S&P Ratings Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a ratings director, who then forwarded my information to his equivalent in another city. I came in for an on site interview and met with three different ratings analysts. The interview was primarily behavioral and the questions were not too hard. I still have not heard back from the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you talk about a time where you had to handle a large amount of information in a short amount of time?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interview, Technical, Functional and Analytical

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ratings Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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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 college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview Details

    The first round of interview consisted of one interview. I was given a pen and a paper and a question paper and was supposed to hand write the answers. Half and hour later, the interviewers came in and started interviewing me about the answers. The questions were about QA stuff and UX design.
    For the second round, there were interviews. First was a general question and answer session, whereas the second consisted of hands on skill and logic testing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Business Systems Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at S&P Ratings in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    First foremost, I got email at 3:00 pm Friday saying I have an interview. Which was a complete confusion as it was all of a sudden and was not scheduled earlier

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Ratings Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds--1 phone screen w/ recruiter, one in person with group coverage head, then 3rd round super day involving write up of a case study and 4 individual interviews

    Interview Questions
    • No brain teasers. Be prepared to answer questions about how you would analyze a credit (i.e. cash flow metrics, balance sheet leverage, etc.)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by two senior analysts. They asked me to talk about my school projects and asked questions about them. Then they asked me some technical questions about data analysis including regression.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of problem you must consider when you do time series regression?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Statistician 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 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview Details

    In person, one on one.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation as the position was a union position and the salary was union contract based.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Director 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 2+ monthsinterviewed at S&P Ratings.

    Interview Details

    I went through several rounds of interviews. The hiring process seemed to have a lot of red tape. The people I met with often didn't know where I was in the process, but were generally helpful in trying to get me on board.

    Interview Questions
    • The people interviewing me kept to general questions that weren't too difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They quoted me a salary and bonus potential. I didn't really negotiate as this was my only job offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Director Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Ratings in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a job on their website and within a week or so I received an email from their HR Department letting me know that they'd like to schedule a phone interview. Two days later I was on the phone for the first interview. It was a brief 15 min conversation with the HR department. Basically asked me to go over my resume and explain the relevance to the job i'm applying to. At the end of the conversation she had scheduled my next phone interview with the "would be" hiring manager for the following week.

    I spoke to the hiring manager and it was a 30 min conversation. Some of the questions she asked were about project management - Agile vs. Waterfall methodologies. The difficulties I experience with Agile. They use Agile method, so make sure you understand this method of PM. Asked me about Business Analysis and how I collected requirements (different ways) and what type of documentation (workflows, BRDs, Functional requirements, etc...)

    After that phone interview I heard back from HR department like 4 days later to schedule an in-person interview to meet with 4 individuals, including the would be hiring manager that I had already spoken to. During that interview there were a lot of questions about Project Management methods, more documentation question, the consistent question was what are the challenges you face with Agile method and how do you solve it?, A lot of questions about the correlation between business analysis and Agile method- be ready to elaborate on that. I was also given a scenario to solve on paper. If you are qualified for the position this won't be challenging, it was not difficult. The in-person interview was by far the most challenging but in general the interview process has been painless. I am currently waiting to hear back for next steps, I might get an offer, if I do, I will take it.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the difficulties you have faced with Agile methodology and how have you solved it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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