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American Realty Advisors
Asset Management Analyst was asked...July 23, 2017

They asked me what are you looking for and why do I like real estate.

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I was genuinely excited about the possibility of working for this company, that it until I read the reviews on Glassdoor and went through the interview process. I received an email on a Wednesday about the availability for a phone interview on Thursday. My assumption, as would have been of a rational thinking person, was it would happen the next day. I prepared vigorously the day before and nothing. Phone didn't ring. Hiring manager did not clarify it would take place the Thursday of the following week. Fair enough, he rescheduled for Wednesday at 5pm. To me this time seemed a bit awkward. As if it was not an important part of his day. I opened with great enthusiasm during the call. But about 20 seconds into it I found my mood changing. Pleasantries it seems are not part of their normal course of business. I would characterize their disposition in the same light as talking heads on cable news. They went through the work history asking normal questions. It was when they asked me in a callous tone why I had applied to two positions I am qualified for that I found myself giving my phone the middle finger. How dare I do so! Without giving a second thought of the reason for the question they followed up asking why I like real estate. With 11 years of experience it's like generically asking someone why they like to eat. The interview, reviews, and bios of the top management reinforced my sentiment of the company. It's a great place to learn if you can put up with big egos, talking heads, and the temperament of prep school keg boys that turned to commercial real estate investing. If you are someone that is looking for an environment that is sensitive to diversity I would read their bios and stay away. I've been following careers at this company for two years and it's revealing how the same positions become available every six months. Less

I dont believe this sentiment to be true in the slightest regard. First off, a quick walk through our office will show our diversity. 2nd, we are growing and the constant hire is a positive thing. I see no reason asking for clarity as to why somebody would apply to two separate positions. A simple clarification on your end that you only intended to work with Acquisitions would've sufficed. Less

Hahaha the rebuttal only supports the initial poster's review.

Capgemini

They asked me to tell them how MS Excel VLOOKUP function works

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Did my best, but it is difficult to verbalize how the function works with no supporting example. Less

Let's you search for specific information in your spread sheet

Paramount Property Group

Tell us on your background.

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I explained regarding my degree and what I have learned that could benefit them not only as an intern, but also a potential permanent employee. Less

Grasshopper Solar

Do you have previous Asset Management experience?

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Yes 7 yrs

how you gonna structure the AM department

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As a business unit

UniCredit Group

Which are the main risks that a finance department has to deal with?

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Main risks are : - Credit Risk - Interest rate Risk - Foreign-exchange Risk - Credit or Default Risk - Counterparty Risk - Liquidity Risk - Country Risk - Political Risk Less

Mirvac

When was a time that you’ve worked in a team to solve a problem

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I used an example at university

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Tell me about a current event that interests you and why?

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This was asked by HR, and was simple since the other reviews here prepared me for it. Make sure you are ready for it. Less

Virginia State University

What is the certification that a disposal vendor should have?

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R2 Certification

Goldman Sachs

Tell me about a deal?

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I provided my best understanding of a recent deal

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