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S&P Global Market Intelligence Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2017
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    Operations Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    It went very fast and I only had 3 total interviews. I was employed at another firm and S&P was very accommodating and scheduled my interviews before and after normal business hours.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I applied through my university's career web site before 2009, and was contacted for the first round interview.

    First round - Two technical interviews with software engineers. We were given a paper test with 5 questions that have been stated close to verbatim in previous reviews (find closest common parent of two nodes, reverse a linked list, count # of bits in a byte, db schema, cache design). The interviews are essentially a review of that paper test, and you may be asked to answer a slightly-modified version on one of the questions.

    Final round - Two technical interviews and one HR interview. Both of the interviewers were senior engineers, and they asked different types of programming questions that are more or less on par with the paper test in the first round. The HR interview was very relaxed.

    During the process, you eat lunch with other employees (with no connection to the interviewers) and may ask questions. My process was quick; I was contacted the day of the first round interview for the final round invite, and I was contacted a week after the final round with an offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • -Finding the lowest common parent of two nodes can be tricky
      -Detecting a palindrome (this was asked to nearly every candidate when I was applying)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was able to push back start-time, and slightly change the compensation.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY).

    Interview

    This varies depending on the level - be prepared to answer core questions about Microsoft tools like C# and SQL Server

    Solid knowledge of OO design principles is important and try to be concise as some interviewers will write you off if you keep jabbering.

    I did not come across any general knowledge or other non technical questions but it is recommended that you brush up on what's happening in the industry to show that you are motivated.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much. I liked their offer


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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    Interview

    The first round interview was on campus following a school career fair and resume drop. Next was a super day at the company's New York Ciy headquarters. All of the questions were very easy. They were mostly about your background and experience. Nothing to worry about at all. Emphasize a passion for finance and helping others, and you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time you exhibited _____?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.


  5.  

    Sales Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Under qualified interviewers. Manager did not want other managers in the team to interview me (later learned she did not get along with them). Instead I was interviewed by peer managers from entirely different teams. Should have been interviewed by more people on the team. Too many interviews spread over too many months. Arrived only to be told I was late (admin error).

    Interview Questions

    • Focused on employment gaps and not functions and value. Manager did not have clear idea of upcoming workload and seemed disgruntled. Manager looked tired and worn out.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I should have been able to negotiate with HR. Instead I had no other option than to negotiate with hiring manager. I was made a counter offer in the middle of the process. The manager was very old school and did not take kindly to my counteroffer. HR handles these situations all the time, thus any salary negotiation should be managed by HR recruiting.


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    Architecture Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    4 round interviews, all were in person interviews. But that time it was for summer interns. But mostly they see how you present your thoughts clearly. Not very technical.

    Interview Questions

    • 2 rounds technical, 1 round "intelligence", 1 round project. Really easy questions   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online, had two phone screens and an onsite interview

    Interview Questions

    • There was one question on designing a class/set of classes which help to find the stock quote for a particular company. A method was provided which takes a sticker(String) as an input and gives the stock value(double). But this method was too expensive to call, so how would you optimize your solution(make the minimal number of calls to this method). Also the stock value returned should not be more than an hour old. There were subparts to this question, on caching the values and multithreading.   Answer Question
    • Given a tree and a value n, check if the sum of values on any path of the tree from root to a leaf equals to that value.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I was called for a screening interview first which just asked about me and my resume. If they like you, you will to the next round with more phone interviews. Had three interviews for three separate teams engineer teams all working on different projects. I got the offer the same day as i interviewed for all three teams. Offer was for my choice of any of the teams so i chose the best one for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, weren't too technical. No specific coding questions as i guess they trust that you can do what they want.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Just take it. 28$ an hour.


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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (New York, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I submitted my résumé through campus career fair, then received an email about a week later for an on-campus technical interview. The technical interview has a 30 minutes test on "Redesign the current [company financial filings] website" with some guidelines and requirements. And then it's another 30 minutes with the interviewer about the test, how you arrived to your answers, and about your résumé and experiences.

    A week later, during the spring break, I received an email from HR inviting me to attend their Super Day - four 30 minutes 1:1 interviews with BAs, they will ask questions they have encountered during their real projects. You don't need to have the perfect, correct answer, but you are expected to ask a lot of questions.

    Overall a pleasant experience with Capital IQ, and I'm still waiting for my final results, hope I can get the internship :)

    Interview Questions

    • Redesign the current [company financial filings] website, with a QA test plan.   Answer Question

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    Client Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Global Market Intelligence (San Francisco, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process is informal where team members try to get a sense of your general background, interests, and knowledge of the products offered. I sat with 3 different groups of two interviewers and all questions were fair and straight-forward.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Capital IQ and the clients we work with?   1 Answer

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