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J.P. Morgan Applications Developer Interview Questions

Updated 20 Nov 2014
Updated 20 Nov 2014
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Applications Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J.P. Morgan in November 2014.

Interview Details

Applied for a summer internship as a junior year student. Applied online and was immediately required to complete two sets of basic online tests (Simple information processing/math on some charts, and cognitive test that you are required to find the next image based on a sequence of images) to complete the application.

Got an email within a week for a phone screening. The phone screening was completely non-technical, including questions such as Why JP Morgan and things about my past experience.

After another week I was asked to complete a online Java 6 tests (standard for financial industry I believe) that includes things from basic Java knowledge to Swing and other package specific questions. At the same time I was invited to Assessment Center.

Assessment Center includes one group discussion + presentation and two interviews. You are given a few emails, articles and other information about a project, and the group is supposed to prepare for 40 minutes, and give a 15 minute presentation + 20 minute Q&A with the assessors.

One interview was with senior engineer and one was with a manager. Again, no technical questions were involved. Things asked included my past projects, and other behavioral questions such as "when did you get into a problem that you could have avoided".

Got back to me in 2 days for an offer, but with only a week to consider.

Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining

Only a week to consider the offer, too early as I was still waiting for other companies.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for J.P. Morgan

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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at J.P. Morgan in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I met them at my school career fair. I got an interview two weeks after. There were two hiring managers that were going to interview me consecutively. They said they would get back in a week or two time

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between a pass by Variable and Pass by reference   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at J.P. Morgan in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I chatted with them at a career fair and got a next day interview. During that interview, I spoke with two people. The first was a more technically-oriented interview. The guy asked me about past development experience and a few questions about object-oriented programming. The second one was more of an HR type of thing.

    Interview Questions
    • "What is a static variable?" Should be simple for you studious ones, but I actually couldn't remember precisely what the definition was because I hadn't written any code involving static variables.

      "Why shouldn't I hire you?" Now here's a head-scratcher, haha. I said, "Because I'm brand new and have very little experience." Fair enough.
       
      Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J.P. Morgan.

    Interview Details

    Was asked to apply through a friend. Had an hour long phone interview with technical lead. They asked me to write a sample fully functional application using Ruby on Rails. A little background on me I have coded in Ruby for less than a year and have never coded in Rails. I successfully completed the assignment in a couple of days. The team reviewed my code and brought me in for a face to face group setting interview with over 10 people. Each person then asked technical and personal details related to the application they were working on. During the interview several people cursed and one playfully threw a notebook at another team member (not me). After the interview the team lead pressured me very hard to give him my current salary which I did not do. The entire process never spoke to an HR person or the hiring manager. In the end they said my skills in Ruby were not up to par.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between dependency injection and inversion control?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at J.P. Morgan in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Referred by a friend, received phone interview two days letter, and then interviewed at JP Morgan for 3 and half hours with 4 people one week later. At first, I thought the interview to be a OO focused one, so I prepared a lot for OO design question since the team used SmallTalk as the programming tool. It turned out the question is more focused on what I have learnt in maths and finance, not too much OO.

    Interview Questions
    • Met 4 different levels and groups of people. Each person focused on different aspects. Derive BS PDE, some probability questions, design parking lot and their daily management process (I don't quite understand what he really wanted, so I was struggled with this question), some financial derivative questions like yield curve and pricing bond.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J.P. Morgan in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR sets up an Interview with the Manager, after that I had three technical Interviews on Phone. Once all interviews are cleared final processing of recruitment done by Business before finalizing on the offer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at J.P. Morgan.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interview and 1 face-to-face interview

    Interview Questions
    • a brain teaser question: you have two balls and one 100-story building. What is minimum tries to figure out which floor will break the ball if a ball is dropped from that floor.   View Answers (2)
    Reasons for Declining

    package being offered is below the target

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J.P. Morgan in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Found on college career site, went to a panel on campus and met some people at the career fair, then did a next day interview on campus (after they scanned my resume for 30 seconds and said I looked alright). That interview was an hour long and mostly resume-based and behavioral, with one technical question.

    The college "super day" was really only a few hours (they payed for transportation to Chicago), which consisted of two half hour interviews, and a presentation to one other guy that I had been told to prepare. These interviews were essentially behavioral and there wasn't too much preparation on the part of the interviewers.

    In general, the process left me uninspired.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the difference between a linked list and an array?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was a bit lower than 'cooler' companies, and I got the sense that it's a place for suits and that people didn't really enjoy their jobs. Also, spending six weeks in Columbus for training didn't sound that exciting.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at J.P. Morgan.

    Interview Details

    In my case, my interview went very smoothly and very quickly because my experience matched perfectly for the position for which I was applying. Generally interviews are thorough and the hiring process can take longer, anywhere from 2 weeks to a month. I would say for the company this size, it is not too bad.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at J.P. Morgan.

    Interview Details

    First round with Technical Recruiter
    Second round Technical Interview
    Third round Behavioral interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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