S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
228 Interview Reviews

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    Financial Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, got the phone call from HR, who asked me basic questions about the company, why do I want this job, why sales. Also I was asked what other languages can I speak. Interview took about 10 min. As a have an academic background and experience of lecturing the interviewer was wondering why I want to apply for a job in sales.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a positive experience. It was a fit interview, asked questions about my background, examples of team work, why I want to work at Capital IQ, what are my past time activities. The interviewer made me feel comfortable right away and it was more of a conversation. Started with tell me about yourself.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Client Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position by submitting my resume through my university's online career website, and then they invited me to an on-campus interview. I had a one on one 30 minute interview and it was really relaxed and informal. It almost threw me off because it was so informal and kind of off topic - like one question he asked was to name any 3 people I'd want to meet. It was very casual so it was kind of hard to gauge if I did well or not.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Client Development 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 a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I went to a career fair where I submitted my resume and got a first round interview. I had a one on one behavioral interview at my university. All the questions were behavioral and mostly about my resume. It was very laid back and casual. About two weeks later I got called back for a second round interview in NY and I am going to that in a week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Client Development 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 a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Relaxed New York office, consisted of 4 half an hour interviews and a presentation. Convenient and efficient. Usually consists of 15 people interviewing on the same day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Database Administrator 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 November 2011.

    Interview Details

    got interview through on campus job fair. The interview is 30min written test followed by a 30min of 1:1 interview. Mainly discuss the answers to the questions. Questions are about ER design, write a short java code and some complicated SQL queries given several schemas. The interviewer is helpful and very nice. Just got invitation to go to NYC for final round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    there would be 3 rounds. its cool

    Interview Questions
    • no such difficult questions.. but they negotiate the salaries a lot   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process started with Aptitude test which moderate basically elimination round and was used to check accuracy ,speed of the candidates.After that there was a technical round followed by final round.In the technical round they will ask about basic financial questions like what is the diff. between debentures and equity,and basic questions related to stocks,investment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    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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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through university recruiting as the posting was done on my school's recruitment portal. The application was standard with a cover letter and resume included. After 3 weeks, I received a response that I was invited to interview in Toronto. I went for 2 interviews which lasted 35 minutes each. These interviews were very informal and allowed me to get to know the team I would be working with. After this, there was a week delay until my interview with the people from head office in New York. Again, I went to Toronto for a 30 minute interview this time. After about 3 weeks of no news, I e-mailed the first employee who contacted me for information and they got back to me after that.

    Interview Questions
    • You might be asked to sell something to the interviewers.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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