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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details 3 Rounds of Interview: 2 Technical & 1 HR.. First round comprised of resume based questions and couple of small algorithm based ones.. Second round was completely on Algorithms

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Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

Interview Details Hiring Process:
I got a call from Talent Acquisition Team.

They give me an overview about the company & about my role & responsibilities

Interview Process:

It took around 5-6 weeks & I gone through 5 technical interviews , 4 telephonic & 1 was face to face.

Telephonic round covers your basic Knowledge on your domain.Mine was for a Data Scientist,so they asked about Data Models & Extraction Techniques.Make sure to go through SQL.

Most questions were from my domain.

Face to Face was the most interesting & challenging one.They gave me a Complex Problem & asked me to design a Proof of Concept(POC) on it.
It was a good healthy discussion on various real World Problems of Data Mining.The entire discussion was around an hour.

Interview Question – How would you implement Business Sense Identification in a Financial Document   View Answer

Negotiation Details – S&P is a good brand in terms of pay-scale.Usually you don't have the need to negotiate.They pay you what you ask..but not all in hand...get ready for some bonus stuff too...:)

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details S&P Capital IQ typically hires from campuses.

First round consists of a written test that test analytical, programming abilities and database knowledge. Database is the heart of the work here and hands-on knowledge is highly valued. Questions will be asked on Relevant work from the resume

Interview Question – How your term project will help in our business   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Through campus. No negotiation

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Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details 3 ROUNDS :1st is written round comprising of apti,SQL,programming questions,2 code were to be written.
2nd is Technical Interview:1 code was asked,quite grilled on DBMS,OS,OOPS,JAVA.
3rd is Tech+HR interview:concepts from java ,DBMS were asked extensively and HR ques like "where do u see urself after 5 yrs" were there.

Interview Question – how do you merge N files into a single file ?what approach is to be followed?   Answer Question

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Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

Interview Details One Written( 90 Min- 20 Apti- 20 C and DS- 20 DMBS Queries) MCQs and Subjective +
3 Technical Intervies mailny focusing on DBMS + one HR round

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Bangalore

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2011.

Interview Details The interview was a 1:1 process over a period of two days with two individuals. it was a preliminary process. The first round was comparitively easy, but the second round interviewer however sweet posted an unlikely scenario and wouldnt accept nor comment on the answers that i gave

Interview Question – You are working in a banking corp with 1 million customers. You have an account in india and would like to access it in NY. How do you transfer the data   View Answer

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Gurgaon, Haryana

The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2011.

Interview Details many rounds of interview..long procedure...dont know what they were looking for.they din't hire anyone

Interview Question – why do u want to pursue your career in testing   View Answer

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Hyderābād

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2011.

Interview Details Written test consisting of 10 questions (reverse linked list,bits set in a byte,least common ancestor,some db and caching design). One coding test on the computer .Three face to face rounds . I think they have pretty much standard interview process.Interviewers come prepared with those questions and if you answer them correctly then you are done. I'm saying this because they were asking about different software development life cycles ,architectural patterns etc which most of the people don't use in their day to day work. This is irrespective of the experience. Would not suggest an experienced guy with 5+ years to attend . They don't have a big setup , so growth would be stagnant. Most of the people seem to be recent college grads.

Interview Question – reverse a linked list , surprisingly every interviewer is interested in this silly question   Answer Question

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New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details On-Campus: Written test followed by a follow-up in person interview.
On-site:
3 back to back technical interviews, 40-45 minutes each.
Questions:
1. Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.
2. Given an integer array, return "1" if sum of any two numbers is zero.
3. Use two dice to create a random number generator (0-15).
4. What is a Race Condition?
5. Given a continuous stream of characters, find the first non-repeating character.

Interview Question – Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.   Answer Question

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New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details Had an on campus interview. Took 30 minutes paper test and then went through all the questions with the interviewer. Some follow-up questions from the interviewers are not easy compare to the written test.

Interview Question – Binary tree path sum
find a linkedlist's nth to last node
Cache design
DB design
count the number of bits in a char
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