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J.P. Morgan
Investment Data Operations Specialist (Pricing Analyst) was asked...2 December 2009

Tons of behavioral questions encountered in the whole process- What would you do if there was a problem within your team etc..

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I answered as practiced earlier. Added a relevant example about how I have handled a similar issue in the past. They like to see concrete evidence of the sort. Less

Can you please provide some more questions asked and if there were any technical questions asked too? Less

Communication is the key. We must come together and get the issues on table. A lot time it is just a misunderstanding. But I find that it's deeper than that we will find a resolution. Less

AGC

Some soft skills , but mostly hard skill based questions

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Yes sir ,but i am train up Will be hard work in company

Yes sir, But I will try Job opportunity to I am hard work in company

Sir

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Policy Studies

Panel question: if 100 full time employees can do 10,000 cases. How much would you charge to do 50,000 cases?

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In order to calculate a fee one would need to consider the cost of the employees including direct and indirect costs such as overhead. Less

=10,000 cases / 100 FTE = 100 Cases/FTE 50,000 cases requires 500 FTEs FTE roughly $100K $100K x 500 = $50M Less

They want to see how your decide what costs are and what your margin is and how you would justify this to a senior executive. Less

Amazon

Suppose that 10% of the products sold online were incorrectly priced. What could be a possible solution to this problem and detail out the approach you'll follow.

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The loss factor will be due to hidden costs such as Handling charges, unexpected freight charges. This can be rectified after reviewing the 'Delivery time commitments' and 'inventory stock levels' Less

I guessed that they were looking for a preventive approach as a solution. So I told them that there are two things that can be done. One is to perform an external benchmarking with the direct competitor on similar product portfolios. This will involve a detailed analysis on how they are able to sell the same product at a better price value. A possible hypothesis is that the competitor has a larger pricing band owing to the number of suppliers in his kitty. Second thing is to attract customers by giving out offers and discounts. I atleast thought this answer went well them :-) Less

It depends upon the situation,in both the cases what could we do is if cost of the product were priced higher than what expected than we can simply requested to the customer that next perches item by them will be adjusted accordingly and visa versa if cost is less... Less

Exelon Power Team

Given two power plants one that works on coal and other on natural gas and with their varying degrees of heat rates and considering all other assumptions that hold good to the two plants which one will you choose for generating electricity and why? The question wanted to seek a rational for whichever option that I chose.

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So you have to make assumptions on the time of generation and time of power sale (either bilateral contract or spot sale or day ahead trade etc.) Less

you have to also assume the price of running the plant, and the unavailablity and reliability of the unit. the cost of replacement power given the reliability of the chosen unit. all this maps to the risk of running th asset. if you choose to run the coal plant, for example, and the plant blows out the shell of the MSR because it has known problems with Flow accelerated corrosion, and nobody cares to put money into fixing the known issue, then you would have to purchase replacement power. A standard decision tree weighted with probabilities based on all possible outcomes in financial terms should be used. Less

United Airlines

What sort of factors would you consider when testing out a new route?

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Current and future demand in the market (is it being over serviced or under serviced), OA capacity and pricing structures, look at the route on leg and O&D basis, current frequency (how often and times OA are flying the route). Less

Is there an OA (other airline) presence, type of aircraft, scheduling, etc

AUTO1 Group

Avez vous des notions automobiles?

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Petit test sous forme de QCM rapide, de 5 minutes

Oui

Exelon Power Team

Somebody shows you a Net Present Value what according to you are the two questions that are important to be asked with this individual.

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discount rate, cash flows (costs/expenditures, revenues)

what is the NPV of the alternative option(s), what are the risks of the alternative options(s), what is the cost of capital (e.g. do we instead sell hotdogs on the street with avoided capital outlay), give me the time series breakdown of cash flows that make up the NPV asset, including assumptions for inflation, etc Less

TicketNetwork

What question would you like me to have asked you?

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My answer would be... " Do you have any questions to ask me"? Meanwhile you the interviewer Less

What kind of question is this?

American Express

Behavioral, experienced based

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I also interviewed for this position with a similar experience, very strange.

Did you feel hurried?

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