Duff & Phelps Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014
65 Interview Reviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    On Campus Interview. The interviewer was a VP from Investment Banking division. Straight forward. Got one valuation question wrong and he actually spent time and explained it to me.

    Interview Questions
    • Very detailed valuation and technical questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Banking Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Quick. Interviewers were not asking difficult questions. A more centralized interview process would/does vet out poor candidates. Rather than constantly looking for quality talent, they wait until people leave and then realize that their choices are not ideal.

    Negotiation Details
    They beat another offer I had
    Accepted Offer
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    Valuation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. After exactly one week, I received correspondence from their HR for a phone interview. The interview was scheduled 2 weeks after I received the correspondence. During the interview, I was asked to tell a little about myself, and they asked questions about what classes I like the most and least and specific questions from my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst, Corporate Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter came to my school. Talked to him, sent my resume over to him. Within in two weeks they contacted me, saying they wanted to setup a phone interview with me. After two weeks of them postponing the initial interview it finally happened. They even contacted at like 10 on a Saturday night to postpone. The VP was very casual in his style interview. Nothing really crazy, but I prepared for all the complicated stuff and the simple accounting questions ended up doing me in.

    1. If you have negative net income can you still be CF positive?
    2. How do you go about valuing a company?
    3. Tell me about yourself.
    4. Ability/willingness to work long hours.
    5. Have you used Capital IQ
    Not in that order.

    Interview Questions
    • If your working capital ratio is 15%, while the rest of your competitors is around 12%. What can you do to lower your working capital?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corporate Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Family connection with a Managing Director; sent them a resume in late January, heard back in late February, finally got lunch (with the MD and a Director) in late March, interviewed in late April. 30 min with a VP, 30 min with a VP, 30 min with a Director (but he left after 15 min to get a flight). They didn't volunteer me a 'yes' or a 'no' regarding an offer; after 2.5 weeks I e-mailed HR and got the boiler plate 'no offer' e-mail. HR has yet to reimburse the expense of getting to the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The second VP asked me to divide 3,500,000 by 10,000 mentally, on the spot.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

    Interview Details

    applied through school portal & interviewed on campus, was called back for a second round. Mostly fit questions to see how you fit into the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Valuation Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Duff & Phelps.

    Interview Details

    I was called for a phone interview and asked a few behavioral questions, but most of the questions were fairly simple technical/ conceptual questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describing Fundamental analysis, market analysis, how to get FCF and what is CAPM.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Valuation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It took them a very long time to initiate the phone interview. The interviewer seemed bored when he interviewed me, and the so-called "technical questions" were quite silly.

    Interview Questions
    • What is an example of a time when you had trouble working in a team?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Real Estate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview and then office interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Dispute Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Duff & Phelps in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Starts out with a phone interview; pretty simple questions, just getting to know you. Then a 4 round 30 minute each in-office interview. Each interviewer asked you some finance-based and behavior-based questions and then allowed you to answer questions of your own. They asked questions about your resume as well.

    Interview Questions
    • If company expected that they were going to grow at 5% over the next five years; what ways could you approve or disprove their forecast?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered and I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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