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Susquehanna International Group Trader Interview Questions

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

Interview

First an interview in person, then an interview over the phone. For the first interview, it began with questions about myself, why SIG, went over resume, and then went straight into technical questions, 4 or 5 that mainly hinged on expected values. Then the phone interview were more technical questions.

Interview Questions

  • Asked to not share. General idea is about expected values, probability questions, bayes' rule. If you know how to find the expected value under different circumstances, you should be fine. They wanted to see your thought process and speed probably counted.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Susquehanna International Group

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in September 2016.

    Interview

    The first step of the process is a phone screen with some fit questions at the beginning, then 3 probability questions. Apparently, they drop people who miss a single question at this stage.

    Interview Questions


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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group (Cambridge, MA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    First round was an on campus interview lasting 30 minutes. Asked one question about my resume and how I heard about SIG and then dove straight into the technical questions. Questions were centered around probability.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have two torpedoes, each with a 2/3 probability of sinking a ship, what is the probability that a ship is sunk after firing both? Follow up - If you know that the ship has been sunk, what is the probability that one or both hit the ship?   4 Answers
    • If we play a game where I start with 2 dollars and you start with one dollar, and I have a probability of 1/3 of winning a dollar from you and you have a 1/3 probability of winning a dollar from me, what is the probability that I win all of your money?   4 Answers
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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in October 2015.

    Interview

    I got a referral from a former intern, who received full-time offer after his internship. I did two rounds of phone interview. Did not make through the second one. All technical questions were related to probability and option trading. Knowing Bayes' Theorem is important. The questions were not that difficult, but I struggled a lot in one problem.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me whether I have applied to other companies, especially prop trading ones. They also asked me what I did over the past summer and my SAT score.   Answer Question

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group.

    Interview

    High pressure, discuss other candidate to make you nervous. Most people are nice though. They ask a lot of fit and math questions in the final round, really push you on your answers so make sure you can back them up. If you throw out a garbage answer they will jump on you

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    It started out with a couple phone interviews. The questions were very standard and simple. The third round they fly you out to Philadelphia and interview you for an hour just yourself, then interview about 3 or 4 interviewees at the same time.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave me a table containing n^n power for n = 1-10, asked me to compute 7.5^7.5 in 3 minutes, and give a 10% confidence interval.   1 Answer

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group.

    Interview

    I turned in my resume during school employment convention, got email one week later.
    I did well on 2 phone interview and went to Philly for in-person interview.
    Nothing particular about interviews... Pretty much same as other trading companies' interview.
    Interviewers are nice, too...

    Interview Questions

    • Few probability questions including Torpedo(I heard some of my friends also had this question), which calculates the probability of the target being sunk. They are mostly about Bayes Theorem.   Answer Question

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    The interview was 30 minutes long. 15 minutes of resume review and 15 minutes of math problems. The interviewer was very curt during the resume review, and asked only very surface questions and never asked me to expound on a topic in detail. There were was one combinatorics problem and one expected value problem. The interviewer told me that I got both questions correct, but a week later I was informed that they were not interested in me.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the expected value to you of the following game: You and another person have 3 coins each. You both flip all of your coins and if your three coins show the same number of tails as the other person, you pay them $2, otherwise they pay you $1.   4 Answers
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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group (Sydney (Australia)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I met with one of the senior traders. Awesome office great views. Had interview in their room with a poker table with chips and cards. Jumped straight into basic probability questions. I mind blanked and completely got lost on very basic question. Then some harder probability and logic questions. Trader will assist you. Essentially you need to know your probability like the back of your hand. Overall a great experience. It's a shame because I know I messed up. I think it would be a nice learning curve here especially because I come from a poker background and they use this to teach.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Susquehanna International Group in February 2012.

    Interview

    Interview Process was difficult but fair.. Very heavily quantitatively based with strong ephasis on mental arithmitic and probability theory.. Cosnisted of two phone interviews with maths testing and a 1:1 Interview with more difficult maths testing.. Ensure you are well oiled with mental probability and have an interest in strategy games such as poker.. Knowledge on financial markets was not essential with the imperative being numerical aptitudes.. Great company and good people..

    Interview Questions

    • What is the expected value of the roll of two dice..   1 Answer

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