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# Analyst Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

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### Data Analyst at Enova was asked...

May 22, 2012
 If you have a 5*5*5 cubic, what is the outside surface area?3 AnswersThe simplest answer will be 5*5*5-3*3*3=98Its surface area...not volume .So answer should be 6*(5*5)Looking at the first answer makes me doubtful about what a cubic means. If its a cube only, then the answer should be 6*(5*5), as mentioned above.

### Process Improvement-Change Management Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas | HCSC was asked...

Jan 29, 2016
 Have you created an processes using swim lane modeling?3 AnswersThat I had not. I used MS Visio flowcharts and activity diagrams.I had not used swim lane modeling in the past but I explained my experience using MS Visio flowcharts and activity diagrams.Yes.

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Jan 15, 2010

### Senior Financial Analyst at Groupon was asked...

May 21, 2012
 If it is 3:15. how many degrees are between the little and big hand?7 Answers7.5 degrees7.5 degrees7.5 degrees For every 360 degrees the little hand moves, the big hand moves 30 degrees; therefore, when the little hand moves 90 degrees (to the 15 minute mark), the big hand moves 7.5 degrees.Show More ResponsesAt quarter past the hour, the minute-hand is exactly at 3:00 but the hour-hand has moved 1/4 of the way between 3:00 and 4:00. Therefore 1/4 times 1/12 = 1/48 of the clock. With the clock having 360 degrees, 360/48 = 7.5 degrees.90 degrees0360

May 22, 2012

### Analyst at Morningstar was asked...

Apr 3, 2010
 The first question on the online test was an essay question. I compared two companies in terms of industry, management, and value.2 AnswersI wrote an essay.I have read that there are four essay questions --would you be so kind as to offer what the other two essay questions were? Thank-you.

Oct 27, 2010
 What decision do you regret in your career?2 AnswersIntentional move away from technology to finance.My career has been an adventure I would not change, it has helped me develop into who I am today, giving me an insight into the difficultys those around me face

### Equity Research Analyst at Baird was asked...

May 11, 2011
 Advantages of using EBITDA over enterprise value in the valuation process.2 AnswersEBITDA is unrelated to enterprise value. EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. It is a relatively useless indication of a company's real earning power according to warren buffett, charlie munger, ben graham and value investors et al. EV is market cap + debt - cash and cash equivalents. This looks like it was a quick question to see if the candidate is full of it : )I think when he said "over", he was using it to signify "divided by, as in Enterprise Value/EBITDA. The advantage is that it allows you to compare firms of different sizes and capital structures, as EV is the whole pie and EBITDA flows to both debt and equity holders. A similar question I have gotten is: "What would you use as a numerator if your denominator were EBITDA: Enterprise Value or Equity Value?"

### Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Bank of America was asked...

Feb 7, 2014
 If someone offered you \$1000 today or paid out at \$100 a month over the next ten months, which would you take?4 AnswersThe quantitative way to answer this is the perpetuity growth formula. You would take the monthly payments. Don't really know why, that is what the interviewer told me.The answer should be the \$1000...\$1000 today is worth more than \$1000 ten months from now or \$100 every month for 10 months due to the time value of money.Money loses value over time...Show More ResponsesI think it depends largely on the market. 1000 dollars a couple years ago if put into the right fund would be nice now. With how long the market has been expanding It would be a tough choice now. Additionally, they might be checking personality on this. Do you want your money now, or do you like something steady even if the value depreciates over time?
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