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J.P. Morgan Data Scientist Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2018
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Data Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Interview

standard phone screening, with perso introduction and few techniqual questions. First, the recruiter explained the role and what it entails, then he asked me to introduce myself, and did two case studies.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Jersey City, NJ) in January 2018.

    Interview

    I went to a recruiting event for queer women in tech at JP Morgan. There I met a Vice President that was looking to hire data scientists. I spoke with a Manager about a project they were starting in a few months, and we decided to follow up when the team was further along.

    We followed up 2 months later for a 3.5-hour on-site interview in their Jersey City office. It was at lunchtime, and it was clear to me that JP Morgan needs diversity hiring, as I barely saw a single woman filter out for lunch.

    First I met with the manager and a UX designer, and they conducted a behavioural and tech/generalist interview that was conversational and fine. Then I met two data engineers and we didn't have a lot to talk about for an hour but they were very nice. Then I had an hour long technical interview with 3 data scientists. They rapid-fire asked me algorithms questions for an hour. One asked me to teach a lesson in the advanced algebra I studied in school 10 years ago. Then they asked me to think up an app and data plan for it. It was intense but I felt I kept up and missed very few questions.

    The feedback was that I was on my way to being a data scientist and they didn't have the support I might need for this role. And if it was a larger team it might be OK, but I'd need too much support. And they're concerned about my skills with model selection. But I was great at data analysis and UX (I have very little to no UX experience, but I am a woman) and there might be an analysis role coming up. And then I could "work on my passion of data science in my free time". To which I responded "Data Science is what I do for work."

    I felt the feedback was inaccurate, condescending and gendered. We didn't actually speak a lot about model selection in the technical interview. I answered a lot of algorithms questions though and kept up well with the rapid-fire pace. They didn't evaluate any of my analysis or UX work, and the last time I did a UX project was 10 years ago. But women are more represented in UX/UI than Data Science, so perhaps that's why they said that.

    Also, a lot of companies that say they care about diverse hiring will find at least one technical woman for me to speak with at my interview. At JP Morgan, I was interviewed by 7 men in 3.5 hours. Considering that I was recruited from a diversity event for queer women, I was shocked that they made this oversight.

    A lot of big firms pay a lot of lip service to diversity hiring, but rarely do they follow through on it. This is definitely the case at JP Morgan.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in November 2017.

    Interview

    PhDs. Avoid Strategic Forecasting Labs under the Business intelligence group with JP Morgan at all costs. It's hard to believe but they conduct interviews just to have people work for them for free. I never know a well-known company like JP Morgan would do things like this. They send you problems they are currently working on, which will take you more than 10 hours to finish. No kidding. The data is large and the problem is not typical. I am told that they are facing challenges when working on it. Then they are satisfied with your results (your algorithm predicts mortgage prepayment and default pretty well), and they will bring you over to their office to discuss your report with you. I don't realize back then. After the office visit, the hiring manager sends you tons of emails at 11pm and during weekends to ask you questions about your code. They even change your code then ask you to debug it but never mention a word about the offer. Even if you have told them that you have an offer from another company you need to decide on by a certain date, the hiring manager and recruiter reply that there are a few items they need to finalize and will update you shortly. They keep you hanging, but the deadline for your another offer is within 1-2 days. So you reach out again. After you submitted a good report and code, have done all the things they ask for and replied to all their late night and weekend emails about the problem and the code, you are expecting something and waiting, but they just disappear. Never reply to your email again. I know there is nothing I can do about it. But the two weeks' wait and 16 hours work on the project makes me feel like a fool. So never never apply and do their projects.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Wilmington, DE) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Applied through their website, got a call from HR not to long after submitted the application. Had a 30 minutes phone interview with the hiring manager. Asked lots of detailed technical questions about building predictive models and model selections.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The process is horrendous. They wanted to do 11 phone interviews !!! (yes 11) with me because they are so cheap that they don't want to pay for airfare unless they are sure you are hired. I told them it's not worth my time so they flew me onsite after the 6th phone interview. The company's HR is absolutely crap, they'll call you left and right in the middle of the night. My flight from Seattle to NYC that they originally booked was 9 hours long (because they booked the cheapest flight). After complaint they fixed it. The interview process was smooth but I was told by one of the interviewers that I should not consider joining the team !! She was absolutely jealous of my resume and acted very rude and unprofessionally. Although the onsite interview (with Digital) went well (I had 9 interviewers onsite) I surprisingly did not receive an offer.
    This is a cheap cheap company with a crappy culture and horrible HR. They are not reimbursing my meal expenses now due to various excuses. Stay away from JP Morgan and Digital. That's all I can tell as an advise.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I contacted a recruiter who put me in touch with a team looking to fill in roles. I then had two rounds of 1 hour interview via Google Hangout, and asked to do live coding on collabedit.

    Interview Questions

    • The two interviews had a similar format. It started with an overview of my education, experience and past projects. Asked specific and technical details on the implementation of a neural network algorithm. I was then asked to solve small coding problems via collabedit: 1. Find the intersection of two arrays of integers. 2. Find the nth prime number 3. Use a binary search to find the index of a given value within an array of integers. 4. An SQL exercise to extract various specific items of a table.

      For the coding exercises I could choose the language of my choice. Complexity was discussed and the interviewer always pushed me to find the least demanding solution in terms of time complexity.   Answer Question

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    first run interview,not so hard,but speak very quick. I applied online, and got the interview soon after three days. They think I am not appropriate because I don't have finance background.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview (about 30 minutes). Then a video interview with the hiring manager and a more junior team member. Then I had face to face interviews with both team members, and another from a different group. Following that, I had interviews with two senior managers. I think the interviews went reasonably well. They treated me well and I think the hiring managers were looking for someone with my particular skills and background. HR asked via the recruiter what my salary expectations were. I believe I asked for a total package commensurate with my experience and training. HR thought otherwise, and did not make a counteroffer.

    Interview Questions

    • In the first place, they were interested in my financial knowledge. They also were trying to determine how much machine learning I knew.   Answer Question
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan.

    Interview

    First round on-campus. Simple programming questions (Very simple for the CSE background), one question on data analysis related to Linear regression. He also asked me "How would you explain the Linear regression to the non- technical person?" Got the result after 3-4 weeks that I'm not invited for the next rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you explain the Linear regression to the non- technical person?   Answer Question

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J.P. Morgan (Bengaluru (India)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Got a call from company, they took 3 rounds of interview. All was technical. Last round was manager round. There was also a HR round. In HR round we discussed salary and all.

    Interview Questions

    • Can not speak any thing on this.   1 Answer

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