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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chimera Securities in January 2009.

Interview Details

1st round was a meeting HR where basic screening questions were asked to get a gauge on personality type. 2nd round was with a Partner and the Head trader. Math and logic questions were asked to get a sense of competency, proficiency and aptitude. Also to get an idea of risk tolerance.

Interview Questions
  • There were a couple of Deal or No Deal type of questions to gauge if you understand probability and some game theory as we all assess your risk tolerance.   View Answer
Negotiation Details
Negotiation was on going as each trader is open to get their own deals amended at any time based on performance.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chimera Securities in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 people they asked mostly brain teasers and qualitative questions like what are the essential attributes of being a trader

    Interview Questions
    • 8 balls 1 weighs less than the rest, use a scale, what is the minimum number of tries to find the defective ball   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chimera Securities in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    after the basic phone interview, you go to interview face to face. The interview is pretty easy and relaxed for the most part, especially if you demonstrate an interest in trading and are ok with brain teasers. The brain teasers they asked me were fairly easy... a question about how to measure a certain amt of water with two different sized jugs, a question about 9 marbles, a question that had to do with risk/reward calculation, and a couple other ones that were pretty easy.

    Interview Questions
    • You have nine marbles. All of them are equal weight except for one which is heavier then the rest. The difference is so small that you can't tell by holding them.

      You have a balance scale to weigh them, but can only use it twice. How can you single out the heaviest marble?
       
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    • You have two jugs, one that holds exactly 3 gallons, and one that holds exactly 5 gallons. Using just these two jugs and a fire hose, how can you measure out exactly 4 gallons of water?   View Answers (3)
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chimera Securities in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I went in to their NY office to have a one on one interview after communicating through email with the recruiter. The atmosphere in the office was really casual and people were friendly. The interviewer tells you to run through your resume and follows up with the usual behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What are 3 qualities that you have that are useful to being a trader?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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