S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First, it was a phone interview. Then, it was 3 more in-person interviews. Like everyone else has mentioned on this site, they ask for technical and basic finance questions, so it would be good to brush up on those.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through the financial statements   1 Answer
    • What are one of the downsides to using EBITDA?   1 Answer
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Princeton, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I got an email from HR after I applied for this position on University Portal. Scheduled a phone interview next week with another Software Engineer. It went well, basically asked to introduce myself followed by couple of question on data structures & algos. Got a mail from HR for the onsite interview couple of days later. Scheduled it the following week. Was given a test which the standard process I believe with 40 mins to complete it. After 40 mins the hiring manager came in took a look over the test, didn't go through the code. He was interested in the OO design ques in the test. Started asking about it & later he got into logic ques. All he wanted to see is how good my logic is, which if I would have been prepared for, would have been good. It didn't turn out well. The next couple of rounds were just the oral technical questions & behavioral. Those consisted of questions from databases - joins, groupbys & oops concepts etc.

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    Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Overall process took three months. Applied in February and received a call early April. One phone interview, pretty straight forward. Got an email the same day asking to come in for an interview. Interviewed by Senior QA and Skype conference call with their boss. A day after the in person interview, got an offer

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    Database Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I met a recruiter at the school Career Fair and handed him my resume. Then applied online. Day 3, I got a call that my resume is picked for first rounds of interview on School campus. Day 9, First rounds: There was a written test, and discussion with two recruiters following it. The exam tests on database design, sql queries and basic algorithm skill. I couldn't complete the test on time (we were given only 20 minutes). The interviewers discussed the exam content and helped solving the queries that I did not. They were looking for approach. Day 16, I got a call for final rounds at office, NY Day 22: There was a reception with "one employee per every intern candidate" and had very good opportunity to network with all. There were details given and ice-breaker events Day 23: There were three rounds of interview(1, 2 and 1 interviewers in each round). All four of them were super cool and helpful. I was even provided manuals for a function I was supposed to use in solving a query. Again, they tested skills on design, knowledge of databases, and Querying Day 26: I got a call from HR that I got selected. Friday was interview and they updated selection on Monday. It was amazingly quick.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Design a scenario and normalize. (Realize anomalies and redundancies) 2. SQL queries (Aggregation, rank, etc.) 3. Database knowledge (Keys, Indexes, all questions included a "when do you do it or not do it")   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    one phone interview... then followed up with an in office interview. Interviewed by VP then team I was to work with. Mostly behavioral questions, tell me about yourself, why do you want to work here, etc

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Went through 6 interviews and then 1 person twice over a 3 month period. I was never called back, I had to call to be told they were going in another direction. Communication from the company was good at first but then when it became clear I wasn't getting the role. all communication stopped. I thought that was unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions, most related to previous employment and background, etc.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First interview was a phone screen, which covered the basics of object oriented design. Second interview came a couple months later and was on site with three individual engineers. This interview was bit more in debt, it involved 3 questions related to algorithm design, application design and a high level implementation the database objects required to store the applications data with the correct normalization. The questions were quite manageable and came from regular scenarios which would occur in most enterprise solutions. The last interview was over the phone and was strategically focused on the technologies that position required. Mostly focus on SOA and the Microsoft stack which can be used to build these type of solutions.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the interviewers asked about database isolation and optimizing a process which will have a high level of concurrency. This was not difficult for me but was unexpected.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I had a pending offer and they matched it.

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    Database Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2014.

    Interview

    Basic question about yourself and past experience. Very detail questions about your project in the resume and also the skills you mentioned in the resume. A phone interview is last for 20 mins.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Three interviews:- 1. First Round(phone) :HR based interviews with general HR questions and provided a coding Quiz(Fraction point). 2. Second Round(phone): Interview with the hiring manager, general questions about my experience and courses taken at school. Discussed about my projects and how I could improve it now, and also went over the quiz. 3. Third Round (on-site) : 3 Round interviews with 4 different people(two in the last round). First round asked general question for 10 mins and provided to a coding quiz to be solved in 45 mins. It had 4 questions ,all Data structures and OOPS based. 1.Least Common Ancestor in a BST. 2. Merging two sorted lists. 3.How to Designing cache to return data faster (solution-hashtable) and how to improve it with multiple requests(multi-threading..) 4. How to design vending Machine. Second Round, the interviewer went over each solution and asked questions around the problem, improvements, and running times. Third Round, two interviewers went over OOP, Design Patter, multi-threading, etc. Asked me to design and write codes for a Deck of cards for Blackjack, and some features of BlackJack Game(shuffling, players, giving cards to each player, etc).

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too hard, brush up on data structures and OOP.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiated starting date.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online on my school's Job link. It is an on campus interview and I was asked to finish 4 programming questions in 30 mins. And the interviewer went through those 4 question with me together.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a Cache to store stock information.   1 Answer
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