SIG PHONE INTERVIEW

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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Oct 5, 2010 - 10:23pm

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.

Oct 5, 2010 - 11:57pm
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.

Oct 6, 2010 - 1:00am
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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Jan 21, 2011 - 12:36pm
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.

LOL i had this too

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

Oct 6, 2010 - 12:54am

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

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Oct 6, 2010 - 2:17am

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

Oct 17, 2010 - 2:07pm

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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May 6, 2012 - 11:07pm

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.

Dec 13, 2010 - 10:28pm

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 : )

Jan 20, 2011 - 4:58pm

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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May 6, 2012 - 11:28pm

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.

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