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Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
128 Interview Reviews

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale.

    Interview Details

    Back to back 3 interviews
    - First for business knowledge 1/2 an hour
    - Second technical interview 1 hour
    - Third with the manager mostly behavioral interview, questions about handling pressure, communication with the clients, troubleshooting techniques.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, straight forward questions regarding .NET framework development.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If they need you they will hire you
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Engineer Pricing Intern 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 1+ week - interviewed at Société Générale in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied via campus recruiting system, got Interviewed 5 times, and 1 on-site interview at SG's trading floor. All technical questions on options, exotics, hybrids, some vba programmings, probability brain teaser, interest rate models, correlation related questions, stochastic models...

    Interview Questions
    • All are difficult. But if well prepared, it won't be too crazy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern 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 1 week - interviewed at Société Générale in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got interview from college alumnus referral. First one phone about 30 mins. Then two onsite interviews. The first one was pure technical which lasted 2 hours. The last on side interview was only about half an hour meeting only one person. A lot of VBA and options questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Middleware Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Société Générale in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn, I completely forgot my experiences. I decided to take a look at the job. I agreed to the phone interview which i agreed. The decided to bring me in for a face to face. I fly from Florida to Jersey City. Once I got there and found out that I was black, it was like I should not be there. The most racist interview in my life. I was told that I was not Jewish.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Interview was fairly reasonable. Nothing too bad, generally the expected questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Don't negotiate a summer internship, dummy
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Commodities Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Société Générale in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied via LinkedIn and got an invite to interview over the phone. I was asked several typical behavioral questions, such as: walk me through your resume, tell us how your skills from college coursework can be applied to this position, why do you want to move to NYC, what are your hobbies, and so on. Then the interviewer asked some more finance-specific questions, such as: what are options, tell me about the current trends in the marketplace, why commodities, etc. Most of the interview was very informal and conversational, and I was clicking very well with the interviewer throughout the discussion. At the end, some other woman chimes in to say thanks for the call, so they sneakily had me on speaker phone, and it was ultimately the woman who only spoke to say "bye" that gave me the rejection email.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Summer 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 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral questions and easy technical questions, not very hard. But final did not get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Compliance Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received an email from a recruiter who asked me to interview at the office. I sat down with two directors for about 30mins (the office floor looks great by the way). It was a pretty easy-going interview and I was asked very standard questions. I was told the specifics of the position and its day-to-day operations.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front Office Developer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    A recruiting firm / head hunter reached out to me with three potential positions that they wanted me to try out for with Soc Gen. Commodities, Equity Derivatives, and ABS.

    The whole process took two phone calls before receiving an offer from the bank.

    The first phone call was with a direct manager, he asked simple questions about what I currently do, what environments I work in, and then a couple things about derivatives.

    The second phone call was a lot more personal / cultural. He briefly asked what it was that I worked on, some programming knowledge as well as certain opinions on programming environments, and derivatives knowledge, then we went back and forth discussing the 'mission' of the group. Bottom line, I was able to connect what I was working on presently to what they would have me working on.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult: What are the variables in the black scholes formula?
      Unexpected: How will you leave your current position?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase done by me. The headhunter/recruiter did all of that legwork.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Société Générale in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Back in the day it was a breeze.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult at that time.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was none.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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