S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated 13 Apr, 2015
Updated 13 Apr, 2015
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    Client Development Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    fit questions, technical questions, about, etc.

    In addition there were a few more questions with respect to the career path that you wish to pursue, your motivation towards the job, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Difference between Investment Banking and Corporate Banking?   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Round 1- Aptitude (english, maths, logic, SOP)
    Round 2- Brief Interview (They throw five six questions at you, mostly technical.)
    Round 3- Written test. It's tough. (It has five sections: finance/D.I./computer related/RCs/personality questions)
    Round 4- Interview with manager (awaited)

    Interview Questions

    • What is a bull market?
      Number of companies listed on BSE?
      Full form of NASDAQ?
       
      Answer Question
  3.  

    Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Overall process took three months. Applied in February and received a call early April. One phone interview, pretty straight forward. Got an email the same day asking to come in for an interview. Interviewed by Senior QA and Skype conference call with their boss. A day after the in person interview, got an offer

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    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)).

    Interview

    Aptitude test which include Three sections, Finance, Numerical reasoning and English knowledge
    HR
    Technical
    Offer Letter

    I am shortlisted for the HR Round. Lets see what happen tomorrow. Ill keep update you.
    The question that were asked was
    Forfeiture of Shares
    Debenture
    Capital Budgeting
    Return on net Worth
    operating Income
    Sales
    Article of Association
    Memorandum of Association

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    1)Telephone, Interview 2) Face to face interview- three 30 minute interviews and a written test ( Asked you to summarise a article, asked to answer questions related to an article, then asked a selection of financial questions such as 1) where do you find capex on a balance sheet? 2) how is EBITDA margin calculated 3) If interests rate increase, bond prices? 4) how to calculate market capitalisation?

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a time when you handled an irritated customer/customer complaint

      Why S&P Capital IQ

      What do you know about S&P Capital IQ

      Why this position

      What do you think you need to succeed in this position? What qualities

      How do you prioritise?

      Give me an example of when you worked in a team?

      How do you deal with clashes within a team?

      What do you think will be the main challenges facing you in this role at the beginning?

      How did you hear about the job?

      Give me an interesting story you have read this week?

      What sources do you use for information?

      Why the degree that you have studied?
       
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  7.  

    TQA Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    Long and complex. The selection process is pretty stiff and overall presentation matters as much as your knowledge. Confidence is a must and so is ones presence of mind. The ability to adapt and improvise are a big plus. The multiple rounds might seem easy but do not take them lightly. Being honest is good.

    Interview Questions

    • To create test cases of a folder. Difference between stress and load testing   Answer Question
  8.  

    Database Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I met a recruiter at the school Career Fair and handed him my resume. Then applied online.

    Day 3, I got a call that my resume is picked for first rounds of interview on School campus.

    Day 9, First rounds:
    There was a written test, and discussion with two recruiters following it. The exam tests on database design, sql queries and basic algorithm skill.
    I couldn't complete the test on time (we were given only 20 minutes). The interviewers discussed the exam content and helped solving the queries that I did not. They were looking for approach.

    Day 16, I got a call for final rounds at office, NY

    Day 22: There was a reception with "one employee per every intern candidate" and had very good opportunity to network with all. There were details given and ice-breaker events
    Day 23: There were three rounds of interview(1, 2 and 1 interviewers in each round). All four of them were super cool and helpful. I was even provided manuals for a function I was supposed to use in solving a query. Again, they tested skills on design, knowledge of databases, and Querying

    Day 26: I got a call from HR that I got selected. Friday was interview and they updated selection on Monday. It was amazingly quick.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Design a scenario and normalize. (Realize anomalies and redundancies)
      2. SQL queries (Aggregation, rank, etc.)
      3. Database knowledge (Keys, Indexes, all questions included a "when do you do it or not do it")
       
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  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    First round: simple aptitude test of half an hour
    Second round: HR review, though nothing seemed like it was an HR interview. All financial terms were asked
    Third Round: Content test- which had 4 sections: 1.finance related subjective questions 2. gk 3. LR 4. quant
    Fourth round: managers interview- i have it tomorrow :P

    Interview Questions

    • Management buyout buyin, angel investors, private equity firms, about BSE n NSE
      Content test had questions on growth stock, Arbitrage and similar financial terms
       
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    Reasons for Declining

    i am still in the process

  10.  

    Global Operations & Reliability Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    1 phone interview, about 20 minutes long, more of a conversation rather than an intimidating interview. Asked questions that were generally expected in an interview. Got a call back within a week and offered me the position. I accepted and began the internship within 2 months.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a little bit about the history of the company.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    First round: simple aptitude test, half an hour long
    Second round: interview, basic finance questions asked
    third round: Aptitude test, one and a half hour long, divided into three sections- logic, aptitude, general knowledge
    Fourth round: Managerial interview

    Interview Questions

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