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Compass Lexecon Interview Questions

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    Corporate Paralegal Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Very friendly interviews. Really wanted to learn about me. Didn't focus to much on questions of my legal knowledge or even about the firm. Was overall a really great process compared to some other interviews I've been to

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon.

    Interview

    Met a recruiter at a college job fair. Received an email a few days later asking me to fill out a complete application (cover letter, etc.) over email. Didn't hear back for about a month, at which point they set up an over-the-phone interview.

    The interview itself primarily consisted of a mix between economics and fit/behavioral questions. I imagine the type of questions they ask depends mostly on the office/type of analysis you're interviewing for.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me multiple in-depth questions about some of my previous independent work that I hadn't thought about in quite some time.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon (Boston, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through campus website, but first found was a phone interview with a Vp or something. It was a quick 30 minute behavioral interview with added questions about research/quantitative experience. Second round was at the office, 4 one on one interviews with various upper level personnel. Two were straight behavioral the other two were a quant questions and then a simple case-ish question. Nothing you could really prepare for. Not as involved as strategy cases but knowing anti-trust stuff would help. Office seems library-ish (not terribly lively) like other people have said but it seemed like a great bunch of people who love their jobs. Basically every person mentioned how brutal the hours were, seems like more hours than comparable firms.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you calculate the profits achieved from A and B merging and raising prices, (it was graph based).   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon.

    Interview

    Three Rounds:
    Phone Screening: Quick 15 minute phone interview involving fit questions along with what I know about CL and the position.
    Second Round: Three interviews which included a behavioral, technical, and case study. Behavioral part asked standard questions about your resume and why you want to work in this industry and why CL. During the technical part, you explain your research paper and why you used certain methods in there (they also asked a few statistical questions i.e. explain heteroskedasticity).Case study asked questions in regards to a 10b5-violation.
    Final Found: Three behavioral interviews with senior management. These were less formal than the previous round and were more like Q&A sessions giving you the opportunity to ask questions about CL.

    Overall, people were really friendly and seemed to enjoy their work. Hearing back from final round took a long time though.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Usual phone interview questions. Tell me about your background and experiences. why do you think you are the best candidate? What do you expect from the Analyst position? In which field you will be comfortable? which field will be difficult or you?

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon (Oakland, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Went through first round phone interview and then second round on site interview. Second round interview was 3 hours. First three analyst asking questions, then VP, then working on a case study for an hour by myself , then sharing insights with VP

    Interview Questions

    • Are you applying to our competitors? Why would you choose us over our competitors?   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon (Oakland, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    First round was with an analyst. There was a case study that requires some industrial organization knowledge. Second round has 2 parts: first part was a case interview with 2 analysts. there were some behavioral questions and a case about industrial organization and econometrics ( I was asked to come up with a regression model, so review statistics if you can). Second part was a written case on antitrust with a VP. The questions he asked were not very structured, so I asked a lot of clarifying questions. He had a PhD in economics and gave me a sense that he was expecting me to have the same level of knowledge in economics which I didn't. Got an email the next day after the second round telling me that I didn't get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Very detailed discussion about industrial organization, antitrust issues and market definition   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon (Pasadena, CA).

    Interview

    Two phone interviews which are mostly behavioral. The process was extremely slow. It took them two weeks before informing me about the second round.After that, there is one final round interview at their office. I interviewed with 10 person within 5.5 hrs. Most questions are behavioral and some are technical. One guy asked about contents in past courses, which is hard. It took them another three weeks to get back to me. This is really inefficient. Very disappointed that they don't even reimburse the transportation costs.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon (Oakland, CA).

    Interview

    Three interviews through On Campus Recruiting from University of California.
    First interview - Behavioral interview with a very simple case study question. Lasted about 40 mins.
    Second Interview - Behavioral + Case Study - about 3 hours.
    Third Interview - N/A (Didn't get that far)

    Interview Questions

    • The case study question is very challenging. Lots of material is given and a deep understanding of microeconomics (primarily IO) is required.   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Compass Lexecon (Boston, MA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I applied through my college careers website, and got an interview call within a couple of weeks. The interview was on campus with two current employees. It was pretty casual, and the questions measured fit and interest in consulting. My interviewers were very friendly and willing to answer any questions I had.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked in detail about a research project I talked about.   Answer Question

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