S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
223 interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Mostly OOPs concepts are asked. Unnecessary long interviews.
    1) 1st round ppt
    2) Written test(DB,Algo and some random sections)
    3) 2nd round 1:1 interview which last for 3 hours.
    4) Almost same as second round.
    5) HR round.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are pretty much OK. Some puzzles are asked which are kind of interesting if you haven't done before.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a campus recruiter. The process took three weeks, and I was interviewed by two people, a product consultant and a account manager. The interviewers were very straight forward about the position description, the hiring process, and the company culture. Most of the interview was spent discussing my major and qualifications, and there were very few behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not come from a finance background, so the interviewers really grilled me on how my background fit into the job position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bhubaneswar (Bangladesh)
    Anonymous Employee in Bhubaneswar (Bangladesh)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    easy written test, interview is technical - must have accounting ,financial mgt. and financial market knowledge

    Reasons for Declining

    less salary

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Industry Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    A 1-day written exam, doing analysis on a company and writing a short stock report. They provide an industry survey, economic data, and most recent 10-Ks and 10-Qs. After passing the exam, the candidate goes through a series of interviews, usually 4 or 5 interviewers. The offer is usually given in 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The application was online and it took about about 6 months before I got an email to schedule a telephonic interview. Because it took so long, I had actually forgotten I had applied to this position. The manager who called me was a great conversationalist and asked great questions but was not knowledgeable about programming subjects.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about S&P Capital IQ?
      Explain in detail the process of software development.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    3 Rounds of Interview: 2 Technical & 1 HR.. First round comprised of resume based questions and couple of small algorithm based ones.. Second round was completely on Algorithms

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was called for interview after selected from my college's job portal. Interview was for 30 mins before which there was a technical test for 30 min, containing algorithm and data structures related questions. RIght after the test was the interview. The interview questions were not related to my performance in the test, but was told that in the second round I would be asked questions on my test performance.

    Interview Questions
    • It was pretty easy interview. Included both behavioral and technical questions.
      Behavioral:
      >what do u want to be 5 years from now. Then 10 years from now.
      >what do u like the most about programming or being software engineer
      Technical: gave me a technical scenario and judged my approach- theres a huge stream of stocks info coming, that has company name and stock value. how wud u design to store that data, so that lookup of stock is value is fast? how wud u implement caching policy?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  10.  

    Database Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's CareerNet website. I was called for an On-Campus Interview. The interview lasted for an hour. First, I had to appear for a 30 minute test, which included 3 questions. First question was to draw an E-R diagram from the given information. Second question was to solve SQL queries. Third question tests your basic programming skills, few basic programs like prime number, palindrome etc.

    A week later, I got an e-mail informing me that I cleared the first round of interview and was invited for the final round of interviews on-site. The final round of interviews lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes. There were 3 interviews one after the other each of 45 mins.

    The on-site interview started at 12:30. The 1st interviewer gave a data model and asked some basic SQL queries on that. He also asked about indexing. The 2nd interviewer presented me with a scenario and asked to design a data model. The 3rd interview was conducted by 2 people. They gave me a data model and asked some set operation based SQL queries. My interview ended at 2:45. The HR gave us a tour of the office after the interview.

    Along with technical they even asked me about the project work, experience etc. So be ready for resume based questions too.

    I got a call from the HR after 2 weeks to inform me that I was selected.

    Overall, it was a good experience. Concentrate more on data modelling and SQL queries. Try solving as many queries as you can. Practice well.

    The Interviewers are warm and polite. They help you if you are stuck or give you hints so that you get an idea of the question and can think in the right way.

    Even if you go wrong, it is completely fine, what matters is your approach towards the question, your problem solving skills etc.

    All the best!!

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't asked a difficult question but I wasn't much prepared with set operation based queries. So I had tough time answering them.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    First contact was at career fair. That lead to first interview on campus. Second interview was downtown. Third interview is in New York.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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