S&P Ratings Intern Interview Questions

Updated May 18, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings.

Interview

Two phones calls with employees in S&P ratings department. Behavioral oriented interview with some questions about the general economy. Everything was expected, walk me through your resume, why do you want to work here?

Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at S&P Ratings in April 2013.

    Interview

    First a phone call with HR, then an interview with my manager and then an interview with 2 members of the team I worked with.
    It was a good experience. Everyone I spoke with was nice and there were no shocking questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to make a very difficult decision.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied online. Got email that I was selected for a phone interview. First interviewed with HR, then with the Managing Director I work under. Both were less than 30 min and not too technical. Very basic finance questions to confirm I had interest and knowledge.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    There was a brief phone interview with an HR representative and then an interview with a managing director and director (at the same time). The second interview had little technical questions but was pretty general: why do you want to work here? Who is the president of S&P?

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Got a call from HR then scheduled an interview with the managers. Talked with 2 people and the interview lasted 1 hr. The questions were all general behavioral questions and some regarding your skills set.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the one point you want to highlight on your resume and why?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    did not negotiate

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Initial communications just through a connection with a recruiter. They use Kelly Services to hire all their temporary employees like interns. I was only to have a phone interview and a 1:1 interview in person, but ended up getting the offer without the 1:1 but everyone else had to. I'm not sure why.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings (Melbourne (Australia)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed by the associate director who seems to be a very great guy. It was quite a standard procedure, starting with self introduction and followed by three or four general technical questions regarding economics, finance, and corporate risk.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your projection of the movement of interest rate.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview

    Two 30 minute phone calls with associates and then interviews in New York at the Headquarters. Mainly asked behavioral questions such as biggest weakness, describe a time when you made a difficult decision, etic with a couple technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you rate the debt of a certain company? What would you need?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at S&P Ratings (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online.
    Process took quite a long time (think it was due the fact that they re-managed the process after Christmas break) but was always very efficient and precise.
    Liked the fact that they spend time sending me reminder for scheduled events/interviews.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at S&P Ratings (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Video interview - interests, motivation, competencies
    2 telephone interviews 30 mins (lasted about 25mins) - technical questions - Accounting and Finance, going through CV briefly, behavioural, competencies
    2 telephone interviews 30 mins (lasted about 10-15mins) - Discussion about interests and opportunity to ask final questions, going through CV extensively, discuss courses and projects, behavioural.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would a firm delay issuing bonds given the upcoming election?   Answer Question

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