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Lazard Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions

Updated May 28, 2017
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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lazard in December 2016.

Interview

It took two weeks after the resume drop. First round was the phone interview was with an associate level person. The interview was not too hard. Pretty average experience.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied through an employee referral. I met with three people. First guy was very relaxed mainly asked about my experience. Then a senior guy came in and they did a 2-on-1 session where he asked basic technicals (i.e. Calc EV, Walk me through DCF, Where to find a company's shares outstanding, etc.). Second associate grilled me on technicals alone (i.e. basic accretion/dilution cases on paper, projecting a company's financials based on historical data etc.).

    Interview Questions

    • Where on the 10K do you find shares outstanding?   1 Answer

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lazard in November 2015.

    Interview

    2 rounds of interviews, final round (superday) had 4 interviewers, 3 relaxed and 1 pressure. Some standard questions, some designed to make you think, all pretty fair considering the candidate's background I'd say. More important than knowing the answer cold was being able to explain the thought process you had or reason out your answer, which was very logical and provided opportunities to improve on answers I may have gotten wrong.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lazard (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Very quick interview process and good at keeping the interviewee informed during the process. However, the man that I spoke with was extremely negative on the company and my interest in Lazard was gone after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could be any animal, what would it be?   1 Answer

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    We had interviews on campus as part of our school's recruitment process.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Was interviewed by 2 guys, one associate and one junior analyst. The interview was very laid-back, mostly fit questions like going through my resume, why I wanted to work in investment banking, which sectors I was interested in and so on. They were both very nice, no good cop, bad cop. They did throw in some technical questions, but they were basic accounting questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How do the three financial statements work?   2 Answers

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lazard (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Normal on-campus recruiting process. First round was a two-on-one interview with Associates. Mainly technical questions, fairly intense. One interviewer would ask a question and the other would interrupt my response with another technical question. They were nice enough guys though, as after I answered a bunch of technicals correctly the tone of the interview shifted and became much more lighthearted. Nothing unexpected though. Invitation to superday a few days later. Superday consisted of 4 one-on-one interviews with VPs and Associates. Fewer technical questions, more fit questions as well as some brainteaser/probability questions.

    Interview Questions

    • standard valuation, accounting questions. ex: can you have negative enterprise value, etc?   Answer Question
    • why lazard?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Have heard bad things about culture and bonuses. Had another offer at a similar firm.


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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lazard in December 2016.

    Interview

    Had an HR Interview; followed by Video Interview. The interviewers were very nice. There were two interviews. The questions asked were very basic. There were no technical questions. If you've been selected for the next round, they get back to you quite promptly.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Lazard? Why IB? Describe a recent financial event of relevance. Why do you think you would be a fit for Lazard?   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Lazard (London, England (UK)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Online application which consisted of some competency questions and psychometric tests. Next stage was a first round interview which consisted of a competency interview, numerical test and presentation. For the presentation we were given some documents on a company called dynago which was quite similar to HMV and we had to prepare a 3 page presentation on PowerPoint. If you have time I would suggest using excel as well to plot graphs and make charts. Formatting is quite important but make sure you finish the presentation. Got invited for the second round, which was an assessment centre. The day consisted of a group exercise and individual presentation. In the group exercise we were all given information on potential buyers of dynaGo and supposed to evaluate them based on some key measures. We all had to agree and rank the buyers. As everyone was given different companies expect ppl to make cases for why their company should be higher. The individual presentation was about another buyer who was not mentioned. A few questions on the due diligence process was asked. We had to prepare slides on A2 papers. Didn't get through to the final round.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Lazard (London, England (UK)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Online application which included a few short questions on motivation and 1 technical question on valuation methods. First round interview was mainly fit and was conducted by HR. I also re took the initial maths test to prove I'd done it the first time on my own. Second round was a group discussion followed by an individual presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • During my presentation (on a due diligence case study) I was asked how I would handle a request for specific legal information. Unexpected.   Answer Question

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