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# Interview questions in Cambridge, East of England, England

Arm Interviews in Cambridge

www.arm.com /  HQ: Cambridge, UK

130 Interviews in Cambridge (of 437) / Acquired by SoftBank

3.1 Average

University of Cambridge Interviews in Cambridge

www.cam.ac.uk /  HQ: Cambridge, UK

61 Interviews in Cambridge (of 97)

3.0 Average

MathWorks Interviews in Cambridge

www.mathworks.com /  HQ: Natick, MA

29 Interviews in Cambridge (of 1,997)

2.8 Average

## Interview Questions in Cambridge

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### Customer Support at Jagex was asked...

29 Nov 2012
 If you're to be a Runescape monster, which and why?3 AnswersThat stupid f***ing blob thing in dung. Why? Because that is a stupid question, ask me something that matters.king black dragon because he is big and powrfull and is a very high level and is a king.Jungle horror, Because They are Vicious, stay in groups, and are cunning predators.

### Research Engineer at CSR (UK) was asked...

11 Dec 2010
 What is the distribution of the square of a random variable with a Normal distribution?2 AnswersIn the phone interview, they asked these rahter difficult and irrelevant questions. They didn't repeat them in the in-person interview. I think they were asked just to intimidate/rattle you.Chi square

### Entry Level Quant Developer at Cantab Capital Partners was asked...

6 Nov 2011
 What is d x^x/dx?2 AnswersIf y = x x and x > 0 then ln y = ln (x x) Use properties of logarithmic functions to expand the right side of the above equation as follows. ln y = x ln x We now differentiate both sides with respect to x, using chain rule on the left side and the product rule on the right. y '(1 / y) = ln x + x(1 / x) = ln x + 1 , where y ' = dy/dx Multiply both sides by y y ' = (ln x + 1)y Substitute y by x x to obtain y ' = (ln x + 1)x xsorry, i copy pasted this, the x x is is really a x^x. Essentially this is just a logarithmic differential exercise, exploiting the fact that d/dx ln f(x) = f'(x) / f(x) so that f'(x) = d/dx ln(f(x)) * f(x)

### Editorial Assistant at Cambridge University Press was asked...

18 Apr 2015
 Have you ever been in a situation where you had to talk to an expert about a topic which you had no previous knowledge about, and if so, how did you deal with that?1 AnswerI have not been in such a situation before as I usually try to ensure at least a minimum level of preparation in order for the other person to feel taken seriously, and make the most out of the conversation rather than it remaining on a very basic level.

### FIN Services Intern at Oliver Wyman was asked...

21 Apr 2014
 You are a bank robber. How much money can you take?1 Answer2 mln...was a guestimation guestion

### Resident Trainee at University of Cambridge was asked...

13 Sep 2012
 Why choose Cambridge (really unexpected). 1 AnswerTop institution worlwide, top scientists, top educational program.

17 Oct 2012

### Research Engineer at CSR (UK) was asked...

11 Dec 2010
 Can you demonstrate Singular Value Decomposition?1 AnswerTo ask to explain or work out the SVD of a matrix on the telephone is a bit excessive. They didn't seem to mind when I said I could demonstrate it on the blackboard though (thus dodging the question). Seems like a useless thing to ask over the phone (shrug).

### Software Development Engineer at Citrix was asked...

16 Apr 2013
 Question about designing a class hierarchy given a set of requirements. 1 AnswerYou shouldn't worry to much about getting the answer right (there is not right answer). Make you sure you explain clearly your thought. That is what really count.

### Software Test Developer (Contract) at Alcatel-Lucent was asked...

3 Nov 2016
 Python code review, what's wrong with this code, how would you do it different.1 AnswerReviewed and annotated the code with comments (on paper)
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