Virtu Financial Interview Questions

21 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (79%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.4
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (95%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

3.1
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult

Interviews at Virtu Financial

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2022Quantitative Strategist InternNew York CityQuantitative ResearchPositiveDifficult
2021Posit alert salesGeneralistNegativeAverage
2009Trading AnalystNEW YORKQuantitative ResearchVery PositiveAverage
2022Trading AnalystNew YorkGeneralistPositiveEasy
2021Quantative TraderDublinMarketsPositiveAverage
2022InternLondonN/APositiveAverage
2021Quant TraderDublinTradingPositiveEasy
2021Trading InternNew YorkN/ANegativeEasy
2021QuantNew YorkN/AVery PositiveDifficult
2021Trading operation analystLondonOtherNeutralDifficult

Quantitative Strategist Intern Interview - Quantitative Research

Anonymous interview candidate in New York City

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: December 2022

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test

Interview

The hiring process is long and difficult with multiple rounds but is very well managed by HR. Application Screening -> Online Assessment -> HR Interview -> 1 or 2 Tchnical rounds -> Superday with 2 or 3 sequential interviews with team leads

Interview Questions

Online Coding Assesments were LeetCode Medium level HR interview was STAR questions, Technicals were algo design and probability questions

Posit alert sales Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

3-4 months
Interviewed: February 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Background Check

Interview

initial interview with 3 different people, then a python test, then another 3 rounds of interviews. mostly behavioural but had 2 interviews with the quant team too

Interview Questions

if you are in an island surrounded by a shark, how can you escape

Trading Analyst Interview - Quantitative Research

Anonymous employee in NEW YORK

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Recruiter

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: June 2009

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test

Interview

Interview started with about an hour long IQ/Intelligence test, and about an hour long coding test.
Afterwards, about 3 rounds of interview. First was with CTO/technology people, mix of personality and coding questions. Next was with Head Trader at the time and was some motivation questions and brain teasers. Finally, was with the senior trader of the desk i was to join, with mostly cultural fit questions.

Interview Questions

Given nickels and dimes and quarters, how to create a particular sum with fewest number of coins

Trading Analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: April 2022

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Interview with Recruiting senior.
20min zoom interview
Dug into background, related projects and transferrable skills. Explained about the role

Interview Questions

Tell me about a time where you went above and beyond for a client

Quantative Trader Interview - Markets

Anonymous employee in Dublin

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Background Check

Interview

Starts with a coding test of 5 questions. These have not changed in like 5 years so one can probably find them online somewhere.
First call is with HR, describe the process and the job. Concludes with a few trivial brainteasers.
Next up is 3 interviews with traders. Format is Brainteaser - CV questions - General chat. They are out to get people who embellish their CV.
Online IQ test - Seemed fairly easy.
Finally interview with head of trading - same format as before.

Generally, they can be a bit scattered in interview organization. They also value you not being unbearable to work with surprisingly high.

Advice: practice Green Book and Heard on the Street - some of the questions came from these verbatim. Don't lie too blatantly on your CV, they ask tough questions about one's stated skills. Be able to defend anything down on the CV for over a minute at least.

Interview Questions

A bag has 20 blue balls and 14 yellow balls. Each time you randomly take two balls out and do not put them back in. At each step, if they have the same color you add a blue ball to the bag. If they have different colors you add a yellow ball. Repeating this process until it ends, what is the color of the last ball in the bag?

Intern Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: February 2022

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Apply online, get sent a mental maths test with very easy questions. Then it is 3 zoom interviews mainly focused on CV and brainteasers.

Interview Questions

Brainteasers

Quant Trader Interview - Trading

Anonymous interview candidate in Dublin

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test

Interview

You first go through a 5 question online coding test, and then there's a HR interview, 3-5 rounds of technical interviews, and a final technical interview followed by a meeting with CEO

Interview Questions

Some algorithm questions for coding in python

Trading Intern Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: December 2021

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Applied online, then got a coding assessment. Then I got a phone interview with HR where they asked some brainteasers and basic quantitative questions. There was also one behavioral question at the end. I made it to the next round (60 min phone interview), but then they told me the position was filled before I even was able to do the next round.

Interview Questions

The behavioral question at the end was very different from anything that I had been asked in other interviews, but just be genuine.

Quant Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: August 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

One online assessment, one hr round, and one tech round.
The oa is faily easy,it is 5 easy coding questions
HR round is just some behavioral questions.
Tech round contains resume questions and math problems

Interview Questions

Given two iid random variable X,Y with gaussain N(0,1), what is the probability of P(x>0|x+y>0)?

Trading operation analyst Interview - Other

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: August 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test

Interview

The process consists of 1 codility test, 1 HR screening, 1-hour tech interview, and 1 onsite.

-The codility test includes 5 questions, which lasted 75 mins in total.
-The HR screening is a background, and CV check, followed up by two brain teasers.
-1-hour tech interview was about behavioral, specific products that you applied for, CV, and brain teasers.
-In the final onsite, you will have 4 interviews, talking with the operation team, trading team, some senior and developers.

Interview Questions

What's your status and current situation.