Barclays Investment Presidents Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 8, 2015
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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I came in one time to speak with the entire team. Easy conversations where they wanted to get to know you to make sure you were the correct fit.

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Too many people interviewing (US and UK) and process is too long before an offer. The turnover rate in HR is very high; trading floor setup; promotion process is inconsistent; and UK tells US what to do so no real ownership with project start to finish

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    Assistant Vice President, IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Hiring is an ad-hoc process at barclays at least below VP levels. It depends on which group you interview into. You can expect strong coding questions as well as business questions. Depends on what you wrote in your resume.

    Interview Questions

    • this is not a difficult question but: Level order traversal of tree was asked.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    you should negotiate... definitely... better if you have competing offers...competing offers are easy to match and/or beat for them but they might not negotiate easily without that.

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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Interview process was standard as i had prior experience in the industry. Questions were expected and industry standard. The interview process took a long time, as in several months. This was longer than expected, which was a little bit frustrating.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays Investment in January 2011.

    Interview

    Just conversational with the Director and an unorganized VP. Director asked me questions on performing business analyst roles. The VP was demonstrating me the MS application that they were going to migrate, and the high level document, which was most basic I have ever seen as a specification, and was gauging interest about the project.

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    Assistant Vice President IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (Jersey City, NJ) in January 2011.

    Interview

    easy and a cake walk for any individual with minimum of knoeledge. ANyone taking your interview is below average.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult question: Explain embedded question lemma   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    tedious

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in December 2010.

    Interview

    I applied for an AVP Programmer position on company's website. I got a phone call about 3 months later. It was a technical phone interview. I accurately answered all questions, but I never heard from the interviewer. I tried to contact them, but I never got a response.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have 5 sets of balls with 5 balls each. In 4 sets each ball weigh 5 grams except from one set where the balls weigh 4 grams. How do I find which set has the balls with 4 grams.?   1 Answer
    • Given a Tic table- I.e a table that records Ticker, price, date/time during a trading day. Write a Query that will give you for each Ticker the final price of the day.   Answer Question
    • Given a binary tree, Find the depth of the node containing the max value.   Answer Question
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    Assistant Vice President, IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in December 2009.

    Interview

    3 rounds interview. In first round of interview, first meet with hiring manager. Then following with 2 technical interview. Each one take around 1 hour. After that, wait one week for second round interview. Then continue with one technical interview and one personality interview. After that, wait another week for 3rd round interview. Still come with one technical interview and one personality interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    done by recruiter.

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview to see and talk about past experiences and see the fit with the organization. Then One on one with Team in Jersey city and New York.

    Interview Questions

    • There are 9 balls one of which is lighter than the others. How would you find the lighter ball in 2 tries   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Did not try to negotiate a lot

  11. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in April 2009.

    Interview

    The initial contact was through a recruiter, and I was asked briefly about my specific product experience. The referral was based on my skill set, specifically about the greeks and derivative models. The interview was scheduled for the next day, which I was told was because the positions were likely to be in the budget for a limited period of time. I was brought in to talk with 2 VPs, the hiring manager, and another manager in the same group. I was originally supposed to talk to the director, but there was a scheduling conflict for that interview. The interview was largely skills based, with a focus on exotics, and what the risks involved were. The interview was mainly geared to get to a point where I was no longer familiar with the option types, then I was asked about the risk factors. Specific questions included listing the inputs into valuation of an option, what the largest risks were, what the volatility surface looked like, and what the specific risks for volatility and correlation were for a product like a rainbow, a cliquet, a butterfly, etc. They were looking for a candidate with more experience (I have 2 years, they were looking for 4-5), and went with an internal candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the biggest volatility risk for a cliquet?   Answer Question
    • What is the value of a rainbow of two items that are perfectly correlated? How do the two underlyings behave?   Answer Question
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