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S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2014
Updated Nov 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Industry Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    A 1-day written exam, doing analysis on a company and writing a short stock report. They provide an industry survey, economic data, and most recent 10-Ks and 10-Qs. After passing the exam, the candidate goes through a series of interviews, usually 4 or 5 interviewers. The offer is usually given in 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Summer Software Developer Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The application was online and it took about about 6 months before I got an email to schedule a telephonic interview. Because it took so long, I had actually forgotten I had applied to this position. The manager who called me was a great conversationalist and asked great questions but was not knowledgeable about programming subjects.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about S&P Capital IQ?
      Explain in detail the process of software development.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    3 Rounds of Interview: 2 Technical & 1 HR.. First round comprised of resume based questions and couple of small algorithm based ones.. Second round was completely on Algorithms

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Summer 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 a dayinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    I was called for interview after selected from my college's job portal. Interview was for 30 mins before which there was a technical test for 30 min, containing algorithm and data structures related questions. RIght after the test was the interview. The interview questions were not related to my performance in the test, but was told that in the second round I would be asked questions on my test performance.

    Interview Questions
    • It was pretty easy interview. Included both behavioral and technical questions.
      Behavioral:
      >what do u want to be 5 years from now. Then 10 years from now.
      >what do u like the most about programming or being software engineer
      Technical: gave me a technical scenario and judged my approach- theres a huge stream of stocks info coming, that has company name and stock value. how wud u design to store that data, so that lookup of stock is value is fast? how wud u implement caching policy?
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    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 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The company culture and interview panel was very professional and the entire process was conducted in the same manner.

    Interview Questions
    • The panel requires the candidate to have updated knowledge about the market. just knowing the morning news isnt enough, understanding its implications also is equally important.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    NO Negotiations at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 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 6 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's CareerNet website. I was called for an On-Campus Interview. The interview lasted for an hour. First, I had to appear for a 30 minute test, which included 3 questions. First question was to draw an E-R diagram from the given information. Second question was to solve SQL queries. Third question tests your basic programming skills, few basic programs like prime number, palindrome etc.

    A week later, I got an e-mail informing me that I cleared the first round of interview and was invited for the final round of interviews on-site. The final round of interviews lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes. There were 3 interviews one after the other each of 45 mins.

    The on-site interview started at 12:30. The 1st interviewer gave a data model and asked some basic SQL queries on that. He also asked about indexing. The 2nd interviewer presented me with a scenario and asked to design a data model. The 3rd interview was conducted by 2 people. They gave me a data model and asked some set operation based SQL queries. My interview ended at 2:45. The HR gave us a tour of the office after the interview.

    Along with technical they even asked me about the project work, experience etc. So be ready for resume based questions too.

    I got a call from the HR after 2 weeks to inform me that I was selected.

    Overall, it was a good experience. Concentrate more on data modelling and SQL queries. Try solving as many queries as you can. Practice well.

    The Interviewers are warm and polite. They help you if you are stuck or give you hints so that you get an idea of the question and can think in the right way.

    Even if you go wrong, it is completely fine, what matters is your approach towards the question, your problem solving skills etc.

    All the best!!

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't asked a difficult question but I wasn't much prepared with set operation based queries. So I had tough time answering them.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    First contact was at career fair. That lead to first interview on campus. Second interview was downtown. Third interview is in New York.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    first round was the aptitude and English test...the level of the paper was easy
    the second was the technical interview round ...asked...diff btwn stocks and bonds...mergers..and other finance related terms

    Interview Questions
    • the difficulty of the ques asked in the interview was average since I was a B.Tech grad but the ques asked to a commerce background student were different and a bit difficult   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Tech QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 round of test, 3 rounds of interview, tested software testing knowledge. Good overall check of analysis ability

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The Capital IQ interview process has 5 steps – Every round is elimination round.

    1st step is an IQ test - written test (Math and Vocab – aptitude exam)

    2nd step is HR interview. Questions may include definitions of mergers and acquisitions and more finance/investment questions.

    3rd step: Technical exam written for 60 mins /90 mins (finance basics and merger and acquisitions)

    The above 3 rounds can happen on the same day. Atleast 2 rounds will happen in same day.

    If you clear the first 3 rounds. You would get call for the next round in 7-8 working days (max)

    4-5 rounds would be personal interview – Director Rounds.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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