IMC Financial Markets Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Quantitative Research Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets.

    Interview

    Phone interviews and on-site interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Process took a while, but I applied online and interviewed with them over spring break as I was back home in Chciago. Overall a good process with a lot of mental math, brainteasers, and curve ball questions. Also had a debugging test and 2 other mental math tests.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me how you would price Euro option and whether you want lower or higher volatility in different situations.   Answer Question
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    Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets.

    Interview

    Dropped my resume at a career fair; after completing a relatively easy assessment, I was invited to a basic behavioral on-campus interview. Was invited to the IMC offices; first night was some more assessments and dinner, while the second day was 4 interviews, one of which was behavioral and the rest of which were technical. Did fine on the interviews, but ultimately didn't get the position. Predominantly candidates from MIT and Harvard.

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    • How would you design an evacuation plan for your hometown?   Answer Question
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    Dwh Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets (Chicago, IL) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Phone Screening Assessment over a remote computer - 3 days long

    Interview Questions

    • The assessment were graded strictly   1 Answer
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    Trader Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets (Chicago, IL) in February 2013.

    Interview

    They recruit in both the spring and fall. Here's the basic process: 1) Pass two online tests (1 hour) 2) On-campus behavioral interview (30 min) 3) If you get on-site, two more online tests (2 hours) 4) On-site superday (Mock trading and panel on Day 1, 1-on-1 on Day 2) 5) You hear back the week after. They like to hire smart math kids from Harvard with no trading experience. Even if you have a technical major, had relevant experience, and aced the interview, too bad. Go somewhere else where your background and interest are respected and desired.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets.

    Interview

    Pretty run of the mill "prove that you can code" questions. They let you talk about the solution on a white board and then critique what you have done. I got into an argument with the interviewer because he said what I did was not workable, when in reality it was. When I went back to school, I sent him the code stating that it works. Never heard back from him.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too difficult or unexpected. HR will ask you some basic questions - walk through your resume, what do you do for fun etc   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    People and their culture was not to my liking. Looking for a more US centric firm where I can understand the language

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    Junior Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    a lot of nice people who seemed to enjoy the process. 3 different types of interviews, logic/trading/personal. One trading simulation.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets (Chicago, IL) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Contacted after a job fair and was sent two screening problems via email. Next was a Skype interview and than a final interview at their offices in Chicago.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Developer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets (Chicago, IL) in December 2012.

    Interview

    There was one phone interview (they asked how to remove duplicates from an array) followed by onsite interview in Chicago. During the onsite, I was put up in a nice hotel and had a full day of interviews. They have coding station where you do some fairly basic Java coding (code a few functions to implement using hashsets) , an algs station (find anagrams of words, a byte suffix problem), and an HR station (go over your resume piece by piece). It was a fairly good experience overall.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain how a GPS system works. What makes you better than the other candidates?   Answer Question
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    Senior P&A Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IMC Financial Markets (Chicago, IL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Interview was one on one. A bit like pinball, he talked, I talked, he talked, I talked. Their office is very new and updated. Be prepared to answer job related questions and do not be afraid of being blunt.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had 2 weeks to complete a project, What would be your first step.   Answer Question

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