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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at State Street in July 2015.
The process took 2.5 week and consist of a phone interview and in-person interview. During the phone interview I was told the salary is only $12.50 so I decided not to proceed further with the application process. Salary rate is really embarrassing for the position's work and knowledge.
- Why do you want to work for State Street? What is your GPA? How do you find out about this position? ETC. About 8-10 questions asked. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at State Street in July 2015.
The Risk Analytics Team is looking for candidates to build quantitative models. The role contains about 50% of model building using Matlab, 50% of documentation and monitor. Also you have to optimize your model so that it pass the Stress Test. The guy who interviewed me was very helpful. It is an one hour phone interview. No behavior question! First 20 minutes, he talked about what the team do and gave two examples of the products they are using. After that, he looked through my resume, asked me about Matlab, Time Series, Statistics, PDE, Stochastic Calculus and Probability question. Although I did not perform well(I would not expect this interview to be such technical), he helped me, gave me hint so that I could answered all the question. Not like the interviews that I did before, if you don't know the answer, you could hear the disappointment from the other side of the phone. This guy is really nice and helped me to refresh the knowledge.
- 1. How to find rows that contains missing values for a matrix using matlab? 2. How to calculate simple moving average with moving window n for a vector X (for example, 100*1) using matlab (cannot use any build in function such as tsmovavg)? 3. Are you familiar with different optimization function in Matlab? 4. Are you familiar with GARCH model, why use ARCH/GARCH model? What kind of stochastic process you have learned? Do you use any numerical methods to solve PDE? 5. You have a coin, you don't know whether it is a fair coin or a biased one. The probability to get a head follows a uniform distribution with (0,1). Given the first toss is a head, what is the probability that the second toss is also a head? 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at State Street in July 2015.
Applied On-line, received a call the next from HR Sourcing. Set-up phone interview. Sourcing pre-screens applicants and then sends info to recruiters. Recruiter will reach out, if they think you are a good fit.
- Why are you interested in this position? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at State Street in July 2015.
A telephone interview with a recruiter was followed about 10 days later with an in-person interview with the department head. The interview was very low pressure and conversational in nature. Questions centered on past experience. I got the feeling it was just as much about skills as personality match with the manager. There was a misunderstanding by Human Resources regarding the budgeted salary for the position. I was already earning over the maximum allowed for the job and should not have been placed into consideration.
- Tell me about why you want to leave your current employer. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at State Street (Quincy, MA) in July 2015.
This was a contract to permanent position as a Software Engineer in the Derivatives division. I Interviewed with a VP and an overseas person who was managing support for the derivatives trading application. The application needed someone to come in and improve the performance as the current team was busy firefighting existing customer issues. The VP was primarily a Java developer so I feel that he and I did not connect as he did not really describe the position and what they were looking for. He started asking me to compare Java constructs to C++.
- Describe multi-threaded programming techniques. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at State Street in July 2015.
The interview consisted of two people and they seemed very kind throughout. The questions were mostly situational and behavioral, nothing too personal. They didn't ask about the basics, "what are your strengths, weaknesses" but study everything and be prepared for anything that comes your way.
- "Tell me about a time..." Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at State Street.
Applied for two new positions through HR within company first time in sixteen years after I joined. One would think that you would at least get a call or email,from HR after application. Never heard from them. I followed up two times and responded that they were going to get back but never heard from them. This was totally a shock to me.
- Never heard from HR after my application Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in June 2015.
I'm a phd student Phone interview: 45 mins. Very strong related to your resume, focus on your job market paper. On site: 1 hour presentation, and then meet managers and other people. 6 groups, half an hour each. Questions are very technical.
- Probability theory, econometric. Very Technical !!!! Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in June 2015.
I spoke with a recruiter who informed me of areas that are being recruited for. I submitted my resume and got called in for a one on one. I then met with one AVP and 2 VPs for 30 minute sessions. Overall a good experience although I was asked a strange question about how I would change the process at my current job.
- How did you hear about the job. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in June 2015.
I applied online directly on State Street's career page. They called me after 2 days and scheduled an interview. I had the interview with two senior managers, no HR. The interview took 1 hour and they were very friendly and asked mostly behavioral type of questions (around 20 questions). However, they forgot to ask me whether as international student I have my visa or not. I have OPT, when they asked me for my social sec. number and I told them I can only get one if I'm employed, they told me they can't proceed further with the process.
- How can I showcase that I'm proactive? What is my role in a team? Tell us an example when you solved a complex problem. Why would we hire you? What are your strengths? How do you motivate people in your team? What is a mutual fund? What would be your responsibility as Fund Accountant? Answer Question
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