Capital One Senior Systems Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2015
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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Applied via LinkedIn, got a call from the recruiter within 2 weeks and was phone screened that same day. The next step was an online assessment. You need to revise some basic math formulas and you are all set. Once the assessment is cleared the recruiter will give u next steps. I had a phone screen for job fit by my peer/senior team member. They let you know the results the next day and if u r cleared they schedule a face to face interview which is last step before the offer stage. My face to face consisted of 1 job fit 2 behavioral and 1 case. The case interview in my case was to find the critical path for a give set of activities by drawing the chart diagram. Some follow up questions included finding the total slack and scenario on eat happened is any one of the task was outsourced. Just a quick revision on project management should help with this one. HR has a quick turnaround time and they made it a smooth process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate since they came back with higher numbers than initial discussion

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX).

    Interview

    Prior to switching to Taleo, one would submit a resume into the black hole that was their HR system and never hear back. Following the implementation of Taleo, I heard back from a recruiter within two weeks of submitting my resume. HR can be slow, but their is an initial HR screen. If you meet their requirements, they will schedule you to take an online exam. This exam will be very similar to a GMAT or GRE with elements from most of the sections. Should you pass this exam, they will schedule a "power day" with you, which will consist of several job fit interviews, a behavioral interview, and a case interview. The case will be specific to your job title. If you succeed expect an offer within a week, salary can be negotiable.

    Negotiation

    a bit lower than what I asked for, met in the middle.

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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The screening process took a long while (2+months) once I applied online. After the first recruiter call, there were 3 online assessments - verbal, numerical (both timed) and personality. The onsite interview was scheduled in a week. There are 4 interviews 45 min each - 2 behavioral (by IT managers/BSAs), 1 job fit (supposedly by the hiring manager and 1 case by a business person. Each interviewer has a question book and sticks to the same, jotting our answers as we speak. Typical behavioral questions ( 3 for each interview) are available in a Google search. It helps to be prepared with a few sample scenarios for these. Job fit questions are standard also - business vs technical requirement vs design with an example and functional vs non-functional, traceability matrix, testing support etc. My case was a problem to reduce the # of credit card welcome packets, with a critical path activity math exercise. Capital one has a fabulous campus with demarcated interview rooms. My D-day had about 10 candidates. I was the only one in business casuals and everybody else were in suits.

    Interview Questions

    • Job fit - business requirement vs system requirement vs design Case - How to go about reducing the # of credit care welcome packets   1 Answer
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    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Power Day in Richmond! Lots of managers interviewing you. Actually about 3-4. Easy going interview. Behavioral interviewing, not so much with technical skills, but some. Preceeded by a phone interview with manager and peer. Offer came about 7 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a mistake you made and how you overcame it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Once I understood the bonus plan, I didn't negotiate

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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    I had an over the phone interview followed by on site interviews with 3 different people. Each of my on site interviewers had a specific set of questions for me (Skills, behavioral etc) and they noted down the answers on the interview sheet.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to influence clients to follow a different course of action.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I negotiated the salary with the Director of the team. Once I explained my reasons for requesting a higher salary he offered me a sign on bonus which I accepted.

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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview, 3 tests and 4 one on one interviews. Very competent process of interviewing . They are looking for smart people, and believe smart people can be trained for anything.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They are generous and not penny pinchers

  8.  

    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The big key was the Behavioral Interview... Search web for examples before you go. We usually answer questions like, "How would you handle a difficult person?" in vauge terms but with a Behavioral Interview they are going to say, "Tell me a time (or give me an example) of a time when you had to deal with a difficult person?"

    Interview Questions

    • Again... specific examples are much more dificult than using generalities. You know what they want you to say but if you can't back it with a good example, it will show.   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    The key as with any interview is be yourself. Those that interview you are primarily hiring manages, however, their primary job is not necessarily interviewing. You will most likely come in and take some tests to show your math/financial ability. Then you will have individual (and possibly 2 on 1 interviews). There may have been an initial phone interview but I can't recall.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have never prepared for a Behavioral Interview you better Google it! Rather than "How would you handle a situation?" as a question. The question would be "Tell me about a dime when you had to deal with a difficult co-worker?" and you need to be specific and not use generalizations.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was reasonable. There is a range for each position so you will have to fit in that range. However, as with most companies, you will want to negotiate the best salary up front, because it is typically hard to really jump up in salary once you are established. You might also check Salary.com to look up what someone with your experience is worth, and use that as a negotiation tool. I did!

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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Capital One in May 2012.

    Interview

    Other than the process takes a bit of time to get through it is a very thorough interview process. I had heard alot of comments about the Case testing. I found that to be the easiest part. The interviewer made is interactive and non-threatening.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in detail a time when....   1 Answer
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Capital One in November 2010.

    Interview

    This was for a contract. Phone interview with 2 people - one was the direct manager; the other was a subject matter expert. They explained in detail the job, the tasks for the job and the expectations of the person in the role of the job. They then asked me detailed questions of my resume and some behavioral questions (what would you do if you had to tell your customer the project was late, how would you handle angry customers, etc). They liked my answers and I was offered the position the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you tell stakeholders that the project is late?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle stakeholders that are angry the project is late?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I told my current company (contract) and they made me an offer for full-time employment. I accepted that.

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