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BlackRock Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated May 26, 2017
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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at BlackRock (London, England (UK)) in March 2016.

Interview

It was a very long and demanding interview process. Lasted more than 4 months due to a very extensie and detailed recruitment. Throughout the whole process employees were extremaly helpful and nice. Firstly there were couple of online tests testing financial reasoning, logical reasoning etc. Then there were 2 video interviews where questions were displayed and you had 30 sec to prepare an answer. After those, there were two phone interviews, one competency based about your teamwork skills and problem-solving. The other one was more technical about your market choices, investment choices, recent things in news, and what is your opinion on them.Then there was an assessment centre that consisted again of 3 interviews both technical and comeptency based and one last interview with problem solving. the first three interviews were about your past, experiences and what would you contribute to the Blackrock. The last one was quite difficult since you has 15 mins for 5 questions not given to you but read by the instructor and you had to figure out the numbers. Overall the atmosphere was great!

Interview Questions

  • How did you find out about Blackrock? Did you apply somewhere else? What would you bring to your chosen division? How would you construct portfolio to hedge against risk? What is diversification? What would you invest in? Are you prepared to learn Alladin?   1 Answer

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock (Zürich (Switzerland)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    - The interviewers really went into detail, while reviewing my application documents and asked questions about things, I didn't expect to be relevant.
    - I had two interviews of 45 min with two interviewers each (nobody from HR).
    - The interview was principally in German but they nevertheless tested my English with small questions at the end.

    Interview Questions

    • - What is the angle between the big and the small hand at 12:15?
      - Cold-call me and sell me a mutual fund
      - What are typical investor biases in behavioural finance?  
      Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at BlackRock in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online in september, cv and cover letter, took a few months for the numerical invite to come through, invited to interview in January, didn't make it past the first round

    2 interviews lasting about 30 -40 mins. Briefly went through CV, then a couple of competency questions (what makes a good team, what makes a good leader, things like that)

    No questions as to why blackrock, why asset mangement etc

    The majority of the interview was taken up with brainteasers, some were the kind of brainteasers you come to expect, some were quite off the wall and quite challenging (more ethical and morality questions rather than your standard brainteaser)

    Overall I think the interview was difficult to prepare for, one of the harder interviews I've had within markets

    Interview Questions

    • 'In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, if you were the editor of a UK national newspaper, would you publish the cartoons of the prophet?'   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BlackRock (London, England (UK)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online but also had a friend who pushed it up. I went through a phone interview with two people. Very basic behavioral questions and A LOT of questions about the company.

    Then I was called for an office visit and flew from USA to London. There I had 4 interviews with very technical questions as well as behavioral and detailed division questions. My last "interview" consisted of solving 4 finance problems on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most efficient way to board a plane?

      How would you explain a database to a 7 years old?  
      1 Answer

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through the career website of BlackRock, the first interview was a record interview on HireVue with some basic question as tell me about yourself, why blackrock. Then was reached out by the HR and scheduled an interview with one of the team member, the interview was purely technical with math, statistical model, programming and finance questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your self. Mean variance efficiency. Time series model.   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online. After applying, I had to do a virtual cover letter which is basically 2 behavioral questions. Then next round is online technical assessment. You can choose from Coding or Statistics. Both were reasonably challenging. Waiting for feedback

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose your major and how will it help you in your career?   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BlackRock in January 2016.

    Interview

    Stg 1: Pre-Recorded Interview
    Stg 2: 2 F2F interviews in London Office
    Stg 3 : 2 F2F Interviews, 1 Group work , 1 stock pitch presentation

    Overall good people, quite kind and caring
    HR is a bit slow however
    Office is really nice
    Best company to work for at if you want to start in asset management

    Interview Questions

    • Why BLK? Tell me about a time you received feedback and how did you feel? What do you think the price of oil will be next month? What's going on in the oil markets? 2 stock pitches   1 Answer

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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Three interviews in total, two over the phone and one in person, lots of questions about statistics and probability. I first interviewed with someone in an entry level position and then the other two were with upper level management. Final interview included two hours of 1 on 1 conversations with management.

    Interview Questions

    • If i have three rolls of a dice and for the first and second you choose to either keep your roll or keep going, what is the best strategy to getting the best roll and what is the expected value?   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock (London, England (UK)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    - 2 short video recording answers
    - 1st interview: 2x 30 min, one motivation, one very technical
    - AC: 2/3 hours - 1h team exercise constructing a portfolio (quite difficult and a lot of information in a very short space of time), then 2x 30 min interviews with VPs of teams who might be interested in you.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the impact of the new financial regulations on banks and the economy   Answer Question

  10.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackRock in January 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the Financial Markets Advisory Group, applied through college career website and then on campus interview with alumni. Asked a lot of market based questions and one question would lead to another and then deep down to test your macroeconomics/finance knowledge. Pretty hard to connect with the interviewer as there was just no behaviorals

    Interview Questions


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