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Capital One Rotation Program Interview Questions

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resource Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was heavily focused on networking events at your respective schools. Talk to people in the program, ask questions about the interview process, and make sure to get your name out there. Prepare all sorts of "tell me about a time" questions. Very quick turnaround in terms of hearing back between the rounds and actually getting you onsite. There was a bit of an "exclusive" vibe and even badmouthing other HR rotational programs at an information session event, which was unfortunate.

    Interview Questions
    • Have a clear idea of why you want the job and be ready to defend a background that doesn't necessarily jive with the banks/HR.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Rotational Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round interview: On campus 1 on 1 behavioral interview
    Final Round: 3 Separate interviews. Job fit/Technical, Behavioral, and Case Interview

    Capital one interviewed me with about 15-20 other people simultaneously. We all had our separate rooms and interviewers would come in one after another. The major issue I have with the interview process is that the interviewers did not give us all the same coding problems or technical questions. There were two possible coding problems and one was considerably harder than the other. I only found this out after I spoke to the other candidates. I don't feel that conducting the interviews this way is a fair way of gauging the best candidate for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Case interview. Given data to determine whether the company should implement an outsourcing solution vs an in house solution. Must create formulas with the data given by interviewer to figure this out.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    On Campus Rrecruiting, met with business analysts at career fair and attended the hr information session. at the info session, we did a practice case (which is only required if you make it to second round)
    applied - dropped resume on career site- no cover letter required
    on campus interview, second round would be on site

    everyone was super nice and excited about capital one

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    A basic behavioral interview including questions regarding my internships and activities on my resume. Asked me why Capital One? and then ended with a time for me to ask questions regarding the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Capital One in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through the university, then got a behavioral interview on campus. Lasted about 15-20 minutes. Was asked several questions basic questions to describe myself and why I was successful, and then 3 behavioral questions. The interviewer was very friendly and seemed like she wanted me to do well. I was just asked to submit my resume and no cover letter was needed.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a time that you had to sacrifice in the short term to make a long term gain?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Finance Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    First interview was a case interview on campus with a director. If you pass the case interview, you are flown to the Capital One campus for three more interviews: behavioral, fit, case. The behavioral interview were the typical "tell me when you..." The fit interview was about how you would obtain information that you need in a project you are working on. There were maybe 5-7 questions of this type (a little repetitive). The last interview is the case interview, and was conducted by two managers (can be a little intimidating).

    Interview Questions
    • Break even analysis. Very easy math when doing it on your own, but can be a little hard with 2 people in front of you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Finance Rotation Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and heard back from a campus recruiter within a few weeks. I was later asked to do a phone interview with the same recruiter. The phone interview was pretty straight forward--we went over my resume and past experience and she asked about GPA and SAT scores. When I asked the recruiter my questions, she did not seem very knowledgeable of what was going on with Capital One financially or strategically. She avoided most of my questions. The recruiter told me that she would get back to me about whether I would move on to the next round of in-person interviews within the next few days and I did not hear back from her for over 2 weeks. A bit unprofessional, I am glad that I did not move on in the end.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to analyze something--what did you interpret, what actions did you take and what results did you see. Be as specific as possible.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    Online application with resume and cover letter, then first round interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Human Resources Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Capital One in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through on campus recruiting and had an on-campus interview, followed by behavioral and case interviews on-site.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to think creatively/out of the box.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Financial Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Capital One in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Started with a 40 minute phone interview with a recruiter. At the end of the interview, I was invited to go out to Virginia for the final 4 interviews.

    First Interview- Job fit. Basically questions about your past and how you came to apply.
    Second interview- Case. I was working in a commercial bank with a diversified portfolio of loans. Someone wants a loan to open a McDonalds in a new Airport terminal. What are the risks associated with operating a McDonalds inside an airport. Then, with the loan at 4%, how much interest will the McDonalds be paying every year.

    They then give you an alternative McDonalds, with a higher rate. Hint: What they are looking for here is attention to P/L and how it effects the balance sheet and further, how the equity is effected in the market.

    Third Interview- Behavioral. She was a little late, but otherwise looked uninterested. These were situational questions. Like, Tell me about a time when....

    Fourth Interview- Case. (I had to do an additional one since I didn't get recruited on Campus)
    Affinity credit card. Tie a credit cared to your school. You pay the school X amount per year. You get 12% in APR and $20 in annual fees. Your costs are a,b,c. (Cost of funds, SGL and default rate)

    Then, the school wants to buy the entire program. They offer you $15 per card holder, using the information you have, figure out what a negotiator should expect to offer.

    Everyone was nice and relatively friendly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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