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FactSet Interview Questions

Updated 9 Dec 2014
Updated 9 Dec 2014
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  1.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FactSet.

    Interview Details

    30 minute interview that focused almost entirely on financial questions, which seemed difficult to me, coming from a non-financial background. You need to be very aware of what their products are and how they could be used by their clients. Three tests - numerical, financial and Excel-based. They aren't too hard and you've got plenty of time to complete them.

    Interview Questions
    • How would investment bankers use information provided by FactSet to evaluate mergers and acquisitions?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FactSet.

    Interview Details

    I applied by submitting the application form, I was then invited to a Google chat interview. The questions varied between competency based and technical questions about the role. In addition to the the standard competency and motivation questions, make sure you have researched the company, what they do and their competitors and be prepared to discuss the role thoroughly.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions if you go through the previous posts here
      - what is the difference between IM and IB
      - How do these use our software differently
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FactSet.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. The procedure was not surprising. Their HR is accommodating.

    1. Introduction of yourself.
    2. How much do you know about the company?
    3. Why do you think your skill fits?
    4. The difference between pointer and reference?
    5. Why use reference more?
    6. How do you test a program that sorts an array of strings?

    Interview Questions
    • What is the best data structure to store sorted phone book data?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FactSet in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Completed application form and completed online tests (numerical and finance). Both tests are really easy, not coming from a finance background i thought this part would be hard however its a walk in the park and if your stuck you can always use google!
    I was invited for a face to face interview, was faced with most of the questions that are said here, one question really put me off where she really grilled me for what part of finance i actually am interested in the most ! Interviewer was not very friendly at all, 15 minutes late and seemed she did not want to be there. Was told i would get a response by friday, had to wait until the next week to email them to finally find out i was unsuccessful. Very unprofessional interview process imo.

    Interview Questions
    • If one of your clients switched to on our competitors what would your course of action be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FactSet in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    After the online application was given 5 working days to complete an online numerical and finance test - I did my degree in Economics and Finance so didn't find the finance test too bad, but preparation is strongly recommended for the finance test if from any other discipline. Once I passed these I was invited to an interview and in-house excel test the following week. I was also given a situational judgement test for me to complete and send back to them at this stage. The interview was average in difficulty, easy if you research. I had researched the question on here before so was prepared for almost every question. This included the difference between investment banking and management (another guy who took the interview on the same day as me didn't expect this), who fact set's clients are, what kind of problems consultants offer clients, their competitors and what makes them different, my experiences with customer experience, customer complaints, where else I have applied and a situational judgement type question.

    Interview Questions
    • What sort of problems would consultant help an investment manager with and how would they solve them?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at FactSet in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Phone interview lasted for 48 minutes and I was asked motivational questions and OOP questions like the 4 features of OOP and advantage of each one.
    about public, private where to use them.
    about integers.
    recursive.
    call by value and by reference.
    data structure:
    like deference between tree and hash table collision in hash table,
    example of server and what is the best data structure the answer was queue and then asked about the priority queue.
    and about my projects

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    the offer I got was for internship coz I don't have enough projects
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FactSet in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Numerical and Excel-based test and Interview about the CV. They try to make sure that you are 100% informed about the role you applied for.
    Make sure you know how to explain all you previous internships and/or job experiences and show how you have acquired essential skills that are in line with the job you're applying for.
    Be informed about the company and its competitors as they will ask you questions about that.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain the difference between the buy side and the sell side   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FactSet in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled in online application
    Got sent request to do online test - consisted of numerical test and financial test ( basic, you could have googled the answers whilst doing the test)
    Got a response in 2 weeks and invited for face-to-face interview
    After interview - had to do excel test,not sure how this went. I thought it went okay- I shall ask for feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Because I had researched, i found the following questions easy to answer:
      What do you think FactSet does?
      Who are our competitors?
      How would someone use FactSet?

      Unexpected questions
       Who else have you applied to? (I answered truthfully by mentioning PwC and credit Suisse - i don't know how the interviewer took this)

      Another question which threw me off was: How did you hear about FactSet? I answered by saying the came to a career fair at my university- which was true. she then went on to ask me who was teh representative and I said I had forgotten their name. (Again, don't know how the interview took this)

      These were the only 2 questions in the interview I struggled with
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at FactSet.

    Interview Details

    Online Application, 3 Online Tests (Maths, Simple Excel functions, Finance Multiple Choice) Face-Face interview (Quick, to get a feel for who you are), Assessment Centre (In-Depth Interview with Senior Staff, Group Assessments and MicroTeach Presentation), Offer

    Interview Questions
    • If not from a finance background, study Investment Banking and Investment Management, and the differences, and what Factset could do for both of them differently.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Graduate Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FactSet in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, took 1 month and passed me to another program which is more suitable for me. Online testing, easy, and then email informing 1 to 1 interview the next day after I finished the test. I was also asked to retake the excel test.

    Interview Questions
    • why FactSet, why this position, difference between FactSet and Bloomberg   Answer Question
    • difference between investment banking and investment management, difference between FactSet and Bloomberg, how do You evaluate a company   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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