S&P Ratings Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2015
108 Interview Reviews

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    Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    The hiring process for the temp position was very simply and straight forward. They only requested a phone interview so no in person interview was needed. Mostly just basic professional and academic background questions were asked.

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    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview

    Consisted of a telephone interview with HR, two 30 minutes interviews with Managers followed by three 30 minutes interviews with Senior Managers in their London office. Second round interviews were more technical. Overall very pleasant experience. Extremely professional HR that would answer any questions almost immediately.

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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at S&P Ratings in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview, and then met team lead and VP for on-site. Everyone I've spoke to was very easy to talk with. Especially the hr is super helpful during the entire interview process.

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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    General fit and background, why s&p, why the group, light financial background questions. As well, there was a 2-hr ratings assessment in-house. All information given - come up with a one-page writing sample "Credit Rating recommendation".

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I met three interviewers including a manager of the team one by one. They did not ask me technical question, but more like what programming skills I do have, how I worked in the previous work experience, or a little bit of personality questions.

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    • Why S&P   1 Answer
    • Do you prefer to work by yourself or collaboratively?   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Started with a phone interview, very casual. In-person interview consisted of two rounds with 3 people in each. Asked technical and behavioral questions. Some were not so engaging, a few hammered with the technical. It was a basic interview for a research/analyst assistant. KNOW the financial statements and how they work together.

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    • What is duration? If you had two bonds, one 5 year and another 10 year, and interest rates went up, which bond would decrease more in value?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview

    Interview process was challenging but straightforward. Had to interview with three managers formally and one informational interview with an analyst. They were very nice and accommodating and didn't make the process intimidating. They were very welcoming and made the interviews more conversational instead of pure questions and answers. First manager I interviewed with also kept constant communication with me during the process, which also helps.

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    • What do you see as one of the most important aspects of this job?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was a pretty standard interview process as far as Wall St research jobs go. The process included several interview rounds with senior analysts and group head. Questions center around fit with team as well as general financial statement analytical ability.

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    CREDit Summer Analyst Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at S&P Ratings (Berkeley, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    1st round on campus. Basic behavioral questions, nothing out of the norm. One bad guy, one good guy type interview. Got a call 10 days later with an offer which was surprising.

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    • Describe a time where you had to lead a group? Why S&P and ratings? Tell me about your favorite analytical tool?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. $25 an hour salary in NYC was decent enough.

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at S&P Ratings (New York, NY).

    Interview

    1 round OCR interview, most about resume, some programming questions. Really easy. The position requires a lot of programming experience in python or matlab and VBA. They will ask about some basic concepts for programming and some VBA code. Be prepared with VBA, because some may not really be familiar with that.

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