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Quantlab Quantitative Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2016
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Quantitative Research Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
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Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Quantlab.

Interview

I spoke with one of QuantLab's recruiters on the phone for a short time, and later took a quantitative skills test over Skype. The test consisted of 10 questions, covering subjects like probability, combinatorics, and some basic calculus. One problem required writing some pseudocode to solve an algorithmic challenge. I did not hear back from the company.

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  • Two of the questions were rederiving some basic calculus results. This sort of derivation is not particularly complicated, but if you don't recall the right "trick", it can eat up a lot of time. Not sure what skill (if any) these were intended to showcase.   Answer Question

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    Quantitative Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Quantlab (Houston, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    It's not a formal interview. Knew about this company at a annual conference. Talked with one of the scientists at their booth for a summer internship position. The guy asked me about the project I was working on and then suddenly asked if I knew eigenvalues. I told him the eigenvalue's math definition, but at the same time, I was unsure about his purpose of asking this question. Every college student must have learned eigenvalue problems. Rather than asking an interviewee directly what eigenvalues are, this concept is usually tested with the mixture of other knowledge by giving a concrete problem, like those in quantum mechanics, functional analysis, and linear algebra. Obviously, the guy was not satisfied with my answer and asked further what an eigenvalue is in physics. Again, it's a question without a point. Eigenvalues can have different meanings in various areas of physics. For the work I was doing, I told him it means ground state energy in Schrodinger equation. During the conversation, the guy seemed very impatient and kept playing a toy ball in the hand and from looking at me. After I gave him the answer, he barely talked with me furthermore. Don't know where went wrong, but if this is the manner of the interviewer, I couldn't imagine how to get along with him if I were hired.

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    Quantitative Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Quantlab (Houston, TX) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I got the phone interview through a recruiter, was very pleased to learn that they have academic kind of environment unlike wallstreet. I was called my the HR and them by the director. It was a phone interview so had lots of basic computational and technical qestions. I have Physics background was asked about lots of basic questions. Was also aked some statistics related questions

    Interview Questions

    • Describe what does eigenvector physically means ?   1 Answer
    • What is fourier transform of Guassian ?   2 Answers
    • What does second moment in Geometric series ?   2 Answers
    • Can you tell anything about the correlation of the security who has variance pointing high and low ?   1 Answer
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