Société Générale Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Fixed Income Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Société Générale in February 2015.

    Interview

    This interview was fairly low stress and casual. They asked why I wanted to work there and questions about my background. I had three different interviews. One with HR, one with fixed income, and one with risk management

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    Junior Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Société Générale.

    Interview

    The interview process was rather unexpected since I had an appointment with the desk manager, but had three interviews in a row with 4 different people from this desk. So that even if it was quite unexpected, was rather efficient. The only remaining interview that I could not do on this day was the psychological test. The desk manager was nice but seemed a little overwhelmed. The interviews with the traders were precise and quite complete with technical questions as well as questions about me. Since the work hours are very long, they emphasize the fact that thepeople at the desk should get on well with each other.

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    • One of the interviewers, who was not the one I had an appointement with, asked me at the end of the interview what his name was.   Answer Question
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    Middleware Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Société Générale (Jersey City, NJ) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn, I completely forgot my experiences. I decided to take a look at the job. I agreed to the phone interview which i agreed. The decided to bring me in for a face to face. I fly from Florida to Jersey City. Once I got there and found out that I was black, it was like I should not be there. The most racist interview in my life. I was told that I was not Jewish.

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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Société Générale in March 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by the recruiter, and went thru 3 round interviews. But the position at the final round seemed different from what I was told at the beginning. Mainly technical VBA questions, plus some basic questions about the financial market and derivatives. The final round is mostly behavioral, like what is your interest, what is your favorite position if you can choose.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult in the technical part, but as a foreigner, the behavioral questions are all difficult for me.   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Société Générale (New York, NY) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Behavioral questions and easy technical questions, not very hard. But final did not get the offer.

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    Compliance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Société Générale (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Received an email from a recruiter who asked me to interview at the office. I sat down with two directors for about 30mins (the office floor looks great by the way). It was a pretty easy-going interview and I was asked very standard questions. I was told the specifics of the position and its day-to-day operations.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    Phone interview, several rounds

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    After initial phone screening, was invited on-site for a few hours. Met with all people in the team to discuss qualifications and for brainteasers

    Interview Questions

    • Market questions, brainteasers on dice and cards, etc. the usual   Answer Question
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    Front Office Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Société Générale (New York, NY) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Major takeaway: Frenchmen are so random.

    I applied online and the HR replied very soon, I scheduled 1.5 weeks later for more preparation time. It was a front office trading assistant type position at Interest Rate Derivatives desk. So I prepared accordingly.

    HOWEVER, when I met with the manager, he asked me:"what type of position are you looking for?" I was astonished, wasn't there supposed to be an ACTUAL OPENING I am here to attempting to fill? Why are you asking? So I answered the exact position that I am emailed to interview for.

    Then here goes the interview questions, not in chronological order:
    0. Walk through resume...
    1. What do you see yourself in 5 years?

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    This is the part where they are so random.
    He then said this is a BACK OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT position expecting the candidate to grow with FINANCE department. I was astonished again!! The job description said it's front office, and I am preparing as a front office interview!! So after this question, he is considering transfer me to equity desk.
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    2. What do you expect your daily work be in this position?
    3. What is delta of Long a call and short a put? Any other derivatives that have delta of 1?
    4. What is ETF? (He is asking me this because he tries to transfer me to the equity desk, I'll mention this later)
    5. Write a code in VBA...mine was about a searching function, kind of a VLookup
    6. and other technical questions...etc...

    When I was writing the code, as I was an international candidate, he told me they are NOT E-VERIFIED, and since it's early Sep, and my F-1 OPT expires before next Oct, they can't file H-1B for me now. I said fine, I can work with HR and law firm to figure a way to E-Verify myself (although I'm not sure if I really could).

    So without a doubt, I failed this one. But he said there's a front office equity desk intern vacancy and brought another French to interview me.

    Then here goes another interview:
    0. Walk through resume again...
    1. What's price of a future? What's difference b/w future and forward?
    2. Tell me a trade you've done...
    3. What is ETF arbitrage?
    4. and other technical questions...etc...no VBA code writing, probably because the first one told him I've passed it.

    Then the interview goes well, he told me to wait for feedback next week.

    Interview Questions

    • I didn't expect the position would be different from the job description.   Answer Question
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    Middle Office Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Société Générale (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process was set for 3 rounds. The first two were with members of the business team and then I met with HR. The interviewers were very nice and professional- their questions were very detailed and specific both about my experience and their role. I liked that I met a number of people from the team.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me a few questions outside of my expertise. I think they wanted to gauge my knowledge on a couple of different concepts.   Answer Question

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