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Barclays Capital Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Campus recruiting. Two rounds in a row. Two interviews, each one is half an hour. One will ask you technical questions and the other ask you behavior question. One week later the HR will call you about the result and give you offer at that time. You only have two weeks or so to decide.

Interview Question – The technical question, I didn't really get it then.   Answer Question


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Technology Analyst Interview

Technology Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Barclays HR actively goes to various schools for campus recruitment, especially in the tristate area. Interested candidates can fill out the application and submit their resume online. Cover letter is optional. Shortlisted candidates will have a first round interview on campus with two VPs, usually they last for about 30 min each. If the campus interviews go well, Barclays will invite the selected candidates to New York for onsite interviews. There are a total of 3 rounds, and they last around 30-45min each.

Interview Question – If a user finds an error in your application, you have tried many times yet still unable to find it. What do you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations as grad salaries are standard across the bank


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Average Interview

Summer Analyst Intern Interview

Summer Analyst Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Apply for Ops. through the finance and ops boot camp. 2 intense days with around 25 other candidates with study case, speakers, group projects etc. On the third day 2 interviews back to back at the nyc office, the questions were mostly behavioral and basic knowledge of Dood-Frank , markets, why an investment bank etc

Interview Question – Which trade do you follow and why?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

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

Interview Details – The hiring process took a very long time. A former colleague had made me aware of and submitted my resume for the position and I did not have to go through a first round interview with HR which was good, my first round of interviews consisted of 3 interviews, each one with two individuals from the department the position I was interviewing was in. The second round of interviews was with the head of the department like a week later. What was annoying was how long after they told me they were giving me an offer that it took them to get something together, like a month. But other than that it was good.

Interview Question – It wasn't so much the question as it was the fact that they neglected to inform me that my last interview was not going to be with the woman who would be my direct boss but the actual head of the department in the americas (not a small department/division either, not like head of a trading desk within an asset class, head of an entire division), so it was a bit intimidating when I was told upon arrival that would be the person I was meeting with.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-existent


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Easy Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was invited up to Barclays for the Diversity bootcamp, which is a 3 day program in which you learn about both Investment Banking and Sales & Trading. On the last day, I had a super day, where I met with 3 different MDs for 30min each. The first two interviews were behavioral and the third was technical but the technicals were markets-focused and seemed to test whether I keep up with the news and understand the basics of financial markets.

Interview Question – What was the biggest mistake you've ever made?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New Brunswick, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2013.

Interview Details – HR /technology interview consisting of about 1 hour.

Interview Question – Good knowledge of data structures required.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't really negotiate. I was satisfied with the terms of the offer.


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Vice President IT Project Manager Interview

Vice President IT Project Manager
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2010.

Interview Details – five interviews - three with IT and two with business and operations. People were smart, energetic and very friendly.

Interview Question – How do you manage conflicts and what techniques do you use?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – very difficult to negotiate with but I went through a headhunter and did get the base bumped up slightly


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Middle Office Analyst Interview

Middle Office Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in May 2011.

Interview Details – 2 rounds - one with senior managers and one with co-workers

Negotiation Details – Got a call from HR and they made me an offer. I did not negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Business Analyst Interview

Senior Business Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2013.

Interview Details – 1) Technical phone screen
2) In person interview mainly regarding SQL and Fixed income products Swaps, Bonds and CD's

Interview Question – How are bonds priced   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non negotiable.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – They are more concerned about if your personality can fit in the team.

Interview Question – nothing too difficult, just be yourself.   Answer Question

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