S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Database Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed 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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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    3 rounds 1 round : Aptitude Test 2nd round: HR cum Technical round 3rd round: 1.5 hour technical round with 4 sections GK, Reasoning, Aptitude and Finance all of these rounds take place on day 1. then they call for final round on some other day if you clear the 3rd round

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    5 LEVEL INTERVIEW First round: simple aptitude test, half an hour long Second round: interview, basic finance questions asked third round: Aptitude test, one and a half hour long, divided into three sections- logic, aptitude, general knowledge Fourth round: Managerial interview Fifth Round: Director

    Interview Questions

    • Angel Investors, mutual fund ,hedge fund,PE Vs angel investors,growth stock   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Do not expect questions like- tell me about yourself, career goals etc.The HR interview is a technical interview itself wherein they ask questions to test your financial and capital market knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • What are angel investors/incubators/hedge funds/difference between bonds and debentures/MCX index etc.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Hyderābād (India)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process for the Mobile App Developer - There were 3 rounds, First one technical other two manager - The interview was mainly on JAVA and bit of Android & iOS - Manager rounds were just a formality

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Hyderābād (India)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Interview mas mostly Finance based questions specifically Fixed Income and Bonds. I was also asked about my technical skills namely Excel, Programming, VBA and SQL. They also asked about my roles of responsibility, what expectations i had with the company and whether i had previous work experience. I was also asked about my activities during my Graduation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself, Fixed Income basics and Products   Answer Question
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    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)).

    Interview

    Aptitude test which include Three sections, Finance, Numerical reasoning and English knowledge HR Technical Offer Letter I am shortlisted for the HR Round. Lets see what happen tomorrow. Ill keep update you. The question that were asked was Forfeiture of Shares Debenture Capital Budgeting Return on net Worth operating Income Sales Article of Association Memorandum of Association

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Delhi (India)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was a lengthy process.Firstly there was an aptitude test which was easy den hr interview that was pure technical in financial basic terms and then a managerial interview den directoral...all were elimination rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Hedge funds, mutual funds, mergers and acquisitions , spin off, ratios, futures options.etc   Answer Question
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    1)Telephone, Interview 2) Face to face interview- three 30 minute interviews and a written test ( Asked you to summarise a article, asked to answer questions related to an article, then asked a selection of financial questions such as 1) where do you find capex on a balance sheet? 2) how is EBITDA margin calculated 3) If interests rate increase, bond prices? 4) how to calculate market capitalisation?

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a time when you handled an irritated customer/customer complaint Why S&P Capital IQ What do you know about S&P Capital IQ Why this position What do you think you need to succeed in this position? What qualities How do you prioritise? Give me an example of when you worked in a team? How do you deal with clashes within a team? What do you think will be the main challenges facing you in this role at the beginning? How did you hear about the job? Give me an interesting story you have read this week? What sources do you use for information? Why the degree that you have studied?   Answer Question
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    TQA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    Long and complex. The selection process is pretty stiff and overall presentation matters as much as your knowledge. Confidence is a must and so is ones presence of mind. The ability to adapt and improvise are a big plus. The multiple rounds might seem easy but do not take them lightly. Being honest is good.

    Interview Questions

    • To create test cases of a folder. Difference between stress and load testing   Answer Question

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