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Senior FIN Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SunGard.
Interview Details Had 1st interview in Apr, Head of FP&A said 2nd interviews would be done "quickly", no response until I sent follow up email - got OOO for 2 wks , then in Wk 3 got a random email saying feedback was positive once 1st stage was done would hear back on stage 2... never heard from them since
Interview Question – Just the basic questions- nothing out of the ordinary Answer Question
Solution Architect Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at SunGard.
Interview Details The interview was a good-cop/bad-cop two-man tag team approach. One interviewer was very friendly and open, the other was aggressive and spent the whole interview trying to trip me up. The interview itself had no coverage of influencing skills, soft skills, architecture skills, or sales skills. The entire process was a highly focused on a technical Q&A where the bad cop tried to break me.
Interview Question – Highly technical details of Fibre Channel over Ethernet and OSPF to the level that a subject matter expert would be expected to answer (i.e. not an architect). Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I didn't want to work for the bad cop. He gave me an extremely negative impression of the company. I also didn't want to work at their Heathrow offices part time (they are in the middle of nowhere).
Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SunGard in February 2013.
Interview Details I had three interviews:
First with a senior manager for general understanding of the role and my background.
Second with the director, quick one in order to see whether I can fit in the team.
Last with senior analyst: very long, assessing whether I have got the right skills for the role.
Interview Question – Quantitative question View Answer
Senior Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at SunGard in February 2012.
Interview Details where do you see yourself in 5 years
why should we hire you?
name a few of your key achievements during your career?
Interview Question – give me an example of failure and how did you overcome it Answer Question
Market Data & Applications Support Trainee Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at SunGard in July 2011.
Interview Details I applied for this job in June. I got a call from them for first interview.
Not to mention How rude their HR was on the phone , but anyways I decided to go and try my luck.
I went through the first interview and it was quite easy. Then I got a second interview within a week and it went well as well. After that I had to wait two week to find out that I was not selected.
People there were grumpy and looked torned out.
I find this company very unproffessions. Receptions is grumpy and extremelly rude.
Seriously DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! Find a better place to go.
There are so many better jobs out there!
Interview Question – Tell me how you solved a technical problem? Answer Question
Applications Support Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SunGard in November 2010.
Interview Details I applied for the role of Application Support Analyst at a listed derivatives technology division and was emailed by the in-house recruiter, who clarified the salary range on offer. After replying that I was happy to proceed with the application, it all went silent.
After one month or thereabouts, I got a phone call from the recruiter, explaining that the position had been put on hold for a while but was now re-opened. He arranged for me to be interviewed by the Operations Director and I thought the interview went very well. At the end of the interview, the Director mentioned that it might be a while before I hear from them due to the number of applicants.
After waiting for over two months, I emailed the recruiter and also left him a voicemail to find out whether I was still being considered for the next round or not but was never contacted back. A few weeks later, the status of my online application was changed from 'considering' to 'withdrawn' and I also noticed the position was being re-advertised.
The experience was completely unprofessional and discorteous and certainly reflects poorly on the firm's culture.
Interview Question – What do you understand by business management? Answer Question
Technical Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SunGard in November 2009.
Interview Details I first had an online test. It needed abit of preparation but generally would be fine after practicing before taking the test.
After that I had 2 1:1 interviews with 2 employees at the company. The interview was almost mainly fit questions. No technical questions at all.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you solved a problem that others could not solve. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Client Support Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SunGard.
Interview Details HR interview by phone was fine, then a grueling in-person interview with 5 people. 2 of the 5 were jerks and inappropriate. One asked if I liked sports and talked about sports a lot. I guess he wanted to weed out those that don't like sports? He also asked what my life's biggest mistake was. Appalling. The other jerk must have been threatened and insecure about his job. He plopped down in the chair with a chip on his 5 foot tall shoulders and blurted hostile questions at me like I was seen at a scene of a crime.
Interview Question – Do you like sports? What sports do you like? What's your favorite team? What's your life's biggest mistake? Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at SunGard.
Interview Details Very friendly staff. Pretty standard stuff. Resume questions, basic finance questions, and brainteasers. Had a group interview and each interviewer asked a brainteaser. Each interviewer was really nice and easy going. Make sure you know items on your resume and how they translate to you new job. My overall experience was great.
Interview Question – They asked a lot of basic finance questions and brainteasers aimed at analyzing your analytical skills. Answer Question
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