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Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Bala Cynwyd, PA).
Day-long interview comprised of meetings with four teams of two and concluding with a session with the senior manager of the group. First part of the interview is a 60-minute test (which is impossible to complete) containing 12 coding problems. Remainder of the interviews include extensive whiteboarding of solutions to problems posed by interviewers.
- Define a solution architecture for a system handling a high volume of transactions. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Philadelphia, PA).
Applied to the job post on-line and got a phone call from HR three days later. 10 days later got a phone interview with the tech manager for 1/2 hours. The on-site interview was 3 hours long. Interviewed by a 2-person group of hardware engineers, then by another 2-person group of hardware managers, then by 1 software engineer, and by manager. They asked many technical and behavior questions.
- How to do clock domain crossing synchronization? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2015.
They contacted me to set up a 30 minute block for a phone interview. The actual interview took about 20 minutes. They didn't ask me anything about my resume, although they did have some generic HR type questions during the interview. I found it hard not to go into too much detail on the phone because most of the questions are very generic. I can't imagine the interviewer enjoyed my 5 minute discussion on the differences between TCP and UDP.
- How do you secure your home computer? TCP vs UDP Program you use for secure telnet? Normal HR questions 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2015.
30 min HR call followed by 1 hrs Lead tele interview followed by 6 HRS onsite interview 30 min HR call followed by 1 hrs Lead tele interview followed by 6 HRS onsite interview 30 min HR call followed by 1 hrs Lead tele interview followed by 6 HRS onsite interview
- physical paper exam, followed by 4 batch interview 1 Answer
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Bala Cynwyd, PA) in March 2015.
I must say it was one of the fine interviews I have attended. The interview process is a 3 step process. First step, HR calls you for a 15-30 Minutes conversation. HR asked me about some of my background, why SIG, situation where you faced conflict within team and how you resolved it, any big database implementation done for the customer, Value addition done to the customer. Second step, a technical manager called me. The conversation was very smooth. The manager tested my database, DBA and data warehouse basics. Since this role comprised of both development and administration, be prepared for DBA questions. The interview went for 45 minutes. Third step, I was called to the onsite. The first round was a test where 5 database questions were asked related to data modeling, queries, ERD and data structures and the time given to complete the paper was 45 minutes. It has been mentioned that at least 4 questions need to be answered. The second round was with HR and she explained me about the company culture and very conversational. The third round was with one of the managers and he probed me with behavioral and technical questions on SQL, PL/SQL. He also probed me with some DBA questions. The fourth round was with couple of people (team lead and team manager) and they asked some great questions of data modeling, tuning, DBA approach, out of the box implementation for the client. The fifth round was with another couple of people (Development lead, Manager) and they asked some questions on SQL, PL/SQL and Unix scripting. The final round was with a trader which was very conversational and talked about company culture and fun aspects.
- Describe one out of the box database implementation for the customer. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Philadelphia, PA) in March 2015.
Everyone was incredibly kind. However, they did test you on how well you preform under pressure. Don't be alarmed if they talk loudly and ignore you while you try to solve problems. This is intentional. They questions are fairly standard for the position. Reviewing a Sales and Trading interview guide beforehand is probably the best way to prepare. Look up common brainteasers also.
- Why do you want to do trading? Imagine a stock that either doubles up or down. Devise betting strategy to guarantee you make money. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Bala Cynwyd, PA) in March 2015.
Initial 30 minute discussion with HR going over current project and reasons for wanting to make a move, etc. Followed by a coding exam on codility.com. After passing coding exam was a technical phone screen with a developer. Asked impractical technical questions such as implementing a garbage collector - over the phone.
- How would you implement a garbage collector? 1 Answer
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Bala Cynwyd, PA) in December 2014.
The recruiting process at SIG is pretty polished. Too polished in fact. Recruiter found me, then HR did a one hour phone screen, then on-site interview that lasted about 4 hours. Everything was fairly standard, grim faces, emotionless interviewers. Typical corporate environment in a bland building in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a highway. The insides were very unimpressive. Open floor plans, noisy and cramped. The free lunch is a joke. Everyone runs into the “kitchen” at a set time, stands in line to get food that is somewhere between high school and the cheapest buffet quality. You get maybe $3 worth of food, and give up your lunch hour. Everyone eats at their desks. Several people that left SIG told me that 10 hours per day is the unspoken minimum. Eight hours work day + 1 hour you work through lunch + 1 hour of work that you are expected to take home. And that's the minimum. But the icing on the cake was when HR started demanding to see my W2's before salary negations. For a company that likes to play poker, they sure like to play a crooked game! Too many bad vibes.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Bala Cynwyd, PA) in October 2014.
2 rounds of phone interviews. Mostly questions about my resume and past job experience. Very relaxed environment. Each ended with one statistics or logic question. Relatively straightforward and they were more interested in the thought process and how I worked to the answer than necessarily getting the correct answer. Final round was on site. There was a group interview portion where we worked through several math and logic problems, a case study, and three 2-on-1 interviews. Mostly technical questions but they also want to gauge knowledge of stock market and financial analysis.
- Group of 5 friends sitting around a round table. What's the probability that they sit in age order? 1 Answer
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP (Bala Cynwyd, PA) in September 2014.
I was contacted by a recruiter in early September, after applying through my college job fair. We had a nice, pleasant interaction over email. She scheduled a phone interview with a general technical interviewer who asked about my prior experiences, why I do computer science, and how to implement a hash table in the most general sense. All went well and I was called again to discuss tech in more detail. I was asked to implement binary searching and a shuffle-sort algorithm, but most of the focus was again (pleasantly) on me and the person behind the code, not the code itself. After that, I had an onsite interview where they wined and dined all day, giving me an all-encompassing view over what they do and how they do it. Tours, meals, and five hours of interviews gave me a pretty good idea about what they wanted and how they wanted it. I think my lack of financial experience didn't matter, despite the financial nature of SIG. It was a good process with lots of check ins and conversations.
- It was a cool data parsing problem where you took a text file data set and converted it to a usable data structure that was able to answer questions about ranges of data. It also required me to work with huge text files, with entries up to 1 million lines long. Answer Question
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