I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group.
Interview Details – I applied through campus recruiting and got a phone interview. It lasted about 20 minutes and was mostly behavioral stuff and more specifically why I wanted to do operations. I did not make it to the second round as I did not have a good answer at all for "Why Operations?" as I'm much more interested in S&T.
Interview Question – Nothing really difficult or unexpected. Just make sure you have good reasons for why you want SIG and why that role. Also, lots of focus on examples of how you're a good problem solver Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in December 2013.
Interview Details – Two phone interviews then a super day on site. The phone interviews were three questions each asking about expected value, bayes theorem, option pricing, and some brain teasers. On site interview was more of the same plus a group interview.
Interview Question – Lots of bayes theorem and brain teasers Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in November 2013.
Interview Details – First round phone interview was simple small talk and then questions about my choice of majors, why trading, and basic personality stuff. Then a couple of questions on probability that are very easy if you know Bayes Rule and don't screw up like me.
Interview Question – If I give you the opportunity to play a game at the end of which the loser pays the winner $10, and then partway through the game I ask that we each double our bets to $20 or that you must immediately pay me $10, what is the minimum probability of winning you must have to keep playing? View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in November 2013.
Interview Details – Received a phone interview after submitting my resume at a university career fair (after about two weeks). Phone interview was very simple, mostly just asked about my resume and a few of my favorite projects. The only "technical" questions were very standard OOP questions. Second phone was about two weeks after the first. This interview was slightly more technical, but still focused on what I had done (mind you, I was asked for more technical explanation this time). Final round interview was a month after the second. Two technical interviews in a row. The first was about a single question, and I massively over complicated the issue. The second was much better, and the questions were pretty standard technical questions. The rest of the day was all tours and generally showing us how the firm worked. We were also treated to a nice dinner that night.
Interview Question – Optimal ranking problem. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in October 2013.
Interview Details –
First Round: HR Phone Interview, basic stats questions.
Second Round: Phone interview with VP, case question about starting a business. Wants to see your thought process. Another question about the difference between private and public equity investing.
Third Round: SuperDay, mostly behavioral questions. They want to get to know you.
Interview Question – If given the opportunity to invest in the stock market at make a 5x return on your initial investment, would you put all of your money there or into starting your own business? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in June 2013.
Interview Details –
Phone Interview- Asked two relatively easy probability questions along with going over background information, resume, etc.
In person interview- met with two divisions of trade operations, 3 total interviews. Nothing too difficult. Discussed recent projects I have done, went over what the job requires.
Interview Question – No very difficult questions. They ask if you will be available 50-60 hours a week, sometimes until 11 on Friday nights. Maybe just want to see how you respond. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in March 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied via University's career network and on SIG's website. Was contacted by HR in about 2 weeks. Interview was a phone interview and consisted of basic behavioral questions and basic questions tailored at getting to know the candidate's interests.
The end of the interview consisted of a somewhat difficult statistical question.
Overall, the interview process went well. The interviewer was friendly and answered every question that was asked. Response was very quick, was notified within 4 days of the interview.
Interview Question – Five people are going out to dinner and all are of different ages. What is the probability that they will sit around a circular table in the correct order of age, regardless of direction? View Answers (2)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in February 2013.
Interview Details – Once I got the email, I had 3 phone interviews about 30 minutes a piece over the course of a week. Onsite interview with 5 people, one on one, which took about 3.5 hours. Very thorough interview process. Was asked regular interview questions along with technical questions.
Interview Question – I was asked problem solving questions. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in December 2012.
Interview Details – They had a initial technical phone screening followed by a day long on site interview. The phone interview was fairly basic. Standard interview questions. The onsite interview was a bit depressing. Firstly their interview rooms are like interrogation cells. No windows, gray walls, all lined up one after the other along a narrow (2 people can't walk side by side) corridor. One of the interviewers asked me to design a word processor. I am not sure how that is relevant to an HFT developer. He was also finding it hard to understand and review my design. He was clearly not prepared. They interview in pairs. The role they were hiring in was not clearly stated. They believe that they will identify the role you will best fit, without actually considering your preferences. On the whole the process was a bit too weird and the facility a bit too depressing. On the bright side thought they had arranged a driver to drop me off to the railway station, and the people in their market data team are smart individuals who would be nice to work with.
Interview Question – Design a word processor. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in December 2012.
Interview Details – Applied on website - received first-round phone interview within a few weeks. First interview was why trading/why SIG, if I played poker, and probability/math questions for 30 minutes. Very straightforward - what's the expectation of a dice roll, what's the expectation if you get to re-roll, what about a call option on this game. Bayes' formula. Second round was a harder iteration of the first but still straightforward and easy. They will help you if you ask for hints. Final round - flew me out to Philadelphia and put me in a 4-star hotel - all expenses paid. Shadowed two traders to gauge interest in the firm, then an individual interview that is a harder iteration of the first two phone interviews. And a group interview to see how you work in a team environment.
Interview Question – Make me a market on the population of Nigeria. Answer Question
Pros: Casual work life, less stressful, free lunch, learn a lot in fast-paced environment though. – Full Review
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