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Société Générale Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014
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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 weeksinterviewed 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+ weekinterviewed 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.  

    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
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    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  6.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  7. 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 weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Hedge Fund Risk Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Middle Office Associate 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 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Front Office Trading Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • I didn't expect the position would be different from the job description.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Trader Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Société Générale in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through their website and received a phone call for an HR interview about Work Experience, Education, preferences, motivations and availability. The same day he sent me an email to schedule a phone interview with the team two days later.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview started with a junior trader about programming in VBA and C++.
      Then I had two phones interviews with the senior traders. Basic finance questions about various financial derivatives ( options, credit, rates, bonds ...), B&S model and Greeks, getting more difficult and technicals but a good sign that you know your basics. Some maths and stats questions about Stochastic Calculus, Brownian motion.
      No Brainteaser but I have been asked some economic questions about the current market and where should I invest.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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