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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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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

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2010.

Interview Details – interview was tough and lenghty.. but was not intimidating

Interview Question – people say its a monotonus job.. do u still want to be hired   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No scope of negociation

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Database Engineer
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2011.

Interview Details – There was a half hour phone interview which was technical. After being cleared in it, I was invited to the location for a personal interview which consisted of a technical written test which was moderately difficult after which I met with three super smart people who grilled me on the test answers and my technical know how.

Interview Question – Why did I choose certain index design for the tables in the test.   View Answer

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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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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Visakhapatnam (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process includes 4 Rounds, First round will be Written which include accounts , finance, English and aptitude related Questions. Second and third round could be technical. First technical will be handled by Manager and second technical will be held by director. in these rounds they will ask you about Finance, accounts and stock market related questions. Those who cleared these rounds are almost done with interview. Final round will be with HR, In this round they will discuss about career plans and willingness to work with shifts.

Interview Question – As you are a girl, After marriage how could you convince your family about your career ambitions?   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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Research Associate
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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Research Associate
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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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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