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Columbia Management Group Interview Questions

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    Vice President of Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia Management Group.

    Interview

    The interview process was led by the recruiter in HR. Extremely professional well organized and courteous staff and senior management. The entire process took about four weeks meeting with people at progressively higher levels of management.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you looking to leave your current employer? What is attracting you to Columbia Management? What are your future career goals and aspirations?   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Columbia Management Group.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview, just asking about myself and work experience. Then I was brought in for and in office interview that was followed by a conference call interview. Questions were pretty basic and the interviewers were easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Investment Oversight Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Columbia Management Group (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    They called me for a initial phone screening that went over the basics of the position and then I was invited into the office for in person interviews. I had individual interviews with the team and all their questions were primarily behavioral and they asked a lot about my experiences and my goals and what I hope to get out of the internship. They were all very friendly and easy to talk to and welcomed any questions that I might have about the company or the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in the financial industry?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    This was an internship during the school year so they wanted a minimum of 20 hours a week from me. I am not sure if the hours are negotiable (as the contract called for 20hr/week) but either way sometimes I work a little under 20 hours a week and they are still fine with and they're also very lenient and flexible with your hours, not the mention the pay was good.


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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia Management Group (Boston, MA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    There were two representatives there and you had a 30 minute interview with each one. All of the questions were situational and very specific.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were faced with three alternatives- which did you choose and why?   1 Answer

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Columbia Management Group (Boston, MA) in July 2009.

    Interview

    After submitting my resume to my brother I recieved a call from the recruiter at Bank of America (Owned Columbia Management at the time)

    Had an initial phone interview. I believe it went over my previous experience and it wasn't anything particularly too complex.

    I went in for a second interview in person and that went exceptionally well considering the interviewer had worked at my previous company (State Street) so he could related with my day to day activities.

    Since it was an operation position, I was not asked any complex financial questions.

    The background check was extensive and it took quite some time for them to reach my first employer (no longer existed) and that held up the process substantially. Took them over 1 month to get that squared away.

    Interview Questions

    • What were your day to day activities at your previous job?   Answer Question
    • What were some of your major accomplishments at your previous job?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Wasn't able to negotiate but that may have been a product of my inexperience.


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia Management Group in August 2010.

    Interview

    You meet with 6 different managers and get passed around. After the 3rd, there isn't much else to learn about a sales role and the career path. Redundant and time consuming. Nice people.

    Interview Questions


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