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Lazard Interview Questions

Updated Dec 5, 2018
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    Associate, Investment Banking Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY) in July 2016.

    Interview

    First round - All fit/ resume questions with 4 bankers (from Associate to Senior VP level) at the office
    They seemed very friendly and nice
    Generic questions - Why banking, Any interesting deal that I had worked on, Why MBA, Strengths, Weaknesses, Courageous decision I had taken, Why Lazard.
    The next was going to be a super day if I qualified in the first round

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lazard (Chicago, IL) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Went in without much of a corporate finance background, and got peppered with quantitative financial questions despite saying up front that my classes were mainly just economics. So kind of a struggle to keep going through all these concepts I hadn't heard of before.

    Interview Questions

    • Some corporate finance questions   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY) in October 2010.

    Interview

    A lot of fit and mental math. Definitely need to know the basics of accounting and finance. They really want to know why IB because they expect you to stay on for 2 years. Very nice guys in general. Really have to show a passion for what you are applying to.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of mental math. Be able to take percentage of numbers and quickly multiply.   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY) in May 2017.

    Interview

    First round interview, second round interview, modeling test, background check. Second round interview meant meeting almost all of the team members in the group as well as senior folks. Asked a series of behavioral and technical questions but technical questions were more levered to the modeling test.

    Interview Questions

    • How many hours do you work in your current job and how can you handle long hours?   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY).

    Interview

    long application process and very short phone interview. they asked fit question and behavioral. they were looking for deep knowledge of the company, asking about division and revenues, 10K , 10Q.

    Interview Questions

    • please, talk me about Lazard and what we do. how many revenues?   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Lazard (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    First round in person with VP that was entirely fit to gauge my knowledge of space and interest/commitment to industry group. Standard superday procedure with 5-6 interviews and final interview with lead MD in group.

    Interview Questions

    • How to value companies. Accounting walkthrough. Finance test including pen and paper DCF.   Answer Question

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Lazard.

    Interview

    Barely any technicals, the associate was a real jerk though. He just worked through my entire interview and barely looked up to make eye contact. Office is small so if you don't vibe well with one person, your chances at a job are close to none. Everyone else in the office was awesome.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Relatively straightforward - Initial in person interview on campus followed by a superday at the NYC office. The superday consistent of 3 rounds of interviews which each lasted for around 30 minutes. These interviews were usually 2:1 or 1:1

    Interview Questions

    • Who would you blame for the financial crisis?   2 Answers

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It was a 2 round process. It begins by being interviewed at my campus then the next rounds were all held in NYC with super days. Generally interviews were a bit more technical than other banks.

    Interview Questions


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    Help Desk Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me to give me more information regarding the position. Had a phone interview and then was invited to an in-person interview. The recruiter was very helpful, made sure to stay in touch throughout the entirety of the process, called the night before the interview to go over a few things.

    Interview Questions

    • Provided a scenario: an assistant has her manager's laptop in order to prepare for a conference. She hooks up the ethernet cord and the power cord to the laptop. How can she make sure that she is connected to the network? What would you do on your end to make sure?   Answer Question

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