S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014
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    Technology Quality Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I generally never write a review but what I experienced here has instigated me to speak my mind and probably give a fair idea of what goes behind the lustrous semblance of this company. So hang in there.......

    In the 1st week of Oct'13:
    I had applied for a TQA opening on their career site. To my surprise(considered myself lucky) I was called for an interview within a week but not for 'TQA' but 'Research Associate'. Still I prepared all the finance I could.(trust me it's not easy when you are an engineer)

    1st round : Aptitude + Essay (moderate, 80% candidates are eliminated )

    2nd round: Just having entered the room..I was asked why did I apply for 'RA' instead of 'TQA' as I'm a B.Tech grad without even judging if I could also fit in as a RA?
    She asked me 2 very basic questions on finance which anyone who reads 'The Economic Times' can answer. I explained them, I had applied for the latter but received a call for the former. Here, the HR girl had no clue of anything whatsoever. I was forced to change my profile again and appear for a TQA written round after 1 week. I agreed.

    3rd round : 10 subjective questions on s/w testing in 1 hour. (That's sounds fair.)

    After completing the 3rd round, neither they bothered to give any date to expect the results nor inform about the further process. Now, the frustration kicks in....

    I call up the front desk after 3 days but she does not forward the call to any of the HR guys, I dropped 2 mails to the interviewer then again 'NO REPLY'. Later, through some internal source I get to know the position has already been filled with no intimation given to the candidates awaiting their results.

    You think it's over ?? Naah!!

    11th NOV '13: I receive a mail from the HR dept of S&P CIQ to reappear for another TQA opening. Again, back to square one but I assumed my previous process was in pipeline.
    However, to the wildest of my imagination after the 1st round, to test my relentless patience in this occasion they disqualify me as according to their HR policy those who appeared previously can't apply again.

    NOTE:
    1) THE CAREER SITE 'ALWAYS' SHOWS JOB OPENINGS ALL AROUND THE YEAR EVEN WHEN THE ACTUAL CASE MAYBE DIFFERENT.

    2) THE HR DEPT IS THE EPITOME OF DECEPTION. NO TELEPHONE NO. IS PROVIDED AS THEY CAN ABANDON YOU ANYWHERE IN THE PROCESS WITHOUT A JUSTIFICATION.

    3) E-MAILS WOULD NEVER BE ANSWERED.

    4) NO EXPLICIT SELECTION IS DONE MANUALLY, A COMPUTER GENERATED E-MAIL IS SENT TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIES.

    5) RUDE MANAGERS

    PS: Don't waste your time waiting to hear from them in 6 days. DISGRACE.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview and hiring process were completed in a day's time, as it was a campus placement.

    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiation. The salary is fixed for employees. Only the management and IT staff can negotiate for their salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • how do you merge N files into a single file ?what approach is to be followed?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    five rounds. 1st one is a basic written test followed by an HR interview, a concept and general knowledge based skill test (written), Technical Round and Directors Round respectively.

    Interview Questions
    • What out of Profile, package and environment is the most important factor and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st was Aptitude Round, followed by HR Round followed by Manager and Director level PI

    Interview Questions
    • If you are locked in a room full of haystack, how you will find needle in it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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...:)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Their process is well organized and HR is very efficient. Their 1st round is an apti followed by HR round then a subjective written test then a technical or Managers round followed by a directors round.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process mainly comprises of 5 rounds
    1) An objective test of 30 minutes covering basic reading and comprehension, LR and quant skills. Very easy
    2) HR discussion round testing the communication skills
    3) A subjective test containing finance, M&A related questions. Its tough to moderate level.

    If you clear the above 3 rounds then later on 2 more rounds

    4) Managers round where you will be grilled on finance related concepts
    5) Director round

    Interview Questions
    • Keep in touch with finance related concepts and news specially M&As   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Got a better profile at another place

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    There are 3 rounds on the first day were
    Round 1- Its a mix of Quant, English and about your self.
    Round 2- Its HR round were you will checked on your communication , basic knowledge of Finance. ( Eliminates lot of people )
    Round 3- Technical round .... which consist of 4 section GK, Report, Comprehension and i dont remember the 4th one.... ( you need to crack it , its tough)

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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