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First Derivatives Financial Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2017
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Financial Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

Interview

One logical test and two face to face interviews with HR representatives. Process was just under 2 hours long, and had received an offer within a week of the interview.

Interview Questions

  • What did I know about First Derivatives - important to learn about both consulting and product sides of the business. Any recently acquired companies/big product sales announced to market. Publicly listed company so news can be found readily online   1 Answer

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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives in July 2017.

    Interview

    They ask you to call them to schedule a phone interview and tell you to study specific parts of the website and company. Will ask primarily questions to judge how well you know First Derivatives. Didn't ask situational questions. I didn't get further than that.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Tell me what does position does.   Answer Question
    • Q: What do you like most about this program?   Answer Question
    • Q: Why are you interested in the Financial Engineer position as opposed to the technical/programming positions?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at First Derivatives in December 2016.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening with HQ based out of Ireland. This was followed by a further call and a Skype interview. Initial screening went over CV and information related to the company, further interviews went into details about the programs offered, how they are structured and other specifics. Final call prior to decision recapitulated CV overview along with information related to the company, plus some extra details regarding the position itself. Have finished process and currently waiting on final decision for my application.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe the Capital Markets Training Programme in detail   Answer Question
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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at First Derivatives in April 2016.

    Interview

    2 Phone Interviews. The phone interviews were similar in content, the second one was from someone who seemed higher in the company but i couldn't tell for sure. Asked questions about education history and familiarity with the company. Specifically wanted to see if I knew the names of some of the products offered by the company. Also asked me to define a few basic financial terms.

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at First Derivatives (Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)).

    Interview

    I had an initial 20 minute phone call with HR to review my CV. Then when called for a face-to-face there were two 15 minute meetings discussing my CV, my goals, and my knowledge of the company. Then we had to prepare a short presentation, and finally ended with a 45-min logic test.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most recent news item you are aware of regarding First derivatives?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    Positive so far. About to have a skype interview. First round was a telephone which went off smoothly and lasted for a brief 15 mins mainly asking questions about what I knew about FD and some of their programs such as the CMTP. HR was really friendly. Overall, phone interview was positive.

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at First Derivatives (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    - Telephone interview from Ireland
    - Flowchart logic test + F2F Interview

    Interviewer did not help set and guide the interview, and was not nice throughout. The purpose of the interviewer is to best figure out whether the interviewee is a good fit for the role. The way the interview was conducted was sure to deter many good candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • - Talk about yourself/resume.
      - Know what the company does.   Answer Question

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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives (Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Applied for job and had a telephone interview a few days later, interview was mainly focused on what I knew about the company and their systems,plus a few standard questions like when I'd be able to start

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a few modules you studied at uni which make you suitable for this role   Answer Question
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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives (Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)).

    Interview

    First there was a basic interview which was straightforward. They just asked a few basic questions such as what do you know about First Derivatives. The second interview involved an assessment in Newry. This consisted of a strange group exercises and two short face to face interviews. These interviews were similar to the phone interviews.

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very smooth interview, all of the questions were standard interview questions. It didn't last too long and can be easily prepared for with all of the documents they send and through their website.

    Interview Questions

    • Which courses have you studied that you think will help you with this role?   Answer Question

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