Susquehanna International Group, LLP Interview Questions in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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    Network Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied with resume on indeed.com. They replied and set up a phone interview. I did not get a second phone interview. I don't think they even wanted to hire anyone. I think everyone gets a shot at the first interview. I felt I did very well on the first phone interview but did not get a second. Weird. They let me know two days later that after much consideration I would not get a second phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Wanted to know my history and why I wanted a job at SIG.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technology Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job through my university's co-op program and was granted a phone interview. No surprises here, mainly consisted of the interviewer getting to know me. Was asked simple questions on basic Computer Science topics. Following this, I was invited to the company HQ for an in person interview.
    At the HQ, I was given a tour of the office and the benefits avaliable (which are amazing!). Met with two pairs of leaders of project teams, who asked me various questions regarding OOP and got to know me.
    Was a very good process overall and I felt very comfortable during the entire process.

    Interview Questions
    • Design a recursive algorithm that will check if one string (e.g. "abcd") can be made from the letters of a larger string (e.g. "abegfdc") and return true of false based on the result.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is simple but they do challenge you on many counts and that's what they look into a candidate.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quantitative Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application online and heard back from HR the next day asking for a phone screening. Basic question about background, interests, GPA, work authorization and then got scheduled for the next formal phone interview with the head of recruit. Simple probability question, dice rolling, coin tossing and game theory. Then scheduled to talk to member of their quant research team. Strangely (or not) they asked you questions about board games, black jack and poker.

    Interview Questions
    • Drawing a pair of (x, y) from a joint Gaussian distribution with 0 covariance. Knowing the stndard deviations of x and y and knowing z = x + y, what is your best guess for x?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Quantitative Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume through career service at my university and get reply from HR on the second day. It only lasted for 15 minutes and she only asked some very basic questions about my background, like why interested in SIG, why you think you are qualified, GPA, work authorization.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

    Interview Details

    Basic first round: tell me about your self, two brain teasers involving torpedoes. One involving weighing pepsi cans.

    Interview Questions
    • Figuring out how to properly weigh a set of 10 items in order to properly distinguish who "cheated" in pepsi vs. cola.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of 2 phone interviews and a half day onsite interview at the Bala Cynwyd headquarters.

    The first 30 min phone interview was a typical HR interview, basically walked through some of the projects I've worked on and some technical challenges faced in these projects. Did not get any logic questions, or really any technical questions in this interview. Talked about why I'm leaving my current position, and why I chose SIG and how I heard about them

    The second 30 min phone interview was with a technology manager. This is where we got quite in depth in my more recent / significant past projects. It did not feel like a traditional question and answer interview, it was more like a conversation which made me feel much more at ease. We talked a lot about the database design , and some of the technical hurdles in my past projects. I never got any logic or brain teaser questions in any interview. Towards the end I got to ask quite a few questions relating to how things are set up at SIG and how they handle support and what tools they use for various things. Following that the interviewer said directly on the phone that he'd like to bring me in for an onsite interview and shortly after that I received an email from HR confirming this. They arranged for travel and I was able to expense everything to them including hotel, food, and airfare

    The onsite interview consisted of 3 components, a paper written technical exam lasting 30 minutes (timed strictly). It sounds like they vary the exam and are aware of glassdoor reviews. Second was another quick talk with the original HR rep from my first phone interview where she went over the benefits and perks of SIG, this was more listening than anything. This gave the next round of people time to dissect the exam. Third was 3 separate 30 min interviews with pairs of managers and leads for various technical teams. I had to explain systems I've worked on by using the whiteboard, explain database choices, integration patterns between systems, and why I chose one thing over another. They asked prodding questions on these systems and various scenarios of 'what if this' or that. I can't give much help on the questions since it was directly related to how I presented my past projects on the whiteboard. Only 1 of these 3 interviews was about going through the exam. They asked some Big-O questions and how locking might affect performance in a multi-threaded environment. I also had to code an algorithm on the whiteboard to determine whether two strings are anagrams of each other

    Following those 3 interviews was 2 or 3 more interviews with higher level people in the firm and one trader, these were more laid back conversations just talking about SIG. You should know what's going on in the news and financial world so you can talk intelligently even if you're not a trader. One asked me how the federal reserve keeps interest rates low, and how bond prices relate to interest rates.

    Interview Questions
    • 30 min paper exam, if you know your basic concepts this shouldn't be a problem. I would not want to work with someone who cannot at least come close to completing this.   View Answer
    • On the spot code a given algorithm on the whiteboard   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate a higher salary after accepting an offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent them my resume through the Drexel system, they emailed me a day before the interview requests were officially returned.

    First step was a ~10 minute phone interview where they asked legal questions regarding my eligibility to work in the United States, etc. They finished the phone interview with a probability question. (Others I know who interviewed with them got the same style interview.) The representative then says that she will pass along your resume to the people higher up and they will get back to you regarding the potential of a second interview.

    Second interview was at their Bala Cynwyd office. They get a group of interviewees then take them on a tour of the building and show you how cool it is, then will abruptly break you up into separate conference rooms to be interviewed. I was interviewed by 2 groups of 2 people. These interviews involve a lot of technical questions, and they don't focus on your resume that much. Thankfully, the interviewers were pretty relaxed and understood my level of programming experience.

    Overall good experience, but the process can be pretty abrupt and stressful.

    Interview Questions
    • If I have a fair, shuffled deck of cards without jokers, what are the odds that if I pull the top two cards from the deck, that they are a pair?   View Answer
    • Write a function that is passed a string and determines whether or not the string is a palindrome. (They had me write on the whiteboard in front of them.)   View Answer
    • If you were given two words and needed to determine if the words were anagrams, how would you go about doing this?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they put the salary in Drexel's system and I accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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