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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2013.

Interview Details The process mainly comprises of 5 rounds
1) An objective test of 30 minutes covering basic reading and comprehension, LR and quant skills. Very easy
2) HR discussion round testing the communication skills
3) A subjective test containing finance, M&A related questions. Its tough to moderate level.

If you clear the above 3 rounds then later on 2 more rounds

4) Managers round where you will be grilled on finance related concepts
5) Director round

Interview Question – Keep in touch with finance related concepts and news specially M&As   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Got a better profile at another place

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details 1st was Aptitude Round, followed by HR Round followed by Manager and Director level PI

Interview Question – If you are locked in a room full of haystack, how you will find needle in it?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details On-Campus: Written test followed by a follow-up in person interview.
On-site:
3 back to back technical interviews, 40-45 minutes each.
Questions:
1. Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.
2. Given an integer array, return "1" if sum of any two numbers is zero.
3. Use two dice to create a random number generator (0-15).
4. What is a Race Condition?
5. Given a continuous stream of characters, find the first non-repeating character.

Interview Question – Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details Well the interview process consists of 5 eliminating rounds. Round 1 is a written IQ test, duration is 30 mins and is pretty general. Thereafter Round 2 is HR round, that is highly unforeseen and leads to majority of eliminations, in my case close to 22 people were eliminated with only 3 making to the next round. Round 3 again is a written test of duration 90 mins. Again quite generic nothing specific. All these round take place on a single day. Thereafter you will be called if you are shortlisted for Round 4 which is basically a personal interview, wherein two people of manager rank will sore down your neck. And finally if go get further shortlisted there is the final Round 5 that is called the director's round which is the last hurdle before you are made an offer.
But be aware that many a times they simply land up hiring no one, hence its not certain that someone will get hired out of all that appear.

Interview Question – I was told to define some typical financial terms like acid test six sigma, but these were not at all in line with my academic background.   Answer Question

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Product Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details The first round was a written round.The paper was divided into 4 sections Coding/C++ knowledge,DBMS/SQL, Aptitude and Design/Testing(Software Engineering concepts)

After clearing the first round the second round consisted of one Technical telephonic interview and one Personal Technical interview.Then final round is HR round.

Interview Question – Possibly Inorder Tree Traversal without using Stacks.   Answer Question

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Senior Research Associate Interview

Senior Research Associate
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details The interview and hiring process were completed in a day's time, as it was a campus placement.

Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation. The salary is fixed for employees. Only the management and IT staff can negotiate for their salary.

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Product Consultant Interview

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Interviewed at S&P Capital IQ

Interview Details Applied through on-campus recruiting. Standard interview questions.

Interview Question – Describe a time where you had to use your persuasion skills to change someone's mind.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details 3 ROUNDS :1st is written round comprising of apti,SQL,programming questions,2 code were to be written.
2nd is Technical Interview:1 code was asked,quite grilled on DBMS,OS,OOPS,JAVA.
3rd is Tech+HR interview:concepts from java ,DBMS were asked extensively and HR ques like "where do u see urself after 5 yrs" were there.

Interview Question – how do you merge N files into a single file ?what approach is to be followed?   Answer Question

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BSA Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2012.

Interview Details I was recruited through an on-campus program. I met the recruit at a job, then was invited back for an on-campus interview. Then they flew me out for a superday where I had 4 back to back case interviews

Interview Question – One interview was just asking questions, I didn't need to answer anything I just had to know how to ask to right questions   View Answer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details Had an on campus interview. Took 30 minutes paper test and then went through all the questions with the interviewer. Some follow-up questions from the interviewers are not easy compare to the written test.

Interview Question – Binary tree path sum
find a linkedlist's nth to last node
Cache design
DB design
count the number of bits in a char
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