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BlackRock Aladdin & Technology Interview Questions

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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Anonymous Employee in London, England
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at BlackRock (London, England) in December 2013.

Interview

1. Tell me about the Company and the role
2. Team-work- difficulties and result (use CAR technique)
3. Are you willing to relocate?
4. Difficult situation in life and how I dealt with that
Other competency based questions mainly about team work and leadership skills

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    Aladdin & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BlackRock (London, England) in November 2012.

    Interview

    I sent a CV through by email to their recruiting HR address. I was then invited for a first session of 2x30 minute interviews. The first one was a technical interview which focused mostly on my CV and asking about the kind of software projects i have been involved with in the past. Following this discussion i was asked how i would apply my background to solve some problems within the business. The second interview was a combination of HR and ability. I was asked a couple of basic Financial Questions. We then talked about the teamwork and other basic HR things.

    Interview Questions

    • How comfortable and willing are you to work within the Aladdin platform given the fact that it is build using tested and quite old systems that deliver well?   3 Answers
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    Aladdin & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY (US)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Got the initial interview from on campus recruitment and got the superday offer the day after. superday was a week after, and contains 4 rounds, even one was with VP. Mostly the questions are based on Java concept like what's garbage collection? what does "volatile" keyword do?what's the difference between C++ and Java? what's the difference between Java abstract class and interface? Also contains question regarding design pattern, I get several question about singleton pattern. Just a few programming work given Java. No brain teasers, but the interview question are creative. Generally not very hard, interviewers are very nice. A very good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • what's singleton pattern and why do we use it?   Answer Question
    • reverse a string in Java   1 Answer
    • given a english dictionary, how will you store it to so that when you are given an input like "rat", you can fast output all the anagrams of the word "rat"(which are "art", "tar"and "rat")   2 Answers
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    Aladdin & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY (US)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    I was asked how much do I know about BlackRock, and previous programming experience.

    Interview Questions

    • So far all the questions asked were behavior-type.   1 Answer
    • How do you know about our company, why this position?   1 Answer
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    Aladdin & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY (US)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Applied through the college site. Was scheduled for an initial behaviorial round of interview. Later was invited to a super day which had 4 interviews each lasting for 45 mins. Completely technical and concentrated a lot on algorithms.

    Interview Questions

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    Aladdin & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock in March 2011.

    Interview

    1 on campus interview, and then super day, super day was 5 half hour interviews, the campus interview was half an hour and mostly behavioral, the superday was 4 behavioral and 1 technical although some of the behaviorals had easier technical questions, only one was completely a technical interview

    interviewers are very nice, professional attire for all interviews

    Interview Questions

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    Aladdin & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock in February 2011.

    Interview

    I have got the interview opportunity on campus recruiting. I have not prepared well for the position. So the whole interview sucked.

    Interview Questions

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    Aladdin & Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY (US)) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Blackrock were on campus and held an initial interview. This was a basic behavioral interview with some programming questions. After this, I was selected to go on-site for the next round. I had 3 interviews here and they were all very different. One was about programming, one about problem-solving and the third was conversational. I did not get the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your understanding of the financial crisis   2 Answers
    • Explain how your projects reflect your leadership skills   Answer Question

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