can anyone shed light on what i can expect ... have a phone interview coming up with SIG. brainteasers, behavioral, resume, (ive also heard they focus on game theory, but will this come up on the phone? also, do they just want to see if i understand game theory or if i can use it to solve problems ... again, for the phone interview only please i underdstamd they may demand a more deeper understanding later on in the process). thanks ! also, any specific quesitons would be great !

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also, i hear they talk a lot about poker, which is good for me .. .do they ask how game theory applies to poker or anything like this ?

its pretty simple. know brainteasers, and know your behavorial.

if you play poker, then know poker. (if you don't then its ok) btw, i mean know poker.

5 friends walked into a restaurant. They all had a different birthday. There was a round table with 5 seats around it. What is the probability that they sit down in correct age order either clockwise or counter clockwise?

From Fall '08.

NestoGrande:
5 friends walked into a restaurant. They all had a different birthday. There was a round table with 5 seats around it. What is the probability that they sit down in correct age order either clockwise or counter clockwise?

From Fall '08.

I had the exact same question when I interviewed in Fall '09.

NestoGrande:
5 friends walked into a restaurant. They all had a different birthday. There was a round table with 5 seats around it. What is the probability that they sit down in correct age order either clockwise or counter clockwise?

From Fall '08.

There are 5 ways they can be seated in the correct order clockwise and 5 counterclockwise. So total of ten positions. The number of ways they can be seated at any position is 5! . So counting.

5+5/(5!) = 10/(54321) =10/120 = 1/12

I think. I'm pretty sure.

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NestoGrande:
5 friends walked into a restaurant. They all had a different birthday. There was a round table with 5 seats around it. What is the probability that they sit down in correct age order either clockwise or counter clockwise?

From Fall '08.

i had like 30 seconds of behavioral and the rest were agonizing brainteasers

Surprised you guys remember your interview questions. Perhaps my memory is awful.

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1/12 sounds right... (5/5)(2/4)(1/3)(1/2)(1/1) = 1/12

1st round is basically standard fit stuff then probability brainteasers (50/50)

as far as game theory is concerned, it's not as much about knowing formulas as it is about just being able to think logically

Technically they can't be in order since it's a round table and the first and last guy will end up sitting next to each other.

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StopDropRoll:
Technically they can't be in order since it's a round table and the first and last guy will end up sitting next to each other.

That's really smart in a no shit sherlock kind of way.

StopDropRoll:
Technically they can't be in order since it's a round table and the first and last guy will end up sitting next to each other.

you're an idiot

Second Round Phone interview with SIG (Originally Posted: 02/11/2014)

Research Analyst role. What types of questions should i expect during a second round interview? I havn't interviewed much for research roles and I don't really know what to expect.

SIG INTERVIEW QUSTIONS 1st ROUND (Originally Posted: 03/12/2012)

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You have 8 marbles, 7 of which are the same weight 1 isn't. How do you figure out the lightest marble if you can only weight them twice using scale with two balances.

SIG first round phone interview (Originally Posted: 04/15/2011)

Does anybody know what is the first round interview like at SIG? I have a phone interview coming up next week with SIG with HR. The position is about equity research to support senior analyst.

hey mr. machina...i have a phone interview for a research position coming up and was wondering what sorts of questions you got so I can get a feel of what to expect. would GREATLY appreciate the help : )

Did any of you ever make it past the first round? If for the research position, what is the interview like after probability? Market knowledge?Anything specific. Thanks!

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Interview with SIG from Non-Target? (Originally Posted: 03/03/2014)

I was wondering what the chances of getting at least a first round interview w/ a top prop trading firm like SIG would be without attending a target school. I applied for a research analyst position with the company and I assume that landing the position without TOP credentials would be essentially impossible unless you kill the interview and perform exceptionally well with the probability/mental math portion of the interview. But is the process of even getting an interview with the company just as selective?

Thanks for any feedback.

What is SIG's first round phone interview like? (Originally Posted: 04/15/2011)

I have a phone interview coming up with SIG next week. I would like to know what are the questions like for an equity research position? And the first round is with HR people.

easy probability questions like whats the odds of getting a pair of kings in 2 cards