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Training & Operations Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at SNL Financial in July 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through an employee referral. With referrals, you are guaranteed a phone interview. This was conducted with a recruiter. After the phone interview, I received an email from the recruiter the next day to set up a time to come in for an interview with the manager of the department. I then received an email from the "scheduling department" to confirm the date and time with directions and instructions for the day of the interview. The directions were unclear and I had no idea what door to go in. This caused me to be late. No one mentioned it, but I was furious. Interview was simple.. They asked a lot of weird questions that seemed unnecessary.. It's been about a month since my interview. The posting has been removed and I haven't heard anything. I doubt I got the job. Even being qualified and referred by the employee previously in the position. Weird employer. Didn't really want to work there anyways.
Interview Question – What book have you read most recently? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Senior Editor Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at SNL Financial.
Interview Details – It was amazingly easy and very short. That should have been a red flag right away. They have a lot of employee churn in this company--with the exception of managers, bright people usually stay only a year or two--so anyone who is minimally qualified to do the job is likely to get an offer.
Interview Question – When can you start? The offer was made about five minutes after I walked in. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was a non-negotiable offer, but not bad pay by C'ville standards.
Very Easy Interview
Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SNL Financial in January 2014.
Interview Details – Contacted by a recruiter and was told I'd be a great fit for the position. They hyped me up for this position only to be shot down. If they tell you how great you are and everything, don't believe them. This is the 2nd time in a row they told me I'd be a "perfect fit" only to be turned down. I give up on applying for this company.
Anonymous Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at SNL Financial.
Interview Details – Applied online but did not hear back. SNL came to present on campus and I got in touch with the presenters and got an opportunity to get in touch with the proper recruiter. Got called for an interview in the office (Islamabad). Interviewed with the manager in the local office. Then had a video conference interview with people in the Charlottesville office. Got an offer for the analyst-in-training position.
Interview Question – What do I know about the sub-prime mortgage crisis? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for the training position
Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at SNL Financial.
Interview Details – I had two hone interviews followed by an on site interview. The on site interview consisted of six rounds some with multiple people. Some interviews were conducted through video conference.
Interview Question – A lot of SQL questions Answer Question
Bank Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SNL Financial in March 2012.
Interview Details – General questions
Interview Question – The person on the interview made assumptions that I already knew their process Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Senior Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at SNL Financial.
Interview Details – Very easy. I had the job within a two weeks of submitting my resume through a former employee. There were no phone interviews, and I spent about two hours talking in person to the people I would be working with. There were no tricky questions, and I don't even remember many questions about me at all.
Negotiation Details – HR told me I was getting paid at the top of my band and there was no room for negotiation. Looking at glassdoor now, it appears that that was completely false.
Project Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at SNL Financial in October 2012.
Interview Details – phone interiview followed by 4 separate 1 hour interviews in office. All interviewers pretty much asked the same basic questions, with some sql questions mixed in. They were really concerned with the SQL Having clause for some reason.
It took them 5 weeks to follow up after the interview!!
Interview Question – in SQL can you put a conditional on the join syntax? Answer Question
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at SNL Financial.
Interview Details – Campus career fair followed up by emailing their career office with resume. They followed up with a phone interview. Then I was called for an on-site 1:1 interview. All interviews were behavioral.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – For internships, negotiate only if you have a preexisting offer.
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