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MSCI Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2017
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    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norman, OK
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at MSCI (Norman, OK) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed at Norman OK office. I was traveling from Dallas and travel expenses were beared by the company.
    Initially I had two telephonic round where they asked about my previous experience.

    The onsite interviews consists of 4 rounds of an hour each followed by Hr interview. All interviews were group interviews like.

    I was asked about Java and also given programming questions which needs to be coded on a white board.

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    Financial Engineer C++ Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MSCI (Oklahoma City, OK) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Initially had an HR interview, basic questions. Than next interview with MD of the company. Again behavioral and basic questions. Next interview with team mates, it was very very rigorous

    Interview Questions

    • C++ questions like virtual destructor, static key word, Few logic related questions, linked list, basic math questions on option pricing, assumptions of black sholes   Answer Question

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    Index Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MSCI (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Went through 2 rounds of phone interviews with two different people. Was told everything went great and will hear back from them within weeks end about the next steps and never heard back from either of them.

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    Quant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MSCI (Chicago, IL) in April 2016.

    Interview

    There are 2 rounds interviews.
    1st, is walk through resume. I talked with HR. She asked the questions in my resume and ask me some questions about why MSCI, what is my goal in the future? Am I willing to relocate and so on. It looks around 30 minutes.

    2nd. Tech interview. The interview asked me some questions about option pricing, stochastic, portfolio management and programming. The questions are very basic, I didn't get well prepare and failed in the tech interview. The interviewer is really nice. It looks around 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • option pricing, stochastic, portfolio management and programming   Answer Question

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at MSCI (New York, NY).

    Interview

    1. 25min phone call with recruiter
    2. On site: 1 45min interview with senior analyst (SQL queries, Valuation Models, Terms and conditions of FI instruments) 2 45min phone interviews with senior analyst and VP in New York office (same type of questions, very conversational)

    Interview Questions

    • Given this table, write a SQL query to ...   Answer Question
    • What do you see happening to interest rates in the next six months, and why?   Answer Question
    • How would you use Black/Scholes to value a put option with terms...   Answer Question
    • How would you reduce unsystematic risk? Systematic risk?   Answer Question
    • List all the terms and conditions of a bond that might be of interest to an investor.   Answer Question

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    hurried and also incredibly arrogant. Al;so mdisorganized place. And people stressing about errors and communication. Not a fun place but economy was rotten. And some of work interesting

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    Reference Data Research Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MSCI (New York, NY).

    Interview

    asked about what classes I took and tested a lot of questions based on the content of the classes. Just like you are doing an mid-term in class, but by oral.

    Interview Questions

    • Put/call options? Examples?   1 Answer

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    Model Validation Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at MSCI (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through LinkedIn and got an email about some basic questions. However, I contacted them to ask for an opportunity and got phone interview. It went well and scheduled for another phone interview with hiring manager next day.

    The second phone interview focused on talking about your experience in the past and I thought we had a great time. So it is truly hard to apply for positions at MSCI.

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    Index Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MSCI.

    Interview

    First round: Human Resources interview over the phone
    Second round: In person interviews with a few individuals.
    Third round: Sales presentation in font of 4-6 people. Then interviews with individuals. Not well coordinated. Whoever was in the office asked whatever they wanted. A lot of repeat questions, especially walk me through your resume.

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    Index Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MSCI (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    three round interview process, first two are standard HR and hiring manager on the phone. Final round is with 4-6 people. no structure to interviews, each interviewer just comes in and asks you to walk through your resume and then asks whatever questions come to them at the time. basically seems like they can grab whoever is around and available at the time, no real rhyme or reason with who I met with

    Interview Questions

    • Asked a lot about their current products   1 Answer

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