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Aladdin & Technology
London, England (UK)

I applied online - interviewed at BlackRock in December 2013.

Interview Details 1. Tell me about the Company and the role
2. Team-work- difficulties and result (use CAR technique)
3. Are you willing to relocate?
4. Difficult situation in life and how I dealt with that
Other competency based questions mainly about team work and leadership skills


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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2013.

Interview Details Got the initial interview from on campus recruitment and got the superday offer the day after. superday was a week after, and contains 4 rounds, even one was with VP. Mostly the questions are based on Java concept like what's garbage collection? what does "volatile" keyword do?what's the difference between C++ and Java? what's the difference between Java abstract class and interface? Also contains question regarding design pattern, I get several question about singleton pattern. Just a few programming work given Java. No brain teasers, but the interview question are creative. Generally not very hard, interviewers are very nice. A very good experience.

Interview Questions

  • what's singleton pattern and why do we use it?   Answer Question
  • reverse a string in Java   Answer Question
  • given a english dictionary, how will you store it to so that when you are given an input like "rat", you can fast output all the anagrams of the word "rat"(which are "art", "tar"and "rat")   View Answers (2)

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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BlackRock in November 2012.

Interview Details I sent a CV through by email to their recruiting HR address. I was then invited for a first session of 2x30 minute interviews. The first one was a technical interview which focused mostly on my CV and asking about the kind of software projects i have been involved with in the past. Following this discussion i was asked how i would apply my background to solve some problems within the business. The second interview was a combination of HR and ability. I was asked a couple of basic Financial Questions. We then talked about the teamwork and other basic HR things.

Interview Question – How comfortable and willing are you to work within the Aladdin platform given the fact that it is build using tested and quite old systems that deliver well?   View Answers (3)


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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in October 2011.

Interview Details Applied through the college site. Was scheduled for an initial behaviorial round of interview. Later was invited to a super day which had 4 interviews each lasting for 45 mins. Completely technical and concentrated a lot on algorithms.

Interview Question – Algorithm for dealing cards in a card game   Answer Question


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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology
New York, NY (US)

The process took a day - interviewed at BlackRock in October 2011.

Interview Details I was asked how much do I know about BlackRock, and previous programming experience.

Interview Questions

  • So far all the questions asked were behavior-type.   View Answer
  • How do you know about our company, why this position?   View Answer

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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in October 2009.

Interview Details Blackrock were on campus and held an initial interview. This was a basic behavioral interview with some programming questions. After this, I was selected to go on-site for the next round. I had 3 interviews here and they were all very different. One was about programming, one about problem-solving and the third was conversational. I did not get the offer.

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Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BlackRock in February 2011.

Interview Details I have got the interview opportunity on campus recruiting. I have not prepared well for the position. So the whole interview sucked.

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Easy Interview

Aladdin & Technology Interview

Aladdin & Technology

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BlackRock in March 2011.

Interview Details 1 on campus interview, and then super day, super day was 5 half hour interviews, the campus interview was half an hour and mostly behavioral, the superday was 4 behavioral and 1 technical although some of the behaviorals had easier technical questions, only one was completely a technical interview

interviewers are very nice, professional attire for all interviews

Interview Question – Walk through resume   Answer Question

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