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Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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  1.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Markit.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact with the HR team was superb, with regular and informative communication.

    Interviews were scheduled with six different team leads initially, more were added later as well as a member of the executive team for final sign off. The interviews were short, two people at a time, back to back three in a row on my first visit. A second visit was the same format with fewer total people only a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • I breezed through this interview, there were no difficult questions as the interviewing team leads did not seem to have a specific format or any interview training. If anything I was impressed by their lack of preparedness when hiring someone at almost a six figure range.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for about 20% more and you'll do well.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Project Manager" (VERY Loose Term!) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Markit.

    Interview Details

    It seems as if Markit On Demand (formerly Wall Street on Demand) is constantly advertising for "Project Managers". There are a couple of reasons for this (and they aren't positive ones): The turnover is extremely high and the "Project Manager" is really nothing more than a glorified customer service position.

    I interviewed with several of these "Project Managers" and none of them seemed to have anything to say about actual project management practices. Instead, they discussed the menial tasks they completed while taking abuse from both the customers and the IT folks. Halfway through the interview, I decided that this "PM" position was essentially a sham designed to get low-paid, low-skilled, junior-level types desperate for a job with a halfway respectable title in the door and into a seat where they would take various orders from various customers, hand them off to IT, be told that IT didn't have the bandwidth to complete the request, and ultimately get into a back-and-forth bargaining game between the customer and IT. As such, I decided at that point that there was no way I would be taking the job and I proceeded to grill them on their crappy jobs.

    Know this: if you are looking for a Project Management position, THIS ISNT IT! DO NOT APPLY!

    However, if being abused by customers and IT and if reputably poor management and low wages are your thing, have at it!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult was presented. Some smarmy "project manager" who seemed none too pleased to have to interview someone attempted to boast of his interest in investments ad such. I suppressed my yawn and natural inclination to roll my eyes, knowing that he had been suckered into a glorified customer support role by this company.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Terribly untrustworthy company, awful job, poison environment. No thanks.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Markit in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone interviews - one with a recruiter and one with a team member in my department. Then, I had two back-to-back multi-person on-site interviews, each lasting about 30-40 minutes. The people who interviewed me were all senior project managers working with different client groups, which was nice, because I felt like they got a more well-rounded picture of my skills and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I was surprised they asked me my current salary, which I guess is relevant, but threw me of guard. They clearly explained that they were looking for three areas of expertise, and that they weighed all candidates based on those areas, but weren't necessarily looking for someone in with high marks in all three, or weighted averages or anything like that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made me a very appropriate offer - I did not even have to counter or haggle, which I appreciated. The benefits package was also way more amazing than I expected, and seemed to be designed for long-term retention.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Markit in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. HR Interview
    2. Technical phone screen
    3. Standard engineer test
    4. On-site interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Markit in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a Quality Assurance Engineer position at Markit On Demand/Wall Street On Demand in late July, making it clear in resume and cover letter that I am a Senior QA professional. Their internal HR person called me the next morning at 8am and asked me to come in for on-site interviews. She scheduled the interviews for Wednesday, August 6, 2012. The email itinerary showed that I was scheduled to meet with two people:

    1- The QA Director
    2-Herself, the HR Recruiter

    I read salary reviews on Glassdoor.com and became concerned. For example:

    “The Pay - is on the lowest end of the spectrum.”
    “The company has adopted a philosophy of under-cutting salaries as a means for under-bidding competition which leaves employees there being paid more than 20% below fair market value.”
    “Low salary package and benefits.”

    So I emailed the HR Recruiter on August 2:

    “[Her name],

    I hope this isn't crass, but I would like to insure that the pay range for this position matches my needs. I don't want to waste anyone's time if the salary is not in my range.

    Thank you,

    [My name]”

    She replied:

    “Hi [My name]

    We generally don’t discuss comp until after the first interview. This is not to frustrate you but simply because we have more than one option for the level of the position and the manager needs to evaluate that. Are you still comfortable coming in today?

    [Her name]”

    Since my interview was not “today” I emailed to clarify the date. She corrected her mistake, then she apparently made another scheduling mistake because she quickly re-rescheduled the interview for a couple of hours later.

    I went to Markit On Demant for the on-site interview as scheduled Wednesday, August 6, 2012. The QA Director showed up and interviewed me. The HR Recruiter did not show up to talk to me as she was scheduled to do.

    I would have asked her about salary range if she had showed up.

    The HR Recruiter then contacted me to set up second and third on-site interviews with two QA Leads for Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. I again went to Markit On Demand as scheduled for those two interviews. Afterward one of the QA Leads asked if I'd ever met with HR; I told her no. She expressed surprise and explained that I should have had that opportunity, but there had be “a lot of churn” in HR.

    Again, I would have asked HR about salary range if she had met with me as she was apparently supposed to.

    The next morning the same HR representative called me and said all interviews had gone very well, she congratulated me, and said she would like to move on to the “next step” of discussing the salary for the job offer. She then asked me what my target salary was, I told her my target salary, and she said she'd call me back the next morning after the “salary committee” had met.

    She didn't call back the next morning.

    So I called her and left a voice mail message.

    She didn't call back.

    So I called back a second time at which point she answered the phone. I asked if she had a status on the job offer and she explained very icily that after she heard my target salary they had decided to move forward with another candidate. In other words job offer rescinded.

    I of course asked her why she'd refused to discuss salary when I'd asked her the range weeks earlier so we wouldn't waste everyone's time. She denied everything, claimed she misspoke when she said she'd like to “move on to the “next step” of discussing the salary for the offer, hadn't really meant that “next step” of discussing salary for an offer had anything to do with an offer, and said that they were doing so much interviewing and that things were so hectic that she couldn't remember what she'd said or who she said it to or how how she'd said it anyway.

    Not a pleasant experience. Not a positive impression of Market On Demand.

    I can only imagine how badly they treat employees given how badly they treat candidates they're in the process of making a job offer to. Then again I don't need to imagine their horrible treatment of people; I see it described in employee reviews.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I'm in this grey area where HR rescinded the offer after they found out my target salary. This was after refusing to discuss salary in email, and failing to meet with me in person as they were scheduled to do.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Database Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Markit in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    not satisfied at all... i was asked 3 very basic questions like what is an index, trigger and how many types of indexes.
    The phone call lasted for about 10 mins .. thats it !!!!! I think this company should better rethink about their hiring strategy !!!!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Markit in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is pretty standard. Expect a technical grilling and a solid team to do so.

    Interview Questions
    • Try to build an elevator on a whiteboard from an OOP paradigm and a marker.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pay is the worst part, so brace for it and prepare to be strong in what you want.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Markit in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed at Wall St On Demand in June for a jr to mid level software developer position. The beginning of the interview process went very smooth, was contacted and setup for a phone interview, and a day later they called me back to setup an in-person interview.

    I took the time off work to go to Boulder and interviewed with 3 developers. The 3 developers were very kind and the interview itself went very great. They gave me a 3 part test that was to be hand-written.

    Here's where things go downhill. After the interview we shake hands and go our separate ways. A week goes by and I have yet to hear anything from WSOD, or even receive an email. I give them a call to see the process of my application, because even if I don't get the job I would at least like to be informed of it. I speak to a lady there and she told me that they were very interested and most likely just going through the paper work necessary. This made me very hopeful and I was very excited.

    Another week goes by and I get a call back from WSOD from a different person, and this time he gives me the same speech as the lady before, that they are still interested, and that I'm still in the running but it could be 1-2 more weeks. Fast forward one week, and the same guy calls me back and tells me once again it could be another 1-2 weeks but I'm still a candidate. 3 weeks later and I'm writing this review and I have still yet to hear back from anybody over at WSOD whether or not I received the position. This is very UNPROFESSIONAL way to handle hiring someone.

    We are not talking about a CEO position here, this is a low level position that shouldn't require this much paper work. If they were not ready to hire someone within the near future, they should have not posted the job application on the internet. Not only that, but if they aren't ready to hire they should not keep stringing the interviewee along by saying they are interested multiple times instead of just saying "We found out we don't have the resources to hire anybody right now. Our Bad."

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Markit in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone interview(mostly C++ questions)
    2. C++ Skills Test
    3.Couple of 1:1's.

    Interview Questions
    • The underlying data-structure of std::map.?   Answer Question
    • Give the differences between pass by reference and pass by value.?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They don't negotiate and pay much less for beginners.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Junior Feed Integration Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Markit in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic interview in the first round. Was then called on-site on two occasions. First was given a paper based test and 30 min were allocated for that. Techical rounds face to face for the next two hours, mostly related to the resume. Second time on-site visit included techical interview along with the company's CTO and few behavorial questions. Was made an offer within the next week of the second on-site interview

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected process: Paper based test that required 3 programming questions to be answered and only 30 minutes were allocated.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They gave me the offer; tried to negotiate on the salary, company was not flexible. Accepted the offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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