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Updated Jul 19, 2014
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Leveraged Loan Analyst Interview

Leveraged Loan Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2014.

Interview Details – One phone interview. Pleasant woman although I felt the conversation was extremely formal and she wasn't particularly interested in talking about the position which I was interested in learning more about. I was told if the company was interested I'd be called in but I wasn't. I'm wondering what knocked me off in that screening call. I don't think she like my answer to "What interests you in the position?"

Interview Question – "What interests you in the position?"   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Quantitative Consultant Interview

Quantitative Consultant
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2014.

Interview Details – Was contacted by recruiter, had a phone interview with hiring manager. Was called for an onsite interview in New York with four team members. good experience overall, everyone was really nice. Recruiter was very helpful throughout and got feedback.

Interview Question – Technical interview followed my small talk and behavioral questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Quantitative Specialist Interview

Quantitative Specialist
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR, then 1 week later phone interview with manager.
Then 2 weeks later interview with 5 people in office.
Had to call them to find out status a few weeks later

Interview Question – What was something different that you had done on the job.   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Product Consultant Interview

Product Consultant
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied through a campus recruiter. The process took three weeks, and I was interviewed by two people, a product consultant and a account manager. The interviewers were very straight forward about the position description, the hiring process, and the company culture. Most of the interview was spent discussing my major and qualifications, and there were very few behavioral questions.

Interview Question – I do not come from a finance background, so the interviewers really grilled me on how my background fit into the job position.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Industry Analyst Interview

Industry Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in July 2010.

Interview Details – A 1-day written exam, doing analysis on a company and writing a short stock report. They provide an industry survey, economic data, and most recent 10-Ks and 10-Qs. After passing the exam, the candidate goes through a series of interviews, usually 4 or 5 interviewers. The offer is usually given in 2 weeks.

Interview Question – Can you cover 30 companies?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Summer Software Developer Intern Interview

Summer Software Developer Intern
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2014.

Interview Details – The application was online and it took about about 6 months before I got an email to schedule a telephonic interview. Because it took so long, I had actually forgotten I had applied to this position. The manager who called me was a great conversationalist and asked great questions but was not knowledgeable about programming subjects.

Interview Question – What do you know about S&P Capital IQ?
Explain in detail the process of software development.
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Summer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Summer Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details – I was called for interview after selected from my college's job portal. Interview was for 30 mins before which there was a technical test for 30 min, containing algorithm and data structures related questions. RIght after the test was the interview. The interview questions were not related to my performance in the test, but was told that in the second round I would be asked questions on my test performance.

Interview Question – It was pretty easy interview. Included both behavioral and technical questions.
Behavioral:
>what do u want to be 5 years from now. Then 10 years from now.
>what do u like the most about programming or being software engineer
Technical: gave me a technical scenario and judged my approach- theres a huge stream of stocks info coming, that has company name and stock value. how wud u design to store that data, so that lookup of stock is value is fast? how wud u implement caching policy?
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Database Engineer Intern Interview

Database Engineer Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied through my university's CareerNet website. I was called for an On-Campus Interview. The interview lasted for an hour. First, I had to appear for a 30 minute test, which included 3 questions. First question was to draw an E-R diagram from the given information. Second question was to solve SQL queries. Third question tests your basic programming skills, few basic programs like prime number, palindrome etc.

A week later, I got an e-mail informing me that I cleared the first round of interview and was invited for the final round of interviews on-site. The final round of interviews lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes. There were 3 interviews one after the other each of 45 mins.

The on-site interview started at 12:30. The 1st interviewer gave a data model and asked some basic SQL queries on that. He also asked about indexing. The 2nd interviewer presented me with a scenario and asked to design a data model. The 3rd interview was conducted by 2 people. They gave me a data model and asked some set operation based SQL queries. My interview ended at 2:45. The HR gave us a tour of the office after the interview.

Along with technical they even asked me about the project work, experience etc. So be ready for resume based questions too.

I got a call from the HR after 2 weeks to inform me that I was selected.

Overall, it was a good experience. Concentrate more on data modelling and SQL queries. Try solving as many queries as you can. Practice well.

The Interviewers are warm and polite. They help you if you are stuck or give you hints so that you get an idea of the question and can think in the right way.

Even if you go wrong, it is completely fine, what matters is your approach towards the question, your problem solving skills etc.

All the best!!

Interview Question – I wasn't asked a difficult question but I wasn't much prepared with set operation based queries. So I had tough time answering them.   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Product Consultant Interview

Product Consultant
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2014.

Interview Details – First contact was at career fair. That lead to first interview on campus. Second interview was downtown. Third interview is in New York.

Interview Question – What is your latest project?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Client Development Interview

Client Development

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2009.

Interview Details – Went in for a client development associate position in los angeles, met with senior associate and director separately who interviewed me pretty casually. wanted to know about my background as an analyst for a private equity fund, and then we discussed the role, the hours, the composition of the team.

Interview Question – There really wasn't one. Just was more of a conversation about my skillset and what clients were looking for in an associate.   Answer Question

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