Capital One Senior Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Capital One (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    For an Internal hire, there are two case interviews and require that the candidate pass in both. For external hire, the process is called Power Day. There will be three cases and two behavioral interviews. Required to pass 2 cases and not sure about the behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you calculate Break Even Point? What are some of the costs involved in running a business? How to calculate Net Value of the customer and Profit based on specific products?   1 Answer
  2. Helpful (9)  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview

    - Got contacted by recruiter via LinkedIn. - Set up a phone 30 min phone interview and asked about my background, current work etc - Got set up for a 'Superday' at the Richmond office - Superday was 2 case rounds and 1 behaviorial interview, then lunch with a current associate - After lunch, I had to go through one additional case, but other candidates did not

    Interview Questions

    • - Behaviorial was pretty standard stuff, just read their list of 10 questions and look up some more online. They really prefer the STAR method of answering questions. - Case 1: related to Term Life Insurance. What would you charge a potential customer with a $8,000 payout and a 4% chance of death? - Case 2: related to Credit Card product. What ways would you drive additional revenue amongst the different client segments   1 Answer
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    Senior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview

    HR call, online test, job fit phone call, onsite- power day interviews(2 behavioural rounds and 2 case interviews). overall they do not ask any difficult questions, and that is what sets Capital One apart from the rest of the industry. The focus is on problem solving skills, leadership skills and communication. They are majorly focussed on finding individuals who can step in and solve any business challenge where a lot might be unknown.

    Interview Questions

    • behavioral interviews often have questions which are complicated or about really complicated real life work situations: eg: tell me about a time you did not agree with the managements decision/stratgey?   2 Answers
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    Senior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Efficient and thorough. They are definitely looking for nearly flawless candidates. Two case-style questions that involved working through profit/loss maximizing and minimizing. Two "behavioral" sessions which are more conversational about your background and motivations. I was not given an offer, nor told why I wasn't a good fit. I felt good about my background, case answers, and overall discussion with the team members. I suspect the position was ultimately given to someone less expensive or that was local as I would have needed a relocation package.

    Interview Questions

    • Determine average daily cost or profit, then tweak the initial set of variables for new scenarios and finally determine a break even point.   1 Answer
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    After a half hour phone interview I was invited to Richmond for a "Super Day" type interview. Prepare to be wooed. Stayed at the Hilton and got a full tour of their Google/Space City "Campus" which includes perks like an onsite chiropractor and various full sized athletic fields. Note: I'm a liberal arts grad, and was the only one from our group of 14 that powerday. The first case was about de/re-regulating a utilities market and the effect it would have on price. This one was easy since you can propose and evaluate methods of regulating markets through other real-world examples (ex: power, water, cable, airlines) and the math was simple. I was only asked 3 behavioral questions, so I would pick robust examples. The last case was far more difficult and was essentially a series of math problems in a general business context. The case included solving for profits, break-even and possibly a maximization/curve, which is where I got stuck. All three interviewers I met with had masters in statistics or engineering. I think this interview/position is certainly possible for a "creative" with some studying but is far better suited for a "quant".

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had to learn to get to an objective.   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (10)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Capital One.

    Interview

    The whole process went on very well and all the staff and interviewers were super nice. They were very helpful. 2 case interviews and 2 behavior interviews for the final round at Richmond. Behavior questions were very similar to the prepare examples they provided before the interview. Get familiar with your previous experiences and remembered details would help. Behavior questions were not hard, just try to use the STAR format and you should be fine. Case interviews had lots of math and calculations. Once you figured out the equation, it is not that hard. My first case was about ATM and how to choose location to place an ATM, and list the revenue resources and cost resources. Then interviewer provided some data to calculate the calculate the annual profit. Then draw a graph about total volume using the ATM and the % of non capital one customers. Show how to increase profit on the graph. Then discussed some limitations such as could not have unlimited volume etc. My second case was about life insurance. You are a product manager and want to decide whether it is profitable. Customers will pay a premium to buy the insurance, and once they dead we need to pay a one-time fee to the beneficiaries. Also provided some other costs. Then calculated the max %of death if the company want to profit in a year. You have to assume when you customers will die during this year. Then provided 4 customers segments(A,B,C,D) with different probability of death but same % of population. Then we have 4 different strategies, 1 only contains A, risk is 1%, 2 contains A and B, risk is 2%, 3 contains A,B,C, risk is 3%, 4 contains A,B,C,D, risk is 4%. If you want to max profit, which strategy would you choose. Then draw a graph to show the relationship between the strategies and the total profit.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to pursue others to agree with you. Tell me a time when you had to quickly adapt to a changing object in a project.   Answer Question
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    Senior Operations Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Capital one basically runs an interview mill in Richmond. I'm sure recruiters have to bring through X number of people a month. 2 behavioral and 2 case studies all back to back. Quite boring and repetitive. Don't waste your time.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Capital One (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview scheduled after the recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn; Get back from the recruiter four days after the phone interview; Event though the recruiter said I seemed to be a strong fit for the position, I didn't make it to the next round because the decision makers thought I might not be the best fit for the team

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me more about yourself; Tell me more about your experience in strategic planning   Answer Question
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    Senior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Standard interview process, a recruiter call asking quantitative questions solve, if decided to move forward, an onsite interview consisting of 4 interviews of which 2 behavioral interviews and 2 case interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral normally consists of 3-4 questions in each round, varies from interview to interview I recommend going through some practice questions. As per as Case interviews are concerned, I could only speak for myself here, pretty vague interview I had ever experienced. I would like to know the purpose of such vague questions. Question: Would you or would you not offer rewards to the customer? Fair enough its s good question, but how can answer that without any additional information (note: they refrained me from asking any questions related to this). They just wanted a yes or no. How can I provide an answer without considering other factors, like annual fee or other promotional offers, more so the objective are you trying to profit or increase market size, without this information its hard to answer such questions.   Answer Question
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    Senior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty straightforward. There was first an interview with a recruiter which involved five pretty simple math problems which evidently has replaced the online version. I believe they're just looking for the ability to think through the questions in a timely manner. There was also just an overview of my technical skills and professional experience in this interview. From here the recruiter forwarded my resume and details to the "DA Council" who decided I was worth flying out to Richmond. The interview in Richmond was pretty fun. I flew in the night before and stayed in the Marriott near their campus. Met some of the other interviewees in the morning. Overall it was kind of stressful but worthwhile. There was nothing adversarial between my fellow interviewees and Capital One did a good job at making us feel comfortable. It's worth noting that every one of the other interviewees had a Masters in either Stats or Information Systems, though evidently that's not exactly the norm for the Senior Data Analyst role. I was a Bachelors with work experience while 4 of the others had only Masters with little work experience.There were 2 case interview and 2 behavioral interviews for 6 (or was it 4?) STAR questions. I struggled a little with the first BI but did well on the 2 cases and the other BI. After the interviews we had a nice lunch and toured campus with two DAs. After lunch they asked me to stay for one final "BI" interview with a VP, but it was really quite informal. Packed up after that and caught a ride to the airport. Sent out my thank yous and a quick note to the recruiter that night. Got a call the next morning from the recruiter that I was a "recommend for hire," but needed to be "allocated" to a team. I expected that meant a formal offer would be forthcoming very soon, but in the 4 weeks after the interview I have yet to receive an offer and am kind of caught up in limbo, though I still have my current job. It's not like I get picked up in a lottery or anything, it's just that I talk to a hiring manager, they greenlight me and I greenlight them and then I get "allocated." I'm still a "recommend for hire" but I've talked to one hiring manager in this time and that was not a match. Perhaps the reason for this sluggishness is due to the Holiday season, but it's frustrating that I stopped my job search and have waited a month with no allocation. The hiring manager that I talked to said that one of his new analysts waited 3 months to be allocated. WHAT? This is something that was not talked about in any of the other reviews so I hope this brings greater clarity to you job seekers. It was also made out to be much quicker when I talked to the recruiter. I hope this process is eliminated because it's unnecessary and remarkably inefficient. I had a good experience during the interview process and feel very positive about the position overall, but the allocation step has been absurd. Be warned, a "recommend for hire" is not the end of the road, don't halt your job search if you reach that step.

    Interview Questions

    • Everything was pretty straightforward, just read some BI interviews and make sure you can talk about your professional/student experience.   2 Answers

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