S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
227 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Client Development Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Went in for a client development associate position in los angeles, met with senior associate and director separately who interviewed me pretty casually. wanted to know about my background as an analyst for a private equity fund, and then we discussed the role, the hours, the composition of the team.

    Interview Questions
    • There really wasn't one. Just was more of a conversation about my skillset and what clients were looking for in an associate.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    Got interview through on-campus recruiting. There was a 30 min pre-interview technology test. Afterwards, a behavioral interview where the recruiter discusses the results from the test and asks questions about your approach. There were plenty of questions about why you chose a certain design and other human-computer interaction questions. Finally, the recruiter gives a general overview of the position and responsibilities. Very informal one-on-one talk.

    Interview Questions
    • Why wouldn't you want to sort queries based on popularity if you worked at S&P?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    On-Campus: Written test followed by a follow-up in person interview.
    On-site:
    3 back to back technical interviews, 40-45 minutes each.
    Questions:
    1. Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.
    2. Given an integer array, return "1" if sum of any two numbers is zero.
    3. Use two dice to create a random number generator (0-15).
    4. What is a Race Condition?
    5. Given a continuous stream of characters, find the first non-repeating character.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through on-campus recruiting. Standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had to use your persuasion skills to change someone's mind.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    BSA Intern Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited through an on-campus program. I met the recruit at a job, then was invited back for an on-campus interview. Then they flew me out for a superday where I had 4 back to back case interviews

    Interview Questions
    • One interview was just asking questions, I didn't need to answer anything I just had to know how to ask to right questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had an on campus interview. Took 30 minutes paper test and then went through all the questions with the interviewer. Some follow-up questions from the interviewers are not easy compare to the written test.

    Interview Questions
    • Binary tree path sum
      find a linkedlist's nth to last node
      Cache design
      DB design
      count the number of bits in a char
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's career web site before 2009, and was contacted for the first round interview.

    First round - Two technical interviews with software engineers. We were given a paper test with 5 questions that have been stated close to verbatim in previous reviews (find closest common parent of two nodes, reverse a linked list, count # of bits in a byte, db schema, cache design). The interviews are essentially a review of that paper test, and you may be asked to answer a slightly-modified version on one of the questions.

    Final round - Two technical interviews and one HR interview. Both of the interviewers were senior engineers, and they asked different types of programming questions that are more or less on par with the paper test in the first round. The HR interview was very relaxed.

    During the process, you eat lunch with other employees (with no connection to the interviewers) and may ask questions. My process was quick; I was contacted the day of the first round interview for the final round invite, and I was contacted a week after the final round with an offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • -Finding the lowest common parent of two nodes can be tricky
      -Detecting a palindrome (this was asked to nearly every candidate when I was applying)
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to push back start-time, and slightly change the compensation.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    This varies depending on the level - be prepared to answer core questions about Microsoft tools like C# and SQL Server

    Solid knowledge of OO design principles is important and try to be concise as some interviewers will write you off if you keep jabbering.

    I did not come across any general knowledge or other non technical questions but it is recommended that you brush up on what's happening in the industry to show that you are motivated.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. I liked their offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Consultant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    The first round interview was on campus following a school career fair and resume drop. Next was a super day at the company's New York Ciy headquarters. All of the questions were very easy. They were mostly about your background and experience. Nothing to worry about at all. Emphasize a passion for finance and helping others, and you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time you exhibited _____?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was called for a screening interview first which just asked about me and my resume. If they like you, you will to the next round with more phone interviews. Had three interviews for three separate teams engineer teams all working on different projects. I got the offer the same day as i interviewed for all three teams. Offer was for my choice of any of the teams so i chose the best one for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly, weren't too technical. No specific coding questions as i guess they trust that you can do what they want.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Just take it. 28$ an hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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