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Barclays Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
26 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Online application. Online test. Phone interview. Accessment Center.

    It took them about 2,3 weeks from online app to phone interview. And I just had my phone interview and the HR told me they don't have a fixed time to get back to me after that because they still have some candidates to interview etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you follow the market news and lots of competency based questions.

      But they will change up their way of asking and its up to you to interprets. The HR will only repeat the questions exactly as it is, and won't paraphrase. To be honest, it's possibly my worst phone interview.

      They also asked about ethics.
       
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    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Summer, Internal Audit (I Failed IT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Barclays in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    - psychometric test: standard numerical and verbal reasoning
    - competency based interview.
    - chronological interview (your motivations)

    Pretty fair interview process. Few thing to watch out for:
    1. People at this company can really be in love with Barclays, which says a lot about the company. Make sure that everything you do or say CANNOT be interpreted as you are trying to undermine the company in any way.
    2. Part of the feed-back I got was that I was "too calm" in the interview, this coupled with my not so well structured answers gave the feeling that Barclays was not nervous in the interview therefore did not want the job badly enough.

    They give pretty good feedback even if you do not get the job, definitely worth applying.

    Interview Questions
    • Where would you stop on the corporate ladder?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Numerical Tests - Standard Numerical Tests
    Interviews - Be prepared to expand on your skill set, especially using examples from your activities, extra curricular activities and prior work experience. Make sure that you have a good idea about how your skills are relevant to the field in which you're applying and how current news stories relate to your field.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Future Leaders Development Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had applied to Barclays FLDP in the UK for a role in their technology grad scheme in retail banking. After completing three tests, I received an email from them confirming that I had been cleared for the next round which would be a telephone interview and should book a suitable interview slot. After approximately a day of receiving the said email (which was most likely system generated/ generic), I received a personalised email informing me that the previous email was an error and that I had in fact not managed to succeed in the online tests.

    I fail to see how this could have been an error-- the references given in the emails were all correct and relevant to my candidate profile. I may be acting overly sceptical but I am forced to think that they decided to cancel my application after they realised that they'd have to provide visa sponsorship for me. I was clearly extremely well qualified for the grad role and had surely done modestly well in all tests. Its worth noting that they only send you a test after you clear the previous one and if I am to believe that they ruled me out based on my performance in the final test (verbal reasoning), there is no way I could have done better on the more difficult earlier test (numerical reasonign and SJT).

    Interview Questions
    • Was unduly prevented from appearing for the phone interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Human Resources Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Test Online + Phone Interview + Assessment Centre (individual interview, group exercise, role play).

    Phone interview competency based and straight forward
    Assessment Centre:
    1) Competency based interview
    2) Group exercise: solve a logical game in group, you cannot prepare in advance, just do it naturally
    3) Role play about HR interacting with front office

    Interview Questions
    • The group exercise was pretty hard as critical thinking based, you have to react quicly   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Barclays in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone interview competency based, scripted and very standard, try to be engaging though. assessment centre was competencies but the traders asking them wanted to get onto more technical side/brainteasers. I am a maths student so one of them asked me about the heat equation and proving compactness of the interval [a,b].

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a time you had to make a decision based on ethical issues   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Corporate Bank Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Barclays in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Their hiring process is straightforward. On-line application which has three competency questions. Then you have to to do two online assessment tests. You you pass these test and they like the answers to the competency questions you then get invited for a telephone interview which was pretty relaxed compared to other banks. Lastly after passing the phone interview you go on to the assessment centre.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were rejected?
      What do you do in your spare time?
      What would you do if you were in a team that failed?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Regulatory Reporting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview process, arranged by a job agency. First interview was led by the hiring manager; was standard and not very structured. Discussion on the ongoing challenges of the role. Second interview with two other VPs, full competency based interview including the usual questions on how to solve a difficult situation, improving processes, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical question on accuracy of data and how to achieve this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Very organised and professional:
    Initial contact with the Recruitment Agency;
    Initial phone interview with the Senior Manager to assess suitability;
    Final interview, organised by HR, confirmed via Recruitment Agency in a matter of days.
    The interview was split in stages: competency based interview (about 6 competencies, 2 questions for each); 3 separate business line interviews with different managers all very professional, friendly and experienced interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were quite standard, including the competency based ones.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    FLDP Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was all through message centre, no emails. Phone interview was quite hard and comprehensive, before assessment centre you are required to do a personality test.

    Interview Questions
    • Do not know what they are testing you for in each of the task in the assessment centre   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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