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First Derivatives Interview Questions

Updated 19 Jun, 2018
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    Trading Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    There are 2 interviews, the first one was with HR and the second was with an employee. Questions about your resume and the programs they offer on the website comprised most of the questions

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a project you worked on and how it helped you   Answer Question

  2.  

    Associate Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at First Derivatives (New York, NY (US)) in May-2018.

    Interview

    15 minute phone interview. Would be going right after college graduation. Pretty simple interview about resume and what I knew about the company. They said the second interview would have been more about what I knew that the company did.

    Interview Questions

    • Why first derivatives? What do you know about us? What was your favorite college course and why?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    HR called and asked me about my work history and what was going on in life. She asked about First Derivatives and what their program, to which I replied based on information I read from their website and other research I did. She liked my responses and the next day rejected me.

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  4.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at First Derivatives (New York, NY (US)) in April-2018.

    Interview

    Had an initial 15 recruiter call, recruiter was late and immediately jumped into questions without an introduction. Gave my answers and we chatted for a bit and was rejected about 5 days later.

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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stony Brook, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at First Derivatives (Stony Brook, NY (US)) in March-2018.

    Interview

    Very easy process. One phone call and one in person interview. The phone call interview asks about your resume and your experience, and why you wanted to apply. The in person interview will ask you more in depth questions on the company to make sure that you know what they do. Make sure to do your research. They will also go over your resume and ask why you're a good fit for this roll/company.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain xxxx on your resume.
      What do you know about the company?
      Why do you feel you're a good fit for this role/company.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at First Derivatives in February-2018.

    Interview

    Had probably the worst interview experience that I will ever experience. Started off with a phone call to discuss my career interests and my reasonings for applying to First Derivatives. It went very well. Got a follow-up to schedule a Skype interview.

    This is where things went downhill. The would-be Skype interview apparently was sick the day of the scheduled interview, so she never gave me the call. (Attempt #1). We re-scheduled for the following week.

    I was prepared for the re-scheduled interview, but a call never came. I guess she was out of the office that day and forgot to inform me of it (Attempt #2). We re-scheduled for a few days later.

    Next time, the would-be interviewer couldn't connect with my Skype account for some reason. (Attempt #3) I had made several 'practice calls' over Skype with a few friends of mine to assure my account was working several days before the very first scheduled interview... it was working fine. We rescheduled for a few days later, hoping that they would be able to figure out the issues on their end. Unfortunately, when we tried to get together again they remained unable to connect with me. (Attempt #4)

    Finally, on the fifth attempt and fifth day I had thought I was going to be conducting my Skype interview, I had to call them to get in touch, and it went through. The woman conducting the interview, however, "only had 20 minutes to do the interview." She said that there was no time for me to ask questions following the Skype interview so I should just e-mail her the questions I had. I did. No response.

    I got an e-mail a few days later that I was not getting and offer... Thank goodness.

    Interview Questions

    • Very very basic, just asked what the company did and why I would be a good fit.   Answer Question

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    Financial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at First Derivatives (New York, NY (US)) in February-2018.

    Interview

    Applied online. Calls with two HR people. Suspiciously easy. The call lasted for about 30 minutes. I then received an email a few days later asking to set up a Skype interview. The whole process was easy to deal with and the recruiters were all friendly. Once I received an offer, one of the recruiters seemed less friendly. The other folks remained friendly.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    Brief (15 minute) phone interview, Skype interview (~30 minutes) around 3 months later. Several questions about company, your personal background. The skype interview also included several standard behavioral questions. Very brief overall. It was strange how long the company waited between each step of the process. Would have been helpful to have more (or any) communication.

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  9.  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    There were two rounds of interviews a 15 minutes phone call followed by a slightly longer skype interview. They both focused on resume questions and questions concerning knowledge of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What news about the company did you encounter when researching the position?   Answer Question

  10.  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    They gave me 2 HR interviews. The second one was 2 months after the first. They gave me an offer without asking me any data science questions. The offer was significantly lower than market value.

    Interview Questions

    • what does first derivatives do?   1 Answer

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