International Fund Services Interview Questions

Updated Jun 10, 2014
Updated Jun 10, 2014
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    NAV Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at International Fund Services.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview through an employee referral for a position I wasn't to clear on. Had one interview and then was unexpectedly told to go to another location about a block away, where it didn't appear if they were even expecting me. The women I then interview with there was pretty nasty, and asked some hard questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Operations Specialist Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at International Fund Services in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on a Tuesday, got a call on Wednesday. She went through my resume top to bottom and asked me why I was applying for this position and basic behavioral questions. We then set up to meet for a face-to-face on the following Monday. Showed up to their NY office and low and behold, the entire office was full of college aged looking kids wearing jeans and polo shirts. Felt awkward because I was in a full suit. She sits me down, asks me more behavioral questions like ...how I would handle a difficult situation, what my favorite class was in college, etc. Then, I was told to sit in a room and have 1 on 1 interviews with the team members I would be working with. Met with 3 different guys, mostly social/behavioral stuff with very few technical questions. They were friendly. It's been a week and I haven't heard back after sending a thank you email to the hiring manager and the squad leader.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how a hedge fund works and what you know about derivatives.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Associate II - NAV Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at International Fund Services in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied on their website. They contacted me and had come in to interview with 4 managers. I was offered the job on the train ride home. They are straightforward and do not waste your time.

    Interview Questions
    • Discussing different products, corporate actions, fee calcs, and investor allocations   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate. It was take it or leave it, which was extremely disappointing because they brought me in to interview for a NAV I associate, but then offered me the NAV II associate position for the same pay. I felt like it was a bait and switch from the beginning. I took the job though because I though it would be a good learning experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at International Fund Services in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The culture is very laidback, hands-on, casual dress every day, they seem like people who will teach you everything and not hold back. The interview process was horrible, however, because all they emphasized was how casual they are and that was it. It was an all-day interview in which one more two people came into the office to interview me. I felt their approach was to see if I had the right hi-five personality and I thought they were overly pushy with that. It made me feel like saying "um...I've only met you for 2 mintues, please back up a little bit." All in all, they appeared to be a nice group of people, but the interview process was more like trying to find the right person for their "high school clique." I ended the interview 2 hours early, because I decided it wasn't for me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Serior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at International Fund Services in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    First I had to provide a code sample. They sent me an assignment and asked me to program the solution and send them the code.

    They asked for this prior to providing a job description or salary range.

    I spent several hours on the sample.

    After they reviewed the code sample, which they said they liked, they scheduled a telephone tech interview. This was conducted with 2 of their programmers. It seemed to go well and I was asked in for an interview.

    I met with the manager who told me immediately that they were also interviewing other candidates. I then met with 3 programmers simultaneously for a time boxed presentation. After that we walked through more code exercises. This all seemed to go smoothly.

    I met with the manager again who answered my questions about the company. Again he mentioned there were other people in the pipeline but they would make a decision soon.

    Two days later I was informed they went with another candidate. There was no feedback other than they were impressed with my technical skills.

    After everything they put me through, they could have at least explained their decision. I could hake taken away something after all the effort they required.

    I guess if they don't have to offer anything, they don;t.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide a code sample. In this case they wanted you to simulate an on line auction.   View Answer
    • I was asked to complete incomplete code samples in front of 3 developers.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    a quick test; very basic accounting. Easy

    Accepted Offer
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    Transfer Agent, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at International Fund Services in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call asking about my availability for interview. The conversation lasted about 5 minutes. The person that called me was very pleasant and courteous. I had my interview with 2 managers at once from 2 different teams. I had 2 interviews with 2 managers at once and then afterwards a member of the HR interviewed me and ask for my salary expectation. Everyone that interviewed me were very pleasant

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do in a situation whereby a customer was not happy?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was seamless. I would advice you to look at the industry and market and what other companies are offering before you negotiate and make your mind up on the minimum you would accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had one basic phone interview with the recruiter to get basic background informaiton and running through resume. Then had 2 interviews at the office, one with the manager and the other with one of the people I was going to work for. Very relaxed, just had a conversation. Asked about basic knowledge or product types and also my interests. They were looking for someone they could enjoy working with as most of the stuff could be easily learned

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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