S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated 24 Sep 2014
Updated 24 Sep 2014
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process was held for so many candidates at a time and the first round was an written test which are on the basics of finance and second round was personal interview round in which they mainly asked about detail explanation of financial ratios.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain CAPM in detail.This is followed by some related questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Got interview through on-campus recruiting. There was a 30 min pre-interview technology test. Afterwards, a behavioral interview where the recruiter discusses the results from the test and asks questions about your approach. There were plenty of questions about why you chose a certain design and other human-computer interaction questions. Finally, the recruiter gives a general overview of the position and responsibilities. Very informal one-on-one talk.

    Interview Questions
    • Why wouldn't you want to sort queries based on popularity if you worked at S&P?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Quality Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through their website and got a call for interviews at the Ggn office within a week. The first round was a simple written assessment of grammar, case studies and simple logic. The 2nd round was the HR round which was again very basic. The third round was a subjective written test on software testing. By the thord round 80% of the interviewees were eliminated. They got back to me within a week with the result of the 3rd round. I was called for the 4th round which was a technical round. Nothing too complicated but there were elements of stress testing. I think they're looking for you to be honest and up front. Final round was with the director which was just a general run through of my background and the prior stages of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    telephonic interview.aptitude

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Quality Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I generally never write a review but what I experienced here has instigated me to speak my mind and probably give a fair idea of what goes behind the lustrous semblance of this company. So hang in there.......

    In the 1st week of Oct'13:
    I had applied for a TQA opening on their career site. To my surprise(considered myself lucky) I was called for an interview within a week but not for 'TQA' but 'Research Associate'. Still I prepared all the finance I could.(trust me it's not easy when you are an engineer)

    1st round : Aptitude + Essay (moderate, 80% candidates are eliminated )

    2nd round: Just having entered the room..I was asked why did I apply for 'RA' instead of 'TQA' as I'm a B.Tech grad without even judging if I could also fit in as a RA?
    She asked me 2 very basic questions on finance which anyone who reads 'The Economic Times' can answer. I explained them, I had applied for the latter but received a call for the former. Here, the HR girl had no clue of anything whatsoever. I was forced to change my profile again and appear for a TQA written round after 1 week. I agreed.

    3rd round : 10 subjective questions on s/w testing in 1 hour. (That's sounds fair.)

    After completing the 3rd round, neither they bothered to give any date to expect the results nor inform about the further process. Now, the frustration kicks in....

    I call up the front desk after 3 days but she does not forward the call to any of the HR guys, I dropped 2 mails to the interviewer then again 'NO REPLY'. Later, through some internal source I get to know the position has already been filled with no intimation given to the candidates awaiting their results.

    You think it's over Naah!!

    11th NOV '13: I receive a mail from the HR dept of S&P CIQ to reappear for another TQA opening. Again, back to square one but I assumed my previous process was in pipeline.
    However, to the wildest of my imagination after the 1st round, to test my relentless patience in this occasion they disqualify me as according to their HR policy those who appeared previously can't apply again.

    NOTE:
    1) THE CAREER SITE 'ALWAYS' SHOWS JOB OPENINGS ALL AROUND THE YEAR EVEN WHEN THE ACTUAL CASE MAYBE DIFFERENT.

    2) THE HR DEPT IS THE EPITOME OF DECEPTION. NO TELEPHONE NO. IS PROVIDED AS THEY CAN ABANDON YOU ANYWHERE IN THE PROCESS WITHOUT A JUSTIFICATION.

    3) E-MAILS WOULD NEVER BE ANSWERED.

    4) NO EXPLICIT SELECTION IS DONE MANUALLY, A COMPUTER GENERATED E-MAIL IS SENT TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIES.

    5) RUDE MANAGERS

    PS: Don't waste your time waiting to hear from them in 6 days. DISGRACE.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The company culture and interview panel was very professional and the entire process was conducted in the same manner.

    Interview Questions
    • The panel requires the candidate to have updated knowledge about the market. just knowing the morning news isnt enough, understanding its implications also is equally important.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    NO Negotiations at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Tech QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied at the company's website portal and got a mail for the interview on 21st November.
    The process consisted of the following rounds
    1. Aptitude Test.
    2. HR interview.
    3. Written subjective test.
    4. Technical interview.
    5. Another interview.

    The first round is more of a form cum test round where you have to fill in some details and answer some easy logical, quantitative and English questions. The important thing here is to not miss out on any question as there's no negative marking. It's fairly easy.

    The second round is the HR interview but it was mostly technical. Just basic questions about testing and what the profile is about and also what u know about the company.

    The Third round consists of 10 subjective questions. Mostly are about the various types of testing and about writing test cases.

    The fourth round is again an interview which they tell me is the manger level interview.

    The above four rounds happened on the same day. I was told the result for the fourth round would be communicated to me within a week. It has been a week since then and i haven't heard from them so far. I guess it's their subtle way of saying, thanks but you haven't been selected for further rounds.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through on-campus recruiting. Standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had to use your persuasion skills to change someone's mind.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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