S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
227 Interview Reviews

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    Software Engineer Summer Intern 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 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Database Engineer Intern 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 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 Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied 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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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    first round was the aptitude and English test...the level of the paper was easy
    the second was the technical interview round ...asked...diff btwn stocks and bonds...mergers..and other finance related terms

    Interview Questions
    • the difficulty of the ques asked in the interview was average since I was a B.Tech grad but the ques asked to a commerce background student were different and a bit difficult   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tech QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 round of test, 3 rounds of interview, tested software testing knowledge. Good overall check of analysis ability

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The Capital IQ interview process has 5 steps – Every round is elimination round.

    1st step is an IQ test - written test (Math and Vocab – aptitude exam)

    2nd step is HR interview. Questions may include definitions of mergers and acquisitions and more finance/investment questions.

    3rd step: Technical exam written for 60 mins /90 mins (finance basics and merger and acquisitions)

    The above 3 rounds can happen on the same day. Atleast 2 rounds will happen in same day.

    If you clear the first 3 rounds. You would get call for the next round in 7-8 working days (max)

    4-5 rounds would be personal interview – Director Rounds.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Quality 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 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    The process was smooth with 4 rounds of interviews spanning a duration of 2 days. They scrutinized everything from the logical ability to real-time problem solving skills. Since the position was QA most of the questions revolved around testing, SDLC, types of testing, debugging etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through company website. Called for interview in 2 days.

    Interview Questions
    • "This is a task oriented and mundane role. Are you sure you will want to do this?"   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview Details

    Step 1:General Aptitude Test where we had to write an SOP
    Step 2:An HR/Technical Based interview, which lasted for hardly 5 minutes
    Step 3:A Content test containing questions based on logic, analysis and Finance
    Step 4: Managerial Interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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