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J.P. Morgan Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Interviews at J.P. Morgan

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Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in October 2012.

Interview

The first round interview were held at my campus recruiting center and was half behavioral/fit and half math. I come from a history background so they didn't ask anything too technical. They were really looking for the way you think and approach problems so don't worry if you don't come from a finance or business background.

The second round was at one of JPM's NY offices and consisted of two back-to-back half-hour interviews. Again, these were mostly behavioral with some math problems thrown in. In the second interview my interviewer gave me a kind of mini-case (like what you would get in a consulting interview) but it was very straightforward (you own a small coffee shop on a college campus, business is going bad: why is that and how can you fix it). They said I'd hear back from them in two weeks but I actually got an email asking to meet for a "follow up" a day later.

I think this follow up was actually a kind of secret third round, just judging by what the people I spoke with (who had been hired into this position two years before) said. I just meet three JPM employees for coffee at one of their NY offices. This "round" was entirely fit questions (Why finance? Why JP Morgan Chase?) and was really just a good chance for the candidate to build rapport with the "interviewers" and ask questions. A little nerve-racking but the people I spoke with were very nice so that helped.

Interview Questions

  • Probably "Why finance" seeing as I am a history major, but I have genuine interest in finance so I think that showed. Don't try to fake on this one, have an honest answer or else you might as well just say "I want a nice salary."   Answer Question

Negotiation

Basically no room for negotiation as I am coming an undergraduate entering into a program so the salary/benefits are basically set.

Other Interview Reviews for J.P. Morgan

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Newark, DE) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Two back to back phone interviews

    Interview Questions

    • You have a bat and a ball. The bat is 1 dollar more than the ball and they both add up to 1.50. How much are each?   10 Answers

    Negotiation

    offer through the phone then email confirmation


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Wilmington, DE) in January 2012.

    Interview

    had three 1:1 interviews.. all pretty straight forward off your resume

    had one technical question from a senior mgr

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Newark, DE) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Got an interview for a temporary position and was eventually hired full-time after being placed by a temporary staffing agency. The interview first began as a first round phone interview, then a face-to-face second round interview on site, followed by a third round face-to-face interview again on site. I was then called and given a start date for a week later. I was a temporary employee for 3 months before being put on a full-time salary.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions regarding specific financial information regarding your posistion   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Wilmington, DE) in September 2009.

    Interview

    My interviewers were very nice people and they pretty much asked personality and behavioral questions. Also, they asked about my Excel skills.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Nope


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Houston, TX) in October 2009.

    Interview

    JPMorgan was recruiting at my University for a commercial banking analyst position. It started off by applying through my University's system. They required a minimum GPA or 3.5 a finance degree, and they preferred extra hours of accounting, which I had. I was invited to meet with two bankers at my University. It was mostly a screening process. I was then told a couple of days later that I was invited to the final round in Houston. The interview started at 9 and lasted until 2. It was several rounds of interviews with different groups of bankers (each had a different market). There was one stress interview where I was asked this question.

    First the set up: There was a man and woman interviewing me. The man was wearing a black tie.

    Woman: My colleagu here is wearing a pink tie, but he swears to me that he is wearing a black tie. Would you please convince him that he is wearing a pink tie.

    That was one of the oddest questions I've ever had, and I froze. It took me a while to come up with something, and it was just awkward. I think it is the main reason why I wasn't given an offer. So heads up on some weird questions. They are just looking for you to keep your cool and keep talking calmly.

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in November 2010.

    Interview

    First phone screening. Then one-on-one campus interview. Then a Superday at JP Morgan's headquarters. Mostly fit questions, there are a few brain teasers and technicals here and there. Interviews aren't too hard but some of the interviewers have very unpleasant personalities.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we choose you instead of a 4.0 from Harvard?   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in November 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process lasted 1 day but was lengthy. I interviewed with the entire team which consisted of 5 people. The interviews last 30 minutes each. They all ask similar questions about your education, strengths, weaknesses, job experience, and skills. They stress honesty. They will likely go with the most experience candidate from what I have seen in this climate.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in October 2009.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with JPM and all the questions were more behavioral based questions with a few tricky brain teasers to check my ability to think on the spot and answer questions quickly. I then moved onto a 1 on 1 interview with a very boring interviewer who a little more technical but the questions were pretty basic.

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan in November 2008.

    Interview

    The interview was average difficulty, but they did want me to know certain financial concepts to be able to have a discussion about my future duties. People at the company are quite pleasant and easy to talk to. The interviews went well, but another candidate got selected for the position due to her higher qualifications. JPM did not contact me after the 2nd interview to update me on the status - had to follow up myself eventually.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions. I was asked to define & explain certain terms/concepts.   Answer Question

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