Barclays Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    As the market was strong, just 1 interview was required. Quite a number of key questions, but focused on previous technical work. Interview was straightforward with 2 on the panel. Did not need to have a 2nd interview as the role was for contract work.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They provide an above market offer, so accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Branch Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    At barclays you need too apply online, after a skills based test in aptitude and maths they will call you for a behavioral based interview

    Behavioral interview questions will be more pointed, more probing and more specific than traditional interview questions:

    Give an example of an occasion when you used logic to solve a problem.
    Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it.
    Have you gone above and beyond the call of duty? If so, how?
    What do you do when your schedule is interrupted? Give an example of how you handle it.
    Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they weren't thrilled about? How did you do it?
    Have you handled a difficult situation with a co-worker? How?
    Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a decision you made that was unpopular and how you handled implementing it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Barclays in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submit my c.v online and lucky enough was invited to interview the about 2 weeks after. Interview is competency based you get the four or five questions area before hand so think of possible questions based on them and you be. Have a lot of examples helps show you know what you talking about have done it before. Only decide to write this because I found reviews and tips on here helpful so why not help future applicants.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions not really difficult . Just prepare practice practice practice and you have a high chance to succeed. Biggest tip is , go to nearest branch and ask 4 help how prepare etc I decided do the same and I think it gave me a better chance of standing out. So go the xtra mile if u want it that bad I guess   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    FLDP Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Barclays in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The total process took 2 months and included several steps
    - CV screening

    - Online tests: Situational Judgement Questionnaire, Numerical and Verbal tests :These tests are not too hard if you train your pace beforehand.

    - 2 interviews (telephone and skype): During the interview, questions were asked about motivation, compentencies and personality. I had to give examples of situations in which I had shown certain skills.

    - Assessment Center

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Vice President In Technology 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 months - interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    It is a long process with lots of interviews and tests but worth it. There were phone interviews then a 3 hour long behavioural interview followed by skill and technical interviews. I then had to meet senior stakeholders.

    Interview Questions
    • None. All fair and expected questions. Typical ones: what are your weaknesses? Why Barclays? What can you add to the organisation?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Relationship Manager Interview

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

    very rigorous, they will look at both academic qualities and personal qualities. you must fir the team. you must do your research beforehand. no waffle, be straight in your answer and be sure to have examples from previous experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Commercial Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Barclays in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Relatively straight forward behavioural and competency based interviews with two different managers, one being the hiring manager and the other from a different area, I assume to add extra perspective, very limited HR involvement. Not especially friendly, but not overly aggressive.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was good but had impression there was little scope to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Corporate Banking Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview for the corporate banking (Risk) graduate scheme. Fairly standard questions including ....why Barclays? Why Barclays Corporate? Why Risk? What is the difference between Barclays Corporate and other parts of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you came across a problem working within a team, and what did you do to overcome this problem.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    online application, 60min assessment on verbal and numerical reasoning (not very complex, simple spreadsheet work mixed with translating graphs into factual statements - all multiple choice), then 1.5hr interview at next stage

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected - only advice I'd give is to prepare lots of examples for each of the competencies (they tell you beforehand which ones you'll be asked about)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Services Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through their portal, told application received.
    2 weeks later email from HR inviting me to their head office for testing.
    Testing lasted 45 minutes at 8am, very easy if you are british, not easy if foreign. (Numerical test is how do you write figures into numbers e.g. one thousand six hundred and twenty four dollars and ninety cents - $1,624.99. Reasoning test is reading a paragraph and saying what is true, false or unanswerable. English test is spelling e.g. what is the same as 'wave of water' currant or current. 4th test is speed/accuracy - you are given two sheets of paper with the same 40 lines, in some lines there are mistakes on sheet B which are not on sheet A, you need to circle these). Like I said, very easy testing.
    When you pass this, you are invited to a 5 minute call with someone from the language you speak i.e. French, a French lady from France will call you for a quick chat just to test your French.
    When you pass this, you are invited to a competency based interview with the future manager.
    This is very easy, just remind yourself of their competencies, values and use the STAR formation to answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you made a decision you regret.
      Tell me a time you made an ambitious goal.
        Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay was too low and hours were too early.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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