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Barclays Capital Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014

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IBD, Analyst Interview

IBD, Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Phone screening, then in person interview. I spoke with the HR recruiter and she liked my background so i was called in to interview with 3 people. One of the people cancelled so i met with two. One director and one lower level employee.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – I got a random call from a recruiter, who said that my application was submitted for an Analyst position at Barclays Capital through an internal referral. I agreed to interview the following week, which was a first and final round interview, with a current Analyst and the COO. The interview was surprisingly the most laid back interview I've had, with the COO making a few jokes and making friendly conversation here and there and asking very general interview questions. I've had my fingers crossed for the past month, and it took a full month from the day of the interview, to the time HR followed up to me saying they ultimately selected another candidate. Soul crushing result to a great interview experience.

Here are the questions they asked me:
Why Barclays?
Why do you want to work in investment banking?
What responsibilities of this position excite you?
How do we know you want to stay with Barclays (and not jump to another company)?
+ A few questions specific to my resume

Interview Question – How do we know you want to stay with Barclays?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Documentation Interview

Documentation

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Depends on who you interview with. The people I interviewed with that day all seem very knowledgeable and friendly.

Interview Question – There weren't any questions too difficult.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Vice President PMO Lead Interview

Vice President PMO Lead
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Was called 3 separate times for interviews, met with 7 interviewers, a combination of external consultants and internal senior management. This was over a 6 week period. Presentation and execution of interviews was on point with excellent feedback received. Based on the positive feedback received I was lead to believe that an offer would be presented. In the end, the position was given to an internal referral that was not even part of the interviewing process.

Interview Question – Questions were not difficult if you know the subject matter and have had prior senior level execution of managing and creating a PMO.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2014.

Interview Details – Typical on-campus recruiting process. I attended a lot of networking events and reached out to a lot of analysts and associates during the fall semester to get a first round interview. Networking is really important at Barclays, as well as being genuine and humble. Make sure to attend the reception dinner the day before to meet the VPs who will potentially be interviewing you. The on-campus interview was pretty standard. No really trick questions. The interview was about trying to find a good fit. My interview happened to be more behavioral than technical, though that isn't always the case.

Interview Question – Why would a company choose to use equity over debt in an acquisition?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Economics Research Interview

Economics Research
New York, NY

I applied online and interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Phone interview and then in person on site interview where you meet the entire team. Everyone is very nice but you are talking about yourself all day for very long hours. The position only last for a few years until you leave to get a graduate degree or something. Tight knit small team, the leaders of the teams have PhD's.... they have had past analysts leave to go be analysts at other parts of Barclays Bank, like Equity research. But basically the position is pretty open and they are clear about it.

Interview Question – Given this macro climate force, what happens to interest rates, and the market? Tell me about your economics courses and your mathematics courses? What's your favorite math course? What are your long term goals?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New Brunswick, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2014.

Interview Details – Was interviewed by two VP's. One technical interview and one HR + technical. First interviewer was not responding to my answers and was just shooting a lot of questions on Java, DBMS and Finance. The second interviewer was nice and asked questions about Multithreading and SQL. All HR questions were same what you will have at a bank. Did not like the way the interview. Even thought I answered all questions correctly they rejected me. Don't know what they want.

Interview Question – Why do you want to join Barclays?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New Brunswick, NJ

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through our university career services

Interview Question – to much of technical questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Corporate Banking Summer Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Interviewed in January 2014, first round phone interview followed by invitation to New York for final round

Interview Question – What is one major you would never choose and why?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Compliance Summer Analyst Interview

Compliance Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through campus career services center and got an interview. Met with one director within the compliance division separately. She interviewed me on campus. Did not ask any technical questions, all behavioral and fit questions. They are very interested in seeing how people have overcome their hardships and how they work within a team setting.

Interview Question – Was there any situation where you had to work with a teammate who was not cooperative? How did you resolve the issue?   View Answer

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