FactSet Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Norwalk, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    QA Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at FactSet in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    written test, vocabulary test, technical round, personal interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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.
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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.
    3. Office Campus Interview Round 2 : .Net/ C#/ Javascript 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 Questions
    • What would you do to create your own .net language similar to C#   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at FactSet.

    Interview Details

    Graduation/Post Graduation with Min 60%
    Written Test
    HR Interview - Communication Test
    Tech Interview
    Mgr Interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NO Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    written test
    3 rounds of interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Norwalk, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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.
    Interview Questions:
    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.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. 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 Questions
    • Group brainteaser involving riddles about magic potions...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Norwalk, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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..
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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