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S A C Capital Advisors Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Went over my resume very quickly. Asked about my major. The questions are mostly behavioral. Not very specific, so can talk about a lot. Followed by some mental math, not hard, but they'd like to see your thinking process, so walk them through your thought process. If I have any questions.

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    Operations Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors.

    Interview

    Campus Recruiting. The first interview was a phone interview. The second round was a super day where heads of various groups interviewed you for 30 minutes at a time.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe risk?   1 Answer

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    tell me about your resume, why SAC capital. They asked me to apply online and on their website. Had a lengthy survey that I was supposed to fill out. They then asked me why I wanted to do the job I applied for.

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    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors.

    Interview

    The HR department is terrible, will not mention names but it's just not worth going through the process

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    Reasons for Declining

    Obvious reasons


  5. Helpful (3)  

    Developer/Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

    Initial phone call that is partly technical. Nothing complicated, just a few C#.Net basics and database basics.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) "Why are you here today?" It may be because the government indicted SAC while I was just about to begin the interview. I did not read the news yet.
      2) Shortest path in a graph. I thought this was juvenile to ask this question because, this is a solved problem. No one will ever need to solve a problem like that as a developer in a hedge fund.   Answer Question

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors in August 2013.

    Interview

    It is a phone interview. No hard questions were being asked. Mostly go over your resume. Introduce your background. Why you like the position. where did you hear this position. blablabla pretty stright forward.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors in June 2013.

    Interview

    Phone Interview

    Being asked about past experience, why interested in investment, what companies have you been following, financial modeling experience

    Interview Questions

    • What companies have you been following?   2 Answers

  8. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors.

    Interview

    Met with HR and several Hiring Managers. Mostly personality questions but also asked questions about the market and trivial questions to get an idea on how you think and where your interests are. Asked standard questions such as how you work with people and what your strengths and weaknesses are. Interviewers are interested that you are knowledgeable about the company and probe into why you feel the job you are interviewing for is a good fit.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your weaknesses? How have you overcome these in previous jobs and in academics.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Great company, with a good culture. Invite employees and prospective employees to ask questions and encourage cross training throughout the company. Movement throughout the company is encouraged.


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    Computer Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors in March 2013.

    Interview

    Telephone interview -- typical tech interview, seeking to assess technical knowledge in various areas. However, they also required a technical assignment be completed in c# programming language. This took somewhat more time that expected.
    The recruiter feedback indicated that the interviewer felt I had done well but wanted me to agree more with his ideas rather than discuss alternative approaches.

    Interview Questions

    • Create a "shopping cart" application in c#   1 Answer

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    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at S A C Capital Advisors in January 2013.

    Interview

    through school OCR

    Interview Questions


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