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Portfolio Management Group-Fixed Income Analyst was asked...21 November 2010

You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?

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Assuming the cake is square: slice 1: cut horizontally to create 2 equal pieces slice 2: cut vertically to create 4 equal pieces slice 3: line up all 4 pieces of cake side by side and cut horizontally to create 8 equal pieces. don't stack, it will ruin the frosting. Less

Cut each slice into 3 slices. Then eat one of them.

Alina would be penalized for not being able to count past 6. But then, she could get a job at another company where they appreciate people who say someone's idea is wrong, then put forth the same idea and take credit for it. Less

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American Airlines

Sell me your pen. Tell me a time you did something for someone and you didn't expect anything in return. Why American? If you were CEO of American how would you improve American Airlines day 1?

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I did it last night, I feel confident about it. It was pretty mucy exactly what I thought it would be, just different format. Hoping for a call about the interview. Less

I would but the point of the onsite interview if to see if you can think on your feet and problem solve. If you already know everything they are going ask you, they don't get to see these things. I can tell you more about it though. 1 interviewer pushed me until i didn't know how to solve a problem and then watched to see how I worked though it or if I shut down. I was asked many basic statistic questions along with pattern recognition. They also asked estimation questions to see my thought process. I was not asked many behavioral questions though. The final type was standard RM questions like EMSR, Demand Forecasting, buying patterns of different types of customers etc........ Less

Thanks a lot!!! When will you start to work?

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J.P. Morgan

How do you stay up to date with the markets?

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By stock figures and getting updated with all economic policies

Online newsfeed and news paper.

I tried rooftop slushie mentioned above and it was pretty helpful. I recommend it. Less

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JPMorgan Chase & Co

You have 100 quarters, 10 heads, 90 tails up in a dark room where you can't see the quarters. How do you divide them into 2 piles where you have an even amount of heads in each pile?

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Take the 90 quarters that are tails and split them into two piles, 45 in each. Then take 5 heads and place into each stack, and you'll have an equal amount of heads in each stack. Less

It is simple you only have 10 heads in front of you because 90 tails are in a darker room which you can't see. So make a pile of 5-5 of heads. Less

randomly split the 100 quarters into two equal piles, 50 quarters per pile. Because of probability, that'll get you fairly close to an even amount of heads in each pile Less

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Dollar General

Why do you want to work for Dollar General?

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Pleasant place everyone is very helpful

I'm interested in Dollar General because I find myself shopping at the Troutville location very often, in doing so I see a lot of improvements that could be made. I would enjoy the chance at Managing that store. Thank you for any consideration. Less

Find everyone very plesant

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Tell me more about yourself?

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I can spot site anywhere supervisor

Pekerja keras, disiplin, tidak mudah putus asa, mudah beradaptasi, mau belajat dengan hal yang baru, jujur, teliti, dan suka olahraga Less

Good attitude with company employee store keeper and bosses also costomar diling for the company Less

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American Airlines

You are in a garage sale, you're selling your TV for 100 and your neighbor is selling the exact same TV for 50, what should you do?

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In response to your eg with AA flight vs Jet Blue, you need to ask yourself, are you profitable selling a ticket at $50? If not you can't just drop your price to compete and a loss. The garage sale scenario was strictly 2 tv's in the neighborhood. If one is sold and your tv is the only tv left, there's no competition, also you can still justify your price with other incentives, maybe free delivery. I was given this answer in class from a professor who was once in the airlines. I hope this helps. Less

Drop price to $50. Its a Nash equilibrium.

don't get in a price war, keep price high there's only 2 tv's for sale. Probably offer free delivery Less

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NatWest Group

A repeated case study used for over 12 months now.

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Answers are easily available

Question. 1. After how many days you got offer letter?

Have you got the offer letter as till now they have not provided offer letter to me. I was also interviewed on 17th Nov. Less

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American Airlines

Very straight forward.

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Did you hear anything back from them yet?

Nope, not yet :(

Same same. I prob gonna leave it alone and move on... :(

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United Airlines

What route would you start and why?

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Have they started giving out offers yet?

I was wondering the same thing... I've yet it hear anything as well.

good luck to the both of us then!

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