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Risk Research Team Intern Interview (Positive Experience)
Interviewed at CME Group
Interview Details – There were 3 rounds. In the first one, a woman graduated from MIT mathematics PhD asked questions from basic mathematics to programming skills. The second round I was asked about derivatives concepts and models. The last was about the market perception . Majority of the questions were technical and relative to my resume, and very few of them were behavioral.
Interview Question – I was asked to write codes on paper for a small project in different programming languages. Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at CME Group
Interview Details – one time interview, last for 3 hours. interviewed by 2 persons
most questions focused on past experience.
some technical questions: 1. C++ data structure 2. greek letters and option pricing model 3. portfolio return calculation 4. term structure model 5. some derivatives product definition
they also introduce a lot about the group and position
Interview Question – Greek letters and option pricing model
ODE closed solution derivation Answer Question
Software Developer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CME Group in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied at career fair and got a phone call a few weeks later. They asked questions about the fundamentals of programming, SQL and a bit about futures and derivatives.
Interview Question – Not really. Asked about abstraction, encapsulation and polymorphism. And about SQL joins and constraints. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Possible to negotiate if there's a valid reason
Software Engineer I Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CME Group.
Interview Details – Met them first at a campus career event and they caught my interest. The first interview was over the phone because I was unable to do it on campus during the event. Then invited me to an onsite interview in their Chicago office. They put me up in a nice hotel and, for those that it matters to, got my reimbursed for the trip really quickly. The interview process took around 4 hours, had 4 separate interviews, 2 interviewers per interview. One was a code architecture exam, a coding question where they put you at a computer and give you a problem, one behavioral, and one general problem solving interview. They also had lunch and a brief of tour of their trading areas. They got back to before the end of the week with the outcome of the interview. At just about every stage I felt they acted professionally.
Interview Question – How many shortest paths are there in a NxK grid from one corner to the opposite corner. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I told them about my other offers and asked that they could match their salary, and they got close. After factoring in their other benefits CME was offering me a lot more.
Very Easy Interview
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I interviewed at CME Group in May 2013.
Interview Details – Just go through the resume,they are very nice
Quantitative Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and interviewed at CME Group.
Interview Details – First round is writing exam,basically about mathematics and programming. Typical questions on probability and some brain teaser questions were asked. It's better to have overview on C++ or matlab for the programming questions.
Interview Question – Programming to solve an optimization problem. Answer Question
Project Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CME Group in July 2013.
Interview Details – Was called by a recruiter from the CME Group, discussed the position and my background and my availablity for a phone interview. I went through the 1/2 hour phone interview with the manager of the group, went well. I came in for the interview with the manager and 5 other people, which took about 3 hours. Some of the people were laid back and some were very judgemental and rude. The huge disappointment was that I followed up with the recruiter and the manager and never heard back, which I found to be a bit unprofessional and arrogant. From reading other comments, that seems to be there MO, which is quite inconsiderate. I actually found I didnt get the job because someone else updated there linkedin with the job title.
Interview Question – it was typical questions, explaining background and why your interested Answer Question
Risk Research Team Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at CME Group.
Interview Details – They came to my school career fair where I submitted my resume. After a few days, HR contacted me and asked several questions about job authority. Then I got an interview inform. The interview lasted 3 hours.
Interview Question – Basic math and statistics ques. Some concepts in derivatives modeling. Requires you can write down code on paper. Your understanding of the markets. Answer Question
Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at CME Group in July 2013.
Interview Details – Hr interview over the phone consisting of standard questions. Face to face in one of their Chicago offices. Was a 2 hour interview with numerous managers. Everyone that interviewed me was very articulate. From my 2 hours of exposure it appeared as though they had a strong teams.
Interview Question – What do you know about come group. Answer Question
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