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# Capital IQ Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Nov 29, 2013

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## Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Capital IQ in January 2012.

Interview Details – I attended the company's info session at my school. After the info session, we could make appoints for a 1-1 interview the next day. The interviewer was very nice. The interview lasts about an hour. There was around 4 technical questions. Overall, I thought the interview went well. However, it seems like they wanted students coming into their summer internship with lots of experience in the field.

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## Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Capital IQ in September 2012.

Interview Details – I applied to Capital IQ through my university's career fair. Then I was given an on-campus interview. The first half of the interview was a skills test. The recruiter walked in, handed me the test, and gave me 30 minutes to complete. It consisted of 5 technical questions pertaining to data structures and bit manipulation.

Interview Question – Given a tree, create a function for a getting a sub-tree given P and K.   Answer Question

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## Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Capital IQ.

Interview Details – On-Campus: Written test followed by a follow-up in person interview.
On-site:
3 back to back technical interviews, 40-45 minutes each.
Questions:
1. Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.
2. Given an integer array, return "1" if sum of any two numbers is zero.
3. Use two dice to create a random number generator (0-15).
4. What is a Race Condition?
5. Given a continuous stream of characters, find the first non-repeating character.

Interview Question – Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.   Answer Question

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## Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Capital IQ in February 2010.

Interview Details – 30 mins paper test (all about algorithms design) before the 1:1 interview. And the 1:1 interview is mostly about the test you just took. Also, it related some of your experience. Make sure you got all the details on your resume and be able to explain fluently.
Technical questions included topics: data structure( array, linked list, hash table, etc), algorithm (many many), DB design (normalization or multi-relationship), pick a language you like and write a short program they gave you.

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## Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)

The process took a day - interviewed at Capital IQ in October 2010.

Interview Details – You were given A skills assesment which you had 20 minutes to complete. After the exam was over, A interviewer came into the room to discuss what you did and the thought process you had doing it.

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## Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)

The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Capital IQ in June 2012.

Interview Details – many rounds of interview..long procedure...dont know what they were looking for.they din't hire anyone

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## Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Capital IQ in July 2012.

Interview Details – The interview was a 1:1 process over a period of two days with two individuals. it was a preliminary process. The first round was comparitively easy, but the second round interviewer however sweet posted an unlikely scenario and wouldnt accept nor comment on the answers that i gave

Interview Question – You are working in a banking corp with 1 million customers. You have an account in india and would like to access it in NY. How do you transfer the data   View Answer

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## Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Capital IQ.

Interview Details – written->gd->technical interviews.....written will have dbms and oops based questions...mcq's,queries,programs.....moderate level pf difficulty..

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## Summer Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Capital IQ in February 2010.

Interview Details – On-campus First Round Interview
Very casual info session the night before interviews, employees in jeans and company t-shirts. Two page pre-interview test, asked to diagram a system and develop a plan/solution for an information systems case study. Brought into a small room with a white board and asked to explain above system diagram. Interviewer poked holes in reasoning for systems diagram and asked a lot of "why not this.." questions.

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## Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Capital IQ in May 2009.

Interview Details – first two rounds were technical phone screens. In house interviews I met with a HR representative, the hiring manager as well as the CTO. The process was much longer then they alluded and I took another job in the meantime.

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