Capital One Interview Questions

Updated Apr 9, 2015
Updated Apr 9, 2015
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting. First round was a case over the phone. The question was about a beach front store. Pretty simple, math was basic algebra and you could use a calculator. They got back to me within two days to invite me to a super day at there Richmond office. Super day was 2 cases and a behavioral. Cases were a little more difficult. One was about a private equity investment where you were given some data and asked to draw observations, look for places the PE firm could improve the business, and eventually make an investment decision. The other case was about deciding how to fill process credit card applications and involved a little graphing. Interviewers help you through the cases and you can use a calculator. They are quantitative, but don't require any math past simple algebra. I was called back for a 4th "interview" where we chatted about life at Capital One.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to teach yourself something.   Answer Question
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    Senior Operations Production Coordinator Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Capital One (Secaucus, NJ).

    Interview

    I applied online Capital One's website. Its definitely one of those long drawn out applications with questionnaire. I was called into the location within 2 weeks of completing my application. I received an offer within the following week.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    One case interview over the phone, a few weeks later they flew me out to Richmond. Good with accommodations and reimbursements. In Richmond there were 2 case interviews and a behavioral interview.
    Cases were easy - breakeven analysts questions, basic strategic decisions for company. Behavioral was sort of strange, gave me three "tell me about a time when" questions at the beginning then we went through each one.
    We went on a tour of the campus and were provided lunch. After lunch all of the other interviewees were sent home and I was asked to stay for an additional case interview with a director.
    Got an offer the next business day

    Interview Questions

    • What decisions could X company make to become more profitable? If we raised prices by Y, how many units would we have to sell to breakeven?   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Very generous with reimbursements and accommodations, interview process is smooth, they asked me to stay for an additional case interview and I was given the offer the same day before I flew back

    Interview Questions

    • 3 Case interviews - more quantitative in nature, 2 behavioral interviews   1 Answer
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    Senior Brand Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Capital One (McLean, VA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    HR phone screening interview - 3 online aptitude tests - Hiring Mgr phone interview - Day-long-on-site interview with 7 associates + another aptitude test - Final phone interview with vice-president

    Interview Questions

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    Fraud Supervisor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Capital One (Tampa, FL) in January 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process was quick. Unlike a lot of jobs that have more than one interview Capital one only has one. They called me on Friday for an interview on Monday which I accepted. I walked into the building, filled out some paperwork and in about 10 minutes was in the back doing the interview. They were very friendly and I would recommend Capital One to anyone.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one thing you can improve on?   1 Answer
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    Lab Coordinator Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX).

    Interview

    The interview process is lengthy but pretty quick. I had 2-30 minute phone interviews and then was flown out to take part in a 'superday.' This was a mix of behavioral and regular interviews back to back with a couple breaks and lunch. After passing that round, I had 2 more phone interviews with the 'higher ups' discussing my portfolio and my approach. The recruiter is quick at responding and scheduling.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Customer Service Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Capital One (Tampa, FL) in August 2013.

    Interview

    There was a phone interview with a recruiter, and I got the phone call almost a month after I applied. There there was a face to face behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had a great success?   1 Answer
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview

    The interview process was very structured and well documented. You complete online tests first and then go through two rounds of business case & behavioral interviews. The business case topics can be related or external to Capital One. Be sure to prepare work anecdotes for behavioral interviews as they will ask for lots of examples.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most complex work project you've worked on?   1 Answer
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    Technology Development Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA).

    Interview

    Capital One does not recruit for technology positions at my school, but they do recruit for Business Analysts. I contacted the Business Analyst recruiter and expressed interest in Capital One technology positions. She passed my resume along to the tech recruiter who scheduled an on-site interview in Richmond, VA. I think generally there is a phone screen/on campus round, but Capital One seems to be expanding their tech department at such a rapid pace, that they are willing to bring people onsite based solely on their Resume. The onsite interview day is very organized and well structured. You arrive around 11 am and are given a tour of the facilities, followed by a lunch buffet. The interviews commence after lunch. They consist of three separate interviews, a Case Interview, Behavioral Interview, and a Job Fit (Technical) interview. The case dealt with the creation of new banking technologies in light of increased government regulations post 2008 financial crisis. This is basic algebra and is quite easy, just explain your thoughts and the interviewer will guide you. The behavioral questions were very typical. What was atypical though, was that there were only three questions and 45 minutes to answer them. Take time to think before answering the questions because a very thorough explanation is expected. The job fit interview consisted of technical questions and questions relating to you interests within the company. This was one of the easiest on site technical interviews I have had. Basic linked list questions and some OOP questions. I believe there was a single debugging/interpreting code question. You are given 45 minutes to answer these as well, any competent programmer shouldn't need more than 35 (I don't claim to be an exceptional programmer and was done within 15 minutes). I interviewed on a Friday and was given an offer on a Monday. It is a very generous offer, and depending on my status with other companies I am likely to accept it. The only downside to the whole experience was that many of the other interviewees seemed relatively unintelligent and strange. I do not know whether any of these people received an offer, but the fact that they were at a final round/on site reflected poorly on the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Linked List questions - find the kth to last element (do this in linear time, I talked to kids who were doing it in n^2 which is ridiculous). Overload and Overriding, debugging.   Answer Question

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