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Ipreo Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Oct 3, 2014
Updated Oct 3, 2014
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  1.  

    Global Technical Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ipreo in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    An Ipreo recruiter reached out to me. We followed up with a phone-screen and a few days later I had 4 interviews scheduled (2 technical, 2 management).

    The people for both technical interviews were not on site - which was not planned and a bummer. So I was sitting at Ipreo talking to their employees on a phone (no video call). It wasn't the best experience and certainly not appropriate for deep technical discussions.

    Bottom line, after investing a whole afternoon - not counting preparation - I never heard a word back from anybody at Ipreo. That is bad style and doesn't represent a company I'd ever want to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • What is SOLID? What do the letters stand for? Elaborate.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer/Tech Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ipreo in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from HR
    2 online programming tests like string manipulation and a small program
    Technical interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Global Markets Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ipreo.

    Interview Details

    5+ Hr Interview. Met with several different analysts, a few managers, and an HR rep. Nothing all too difficult, but being in a tiny room for that long can be taxing. There was also an excel test and a writing sample.

    Interview Questions
    • Where will the market be a year from now, two years from now?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fixed Income Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ipreo.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by phone call to set up a phone interview for following week. The phone interview consisted of basic questions about my resume. They also asked "What is one recent story/headline concerning the market that is of interest of you and why?" At the conclusion of the phone interview they told me they wanted me to come in for an in-person interview. In-person interview consisted of a 1:1 meeting with the HR person, who asked me what I know about the position and the company. Then, I met with two members of the Fixed Income team (who I'd be working with if I got the job). They asked basic questions about my resume as well as questions about leadership skills and personality type questions. Then, the HR person came back in the room to wrap it up and make sure I didn't have any more questions. HR person was a little unprofessional and the interviewers seemed unprepared to interview me. Whole process took approximately 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time during your professional career when you were presented with a challenge and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Global Market Intelligence Analyst Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ipreo in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round was just a phone interview that lasted 20 mins.

    The next round was the final one which was at the HQ office in the city. Prior to the interview, I received an online excel assessment test..it was really basic.

    The final round consisted of meeting with 3 different sector groups followed up with meeting a recent hire to discuss how the program starts out. Before all the interviews started, HR made me do a 300 word essay assessment test. It wasn't bad, they just wanted to see how well you write.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ipreo in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a voicemail from HR. I called them back and had a discussion about the position, and it basically turned into a phone interview about the position, what I was looking for, and why I was interested. At the end of the call, we set up a time for an interview the following week.

    A few days later, I head to their office in midtown Manhattan. I'll break it down into 5 interviews, and I'm purposely putting them in random order.

    1. I met with HR and she took me to a room to have another quick interview and answer any questions. I had several prepared beforehand and she did a good job of answering them. I would ask these same questions to all the other interviewers.

    2. 1 on 1 with Product Manager #1
    This was an Indian guy that didn't smile at all. It was more like an interrogation than a conversation. He asked me what the position was that I was applying for and what I'd be doing in it. I wasn't sure if he was screwing with me or being serious, but I basically summarized the job ad. It turns out the job ad wasn't even accurate as he said the position didn't require any SQL. Wow.

    He then questioned why I did things a certain way at a previous company I worked at. He asked me about what I thought the product was that I would be working on at Ipreo, what SDLC is, and if I've written business requirements. He also asked about the equity capital markets process, and whether I knew who was the lead bank for the Facebook IPO. Luckily I knew the answer for that (Morgan Stanley). He cut me off a few times and basically set an uncomfortable tone throughout the whole process. At the end of the interview, he asked me a brain teaser for "fun". It was about as fun as getting stabbed. He basically just seemed unfriendly. He's the kind of guy that you probably couldn't get a beer with even if he offered to pay.

    3. 2 on 1 interview with a manager and analyst.
    It was a lady and dorky guy. They asked me basic questions on my background and work history, they asked the "what is your greatest weakness?" question, and they asked me what my biggest strength is. It went on for quite awhile, but it was generally pretty straightforward.

    4. 1 on 1 with Product Analyst
    This was a big nerdy guy. He asked me what I knew about the equity capital markets process, and also lots of basic interview questions. He also asked me things like my favorite movie, my favorite band, etc. He asked me two brain teasers as well. I got one right and the other half right.

    5. 1 on 1 with Product Manager #2
    This guy was the complete opposite of the other product manager. He sat down and basically said he wanted to have an easygoing chat. I got most of the usual interview questions including many that I already answered in the 2 on 1, and he also asked if I could do anything, what would it be. Also, what motivates you?

    HR said the next step would be a second round with managing directors. There was no second round offered.

    The company interviews like they want to be some top tier investment bank or Google/MSFT. Brain teasers are annoying and it really doesn't prove anything, even though I got some right. It seems like they want an exact best fit but aren't willing to pay since the position starts out at about $43,000 BEFORE taxes which is nothing in Manhattan. Everyone says they work really hard there and have to come in on weekends, but then why do I see some office workers just surfing the internet and chatting? Is it long hours and hard work or isn't it?

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the equity capital markets process.   View Answers (2)
    • How many pennies would fill up this room?   View Answer
    • There's a penny in a bottle. You can't pull the cork out or break the bottle. How do you get the penny out?   View Answer
    • Describe to me what the position is that you're applying for.   View Answer
    • You're trapped in a cube and you need to move from the bottom left corner to the top right corner on the opposite side. You can't fly through space. Draw a line showing the shortest distance to get there.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Data Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Ipreo in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was able to get my resume noticed through a contact in the company. Received a call from HR a few days after submitting a letter and resume and talking to the contact, and the interview was set up promptly. I first spoke with an HR representative who told me that I would be meeting the three team leaders within the department, all three of which were looking to fill an analyst position within their respective team. I was interviewed by each team leader separately, each for approximately 40 minutes. All three were very young and pretty informal, which came as somewhat of a relief. The majority of each interview involved each team leader explaining the role of their specific team in terms of the rest of the departments at Ipreo, (initially somewhat confusing), but for the most part they were very helpful and did a good job answering my questions. It should be noted that all interviewers, including the HR rep, made sure to ask me several times whether I had any questions, so I would definitely read up on the structure and client groups of Ipreo and have specific questions in mind prior to starting the interview.

    I was told that I would hear back by the end of the week, which became the end of the next week, and it took a few phone calls and an email on my part to finally get an answer. I was not particularly surprised, while the interviews had gone well, it became evident through my questions during the interview that the position was not really what I had anticipated or was looking for. Unfortunately, my last contact with Ipreo left a bad taste in my mouth, as they neglected to insert my name into the template letter they sent me, resulting in a letter that began with "Dear ____"

    Interview Questions
    • What sort of database management experience (specifically software) have you had in the past?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ipreo in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 Phone interview and then after a week i was called in for a Face to face interview. I met with 3 people. Hard core .Net questions, Lots of UML, ASP.Net, Multi threading questions. The first interviewer asked OOA design questions. Database optimization.

    Interview Questions
    • Web Farms, XML Serialization, Multi threading   Answer Question
    • how do you update the progress of a background thread in an asp.net web form? View state serialization , .Net Run Time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Market Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Ipreo in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had a brief phone interview then was scheduled to come into the NY office for an additional interview. I had a Microsoft Excel test which was pretty easy, although be careful, if you do not perform an exercise precisely you may have it end up being marked incorrect.

    The group came in to interview me, one by one, and I got good vibes by everyone except one person. Some were very upfront with me, some not, but for the most part it seems like a kind of demanding work environment with the pay not being so great to start out. I wasn't offered a position but this was the impression they gave me, and told me to expect.

    Interview Questions
    • What coach, past or present in sports, do you admire, or would like to play for?   View Answer
    • (as a recent graduate) What did you learn in college? How are you different? What has a business degree done for you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ipreo in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Intially there was a technical round of telephonic interview, where is the question were related to basic C#,asp.net,SQL like difference between abstraction and interface, singleton class, session state, Joins in SQL. After clearing the telephonic interview, they called for an inperson interview. Where in they digged in detail. Like asked to write singleton class code, oops concept, virtual and override. SQL stored procedures etc.,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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