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First Derivatives Interview Questions

Updated 3 Sep, 2018
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    Applied online received an email shortly to schedule an interview. Was interviewed by HR it was extremely brief, 15 mins tops. The interviewer acknowledged my experience and how much I knew about FD. I was later emailed that all positions had been filled but that they were interested in keeping my resume on file in case a position was available.

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    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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    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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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at First Derivatives (New York, NY (US)) in April-2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and received an email for a phone interview. Phone interview lasted 15 min was asked for a Skype interview a week later which also lasted 15 min. Got an offer two weeks later.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives in April-2017.

    Interview

    phone conversations with human resources and coo and other employees
    basic personal questions about education and extracurriculars
    resume walkthrough of past experience
    small talk with other interns
    interest in the industry related questions
    location preferences and why

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Applied for the position in US. Just got a 15-min phone interview. Only standard questions of my resume and degree and questions about FD. Waiting for the next step, a Skype interview.

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Applied online and got a phone interview. Then a skype interview then another phone interview. Process took about 2 weeks. HR isn't always on top of things. For example, we had a skype interview but there was no way we could skype as no usernames or anything of that nature were exchanged.

    Pretty standard interview, talk about CV, why FD etc. Research on FD and look at news.

  8.  

    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    Phone and Skype interview. Human Resources is not as responsive as I would have liked. However in the end it was fine.

    Interviewers were very polite and direct with questions. Quick and to the point.

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    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 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

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