MarketAxess Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a MarketAxess job interview, here are 27 interview questions and answer examples.

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Accuracy is important to us at MarketAxess. Do you always double check or proofread your work?

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27 MarketAxess Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Accuracy is important to us at MarketAxess. Do you always double check or proofread your work?

  • 2. What programming languages would you consider yourself fluent in?

  • 3. What software programs do you use in your current work and how adaptable would you say that you are in learning and using new programs?

  • 4. We pride ourselves on teamwork here at MarketAxess and this role in Client Services relies on teamwork. What are the top qualities you would bring to a team based atmosphere here?

  • 5. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

  • 6. I'm giving you one minute to give me your best pitch on a stock that you would buy or sell right now. Go!

  • 7. What SDLC models are you familiar in working with?

  • 8. At MarketAxess, we pride ourselves on providing the best overall customer experience. Talk about your customer service experience and explain why it will help our clients here.

  • 9. What do you feel are the primary features and benefits of the Java programming language?

  • 10. We pride ourselves on our interdepartmental teamwork here at MarketAxess. If hired for this role, what kind of team player could we expect you to be?

  • 11. The software we develop here at MarketAxess requires you to have working knowledge of both privileges and roles within Oracle. Can you talk about your knowledge and experience of both within Oracle?

  • 12. Think back over your career up to today and tell me about the most difficult day on the job you encountered. What made the day difficult and how did you handle that situation?

  • 13. In Oracle, do you understand what a join is and what the various types of joins are?

  • 14. In this role with MarketAxess, we will rely on your organized and methodical approach to provide financial analysis reporting. What does your current reporting process consist of?

  • 15. Can you think of a situation where raising debt over equity would be beneficial?

  • 16. If you were having an interaction with a client here at MarketAxess and you weren't able to answer their question or solve their problem on your own, how would you handle that situation?

  • 17. Our clients here at MarketAxess expect top-tier service and products and we will expect you to do just that in this role. Have you ever went the extra mile for a client when it wasn't expected? Why did you do so?

  • 18. Here at MarketAxess, we are expecting someone with strong leadership skills to take this role. How would you describe your management style?

  • 19. What tools of the trade do you find most useful in your work as a Trader?

  • 20. If you joined the team here at MarketAxess, how would you build relationships with those that you would be working closely with?

  • 21. At MarketAxess, our Financial Analysts have to often work under a tight deadline. Talk about a time you had to work under a tight deadline in the past. How did you handle that situation and what made it a success?

  • 22. If hired to this role here at MarketAxess, what do you see as one initial hurdle you will have to overcome in your first weeks on the job?

  • 23. If you were asked to review a colleague's code that they had written, what key things would you look for?

  • 24. As a Trader with MarketAxess, you will be trusted to take a very diverse approach with our clients. How would you explain the limitations of using solely a P/E Ratio approach to purchasing stock to a client?

  • 25. One huge philosophy that we believe in at MarketAxess is professional development. How have you worked to develop yourself professionally throughout your career?

  • 26. The day-to-day life at MarketAxess can be hectic and stressful at times. If hired for this role, how would you keep yourself motivated when working with stressed colleagues and pushy clients?

  • 27. How would you define what working capital is for a company and what does its measurement mean?