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Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Average Interview

Manager, Securitization Operations Interview

Manager, Securitization Operations
Sydney

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Société Générale.

Interview Details Found the job through the internet. Applied for the job and was then called for a meeting with HR and a member of the team. Later had a meeting with the head of the team. I was called a few days later telling me that I was offered the job.

Interview Question – No unusual question, just be yourself!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I asked for an amount $10k more that I was offered, a few days later I received an offer based on the amount that I requested.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Credit Research Analyst () Interview

Credit Research Analyst ()

Interviewed at Société Générale

Interview Details I applied for few internship roles, was not successfull but CV was stored and HR called me back 3 months later to offer me another role, closer to my previous work experiences and skills set. Took a writing test with 10 questions on calculating basic ratios and metrics (FCF, EBITDA, etc). Then met with two senior analysts via videoconference (was in Paris, job based in London). 10 days later, got a job offer

Interview Question – give a brief financial analysis of this specific company/sector   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no room for negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Associate Software Engineer Interview

Associate Software Engineer
New York, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale.

Interview Details Back to back 3 interviews
- First for business knowledge 1/2 an hour
- Second technical interview 1 hour
- Third with the manager mostly behavioral interview, questions about handling pressure, communication with the clients, troubleshooting techniques.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, straight forward questions regarding .NET framework development.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – If they need you they will hire you


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Business Analyst Interview

Senior Business Analyst
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Société Générale in July 2013.

Interview Details The interview was a quick session from morning to noon one day. There were 3 rounds in all, 2 with the hiring management and 1 with the HR. Not very tough or inquisitive interview as such. Most of the interviewing managers/staff tend to be developers turned into managers.

Interview Question – Nothing really difficult as most of the questions were basic and standard.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They offered a decent hike in the initial offer. I countered with my counter offer. 1 day later, they accepted my counter-offer. HR wasn't very strong in negotiating.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Engineer Pricing Intern Interview

Financial Engineer Pricing Intern
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Société Générale in May 2014.

Interview Details Applied via campus recruiting system, got Interviewed 5 times, and 1 on-site interview at SG's trading floor. All technical questions on options, exotics, hybrids, some vba programmings, probability brain teaser, interest rate models, correlation related questions, stochastic models...

Interview Question – All are difficult. But if well prepared, it won't be too crazy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Société Générale in April 2013.

Interview Details Got interview from college alumnus referral. First one phone about 30 mins. Then two onsite interviews. The first one was pure technical which lasted 2 hours. The last on side interview was only about half an hour meeting only one person. A lot of VBA and options questions.

Interview Question – calculate sqrt(10) manually   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non negotiable


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Middleware Administrative Interview

Middleware Administrative
Jersey City, NJ (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Société Générale in April 2014.

Interview Details I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn, I completely forgot my experiences. I decided to take a look at the job. I agreed to the phone interview which i agreed. The decided to bring me in for a face to face. I fly from Florida to Jersey City. Once I got there and found out that I was black, it was like I should not be there. The most racist interview in my life. I was told that I was not Jewish.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Middle Office Analyst Interview

Middle Office Analyst

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Société Générale in March 2010.

Interview Details A highly professional attitude.

Interview Question – Difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negociation was according to the level of seniority implied by the job.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
New York, NY (US)

Interviewed at Société Générale

Interview Details Interview was fairly reasonable. Nothing too bad, generally the expected questions.

Interview Question – Nothing too terrible.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Don't negotiate a summer internship, dummy


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Commodities Marketing Analyst Interview

Commodities Marketing Analyst

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Société Générale in June 2013.

Interview Details Applied via LinkedIn and got an invite to interview over the phone. I was asked several typical behavioral questions, such as: walk me through your resume, tell us how your skills from college coursework can be applied to this position, why do you want to move to NYC, what are your hobbies, and so on. Then the interviewer asked some more finance-specific questions, such as: what are options, tell me about the current trends in the marketplace, why commodities, etc. Most of the interview was very informal and conversational, and I was clicking very well with the interviewer throughout the discussion. At the end, some other woman chimes in to say thanks for the call, so they sneakily had me on speaker phone, and it was ultimately the woman who only spoke to say "bye" that gave me the rejection email.

Interview Question – What are options?   Answer Question

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