Interactive Data Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Interactive Data.

    Interview Details

    The manager let me know by the evening of that I had received a favorable comments from the interviewers. He wanted me to come in the next day for final interview. It was more of chat, details about the work ethics and company environment

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Municipal Bond Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Interactive Data in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was supposed to with with the head of the department but he was away on business. Internal miss communication. Interviewed with second in charge along with some employees i knew from the business. Interviews went very well and was told I would be called back to meet with the department head. That never happened as a hiring freeze was imposed.

    Interview Questions
    • Truthfully, there were no difficult or unexpected questions. I thought i was perfectly suited for the job, but, due to the hiring freeze, nothing came of it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Interactive Data in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three step process: First phone interview, second phone interview, personal interview. The first interview was about the position in general as well as my personal background. The second interview went into details about typical day scenario. The final interview in person was to meet each other. All was in a very friendly environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Assessment of the candidates ability to work under time critical conditions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Interactive Data.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend who is my manager. I was interviewed by 3 people. THe first was a upper manager, very technical but since I wasnt a network guy they were just more of a I have nothing to ask so going to ask random questions. The second was with an architect with promises of you will be working on this this this, utilizng your background

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult questions were around Nework questions which were only difficult because I am not a network person nor was I interviweing for a network related role   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Interactive Data in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by an HR recruiter working out of her home in Ohio. She was very pleased that she had found my resume on careerbuilder, and thought I was perfect for the job. I got the hard sell on it. I didn't want to screw up my chances, so I didn't tell her that I had applied for the exact same position TWICE with the same resume in recent months and gotten no response. Clearly, there is something wrong with their resume screening system.

    My interview with her was easy - she thought I was wonderful, and if I wasn't interested in this position, wanted to make sure that I got into another position at Interactive.

    The In-Person interview: my interviewer went through my resume, line by line. She also spent quite a bit of time speaking about other people who had interviewed with her, in a way that I found somewhat inappropriate. This went on for over an hour. It was obvious that she had interviewed A LOT of people for this position. A LOT. She asked for my salary requirements, indicated that it was within range, and then ended the interview by getting up and walking out. She seemed very put out that I wanted to ask some questions about the job.

    I later attempted to follow up with my HR contact (as she requested). She did not take any of my phone calls, and about 2 weeks later I received a form letter e-mail rejection.

    Interview Questions
    • No real technical questions. She did want to know what kind of financial market data software I had used at previous companies, but it was obvious that she was sussing out the competition, not trying to assess my software expertise. When I explained to her that, at one company, the data flowed directly into the company's proprietary software and I had no idea where it originated from - IT and the admins handled that - she slammed her fist on the desk, and yelled, "How could you not know?!"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7.  

    Senior Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview, Then Interview with Hiring Manger

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    EVS Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Interactive Data.

    Interview Details

    I applied via LinkedIn and got an invite to interview over the phone within 2 days. The initial phone call was with HR, with typical behavioral questions such as: walk me through your resume, why are you interested in our company, etc, and the woman was very nice and passed my resume onto the Director of Operations at IDC. My second round was held at their office in NYC, and the Director of Ops basically told me all about the history of the company, his history, and what the daily routine is like for the role I was applying for. Probably the easiest, most laid back interview process I've ever been through. The Director of Ops told me that he would schedule a final round for me with his boss, however weeks went by without any word from him or HR, so I followed up three times after a month only to receive an auto-reject email. Really awful experience, and proves their upper management includes insidious liars.
    Lesson learned: Don't believe anyone at this company when they say you'll be moving to the next round for interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked for detailed information on items from my resume on the second round. Questions were easy, but the hiring process itself is deceitful with this company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Quality Assurance Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Interactive Data in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    First Communication was an Email from the HR about my application submitted online through the company careers website.
    Within few days, the corresponding director of technology scheduled a phone interview. I was then requested to come to New York office for a day long face to face interview.
    I was put-up in a posh hotel for the night. Interview went very well and I had an offer on the following day.

    Interview Questions
    • The Technical skills mentioned on the resume were thoroughly asked upon. More focus on the technical knowledge of the resource rather than the previous work experience/industry.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The General Manager who gave me the offer letter was generous and offered a 10% raise in my current base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Pricing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Interactive Data in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was asked the basic behavioral questions, along with a few questions that tested basic knowledge of financial markets

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Research Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Interactive Data.

    Interview Details

    Your standard HR questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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