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Questions d'entretiens chez FactSet

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  1. Utile (2)  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - San Mateo, CA (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience négative
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (San Mateo, CA (États-Unis)) en février 2008.

    Entretien

    I applied online for a C++/C# software engineer position in their San Mateo office. I had a phone interview with a recruiter which went well. They contacted me for an all day on-site interview.

    When I visited their office, I ended up going through a couple of rounds of people. I had a migraine headache that day, so I wasn't exactly at my best, but I slogged through anyway.

    I had an interview with the manager, who gave me a demo and described some of the technology that they developed. Considering that they wrote everything from the ground up, that was impressive. However, they were still using MFC - in 2008! When I asked about C#/.NET, he seemed to be annoyed with my questions. Red flag #1.

    Another round was with answering questions about C++, linked lists, pointers, etc., the usual stuff. There was one person just sitting there, and I was told "pretend that she's not here". Red flag #2.

    Later, I had a so-called "code review exercise". They had me look at some really bad code, something out of CS 101 - just awful. That was a waste of an hour, considering that when I brought up various issues and concerns, they were ignored by the interviewers. They simply didn't want to listen to what I had to say. Red flag #3.

    I ended up talking with another tech lead, who simply had no interest in speaking with me. He pretty much blew me off and didn't even answer many of my questions. I was glad that the day was over. In any case, I would never go back.

    A couple of things stood out for me:
    - They're still stuck using MFC in 2008, when everyone's moving to C#/.NET. When I inquired, one person admitted that they've had a lot of trouble finding people with MFC experience.
    - The people were pretty much "checked out" and not really engaging or interesting to speak with. When asked questions, I often got canned answers.
    - The environment seemed okay, but I felt that most of the really interesting work was in their headquarters in CT. They were pretty much a small office and they had a hard time competing with other companies in the area for talent. I can see why.

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  2. Utile (1)  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience négative
    Entretien facile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 3 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)) en juillet 2010.

    Entretien

    Initially their response was prompt, which was encouraging. I set up a phone interview which went very well. I guess the interviewer was a little unclear about my C/C++ programming knowledge, so he asked me to write a 40 line program that reads data from a file and into a data structure, then allowing the user to query the list. Very simple. I turned in the program and it took them over a week to respond, only with that "Your qualifications were impressive; however, we feel that your background does not match our company's needs at this time." Very vague and unconvincing.

    They specifically listed on their job requisition that ANY OO language, i.e. Java, was acceptable. I told them that I knew C++ well, just not as well, but apparently that wasn't acceptable for them. I understand that you may really want an experienced C++ developer, but don't state that other OO languages are fine and then completely dismiss me when you find out that C++ isn't my forte. Oh, and by the way, I've been programming for over 4 years and have my degree in computer science, so I do know what I'm doing.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Hash table operations, tree operations, basic data structures and algorithms. Know your basic CS info. I was NOT asked any of those ridiculously useless CS brain teasers.   Répondre à cette question
  3.  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via un recruteur. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)) en septembre 2010.

    Entretien

    I first heard about the company by going to a tech talk it put on with one of the student orgs at my university. I also personally know someone who interned and then later was hired at the company. I got to know a lot more of the employees/recruiting team at a casual "mixer" put on by our academic department. I submitted my resume and a phone interview was scheduled. They asked some technical questions having to do with C/C++ related basics (stack/heap, inheritance, local/global/private/public variables, encapsulation). I was not strong on C++ but related the questions back to what I remembered of Java and that seemed to suffice. After the phone interview I was invited to fly out.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Why would I want to use a generic list class rather than writing my own BoatList implementation? Is there a performance difference between the two.   Répondre à cette question

  4. Utile (3)  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via un établissement de l'enseignement supérieur ou universitaire.. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)) en octobre 2010.

    Entretien

    Was contacted by recruiter after submitting resume through school's career center. Got a phone interview scheduled a week later, also got asked to send them a code sample. Waiting to hear whether I made it as of this moment.

    The company employees are really friendly, at least from what I perceived. One thing that does bother me though is they seem to have a thing for C++ over other languages, even though they list "any OO language" on their job posting.

    I was told that my interviewer would ask me some background questions, some questions about my resume and code sample, and some technical questions. When she did call, we only discussed my resume (which took quite a while, actually), and she did not ask anything about the code sample (which was a little disappointing because I had spent a while cleaning it up and packaging it...). Afterwards there were three technical questions.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Write a method that loops through 1-100, and prints "fizz" when the number is a multiple of 3, "buzz" when the number is a multiple of 5, and "fizzbuzz" when the number is a multiple of both 3 and 5.   1 réponse
    • Given a list of sorted/sequential integers with one duplicate, find the duplicate.   1 réponse
    • Design a blackjack game.   1 réponse

  5.  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)
    Offres d'embauche déclinées
    Expérience positive
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via un recruteur. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)) en novembre 2010.

    Entretien

    Started with an on-campus interview with a current engineer at FactSet. Was invited to fly to Norwalk for the full interview, which consisted of a tour and product demonstration, 3 technical interviews, lunch with two other engineers, and two "HR"-style interviews.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche


  6. Utile (1)  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience neutre
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via un recruteur. Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)) en janvier 2011.

    Entretien

    I had a phone interview completely technical. Then they called me to Norwalk where I had about 4 technical interviews. code review, design, algorithms and general. The next day they replied that I would need to undergo another coding round as they were not able to decide whether to take me or not. So I had to do another programming assignment for them which was about 3 hours. Then they rejected after all the rounds.

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  7. Utile (2)  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - New York, NY (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (New York, NY (États-Unis)) en mars 2011.

    Entretien

    First round of interview was over phone, a half an hour conversation with the group manager, then an on-site interview was promptly scheduled.
    On-site interview consisted of an hour long written test, followed by four one-on-one interviews with team members, with a lunch in the middle.

    Questions in the test varied from trivial (e.g., what's the difference between an array and a hash) to ones that clearly had no completely correct solution (e.g,, write a program that extracts all people's names from text). Each interviewer would then go over the test digging into one question or another.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

  8. Utile (4)  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - New York, NY (États-Unis)
    Offres d'embauche déclinées
    Expérience positive
    Difficulté moyenne

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (New York, NY (États-Unis)) en mai 2014.

    Entretien

    Had 2 rounds of telephonic interview for a database developer role. After they were satisfied was called onsite for a full day interview. Started the day with database design, then next round was to write specific queries. Followed by object oriented questions. The department manager took me out for lunch where he discussed about the work environment and the expectations from the role. The last was an HR discussion round.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • Most of the questions were scenario based so if you have come across the scenario you would be able to answer   Répondre à cette question

    Raison du refus

    The pay was not sufficient for me.


  9.  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Candidat à l'entretien anonyme - Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)
    Aucune offre d'embauche
    Expérience positive
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris 2 semaines. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)) en juin 2013.

    Entretien

    Applied after seeing job listing on indeed.com, After an initial phone round covering basic programming/algorithms, was asked to come on-site for an interview. Company paid for transportation and hotel.

    Spent the day interviewing with various members of the company, some HR, but most of the interviews were technical. Most interviews focused on proficiency with algorithms and data structures, although there was a code review that required strong syntactic knowledge.

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  10. Utile (5)  

    Entretien de Software Engineer

    Employé anonyme - Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)
    Offre d'embauche acceptée
    Expérience positive
    Entretien dificile

    Candidature

    J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. J'ai passé un entretien à FactSet (Norwalk, CT (États-Unis)) en janvier 2011.

    Entretien

    I initially applied for a job through a friend and didn't get a callback. After a few months another position opened and I applied again through the friend. A few weeks went by and they called back. First I was contacted by a recruiter, then I had a phone interview, then I came in for an in-person interview.

    The in-person was a whole day. It started with a presentation of their product, then a code review, two design reviews, a lunch, and finally an interview with the director of the department.

    Several days later I received a phone call with an offer.

    Questions d'entretien d'embauche

    • The most difficult question presented to me was a C++ code sample that I had to review. It contained numerous logical and syntax errors, as well as poor coding. I had to debug the sample by hand and explain how I would fix the code or re-implement it. The difficulty was doing so on pen and paper and catching all of the problems, including several very subtle ones.   Répondre à cette question

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