I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Nothing very difficult Answer Question
I applied online and 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.
I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – 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.
I applied through other source - interviewed at Société Générale in June 2009.
Interview Details – Back in the day it was a breeze.
Interview Question – There was nothing difficult at that time. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was none.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Société Générale.
Interview Details – I applied for this job directly through the company website and was contacted by their recruiting manager. I went through two rounds of interviews with two hiring managers. The questions were mainly about fit, willingness to work independently, and about my prior experience. The whole process ended up taking a couple of months.
Negotiation Details – Negotiations were based on experience.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in September 2013.
Interview Details – Major takeaway: Frenchmen are so random.
I applied online and the HR replied very soon, I scheduled 1.5 weeks later for more preparation time. It was a front office trading assistant type position at Interest Rate Derivatives desk. So I prepared accordingly.
HOWEVER, when I met with the manager, he asked me:"what type of position are you looking for?" I was astonished, wasn't there supposed to be an ACTUAL OPENING I am here to attempting to fill? Why are you asking? So I answered the exact position that I am emailed to interview for.
Then here goes the interview questions, not in chronological order:
0. Walk through resume...
1. What do you see yourself in 5 years?
This is the part where they are so random.
He then said this is a BACK OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT position expecting the candidate to grow with FINANCE department. I was astonished again!! The job description said it's front office, and I am preparing as a front office interview!! So after this question, he is considering transfer me to equity desk.
2. What do you expect your daily work be in this position?
3. What is delta of Long a call and short a put? Any other derivatives that have delta of 1?
4. What is ETF? (He is asking me this because he tries to transfer me to the equity desk, I'll mention this later)
5. Write a code in VBA...mine was about a searching function, kind of a VLookup
6. and other technical questions...etc...
When I was writing the code, as I was an international candidate, he told me they are NOT E-VERIFIED, and since it's early Sep, and my F-1 OPT expires before next Oct, they can't file H-1B for me now. I said fine, I can work with HR and law firm to figure a way to E-Verify myself (although I'm not sure if I really could).
So without a doubt, I failed this one. But he said there's a front office equity desk intern vacancy and brought another French to interview me.
Then here goes another interview:
0. Walk through resume again...
1. What's price of a future? What's difference b/w future and forward?
2. Tell me a trade you've done...
3. What is ETF arbitrage?
4. and other technical questions...etc...no VBA code writing, probably because the first one told him I've passed it.
Then the interview goes well, he told me to wait for feedback next week.
Interview Question – I didn't expect the position would be different from the job description. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Société Générale in June 2013.
Interview Details – I was refereed by a worker to the HR. Got contact from the HR very quickly and scheduled an interview with the department head on the following week.
The interview went roughly a hour, started by asking the basic question about my resume, such as what did you do in your** internship. There were some technical questions about hedge fund and derivatives. They seems to care a lot on sales experience, which I don't have.
Interview Question – Can you described some hedge fund strategies ? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale.
Interview Details – The interview process was set for 3 rounds. The first two were with members of the business team and then I met with HR. The interviewers were very nice and professional- their questions were very detailed and specific both about my experience and their role. I liked that I met a number of people from the team.
Interview Question – They asked me a few questions outside of my expertise. I think they wanted to gauge my knowledge on a couple of different concepts. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in January 2012.
Interview Details – 1 interview with the management and 1 with the HR
Interview Question – question were really easy but I did not expected to passan excel test at the end Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation. They offer you a salary and it is difficult t negotiate. I took the job because I needed it.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale.
Interview Details – I used a recruiter and it was pretty simple. I had 3 interviews and was given an offer. First 2 were real interviews and 3rd one was sort of a meet and greet
Interview Question – My interview was kind of casual, one guy drilled me on technical questions which I did not think were difficult.. and after being employed by this guy I started to realize he probably could not answer his own questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate as I had already done this with my recruiter
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