Capital One Interview Questions

Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    They asked a lot of business questions to see how you would solve different scenarios. There were a bunch of interviewers. You sit in a room all day and the interviewers come around to your pod. Mostly if you are preapred for case interviews it helps. Read Case In Point types of guides and you should be fine.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - just internship
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Product Manager Interview

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

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Capital One in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Typical recruiter phone screen then call with Hiring manager then brought in for interview with 5 people (5hrs) one of which was an informal lunch. The whole process took about 3 weeks. Got an offer for a different position and went with it because once in, I knew I could move around. Offer came within a day.
    Had to work with 3 recruiters because of vacation schedules which was a bit annoying.

    Definitely study for the case interview. Review the paperwork your recruiter provides. There are a few really good prep videos on you tube.
    Behavioral interviews (3) were your typical 'tell me a time when...'. Be prepared to give answers that meet STAR guidelines.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you have done differently knowing the outcome of a previous release plan and product earnings after each sprint?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There's little room for negotiation because C1 has rankings and those bands are set base on the position ranking you're applying for.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Capital One in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and through my campus recruiting center. The first interview was on campus with just a single case. Then I was called back for second round interviews held on their Plano campus, which is really nice. I had four one hour interviews, 3 case and 1 behavioral interview. The fourth interview was not scheduled, they had asked me at the end of the day to stay for another one. After the third interview all the candidates got to go to lunch with some of the recent hires in the business analyst program. We got to ask questions and got a tour of their campus.

    Interview Questions
    • When should we allow a card member to go over their credit limit and what risks are associated with that?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negiotate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technology Development Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Capital One in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was through a tech-talk that Capital One has at my school. I approached the speakers afterward and introduced myself, and explained my interest in the positions they were offering. I signed-up and turned in my resume. After this, I was asked to go in for an interview. I was going to fly out to Virginia, but I asked for a on-campus interview instead.

    The interview process was the best experience because it was very quick and to the point. I only had one 3 hour interview with three different interviewers. The first interview was about Case Studies and how you can analyze different situations. The second interview was the behavioral and not too much of a surprise there. Finally, my last interview was the most technical out of all of them. It was not difficult, but make sure to think out loud. I could have easily coded the problem seamlessly, but that is not what they are looking for. They want to gauge your understanding of the problem and how you go about solving it. (Just like at any other company).

    2 days later I received a phone call saying I got the offer and will get an email including all the details! Fast, easy, and to the point. Great experience and enjoyed talking to the Capital One representatives.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected questions came from the Case Study interview. Not difficult, but that was my first case study interview so I had little idea of what to expect. I made sure to elaborate my thoughts and speak clearly. I had a conversation with the interviewer rather than a debate.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Still in the process of deciding.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technology Development 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 5 weeksinterviewed at Capital One in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took 5 weeks from when I submitted my applications. I applied through my University and had an on-campus behavioral interview. They got back to me in a couple of days and said I had moved onto the second and final round of interviews (called Power Day) which is on-site. It was three 45 minute interviews: Behavioral, Case, and Job Fit (Technical). After Power Day, the recruiter called in a couple days later and offered me a job.

    Interview Questions
    • Case Interview was very different from what I was used to. They gave me some data, asked me to solve some problems and come up with a general equation for the data, then graph it using pen and paper.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Manager, Project Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Capital One in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, completed a phone screen with an HR recruiter. I was then brought on site to complete 2 additional in person interviews on a separate day from the phone interview. I was called and given an offer roughly less than a week later. I appreciated that I was only asked to come on site one time and given the opportunity to complete the 1:1 interviews all on the same day. I interviewed with a primary stakeholder and a senior member of the project team I would be supporting.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was less behavior based and more of a discussion on my experience and my overall fit for the role and company culture.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I provided my desired salary to the HR recruiter during the phone screen so there were no surprises once they called and offered me the role at my asking salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Capital One in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The company tries to low ball on salary, etc. so be prepared to really negotiate hard.
    The interviewers were nice. Some of the recruiters are not very professional and wasnt really responsive to my emails/calls.

    It is a great company for people starting their career but most people that have moved from outside have struggled to grow in the company. Many were asked to leave in a year. So, it is a good place to spend 1-2 years and move on.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexcepted. Just be prepared to do a lot of math using a calculator.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There are 2 stages of interviews. The first includes a 30 minute case, which was essentially about profitability and break-even analysis. The math is not difficult, just be sure to ask questions about information that might not be directly given to you initially.

    Afterwards was a 30 minute behavioral interview consisting of 2 questions related to teamwork and project work and challenges/difficulties associated with them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied and interviewed through campus hire program in Spring 2014. Process took about 3 week. They had plenty of on campus info sessions and interview preparation. I had one interview on campus and an invite for a final round of interviews on site in Richmond. Interviewers were friendly but focused on the task at hand: judging your analytic ability. This is the main focus of the case interviews, to see if you can draw conclusions and think of different approaches by yourself. They will help you get back on track if you get lost, but doing this too often probably isn't good. They provide a calculator, but the numbers are easy so you can get extra points for not using it.

    Interview Questions
    • My cases were more analytic in nature than cases I studied. Many times you will be asked to make a graph or a function. The cases will have clear conclusions, so you will know if you finished the case in the allotted time or not. I prepared a lot and I was fine, but I can see cases being hard if you aren't prepared.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    New grads don't have much room to negotiate. But don't really need to, good pay and benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Capital One in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. Technical test (30 questions in 35 minutes) : Graphs were provided and all the questions were based on the graphs using basic concepts of economics like Profit, interest, shares, dividends, inflation etc.

    2. 3 Case Interviews: Each of half an hour. The first one was relatively simple. Second was the most rigorous one. The video posted on official Capital One Youtube channel regarding how to prepare for Case Interviews will help a lot. Questions were pretty general. At first we needed to identify the proper factors affecting the case in question. Then some quantitative and a few qualitative analysis questions followed.

    Interview Questions
    • The Technical Test required lot of speed. I could attempt 27/30 and that was very much on the higher side. 20 was above average. So speed helps. For those with little lesser marks, Resume was used to shortlist.

      Non Technical Questions: I was asked why i wanted to join Capital One. Thats it!
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    Negotiation Details
    Internship: No negotations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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