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    Summer Analyst Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Jefferies & Company (New York, NY (US)).


    Applied Online, persisted in calling HR, received phone interview, nailed phone interview,attended Superday, performed successfully...great overall experience. Very well-run on their end from start to finish. Format for interviews in-person is 2 on 1s and also a 1 on prepared to react well under pressure. Must be confident and have a good hold on your story in order to succeed.

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    • Basic technical questions involving understanding of financial Statements (involving Capex and depreciation and how it flows through each statement), stock pitch, macroeconomic questions, and a specific stock I would short and why. Also very important to understand why you want to work at Jefferies in particular as it is unique in comparison to many of the BB's on the street. Key advice is to mention the relatively flat structure ( Jefferies doesn't harbor arrogance as much as Goldman, JP, Morgan Stanley etc...but don't explicitly take knocks at these competitors, because many of your interviewers probably worked there! Good point to mention is that the company manages under 50 billion in assets and therefore able to operate independently of the government. Unlike many of the 'too-big to fail banks' Jefferies needs to stand on its own two feet.   Answer Question

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year

Because smaller companies need hostile-takeover advice, too. Jefferies Group (along with its main subsidiary Jefferies & Company) raises capital, performs securities trading and research, and provides advisory services for small and midsized companies in the US. Serving about 2,500 institutional clients worldwide, the company also trades derivatives and commodities and makes markets for some 5,000 US and international equities. Jefferies Group also oversees more than $3 billion on behalf of investors, private clients, and national and local governments. The company has... More

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