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William Blair Interview Questions

Updated Sep 20, 2017
45 Interview Reviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Easy, no organized structure Met with HR, and a couple of IT managers. Discussed enviroment and future needs. Was offered a position the next morning. I negotiated more vacation time successfully.

    Negotiation

    Easy


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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews followed up by a Superday in the Chicago office. The Superday was 5 interviews, some behavioral, some technical, and an informal lunch with 2 analysts. Really great Superday experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you value that coffee shop across the street?   Answer Question

    William Blair Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Recruiter

    We are glad to hear your Superday experience was informative and engaging. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  3.  

    Internal Wholesaler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Standard phone screen with HR, then an in person interview with the head of the department and then their most tenured person at the desk, who also acts as the sales manager. Questions were not extremely in depth or testing of skills. Really more learning about me as person and how I conducted my day to day in the same role (lateral movement on my part).

    Interview Questions

    William Blair Response

    Sep 14, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your interview experience. We appreciate your interest our firm and hope you were able to take away something beneficial.


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    easy and straight forward, no trick questions and with good follow up by Blair. Talked with about 7 people, all very nice and seemed happy to be working at the firm. Seemed like a very educated crowd. Midwest nice but smart and well informed.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Long - many layers. I interviewed with a total of 5 different teams and multiple times within two teams. I did two separate projects for each team and eventually got the offer for the team I wanted to get on. It is a long process

    Interview Questions

    • What skills do you have? Do you know how to model? How interested are you in this sector? What have you done?   Answer Question

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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Interview

    The interview was okay; everyone at the firm was very nice. 2 rounds of phone interviews followed by an on-site superday in Chicago headquarter; 6 rounds of intense interviews on the final round.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Private Client Advisor Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I spoke with HR once just running over my resume, then my direct boss for the summer contacted me over the phone. He asked mostly personality questions. He waiting for me to contact him twice before he responded (He told me later this was a test of my client relation skills). Then I was brought to Chicago to have a face-to-face. About three weeks later I got the call that I got the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the markets?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    On campus recruiting with 2 of the analysts. Got invited to a super day 3 days later, which consisted of 5 back-to-back interviews with mostly MDs. People were really friendly and easy to talk to, they really emphasize on the culture.

    Interview Questions

    • Very fit-based questions. Why banking? Why Blair? Why Chicago?   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at William Blair (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It is 2 phone interviews and 1 in person interview. Very difficult interview with many technical questions. Spent 3 minutes talking about my resume and the rest of the time was spent asking technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do we use a discount rate and what discount rate would you use in a real life situation?   Answer Question

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    Research Librarian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at William Blair.

    Interview

    The interview was cordial and professional. I interviewed with both the recruiter and the hiring manager. The hiring manager provided a detailed description of the job environment and responsibilities and was interested in my experiences and how they related to the position. The recruiter asked behavioral interviewing questions. Direct experience in a similar position was very important to the hiring manager. In lieu of that, specific grad school courses for newly minted MLIS students.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult thing you've ever had to do professionally?   Answer Question

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