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BlackRock Intern Interview Questions

Updated Apr 9, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BlackRock (London, England (UK)) in February 2016.

Interview

Application, video, then interview. Interview consisted of 2x 30minute interview with members of department applied to. Very difficult with constant interrogation of what you say.
Good learning curve and would definately apply again. Very friendly nevertheless

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackRock (San Francisco, CA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    First interview was on-campus. Questions included "why blackrock" and "walk me through a dcf." Second round was at their San Francisco office, consisting of four rounds. Questions were varied. There were brainteasers, strict technical questions (what is convexity? why is it important?), questions on market currents (what is QE? what is it supposed to be doing to the bond market/economy? what is actually occurring?) , theoretical questions on economics, current events (interview took place during Tunisia/Egypt uprisings) , and very specific questions about where certain indices were at (Dow Jones/S&P/etc).

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    • What is convexity? How is it calculated? What does it tell you?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BlackRock (San Francisco, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed at the New York office. Interviewers were pretty nice and asked a combination of behavioral and technical questions. Make sure you can talk about the market and have some basic understanding about statistics. Having some computer science background would be a plus for the researcher role, so just be aware.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BlackRock (London, England (UK)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, no online tests. The division was FMA.
    1st step: HireVue video interview. Three basic competency questions.
    2nd step: online live video interview. The interviewers were an analyst and a VP. Very detailed questions on past job experiences, general competency, news about BlackRock. Very specific technical questions. The case study is a math problem.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview

    4 interviews, all competency based. Took place on the same day along side a written question about the motivation to work at the firm. There was also a presentation about the firm from a current graduate in which some candidates let themselves down with unnecessary questions which stood out to the manager.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I had a video interview over a skype-like service. They asked me behavioral questions. It was very based on my resume and past experience. I was interviewed by a second-year analyst. I felt like I was under pressure the entire time and she was waiting for me to make a mistake. To be fair, it was one of my first interview experiences so it may have been more difficult for me than others.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a trend in finance you have been following?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackRock (London, England (UK)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    1st round - phone call from HR
    2nd round - VC interview

    Was quite rigorous but not many technical questions were asked. mainly background checks and knowing your personality.

    Phone call was with the HR manager based in India. She asked basic questions and was rather straightforward.

    Second round was a VC interview with a senior associate and a line manager. took about 1 hr for the interview.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackRock in February 2010.

    Interview

    Went on "Super Day" so interviewed with several people. Be prepared to answer questions like "how would you value a company" and be prepared to talk about current economics events.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Referred by a friend to the company. Screening phone call was entirely fit based and went great. Superday consisted of 4 30 minute interviews, and was a mix of behavioral and fix questions. Ex: What is quantitative easing?

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and quickly heard back to complete a coding challenge. The challenge is fairly straightforward and is mainly string manipulation for a portfolio. The downside to this is that it is longer than most coding challenges - it takes up to 3 hours to complete as it is 6 questions. I finished it in 1.5 hours and got 6/6.

    I didn't hear back for about 6 weeks. Then suddenly I get an email inviting me to a superday for a completely different division called "Business Operations." I had not applied for this division but apparently some people on that team saw my coding challenge and wanted to interview me. So I went and it turned out to basically be the same thing as a software engineering interview. The superday was 4 back to back 30 minute interviews with various people on the BizOps team. I spoke with one machine learning guy (bombed this interview), one guy who was the head of his department, one guy who was working for the second guy, and one guy who was part of another part of the BizOps team.

    Two-ish weeks later I get contacted by some people from ANOTHER team (Data engineering) saying they want to extend an offer. Apparently their summer analyst program had filled up so they used a third party hiring company to try and hire me as a "contractor." The offer was terrible though and not on par with the salaries paid for other interns. I respectfully declined a week later because i had a better offer. Then the recruiter makes a counter offer that is 60% (in terms of salary) better than the initial offer. Rather than feeling excited I felt cheated because they had low-balled me in the first place. Along with their sketchy interview process and selection, I decided to decline their offer again for a better offer.

    Definitely one of the weirdest interview experiences I have had, and I left it with a bad taste in my mouth for BlackRock.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the interviewers literally had a sheet of Java questions and read off some questions from that sheet. Classic OOP questions along with some LeetCode easy questions. 2 of the 4 interviewers sounded so bored and seemed like they hated their job.   Answer Question

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