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Indus Valley Partners Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2017
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  1.  

    Junior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners in September 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume at the career fair and two to three weeks later I got an invitation email for a phone interview. I got the phone interview after the career fair.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Junior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners.

    Interview

    In one word - terrible -
    Applied in April, and wrote two follow up emails to check on my application. Did not hear back until May 11 where I was asked to provide availability to speak about the position. After doing so I never heard back. So again I followed up with email and then a phone call where we arranged a formal time. When that time came around the HR person did not answer.

  3. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners.

    Interview

    Do yourself a favor. Don't even bother with this company.

    Phone call from director
    Most rude interview I've ever experienced. Called an hour and a half late (ended up having a call at 9:30PM) and hung up half way through the call before redialing back into the call. I understand it's a growing business and it is busy, but come on. Where's the professionalism?
    Extremely condescending; after describing past experience, I ended up being lectured on how to present my past experience
    Then, I was badgered on why I believed the company was going to be better than other IMS providers and how I was going to contribute to the success.
    The latter half is a fine question to ask, but to be badgered on the first part for ten minutes when no, I won't know enough about the very specifics of each part of your product because you're new and not that large of a player in the market yet.
    Then, I was lectured on why business courses are more important than computer science courses (yes, lectured for a good five minutes) and that to ever succeed in the fintech field, I needed "to be able to hold my own".

    Don't forget that the pay is sub-industry standard too.

    If this is how an MD is, I can't and don't want to imagine what the rest of management looks like.

    Interview Questions

    • Share your most relevant projects from your previous internships   Answer Question

  4.  

    Junior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    There was one initial phone interview and one week later, I was invited for an on site interview with two executives. The phone interview was behavioral and the in person interviews were a combination of behavioral and technical.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Junior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through my college in mid-November 2016. After first round interview with the CEO on campus, I was invited to New York office in two weeks. Although I was applying for a consulting job, none of the interviews involved the types of case studies that other consulting firms ask - in fact, the interviews reminded me more of tech company interviews since some of the interview questions were rather quantitative. The final round interview consisted of two interviews with two different directors. I was not very happy with the final round interview because one of the interviewers was traveling and I had to do a phone interview with him. The phone was breaking, and I struggled in understanding his heavy accent, so we barely got to cover any of the interview questions. After that phone interview, I thought there was no way I was getting an offer from here, but I did fairly well with the next interviewer, and I think that was why I managed to get an offer in the end.

    The company was willing to pay decent compensation along with considerable signing bonus, but the company had relatively bad reputation among students in my college, which was the reason why I decided to take a risk, decline the offer, and continue recruiting for a different position.

    Interview Questions

    • Besides the generic behavioral questions, there are two things to know for sure before interviewing.

      1. Profit and loss calculation. Assuming there is a portfolio that consists of various securities, calculate what the profit or loss is after each period. I failed at answering this questions in my first round interview with the CEO, and I looked up how to work on those questions, which was a good choice on my side because I was asked a very similar question on my final round interview, which I nailed it.

      2. Make sure to know about private equity and hedge fund industries. Although this is a consulting role, you may be asked some in-depth questions about those industries since those are IVP's clients.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners.

    Interview

    I had applied for the position of business analyst for the salt lake city office. After cancelling the interview 2 times the director finally had the time to reach out to me. Interview consisted of very basic questions related to equity markets, various ratios used to analyze the firm (Debt/equity... etc), IPO process. Basic questions based on resume (why business analyst.. as I had more experience in finance). Ended the interview wih a brain teaser puzzle. Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions

    • acceptable debt/equity ratios for all the sectors (rough guess)   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2016.

    Interview

    This was my second interview after an initial phone interview with a developer from the Salt Lake City location. Walked into the office. There was no receptionist and nobody noticed a I was there. The person interviewing me was in an HR meeting. Employees didn't really know what to have me do, so they gave me a chair while I waited for the meeting to get out. When the meeting got out, the interviewer had me sit in the conference room, where I waited for another five minutes. The interviewer didn't remember me from the first time we met, and didn't remember where he had met me (at a college STEM fair). I was asked to talk about my experience, and was then asked questions pertaining to my knowledge of programming. Lots of questions about c# and databases. Many questions were very specific about features of c#, data flow, and SQL. When I would answer a question, there was no feedback whatsoever and the interviewer really didn't show any emotion throughout the process. Was told I would hear back within a week, and still haven't heard anything three weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a SQL query to join two tables. Can these two tables be joined? Example of three classes in an inheritance chain; Had a var be of type first class and set it equal to be an instance of the second class, and asked which method would be used when called (from the first class, or the second class). A couple of math/logic questions.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners (Ithaca, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Gave them the resume yesterday and got a on-campus interview today.
    At first there was only one interviewer. He looked at my resume for some time. Seeing I had an operating system class, he asked me about basic lock&deadlock problems(how to make function thread-safe, avoid deadlock). Then a logical problem that tributes who always lie and who always tell truth. After that he asked about Java polymorphism. Then data structure like BST. Also he asked me about Javascript and SQL. Then a second interviewer came in and asked me about the possible security issues of developing mobile applications. They are concerned about local credentials and data encryption. The interviewers seem to focus on database, web front end and mobile application.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about the possible security issues when developing a mobile app that involved user's financial account.   Answer Question

  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    I had an initial interview with IVP at my school during a job fair. It was straightforward OOP/basic programming questions, some about SQL. I had a followup interview at their office with a different team member, which was more of the same. I interviewed at the new SLC office, which just opened.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the programming questions were bad, the most interesting one they asked was a logic question along the lines of the fox-chicken-grain puzzle.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I asked about the work-life balance and the interviewer told me that I'm young and shouldn't mind working 12 hour days 6 days a week. I'm not against doing that, but I wasn't thrilled that he made it sound like they expect us to do that all the time.


  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Indus Valley Partners (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    Used a recruiter for initial interview, followed by a phone interview with hiring manager and an in-person interview at their office in SLC. Interview was very informal and not much pressure. Interviewer lets the candidate lead where the interview goes, so be sure to talk about things that you are solid on.

    Interview Questions

    • Value IVP by asking the interviewer questions about the company, then actually working out a value for non-public company during the interview.   1 Answer

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