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PitchBook Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2017
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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in May 2017.

Interview

Quick follow-up after application, initial HR phone screening, 1.5 hour Skype interview, personality test, quick "project." Most of the interview process was explaining the position itself which entails around 30+ cold calls and emails to start up verifying information on the platform. "Research" might not be the best word to describe this position. Seem to be nice people, and do a good job explaining the position itself.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewer asked about PE/VC funding cycles.
    First Round: Read news pieces and questions were asked based on what was read.
    Second Round: HR round related to personal introduction
    Third Round: Technical Round deeper questions related to private equity, joint ventures, M&A and venture capital. Some basic finance questions too such as what is EBITDA, etc
    Fourth Round: Client Round over the phone. Questions same as technical round.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    online application, quick response from recruiter for a phone interview within one week, follow up in person interview at seattle office that involves a project showcasing skills and abilities.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Great time. Very prompt turn around. Scheduled call followed by two in person interviews with one including the head of research. After the phone interview you will be set up with 2 sets of interviews that include 2 more interviews with 2 people. They like things in pairs I guess.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a project that you have set up and improved upon in a previous position or in school?   1 Answer

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted rather quickly for a phone interview after I submitted my resume thinking "wow, the recruiter is on point". It took us a bit over week before we could schedule anything because she was out of the office for a week. The phone interview was smooth and very pleasant. Over a week later I got called in for in-house interview with 2 team leads followed by the Director of Research and it was capped with a caliper/personality test. The interviews were very informational. They asked relevant and challenging questions. The Director really tested my knowledge on data analysis and finance based on an analysis that I've done before.

    My only disappointment with the process is that after the interview the recruiter told me that I will hear back by early next week, but came Wednesday next week I got an email from the recruiter saying that the hiring team is busy and will let me know final decisions "no later than Friday". Friday came and I heard nothing. I followed up next Monday only to be again told that the team was busy and that the decisions will be made soon and I will be informed as soon as possible. It wasn't until Wednesday that I received a generic email saying basically "thank you, but we don't want you at this time". There wasn't even any acknowledgement that I was being made to wait for longer than promised, or that they had not being competent enough to make decisions within their own promised timeline.

    I can say that the people there are great from my observation. The company and its product seem great, but they really need to be a little more considerate of their candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you bring to the table?   1 Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at PitchBook.

    Interview

    The interview was ok, kind of disorganized. The people I were originally supposed to meet decided to take their time walking back from another meeting and made me wait 20 min. Then the recruiter came back into the room to tell me that they would not be making it and had two random employees conduct the interview. They were very kind and professional. Overall it was a ok experience. Did not get the job, rather a messy email with no professional courtesy, saying that they moved on to other clients.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about you knowledge about what venture capitalist companies do.   1 Answer

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    basic questions about the vc and pe industry to learn about your knowledge. There were multiple interviews where two people came in at a time to ask you more specific questions about different parts of the role and your past experience.

    Interview Questions

    • what is the difference between pe and vc?   1 Answer

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiter got in contact with me via email after i had sent in an application. It was a bit difficult to set up a time for a in person interview. Went in for a interview which lasted about an hour. Recruiter and team members were very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would solve this equation step by step   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online. Did not get a response for over a month. I had a phone interview, then an in person interview, and then a final in person interview with a personality exam (took about an hour). After my phone interview the process probably took less then two weeks. Everyone seemed very nice but the pay was very low and I was deciding between the position and going to graduate school.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing technical. Mostly about why I would be a good fit and why I was interested in the role.   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PitchBook (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    2 Phone Interviews
    In person interview with 3 Associates

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me everything you know about Private Equity (so vague)   Answer Question

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