S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Database Developer Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was fine, seems like a great company. 3 interviews back to back with lunch in between. Young people, asked reasonable questions, and were nice about it.

    Interview Questions
    • Create a sample database (table structure) of a basic version of imdb.com. Find the total sum of money that movies made with Mel Gibson as an actor that were released during the third week of February.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Long - met with multiple people during 2 sessions. First session was 2 people, second session was 4 people.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted 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

    The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    You were given A skills assesment which you had 20 minutes to complete. After the exam was over, A interviewer came into the room to discuss what you did and the thought process you had doing it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    You sit down and take a thirty minute test based on the job position (BA, DBA, or Software Engineer). After the test, an employee comes in and discusses situations and circumstances that can alter your answers (they are trying to see WHY you answered the questions the way you did). The questions are open-ended, but challenging to see if you fit their criteria.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Deceloper Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The first round of the interview has a programming test. Haven't heard back yet.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met them at a career fair and dropped off my resume. Was called for an inperson interview on campus. Interviewer was young. Had graduated from college 2 years earlier. We were asked to answer a technical question on designing a web page. that part of the interview lasted 30 minutes. Later, she came to evaluate my work and we discussed it and she asked some questions about it. That lasted about 15 minutes and then she asked general fit questions in which she was trying to find out my technical / design background. We discussed designing web pages some more and I asked a few questions. She was very nice. It's been a week and I am yet to find out if I will be called back for a 2nd round or not.. *fingers crossed*

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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 through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    30 mins paper test (all about algorithms design) before the 1:1 interview. And the 1:1 interview is mostly about the test you just took. Also, it related some of your experience. Make sure you got all the details on your resume and be able to explain fluently.
    No behavioural question was asked.
    Technical questions included topics: data structure( array, linked list, hash table, etc), algorithm (many many), DB design (normalization or multi-relationship), pick a language you like and write a short program they gave you.

    Interview Questions
    • algorithm to reverse a singly linkedlist. (most efficient way)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met them at a career fair and submitted my resume for an interview. Interview consisted of a technical test that had design and database components. Afterwards, I talked about my past experiences and how they were relevant to this job.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a project you worked on at your last job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I met the recruiting managers at my schools career fair. They both seem very nice! I already knew I had an interview with them the next day, so I asked them to go a little more in depth about the position with me. The night before the interview I looked at their website to get an understanding of the position. The interview itself was great. There were no real set of questions it seemed like; they mainly went down my resume. The interview was more like a conversation. I asked questions to her and she would answer them honestly. Just be honest and know yourself and what you have done.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to be very analytical?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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

    The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Relatively straightforward interview. Asked to relate experiences to desired traits that they are looking for. 100% "fit" based with no technical questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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