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New York, NY

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume on our University job Postings and received a call for a telephonic interview after 2 weeks. Telephonic interview was for about 30 to 40 minutes. He asked me about myself, my past experience and some Database questions (about Indexes). Then within a week I was called onsite for 1:1 interviews. There where 3, 1 hour technical interviews. They told me to design some databases on white board and write some queries. All the 3 interviews went well. I got a call from HR next day morning, that I was offered the position.

Interview Question – Design a database...Will you use index, on what columns, why? Write queries ()complex queries with 'exists' and 'non exists' clause.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No. There was no HR interview.


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Database Developer
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2012.

Interview Details – Finish paper test first. Then talk with the interviewee about the questions on the paper.
There are five questions:
invert a linked list
Database Design
find a common parent of two nodes in the tree

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Database Developer
New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2010.

Interview Details – The process was fine, seems like a great company. 3 interviews back to back with lunch in between. Young people, asked reasonable questions, and were nice about it.

Interview Question – Create a sample database (table structure) of a basic version of imdb.com. Find the total sum of money that movies made with Mel Gibson as an actor that were released during the third week of February.   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2009.

Interview Details – interview began with a Test on the database field. there were 3 questions
1. data modelling for a contacts database.
2. writing up few select queries.
3. writing a piece of code for a search problem.

time given was 30 min. after which the person came in and asked the logic and reasoning behind solutions. post that was a small discussion on the resume. whole process lasted an hour and few minutes.

Interview Questions

  • Draw er digg. for a contact list. where in it needs to store contact info of clients, professionals & organisations. in addition they need to store extra infromtion pertaining to a organisation   View Answer
  • basic select queries inclusive of joins, 5 tables provided and 5 select questions asked.   Answer Question
  • write a code to compare a ambigram.   Answer Question

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