# Analyst Interview Questions

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Jun 10, 2012
 “"You are a head chef at a restaurant and your team has been selected to be on Iron Chef. How do you prepare your team for the competition and how do you leverage the competition for your restaurant?"”

### Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs

Oct 4, 2012
 “brain teaser - a 3 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon bucket. How do you get 4 gallons?”

### Quantitative Analyst at Jane Street

Feb 1, 2011
 “2. In an urn you have red and blue balls (same number of balls in each of the two colors). You extract 3 balls what is the probability that the number of balls you have extracted is odd. Now you…”

### Financial Analyst at J.P. Morgan

Sep 29, 2012
 “You have a bat and a ball. The bat is 1 dollar more than the ball and they both add up to 1.50. How much are each?”

### Actuarial Analyst at Esurance

Jan 17, 2013
 “you have a 9x9x9 sided cube made up of 1 squaree inch squares. If all sides are painted how many cubes have no paint on any side?”

### Data Analyst at Capital One

Nov 8, 2010
 “Case interview: basic business problem (if product X costs Capital One \$4.00 per unit, with a \$800 sunk cost, and we charge X amount of dollars along with a \$10 annual fee, how many do we need to…”

### Finance Operations Analyst at Google

Aug 10, 2013
 “Pretend 1% of the population has a disease. You have a test that determines if you have that disease, but it's only 80% accurate and 20% of the time you get a false positive, how likely is it you…”

### Analyst at Fidelity Investments

Aug 12, 2011
 “You sell 200 cups of coffee per year at \$10 for a cup. It costs you eight dollars to produce a cup of coffee. Would you rather double your price but loose half of the amount you sell or keep the…”

### Analyst at Compass Lexecon

Apr 10, 2012
 “If you have two jars, one with 1000 blue marbles and the other with 1000 red marbles, and you reach into the blue jar and move 20 marbles to the red jar, then grab 20 marbles from the red jar and…”