Deutsche Börse Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Functional Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Deutsche Börse in September 2011.
Interview Details – There were two rounds of interviews. Unusually, you are interviewed by the more senior member of staff first, they decided if you are generally a good fit for the company, in my case they didn't really care about specifics they were investigating how communicative and professional I was more than anything else. Once you are accepted then you move on to the more technical interview. Mine was for a junior role so there weren't too many technical questions and it was very laid back, in fact I think the interviewer perceived that to be their 'style'. I was slightly frustrated as, as is so often the case, they weren't prepared and couldn't really describe what I would actually be doing. I would recommend having some very specific questions to be able to ascertain what you need to know as it won't be offered.
Interview Question – They threw in a fairly standard logical thinking question which was 'How many trees do you think there are in Germany?' They really just want to watch you think without getting flustered. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was a junior role and I really needed a job so I didn't negotiate...also, they are known for paying well so it wasn't necessary.
Sales Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Deutsche Börse in September 2010.
Interview Details – interviewed with Managing Director and Director for an hour. We talked about revenue projection and my knowledge and experience. There were three candidates including me. I took more than two months to get offer after the interview due to their slow office work.
Interview Question – How much will you bring revenue to the company? View Answer
IT Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Deutsche Börse.
Interview Details – 1st round with manager and a senior employee ( expert ), 2nd round were split into two sections, one with two employees from the department and another one with HR
Interview Question – The interview with HR was pretty long conducted, about an hour. Although I found the questions were typical, you better be well prepared. Technical questions with the employees were not too challenging. They just wanted to get to know you and see if they could get along well and work with you. View Answer
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Deutsche Börse
Interview Details – I was interviewed by the group manager. He presented the company. Technologically, they use primarily MySQL, C/C++ and probably also some Java. On business side they develop trading system for majority of stock exchanges in Europe. They release once or twice per year. At this stage be prepared for questions like: "Where do you see yourself in 5 years".
Interview Question – what is the difference between malloc and calloc View Answer
Java Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Deutsche Börse in March 2013.
Interview Details – An HR agency offered me to apply for a IT related position at Deutsche Boerse. 2 days later I was called from a hidden number to schedule a conference call interview with two managers from the company. On the time agreed I was called and answered few technical questions. Whole interview last abount half an hour. Nevertheless they never came back with any answer - neither negative or positive.
Interview Question – There were no really difficult questions in the test. The questions were very "academic" e.g. kind of basic and not very real-life. What I mean is that an experienced programmer may not need to sort every single work day and all the possible ways a bunch of data, but certainly knows how to choose the right way, should she/he need to do so under given constraints. Answer Question
Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Deutsche Börse in November 2011.
Interview Details – standard interview - experience and expectations. not much technical stuff
Interview Question – why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Java Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Deutsche Börse in March 2010.
Interview Details – Very ambigous from the information point of view.Very straigth forward.
Interview Question – where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question