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Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015
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  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a weekinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, had two phone screens and an onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    • There was one question on designing a class/set of classes which help to find the stock quote for a particular company. A method was provided which takes a sticker(String) as an input and gives the stock value(double). But this method was too expensive to call, so how would you optimize your solution(make the minimal number of calls to this method). Also the stock value returned should not be more than an hour old. There were subparts to this question, on caching the values and multithreading.   Answer Question
    • Given a tree and a value n, check if the sum of values on any path of the tree from root to a leaf equals to that value.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Business Analyst 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+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my résumé through campus career fair, then received an email about a week later for an on-campus technical interview. The technical interview has a 30 minutes test on "Redesign the current [company financial filings] website" with some guidelines and requirements. And then it's another 30 minutes with the interviewer about the test, how you arrived to your answers, and about your résumé and experiences.

    A week later, during the spring break, I received an email from HR inviting me to attend their Super Day - four 30 minutes 1:1 interviews with BAs, they will ask questions they have encountered during their real projects. You don't need to have the perfect, correct answer, but you are expected to ask a lot of questions.

    Overall a pleasant experience with Capital IQ, and I'm still waiting for my final results, hope I can get the internship :)

    Interview Questions
    • Redesign the current [company financial filings] website, with a QA test plan.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst 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

    First round was a design test that included qa testing questions and erd. Second round included 3 interviews where design questions were asked

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Database Engineer Intern 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 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    Sent resume through college recuirting, and got an interview invitation on campus. First round was given 30 minutes to finish a test, and spent another 30 minutes to go through your answer with one of their employees.
    Second round was on-site. There were three 1:1 interviews, all technical questions about Database. Not too hard.
    Waited for another 3 or 4 weeks, got a call from HR telling me I didn't get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Product Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through company website and I was sent an email with an interview dates and times. They invited me in for an interview and it was one-on-one interview. I was accepted for the second round interview which included meeting with 5 other people.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about financial equations and formulas and if I had used them in any past financial forecasting. Also, asked me what it was.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    A HR called me to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was mainly about my resume. And an onsite was scheduled after two weeks. It consisted of six 1:1 interviews. took the 4-5 hours totally.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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