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Jefferies & Company Interview Questions

Updated Feb 13, 2017
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    IT Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Applied through school's career website - got a call for first round of interview within a couple of days.

    First round = Phone Interview (Technical +Behavioural) - 20 minutes

    (Cleared the phone interview, next was Super-day)

    Super-day= Visited their NYC Office, Madison Avenue, had 3 sets of personal interviews with 6 people in all - 20 minutes each ( Pure technical Interview)

    Got a call within 2 days offering me the internship.

    Tips: Make sure you know your resume well and what you are getting yourself into, have a good hold on your story and be confident.

    Interview Questions

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    Full-time Analyst Training Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I received phone interview from one VP. He is very nice and asked some general interview questions. It takes about 20 minutes. First introduced myself, then asked me the last work experience, and one project, and programming skills. In additional, he asked me one technique question about the concept of join in SQL.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me one example related to SQL left join, what is the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company.

    Interview

    I applied online through their website and after a behavioral interview over the phone I was invited to a super day where I had five interviews with the group members, none of them was pure technical. It took them 3 weeks to get back to me after the final interview

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    Equity Summer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through an on campus data base, where we established a 20 minute Skype interview. This interview consisted mostly of questions about the markets and why I chose Jefferies over other investment banks. About three weeks later I was invited to attend the Jefferies Super Day where I met with three separate groups of two and one managing director. Know the markets inside and out. I heard back by the end of the week.

    Interview Questions

    • If I was asleep for five years and just woke up, bring me up to date on what's going on in the markets?   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company.

    Interview

    Phone interview (30 mins), followed by on-campus interview (1 hour). Both times the interviewers were alums, and they were fairly friendly. The on campus interview seemed much more formal, and it was largely talking about your resume and behavioral things, only 2 technical questions (had received a bunch in phone interview earlier)

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    IBD 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 Jefferies & Company in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone Interview for 30 mins.
    Firstly introduce himself and my background.
    Then quickly walk through resume &dig in.
    The interviewer is really nice but really busy as well. Afterall Jefferies, being a boutique I B firm, requires more engagements.

    Told me to follow up within 2 days. Moving on very fast. Large candidates pool this year.

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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (Baltimore, MD) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The phone interview was heavy on technicals. They don't seem to care about fit at all. All they want are really intelligent people. The person who interviewed me was a younger person in the firm. I'm not sure exactly why they were the one to run the interview. The phone interview was extremely annoying since they were 30 minutes late.

    Interview Questions

    • Why does renting a tuxedo for a day cost more than renting a car for a day?   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking 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 3 weeks. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    first phone screen with 2-- VP and analyst, then super day was 3 20-min interviews with 2 analysts each. Asked about why IB, why Jefferies, a lot of behavioral questions, one session was technical, classic what are the valuation methods, which one gives you the highest valuation, how does $10 dep affect financial statements, etc

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    Investment Banking Summer 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 1 day. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    1st round phone interview, 2-on-1. Fairly straightforward although the employees didn't seem too thrilled to be working there... When they asked me how my week was going and I reciprocated the question, one of them said "I'm just waiting for it to be Friday"

    Interview Questions

    • - Tell us about yourself (walk me through your resume)
      - What are the main valuation methods?
      - Walk me through a DCF.
      - Why investment banking?  
      Answer Question
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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Jefferies & Company in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online through LinkedIn and then heard back two days later from the recruiter and interviewer to set up a phone interview. I thought the phone interview went well but I was a little shaky on the modeling questions because the interviewer was so vague with the questions. I am still waiting to hear yes or no about moving to the next round. But I am assuming that I did not make it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell your story. Why Equity Research? Why San Francisco? Then moved into some modeling questions. How does a debt issuance flow through the 3 statements? Accretion/Dilution scenario question and tax shield question.   1 Answer
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