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American Century Investments Interview Questions

Interviews at American Century Investments

38 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Century Investments.

    Interview

    Interview was behavioral and pretty straight forward. One HR screen following by two rounds. Spent a full 8 hours interviewing with 10 people in the last round. I never heard back from them afterwards, nor did they return my calls.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of 3 rounds--phone interview with HR, phone interview with the hiring PM, and onsite interview with the entire investment team (the firm is divided into separate teams within each discipline--value equity, US growth equity, global growth equity, fixed income, etc.). The entire process took about 2 months.

    Interview Questions

    • Pitch a stock that I selected myself, several stocks that I covered in the past (which they gleaned from the resume discussion), and a stock in a sector that I never covered.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at American Century Investments (Kansas City, MO (US)).

    Interview

    It was a series of interviews. I first met with an everyday officer and then met with the manager along with the director. The questions were regarding my history as a Security Officer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this position, and how did you hear about American Century.   1 Answer

  4.  

    Data Cleanser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I was scheduled for an interview, then they hired somebody for said position before I even got a chance to interview. Seeing as I have a lot of experience in the role with another company, you'd think that they'd take the time to interview. They contacted me again after someone resigned and I declined the interview as I found a better position elsewhere. Stay away if you have talent, this company is a waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • We had another cleanser resign, are you still interested in interviewing?   1 Answer

  5.  

    Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I talked with a bunch of people on the team about my past experience and what the team does. Everyone was polite and great. The office is beautiful. I am very lucky to get this job.

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  6.  

    Java Developer - Trading Systems Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at American Century Investments (Kansas City, MO (US)) in April 2019.

    Interview

    Spoke with a recruiter and then the hiring manager. Onsite consisted of four interviews with team and HR. No substance to the interview. Trivial questions were asked. Only Java development related questions were very simple like what is method overloading, does finally block always run, exception types in Java etc. I was caught off-guard because Java has try with resources now and had not used finally block in a while. Got a generic rejection letter saying they went with other candidates. I think they just wanted to check if candidate had the personality they were looking for and did not care much about software engineering or Java skills.

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  7.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Century Investments (Kansas City, MO (US)) in November 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process began with an over the phone conversation with someone from the Human Resource department. By far the most unpleasant and demeaning interviews I have ever had in my entire career. The Human Resource rep constantly hammered about issues with my resume (MBA Candidate with a month to graduate should not be placing that on their resume) among other critiques that had no relation to the position or interview itself. The interview process did not go much further than criticizing a potential employees resume. The lack of professionalism and inability to connect on a personal level means I will never apply to this company again.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you have CFA & MBA listed on your resume?   1 Answer
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    Sales and Distribution Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at American Century Investments (New York, NY (US)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    It was 4 interview with 3 managers and the last of HR reps. Each interview lasts 30-45 mins. The managers were from different departments and you choose the department you like the most with the HR rep.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you had to deal with a difficult situation?   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at American Century Investments (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    3ish hours long, all technical finance/math. They HR folks were very, very nice. I was interviewed by 3 people for about 45 minutes each (went over a little for some). Run through your resume, then they ask what your interests are and ask questions in finance/math based on your resp.

    Interview Questions

    • Imagine XYZ company, where on the business cycle would its P/E ratio be the lowest, holding all else constant?   2 Answers

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    Equity Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at American Century Investments (New York, NY (US)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with the recruiter then one with the hiring manager then went onsite for 5 interviews. Good experience, asked about experience, why American Century, etc. Very professional and friendly interviewers, positive experience.

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