Dow Jones Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Application Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Princeton, NJ) in April 2009.

    Interview

    describing the hiring and interview process - asked a lot of technical questions by group of people during two hours technical interview.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The guy calls and there is not a single word of hi or hello, directly jumped on to technical questions. I couldn't last for 5 minutes...

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Contacted by email first, exchanged with a few emails, took an online interview where coding test played the majority role. The questions were very difficult for non-top-coders. Completed the first question with great difficulty, then failed at the second one. It should be a genuine position for professional programmers and I have a lot of respect for that.

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    • Why is your solution better than others would think of   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Dow Jones in January 2012.

    Interview

    it was a detailed and comprehensive process, nice experience and good check on every aspect of human. have a very supporting culture.

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    Front End Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones.

    Interview

    I had applied for a different position and spoken with the recruiter on the phone. That position didn't come through, but the recruiter called me weeks later about another position. They quickly set up a phone interview with the hiring manager, which went well. I was called in the next week for a personal interview with the recruiter and then with a team member. The team member asked several specific technical questions and explained that it was not for specific answers but so that they could see how I thought through to a solution.

    Interview Questions

    • How to find the cause of a slow page load in a web site, focusing on all avenues to rule out specific bottlenecks and response lags.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was easy, but the verification and background check took weeks.

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    IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Got a call from Dow Jones. Had 1 on 1 phone interview on skype. Asked bunch of questions on iOS ranging from MRC,ARC to CoreData, Multithreading,etc. It was an intense 1 hour interview. Had another on 1 on 1 interview on skype. Mostly on Resume. Asked for code samples and approach to solve 2 questions.

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    • Most were iOS basics. If you have developed an iOS app with GCD, multithreading, coredata and ARC/MRC, anyone will be able to answer this.   Answer Question
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    Technology Showcase Event! Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    1. Online Application - 10/24/2013 2. Interview Invitation via Email from HR followed by HireVue - 10/28/2013 3. Digital Interview - 10/30/2013 - 50 min

    Interview Questions

    • Four Interview Questions 1. Multiple Choice - Choose a location to work. (3 min) 2. Video - Use an example to explain the lifecycle of HTTP request & response. (3 min) 3. Essay - Programming (40 min) Most people have adopted the decimal number system which has ten symbols (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9). There are other number systems like binary, hex and octal. Your job is to convert a hex number into a musical number. What is a musical number you might ask? It’s something we invented. Keep reading. The Hex alphabet contains 16 symbols: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,a,b,c,d,e,f The Musical alphabet contains 12 symbols: A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#,E,F,F#,G,G# (# is pronounced 'sharp' so 'A#' is pronounced 'A-sharp', 'C#' is 'C-sharp' and so on) Your program should validate input (make sure input is a hex number i.e. it is in base-16) and convert it to a number represented by the musical alphabet (base-12). Your program should output the musical number OR an error string "Input is not valid Hex" if the input is not valid hex. Sample inputs & outputs: Input:9, Output:F# Input:dead, Output:BFG#GD Input:feedface, Output:F#G#C#C#C#A#AA#B ***You may write the program in any language you wish, just make a note at the top of the answer page letting us know which one you chose. 4. Video - Please explain the thought process behind your answer to the previous question. (3 min)   Answer Question
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    Technology Showcase Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Dow Jones (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    2013.10.24 Online Application 2013.10.28 Interview Invitation via Email from HR followed by HireVue 2013.10.30 Digital Interview (50 minutes) with the following quesitons 1. Multiple Choice - Choose a location to work. (3 min) 2. Video - Use an example to explain the lifecycle of HTTP request & response. (3 min) 3. Essay - Programming (40 min) Most people have adopted the decimal number system which has ten symbols (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9). There are other number systems like binary, hex and octal. Your job is to convert a hex number into a musical number. What is a musical number you might ask? It’s something we invented. Keep reading. The Hex alphabet contains 16 symbols: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,a,b,c,d,e,f The Musical alphabet contains 12 symbols: A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#,E,F,F#,G,G# (# is pronounced 'sharp' so 'A#' is pronounced 'A-sharp', 'C#' is 'C-sharp' and so on) Your program should validate input (make sure input is a hex number i.e. it is in base-16) and convert it to a number represented by the musical alphabet (base-12). Your program should output the musical number OR an error string "Input is not valid Hex" if the input is not valid hex. Sample inputs & outputs: Input:9, Output:F# Input:dead, Output:BFG#GD Input:feedface, Output:F#G#C#C#C#A#AA#B ***You may write the program in any language you wish, just make a note at the top of the answer page letting us know which one you chose. 4. Video - Please explain the thought process behind your answer to the previous question. (3 min)

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    Customer Servce Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Dow Jones in September 2013.

    Interview

    Initial Phone interview with HR followed by a second one with a global manager in the US. Invited to 2 more rounds of face-to-face interviews on site. On site skills test included a role play with a team member - you have to serve an unhappy customer over the phone to demonstrate your handle a difficult situation

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Dow Jones and products? Tell me about your self and experience? Tell me about your experience when you went extra mile to exceed a customer's expectation? Role-play type skills test.   Answer Question
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    Applications Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Dow Jones (Monmouth Junction, NJ) in September 2010.

    Interview

    telephonic screen followed by manager interview - brief about experience, recent project followed by technical interviews. one round is very detailed technical interview like OS level questions, tricky c++ questions, basic fundamentals

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