The application process was fairly interactive involving a mixture of testing, video responses, face-to-face interviews and group exercises. They provided an opportunity to show off numerical skills as well as what you are like as a person. The company culture is one that promotes teamwork a lot, with limited instances of unhealthy competition between peers. Work life balance depends a lot on which role you work in, and so this can't be fairly commented on for the firm as a whole. Work life balance would be best gauged on a role-by-role basis.