S&P Capital IQ Product Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Mar 9, 2015
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Product Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview

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

No negotiation.

Other Interview Reviews for S&P Capital IQ

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Applied through on-campus recruiting. Standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had to use your persuasion skills to change someone's mind.   Answer Question
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in December 2011.

    Interview

    I came in as an experienced hire, so my interview process was a bit different. Basically, it was sitting with three different people (a VP, an associate and my boss) and just talking about why I wanted the position and my strengths with customer service. Very easy interview- they need people so as long as you have a pulse you should be okay.

    Interview Questions

    • Basically having to sit there while the VP bashed my previous place of employment. I, being a professional (unlike half the people at the company), did not join in on the bashing. Still not sure if that was a test or if the VP is that immature.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Flat offer. No negotiation. At the end of the day, you are a pawn in a conglomerate- they don't care about you. It used to be that Capital IQ was an agile, small time software company. The company has gone to the dogs.

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    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
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The first round interview was in the Toronto office, where I had two 30 minute interviews with 2 people in each interview. They were very friendly, and I felt it was more of a discussion than an interview. I then got a second round interview, which was the same format, in that I had another two 30 minute interviews with 4 more people. All these interviews were behavioral, no technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • In all interviews, they asked me to walk myself through my resume. Some other questions were:
      - why should we hire you over the other qualified candidates?
      - why sales?
      - can you do a sales pitch
      - what do you do for fun
       
      Answer Question
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    Product Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online – 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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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (London, England (UK)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    - online application
    - phone interview
    - feedback was very quick, received invitation to face to face interview the 2 days after the phone interview
    - combined round of 4 interviews and knowledge test

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly about team work, how to deal with difficult customers.   Answer Question
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    2 half hour interviews focused on behavioral questions
    - Tell us about yourself? Walk me through your resume?
    - What is Capital IQ and what do you expect to do in this role?
    - What motivates you

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this "sales" related position?   1 Answer
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    I met representatives of the company at a university career fair, then had an on-campus interview and a day consisting of four interviews at the office in New York. Questions were mostly focused on my personal experience, with a few questions relating to the attributes of the company as a whole.

    Interview Questions

    • How well are you able to deal with angry clients and bosses as well as personal failures?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. The offer was very standardized and there was essentially no flexibility.

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