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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in June 2013.

Interview Details – The process was very well managed, people friendly organisation, nice work culture.
The process started with an aptitude test..then an HR interview..then again a written test.
these 3 rounds happened on the same day.
Within a week they called for the next round.
The next round comprised of a technical interview.

Interview Question – Grilling on financial terms, current affairs and opinions about the same. Since I was from marketing background I was given a lot many situations to analyse.   View Answers (8)

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Database Developer
New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2010.

Interview Details – The process was fine, seems like a great company. 3 interviews back to back with lunch in between. Young people, asked reasonable questions, and were nice about it.

Interview Question – Create a sample database (table structure) of a basic version of imdb.com. Find the total sum of money that movies made with Mel Gibson as an actor that were released during the third week of February.   Answer Question

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Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2013.

Interview Details – The Capital IQ interview process has 5 steps – Every round is elimination round.

1st step is an IQ test - written test (Math and Vocab – aptitude exam)

2nd step is HR interview. Questions may include definitions of mergers and acquisitions and more finance/investment questions.

3rd step: Technical exam written for 60 mins /90 mins (finance basics and merger and acquisitions)

The above 3 rounds can happen on the same day. Atleast 2 rounds will happen in same day.

If you clear the first 3 rounds. You would get call for the next round in 7-8 working days (max)

4-5 rounds would be personal interview – Director Rounds.

Interview Question – tell me about yourself in one minute   Answer Question

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Senior Database Engineer Interview

Senior Database Engineer
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in June 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process was extensive, questions were based on your concept, approach for solving problem. Looking for vision of a person. Expertise in your area. Depth knowledge.

Interview Question – Not as such. I was well prepared for interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate since profile that was offered was awesome. What I demanded, they offered while making some part of it as a variable component.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

Interview Details – Hiring Process:
I got a call from Talent Acquisition Team.

They give me an overview about the company & about my role & responsibilities

Interview Process:

It took around 5-6 weeks & I gone through 5 technical interviews , 4 telephonic & 1 was face to face.

Telephonic round covers your basic Knowledge on your domain.Mine was for a Data Scientist,so they asked about Data Models & Extraction Techniques.Make sure to go through SQL.

Most questions were from my domain.

Face to Face was the most interesting & challenging one.They gave me a Complex Problem & asked me to design a Proof of Concept(POC) on it.
It was a good healthy discussion on various real World Problems of Data Mining.The entire discussion was around an hour.

Interview Question – How would you implement Business Sense Identification in a Financial Document   View Answer

Negotiation Details – S&P is a good brand in terms of pay-scale.Usually you don't have the need to negotiate.They pay you what you ask..but not all in hand...get ready for some bonus stuff too...:)

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Research Associate Interview

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2013.

Interview Details – 1) College written exam- logical aptitude, quantitative maths, basic English.
2) Office HR interview- lasted on an average minutes.
3) Another written round- Heavy on financial knowledge, logical aptitude, Business GK.
4) Manager round - Seemed like a repeat of second written round, with financial knowledge tested, with current affairs. Lasted 15-20 minutes.
5) Finally the Director round, more of a formality. Lasted 10 minutes, discussed about my course and what I expect of the job.

Interview Question – Who is the chairman of Biocon?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Interview Details – 3 ROUNDS :1st is written round comprising of apti,SQL,programming questions,2 code were to be written.
2nd is Technical Interview:1 code was asked,quite grilled on DBMS,OS,OOPS,JAVA.
3rd is Tech+HR interview:concepts from java ,DBMS were asked extensively and HR ques like "where do u see urself after 5 yrs" were there.

Interview Question – how do you merge N files into a single file ?what approach is to be followed?   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

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

Interview Details – There is a initial aptitude test consisting of 4 sections answering the first one is compulsary as it test your quantitative aptitude the next section depends on the postion u apply for ...
SE - codes and outputs
DBA - sql queries and other realted questions
BA - everyday life situations ....
generic . - write a problem solving experince

The Interviews were three rounds 1 on campus and 2 in the company
they consisted mostly of everyday situations ... he projects u are part of and your introduction
and other activities u are involved in ...also they will give u use cases to solve and UI's to design ..

Interview Question – Start a company that can compete with google ...   Answer Question

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Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2012.

Interview Details – the process started with the general aptitude test, which consisted of Quants, reasoning ( very easy), English. After clearing the test there is a small HR round which is basically taken to check the communication skills.

After the HR round there were 2 more rounds of written test which consists of business description, case study, financial awareness logical reasoning etc.

If the candidate clears both the rounds the final round is with the senior managers and some times director of the process too.

Interview Question – Who is the CEO of NYSE   View Answers (2)

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Tirupati (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2011.

Interview Details – Interview process consist of three rounds.
1.Written test
Our knowledge in Accountancy, Finance, Aptitude and English were tested.
2.First Technical round
A person such as Team lead or Manager will be examining our skills in core finance and accounts.
3.Second Technical round along with HR
A person in the position of director will examine our knowledge levels in core finance and accounts area along with few HR related questions.

Scoring good marks in written exam will be added advantage to secure the job. About three days preparation is more than enough.

Interview Question – I have not faced such an situation during the interview process. The entire process in totally concentrated on testing skill test of the candidate.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Make sure that you secure the job. After that try to secure job in any other company offering better pay, career etc if you don't get any job just join the job other wise move on.

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