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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Business Analyst
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – First round was a design test that included qa testing questions and erd. Second round included 3 interviews where design questions were asked

Interview Question – Walk through a website and redesign it   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Centennial, CO

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2010.

Interview Details – It was pretty seamless

Interview Question – Strengths/weaknesses   Answer Question

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Database Developer Interview

Database Developer
New York, NY

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume on our University job Postings and received a call for a telephonic interview after 2 weeks. Telephonic interview was for about 30 to 40 minutes. He asked me about myself, my past experience and some Database questions (about Indexes). Then within a week I was called onsite for 1:1 interviews. There where 3, 1 hour technical interviews. They told me to design some databases on white board and write some queries. All the 3 interviews went well. I got a call from HR next day morning, that I was offered the position.

Interview Question – Design a database...Will you use index, on what columns, why? Write queries ()complex queries with 'exists' and 'non exists' clause.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No. There was no HR interview.

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Software Engineer
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2012.

Interview Details – There was an initial paper exam consisting of five question which were not particularly hard.
They included
i. write a function that gets the number of set bits in a character
ii. Reverse a linkedlist
iii. Find the least common ancestor in a tree

These questions are used as a conversation starter for the actual interview.
It is important that you get them right but I doubt if they are of any great consequence

Interview Question – Find the middle of a LinkedList   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The pay was a bit low compared to other offers

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
New York, NY

The process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2011.

Interview Details – Offered Interview at school, which consisted of an hour. It was basically 30 minutes answering a question then 30 minutes reviewing it. THen if they like you they will call you back to go to New York then interview process took all day there. It consisted of interviewing with 3 people on personality, and two technical. Afterwards you go home, but they provide funding to fly to new york.

Interview Question – First question was design a website that involved in showing stock data. It had criterias.   Answer Question

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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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Client Development Analyst Interview

Client Development Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2011.

Interview Details – I went to a career fair where I submitted my resume and got a first round interview. I had a one on one behavioral interview at my university. All the questions were behavioral and mostly about my resume. It was very laid back and casual. About two weeks later I got called back for a second round interview in NY and I am going to that in a week.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you failed   Answer Question

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Client Development Analyst
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Consisted of a 1:1 interview on campus. Very laid back. They just wanted to get a feel for what kind of person you are. The next round of interviews took place in NY. They flew me out there for their Super Day, which consisted of several 1:1 interviews and a demo of their platform. Interviews were again focused on figuring you out as a person. They just want to see if you would be a good fit.

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Database Developer Interview

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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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2010.

Interview Details – Long - met with multiple people during 2 sessions. First session was 2 people, second session was 4 people.

Interview Question – Design a web page   Answer Question

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