fine. Showing an interest in the stock market and having potential for going into sales seems to be most important.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research (Fresno, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Nothing very special and tricky. Human Resource introduction, then 1:1 with the manager about technical problem. Last is lunch with the coho and manager. I would consider that the lunch is also a type of informal interview. Be careful your eating portion and eating speed.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research (Chicago, IL) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I was contacted by phone/email. The process was a combination of phone calls and email follow-ups and then an in-person interview. I found the process fresh and exciting - i.e., the experience felt less than traditional interview and hiring experiences I've had. I really enjoyed it!

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    Negotiation

    Intense. A lot of back and forth. In the end, I held firm to my beliefs and my 3rd(?) counter offer was accepted.

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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research (Chicago, IL) in May 2010.

    Interview

    They call you after reviewing your resume. You go in for an interview and you usually wait for a month to hear a response. It may take longer because they seem to procrastinate with those kinds of things

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    Negotiation

    I can't answer that question because I haven't been in that situation to ask.

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    Equity Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research (Calcutta (India)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Interview is generally taken up by the manager himself. As the employer, the potential employees' suitability for the position is assessed. A current topic from the newspaper is asked to be read and then has to be written in one's own language using his/her analytic skills. Sometimes a broker recommendation report on any company traded in the US market is being asked to be read and write in one's own language with analysis. Good writing capability is very much essential.

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  11. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zacks Investment Research in September 2009.

    Interview

    Before any interview took place, they asked for a couple writing samples - one of current recommendations (presumably to see whether candidates knew anything about financial markets and could express their views clearly), and another reviewing the current state of the Zacks.com website. The first interview was with two managers, and was a basic getting-to-know-you interview. Really nothing in the whole process was too technical. The second interview again involved the same two managers, then separate 1:1 meetings with the head of the company and another product manager, and involved more talk of specific ideas for the website.

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    • What would you do to improve a specific section of Zacks.com?   Answer Question
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