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Wow, what a ridiculous interview. Firstly, the lady who interviewed me was definitely not a trader. She seemed to be reading questions off a question sheet and I'm not totally sure she would be able to answer the questions on her own. Interview started off fairly straightforward, how many times do you have to flip a coin to have a greater than 50% chance of getting 2 H in a row? I have a fair coin and a coin that is always H. If i choose one at random and flip it and it gives heads, what is the probability that with another flip I'll get heads again? Skittles come in 4 colors and each bag has between 0-2 skittles in it. How many bag possiblities are there? How many ways can you add 3 non-negative integers so the sum is less than 10? Then the questions got really ridiculous. You're given 15 seconds to answer each question from here, you are given a warning at 10 seconds, and if you don't have an answer after 15 sec your answer doesn't count: number of windows on empire state building; height of tallest manmade structure; number of people that died in 2011 in the US; number of people under the age of 20 in the US; given 300,000 lions in Africa, how many gazelles in Africa?; cube root of 71; integral from 1 to 2 of x^x; number of prime numbers less than 100; 153 * 126; 8^6. Honestly, I understand some of these brain teasers, but requiring an answer in less than 15 seconds is stupid. Do you really want people to work for you that make decisions without fully thinking things through? No wonder monkeys do better than hedge fund managers at making money. The final part of the interview she asked hypothetical questions like "What is a job you would never do for any amount of money?" Then she would follow up by saying "What if I gave you a million dollars a year to do that job?"
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The interviewer was very impatient and did not give me anytime to think. She was always rushing me. Her name was Ann or something (definitely an HR person...). The questions were not difficult, but I did not do well because I could not think due to her nagging ness. See below for the five math questions they asked me. They did not really ask any behavioral questions either. Nonetheless, I was disappointed by this firm.
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I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Five Rings Capital (Cambridge, MA) in December 2014.
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I applied from online school career service, and was given a telephone interview. The interviewee chose the slots from online survey. The interviewer asked me a few questions about my resume and then technical questions. The interviewer is expecting a really quick response, so I guess spending more time preparing the technique questions is important.
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Phone interview. I submitted my resume and got an email the next day. I entered an online system to select one time slot for phone interview. The interview lasted for about 40 min. I didn't answer the first question so I didn't get into the next round.
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I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Five Rings Capital (New York, NY) in November 2012.
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Received a phone interview. Questions included: Find greatest common divisor of two large numbers. First actually find it given two numbers, then give pseudocode for an algorithm that finds it for any general two numbers. Analyze a competitive game - prefer to go first or second under a couple of different sets of rules (basically, analyze probability tree of potential moves). Broker receives an order to purchase N units of stock A and M units of stock B - if individual orders are placed at random, what is the probability that all N units of A are purchased first (and therefore all M units of B are purchased last). Find the smallest number that is composed of only zeros and ones and is divisible by both three and five. Various experience/behavioral fit questions - why trading, etc.
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I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Five Rings Capital (New York, NY).
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Got a phone interview
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The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Five Rings Capital in October 2011.
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First round interview was via phone.
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The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Five Rings Capital in March 2010.
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This is (what I heard of) a very new prop-trading company based in NYC. They said they will offer competitive salary. I got a phone interview and the interview lasts for about half an hour. It contains 3-4 questions, including one math calculation question, one probability questions, and one algorithm questions. The questions are not very difficult, it seems they want to hear you answering fast (as well as right, of course). by the way, before the questions, they will require you to only think of the questions in mind, do not use a pen to write or draft. This confirms my guess that they want you to react fast and accurate. I think I answered all the questions right, but still not get further chance of interview. I think perhaps my reply is not as fast as the interviewer expect, or other candidates are just too strong...
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