S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    The first round interview was on campus following a school career fair and resume drop. Next was a super day at the company's New York Ciy headquarters. All of the questions were very easy. They were mostly about your background and experience. Nothing to worry about at all. Emphasize a passion for finance and helping others, and you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time you exhibited _____?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

  2.  

    Architecture Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    4 round interviews, all were in person interviews. But that time it was for summer interns. But mostly they see how you present your thoughts clearly. Not very technical.

    Interview Questions

    • 2 rounds technical, 1 round "intelligence", 1 round project. Really easy questions   Answer Question
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online, had two phone screens and an onsite interview

    Interview Questions

    • There was one question on designing a class/set of classes which help to find the stock quote for a particular company. A method was provided which takes a sticker(String) as an input and gives the stock value(double). But this method was too expensive to call, so how would you optimize your solution(make the minimal number of calls to this method). Also the stock value returned should not be more than an hour old. There were subparts to this question, on caching the values and multithreading.   Answer Question
    • Given a tree and a value n, check if the sum of values on any path of the tree from root to a leaf equals to that value.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I was called for a screening interview first which just asked about me and my resume. If they like you, you will to the next round with more phone interviews. Had three interviews for three separate teams engineer teams all working on different projects. I got the offer the same day as i interviewed for all three teams. Offer was for my choice of any of the teams so i chose the best one for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, weren't too technical. No specific coding questions as i guess they trust that you can do what they want.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Just take it. 28$ an hour.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through company website and I was sent an email with an interview dates and times. They invited me in for an interview and it was one-on-one interview. I was accepted for the second round interview which included meeting with 5 other people.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about financial equations and formulas and if I had used them in any past financial forecasting. Also, asked me what it was.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Database Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in May 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

    No. There was no HR interview.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was a bit low compared to other offers

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    Database Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2011.

    Interview

    My first interview consisted of a 30 minute written test which included queries to answer.
    There was a C program to write to check if a string is palindrome or not. Be well prepared with joins in case of queries. They also asked to create an ER diagram of a database schema.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared with sql queries.   1 Answer
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in December 2011.

    Interview

    I came in as an experienced hire, so my interview process was a bit different. Basically, it was sitting with three different people (a VP, an associate and my boss) and just talking about why I wanted the position and my strengths with customer service. Very easy interview- they need people so as long as you have a pulse you should be okay.

    Interview Questions

    • Basically having to sit there while the VP bashed my previous place of employment. I, being a professional (unlike half the people at the company), did not join in on the bashing. Still not sure if that was a test or if the VP is that immature.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Flat offer. No negotiation. At the end of the day, you are a pawn in a conglomerate- they don't care about you. It used to be that Capital IQ was an agile, small time software company. The company has gone to the dogs.

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