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Project Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Markit in January 2010.
Interview Details – Varies but is usually done in a hiring fair style.
Interview Question – Tell us about your experience in Finance, Technology, and Project Management/Account Management. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't much room to negotiate.
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.
Web Developer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Markit
Interview Details – They called once to verify my availability for employment and verified that the information I put on my resume was correct, then they scheduled an interview for the next week. They were out of the office that day so I never talked to anyone. After emailing them to follow up, they scheduled an interview with the Head of Web Development. I didn't do very well in the interview, and the interviewer basically stopped after I didn't know how to solve a problem. After following up again, I received the email saying that I was no longer being considered for the job.
Interview Question – Four components to object-oriented programming. View Answer
"Project Manager" (VERY Loose Term!) Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – 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
Reason for Declining – Terribly untrustworthy company, awful job, poison environment. No thanks.
Quantitative Equity Research Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Markit.
Interview Details – 13 person, four hours, two or three people per group to interview me. 30% behavior questions and 30% market dynamics and 40% quant questions.
Interview Question – If you have a portfolio of airplane related assets, what kind of factors u would include when you are building a multifactor model Answer Question
Web Developer Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Markit.
Interview Details – Applied through a job portal. Got call from the HR within 2 days. A telephonic interview was scheduled, but no one called up on the scheduled time. Emailed to the HR and she responded within couple of hours stating that the interviewer was in a meeting that ran late. rescheduled the interview. The interview lasted for 10 minutes. The interview was very general, to check what kind of programming knowledge I had. After the telephonic interview got a call for onsite interview at boulder office. The interview lasted for about 1 hour.
Environmental Registry Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Markit in March 2011.
Interview Details – First-round interview on campus with HR VP. Second round interview was at NY office - two back-to-back interviews with VPs from different departments. Perhaps because of the nature of the position I expressed interest in, the questions were pretty soft and not as quantitative as I prepared for - mostly questions to see if you researched the company, knew a few things about financial technology, etc. Usual soft-ball questions about why you're interested in this field, etc etc.
Interview Question – Why are you applying specifically to work at Markit? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was a summer internship - no negotiation process involved.
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Markit in November 2012.
Interview Details – 1. HR Interview
2. Technical phone screen
3. Standard engineer test
4. On-site interview
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
Associate Vice President/Java Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Markit.
Interview Details – 1 telephonic round - just trying to find if good match, mainly focused on resume and challenges in earlier projects.
F2F - 3 rounds nearly 3 hours. 3 persons interviewed. One more f2f later where the focus was on things did in earlier projects, explain the technical details of with diagrams etc and technical Qs revolving around that
- Implement a concurrent blocking queue Answer Question
- - How would you go about implementing a web-service end-to-end, include all features like security, load balancing, scalability etc.
- Difference between REST and SOAP? when to prefer what Answer Question
- How to return value from thread
How to handle cases where results start coming in the Future concurrency api - start processing results as they arrive and not wait for all threads to return result
Is GC a single thread or multi-threaded
How to fetch properties file from classpath
- sitting in a boat with big rock, drop the rock in water what happens to water level Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary was not upto my expectations
Junior Feed Integration Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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
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