Barclays Investment Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2015
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Investment in April 2015.

    Interview

    On campus interview took 2 weeks for a response. No acknowledgement of emails aka thank letters which I look down upon. I have had better experiences with other recruiters regarding emails. When the person responded he tried to make out that he was busy. It started off with him talking about his background nothing about the job was mentioned. Poor interview. I have had a lot better interviews with other companies that actually conduct a interview relevant to the job.

    Interview Questions

    • So walk me through you're resume... How did you contribute to your risk role in your student investment fund... What would you do if you had multiple tasks to do... What did you do for that project... What do you know about Barclays...   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Barclays Investment.

    Interview

    Got a call for on campus interview. Two rounds each of 30 minutes.Heard back from them within a week. The process took about 7 days. It was mostly behavioral and a few technical questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavioral questions and a few technical questions   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays Investment.

    Interview

    First round was two phone interviews w/ analysts and associates. Second round was an "informational interview" with VPs. Final round was four back-to-back skype interviews with the team in the regional office.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked multiple brain teasers, asked why I was interested in finance even though I haven't had any prior experience nor relevant classes.   1 Answer
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    Compliance Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, heard back a month later. Overall, interesting experience. Barclays is a wonderful company and the interviewers were very kind. Make sure you know a good amount about recent Barclays compliance issues (because there will always be a few) and understand how compliance fits into your career plans overall.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    First Round- mostly behavioral needed to understand the markets well and be able to talk about every point on my resume. Interviewer came on campus and really just wants to see your enthusiasm for the position and that you did your research

    Interview Questions

    • What do you read to follow the markets? Walk me through a DCF   Answer Question
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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    on campus recruitment, 1 on 1 interview with an MD from cash equity. Connected with an alumnus from Cornell beforehand. She's being very nice the whole time. Really appreciate it.

    Interview Questions

    • behavioral. imagine a situation blah blah blah   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Applied for interview through corporate site, and had an interview the next week. (Phone interview) Advanced to the final round in NYC and will have that round tomorrow, will update once I experience it.

    Interview Questions

    • I saw you worked at another XX (Bulge Bracket Firm), why come to Barclays?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Barclays Investment.

    Interview

    First round interview: On campus 1. Why do you want to be a trader Second round interview: Barcap NY office - Two 30 min interview First: Behavioral Interview Second: Some mental math / probability Simple questions about market Interview process is very straightforward. As long as you can explain why interested in trading, you will easily pass on to the final round

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Estimate sqaure root of 1000 2. What do you think is the most important   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays Investment.

    Interview

    The interview process begins with a preliminary phone interview then progresses to a case interview. Behavioral interviews are relatively straight forward. They ask about your personality and how you'll handle stressful situations. The interview process involves a second interview which has you compete with others by review a company's financials and making a report and then recommendation on appropriate actions give its standings.

    Interview Questions

    • It was very conversational. There were no curve ball questions. It was targeted to see if you're a balanced person and had experience in portfolio management. Questions were similar to "what have you been doing lately?" "What does your experience tell me about your personality?"   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Barclays Investment (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through the online application. First round consisted of two skype interviews with a mix of technical and behavioral questions. Second round was mostly technical and "why Barclays" questions. Final round takes place in New York Interviewers were friendly and encouraging. HR was responsive and very polite. Good experience overall.

    Interview Questions

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