Very Difficult Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at FactSet in October 2009.
Interview Details – I had a 30 minute interview during which I was extensively quizzed on C++ pointers, inherited classes, and data structures. After the interview I still didn't even know what the position would do!
Interview Question – Search time of an array compared to a linked list. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FactSet in November 2009.
Interview Details – I interviewed for a position at FactSet while completing my degree. HR reached out promptly following a college career fair, which made the process move quickly. FactSet enjoys creating an excitement and that leads to a positive perception of the corporate culture. Fresh, agile in hiring process, not too bureaucratic, and not extra phone screens.
Went through one 1:1 phone screen interview, followed 10 days later by a full-day onsite interview speaking with systems engineers and engineering managers. Four 45-minute technical interviews with pairs of interviewers through the day, plus intro, interview with manager, interview with asst director, discussion with HR, and lunch. Long day. I received an offer a few days later and was given 2 weeks to reply.
Interview Question – List the platforms you're comfortable working on. Now, how would you compile and secure this code on [server platform you didn't list] ? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at FactSet in December 2013.
Interview Details – written test, vocabulary test, technical round, personal interview
Interview Question – technical question Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at FactSet in October 2013.
Interview Details – On campus interview was basic behavioral - quick around 30 minutes. Final round interview was long - 9am-3pm. It included 4 different interviews with senior consultants who asked a variety of questions. I interviewed with 2 other prospective employees and we rotated around interviewers. At the end of the 4 interviews we went out to lunch with two newly hired consultants. This was all part of the interview process.
Interview Question – Name 4 things you think a consultant should have, rank their importance, explain how you exemplify each quality, rate your answers for each quality - A B C D.
They also asked several brain teaser questions - 8 equally weighted balls but one is slightly lighter, find the lighter ball with a balance scale and only two chances to change what is on the scale. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at FactSet in May 2012.
Interview Details – 1. Telephonic technical : Very methodical, questions within a closed domain. Domains which you chose you are strong in.
2. Office Campus Interview Round 1 : General Analytical questions.
4. Office Campus Interview Round 3 : SQL questions.
5. Office Campus Interview Round 4 : Puzzles
6. Office Campus Interview Round 4 : General Programming concepts including knowledge on Object oriented design paradigm, SDLC. Previous project knowledge.
7. HR round was informational, little negotiation. Hopefully you will not need to negotiate :)
Interview Question – What would you do to create your own .net language similar to C# Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at FactSet.
Interview Details – Graduation/Post Graduation with Min 60%
HR Interview - Communication Test
Interview Question – Purely Accountacy Knowlege Answer Question
Negotiation Details – NO Negotiation
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at FactSet in October 2013.
Interview Details – HR phone interview followed by a technical phone interview.
Onsite: 3 technical interviews, one Director interview and one HR interview.
1. Code Review: Find bugs in a linked-list implementation.
2. Design: Design the game of Chess.
3. DS and Algorithms: Find a number in a Linked List, Implement Google Auto-complete, What data structure to represent employees in a company.
Interview Question – Implement Google's autocomplete. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at FactSet in November 2012.
Interview Details – Was initially contacted for a basic phone interview after a Factset client spoke to them on myself. Phone interview consisted of a basic reuse walkthrough and information about the company/position. Was then asked to attend a final interview at their Boston office.
Interviewed alongside three other candidates. Rotated among 4 interviewers, roughly 30 minutes each. Questions ranged from basic to curveballs and brainteasers. Afterwards they put all of the candidates together in a board room and has us solve a group brainteaser on a whiteboard.
Treated to lunch with current consultants afterwards.
Was contacted via email two weeks later informing me that I was not offered a position.
Interview Question – Group brainteaser involving riddles about magic potions... Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at FactSet.
Interview Details – The first step is a screening interview. This is typically a phone screen, but for university applicants, this can be a campus interview. The screening interview lasts about 30 minutes,
The second and final round is an on-site set of interviews that lasts most of the day. The actual interviews vary by department. This is a rough schedule:
- 9:00 Demo of the software
- 10:00 Quiz
- 10:15 Tech Interview 1
- 10:45 Tech Interview 2
- 11:30 Code Review
- 12:15 Lunch
- 2:00 Director Interview
- 2:30 HR Interview
Interview order and times can be slightly different,
Interview Question – You are given a stream of directions in [up, down, left, right]. Each direction means move one unit in that direction. After completing the movements, you will return to the position where you started. Compute the area of the shape you created.
I was asked this when FactSet interviewed me a very long time ago. I liked the question so I sometimes use it myself when I interview other applicants.. View Answers (2)
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