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# Analyst Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

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### Data Analyst at Enova was asked...

May 22, 2012
 If you have a 5*5*5 cubic, what is the outside surface area?3 AnswersThe simplest answer will be 5*5*5-3*3*3=98Its surface area...not volume .So answer should be 6*(5*5)Looking at the first answer makes me doubtful about what a cubic means. If its a cube only, then the answer should be 6*(5*5), as mentioned above.

### Q&A Analyst at Nokia was asked...

Nov 22, 2011
 1) If I was troubleshooting a browser, what would the steps I would take? 1 AnswerFirst just do a basic sanity check and make sure it opens up. Second make sure all the functions that are advertised(Flash support, multiple tabs) work the way they are supposed to.

### Process Improvement-Change Management Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas | HCSC was asked...

Jan 29, 2016
 Have you created an processes using swim lane modeling?3 AnswersThat I had not. I used MS Visio flowcharts and activity diagrams.I had not used swim lane modeling in the past but I explained my experience using MS Visio flowcharts and activity diagrams.Yes.

Jan 15, 2010

### Senior Financial Analyst at Groupon was asked...

May 21, 2012
 If it is 3:15. how many degrees are between the little and big hand?7 Answers7.5 degrees7.5 degrees7.5 degrees For every 360 degrees the little hand moves, the big hand moves 30 degrees; therefore, when the little hand moves 90 degrees (to the 15 minute mark), the big hand moves 7.5 degrees.Show More ResponsesAt quarter past the hour, the minute-hand is exactly at 3:00 but the hour-hand has moved 1/4 of the way between 3:00 and 4:00. Therefore 1/4 times 1/12 = 1/48 of the clock. With the clock having 360 degrees, 360/48 = 7.5 degrees.90 degrees0360

May 22, 2012

### Actuarial Analyst at Allstate was asked...

Nov 17, 2011
 You have seven balls and a two sided scale. all weigh the same but one. In two measurements find th odd bal3 AnswersI'm pretty sure that you have to know if the odd one is heavier or lighter than the other ones to do this in 2 measuresIt took me like 2 minutes to figure this out. I'm not fond of word problems either lol. I'm assuming this is correct. Okay put 3 balls on each side, hold onto 1. If one side is already leaning down with more weight, I know the heavier ball is that group of 3. If both sides are equal on the scale, then I’m already holding onto the heaviest ball and their is no need to continue. Okay, assuming one set of 3 balls is heavier, clear off the other lighter side and repeat the process with the heavier set of 3 balls. Again hold onto 1 ball, put 1 ball on the left and 1 ball on the right. If one ball is leaning down, that’s the heaviest ball. If they are both equal on the scale, then I’m holding onto the heaviest ball.Just wanted to state that you can do the same thing / process for finding the lighter ball, you would just keep the lighter balls on the scale and remove the heavier ones or if there equal you know you're holding onto the lighter ball.

### Analyst at Morningstar was asked...

Apr 3, 2010
 The first question on the online test was an essay question. I compared two companies in terms of industry, management, and value.2 AnswersI wrote an essay.I have read that there are four essay questions --would you be so kind as to offer what the other two essay questions were? Thank-you.

### Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Bank of America was asked...

Feb 7, 2014
 If someone offered you \$1000 today or paid out at \$100 a month over the next ten months, which would you take?4 AnswersThe quantitative way to answer this is the perpetuity growth formula. You would take the monthly payments. Don't really know why, that is what the interviewer told me.The answer should be the \$1000...\$1000 today is worth more than \$1000 ten months from now or \$100 every month for 10 months due to the time value of money.Money loses value over time...Show More ResponsesI think it depends largely on the market. 1000 dollars a couple years ago if put into the right fund would be nice now. With how long the market has been expanding It would be a tough choice now. Additionally, they might be checking personality on this. Do you want your money now, or do you like something steady even if the value depreciates over time?

### Technology Consulting Analyst at Accenture was asked...

Mar 24, 2009
 Do you realize we don't do engineering here?2 AnswersThis wasn't something I expected them to ask. It was mostly to check whether I had done my research on the company. I had, so this was an easy question to answer. But if you're not really sure about what they do, it will show here. Definitely do your research ahead of time so that you can show you want to do that line of work.wat answer did u give den>??
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