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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Met them at a career fair and dropped off my resume. Was called for an inperson interview on campus. Interviewer was young. Had graduated from college 2 years earlier. We were asked to answer a technical question on designing a web page. that part of the interview lasted 30 minutes. Later, she came to evaluate my work and we discussed it and she asked some questions about it. That lasted about 15 minutes and then she asked general fit questions in which she was trying to find out my technical / design background. We discussed designing web pages some more and I asked a few questions. She was very nice. It's been a week and I am yet to find out if I will be called back for a 2nd round or not.. *fingers crossed*

Interview Question – Do you have any technical/design background?   Answer Question

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Database Analyst Interview

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New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2009.

Interview Details – Go through your resume, ask you to present a database design for one of your project. Then they will add new business questions and let you change your design accordingly. Basic database questions include index, optimization, merge join etc. Behavior question: why DBA? Why capital IQ?

Interview Question – Expand database design according to randomly add business requirement, right query directly.   View Answer

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Hyderābād (India)

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

Interview Details – 3 Rounds of Interview: 2 Technical & 1 HR.. First round comprised of resume based questions and couple of small algorithm based ones.. Second round was completely on Algorithms

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Research Associate Interview

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2013.

Interview Details – The company culture and interview panel was very professional and the entire process was conducted in the same manner.

Interview Question – The panel requires the candidate to have updated knowledge about the market. just knowing the morning news isnt enough, understanding its implications also is equally important.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – NO Negotiations at all.

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Research Associate Interview

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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Quality Analyst
Hyderābād (India)

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

Interview Details – The process was smooth with 4 rounds of interviews spanning a duration of 2 days. They scrutinized everything from the logical ability to real-time problem solving skills. Since the position was QA most of the questions revolved around testing, SDLC, types of testing, debugging etc.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
New Delhi (India)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2012.

Interview Details – Applied through company website. Called for interview in 2 days.

Interview Question – "This is a task oriented and mundane role. Are you sure you will want to do this?"   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

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

Interview Details – Step 1:General Aptitude Test where we had to write an SOP
Step 2:An HR/Technical Based interview, which lasted for hardly 5 minutes
Step 3:A Content test containing questions based on logic, analysis and Finance
Step 4: Managerial Interview

Interview Question – HR based interview had technical questions   Answer Question

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Junior Research Associate Interview

Junior Research Associate
Hyderābād (India)

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

Interview Details – I gone through the written test and written test was as easy as simple test with forty questions in finance and ten questions in aptitude and ten questions in English and time given for me is one hour and i finished the test within half an hour.

Interview Question – Easy   Answer Question

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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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