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Barclays Capital Assistant Vice President Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Assistant Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ months - interviewed at Barclays Capital in April 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process was standard as i had prior experience in the industry. Questions were expected and industry standard. The interview process took a long time, as in several months. This was longer than expected, which was a little bit frustrating.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Assistant Vice President
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2010.

Interview Details – I applied for an AVP Programmer position on company's website. I got a phone call about 3 months later.
It was a technical phone interview. I accurately answered all questions, but I never heard from the interviewer. I tried to contact them, but I never got a response.

Interview Questions

  • If you have 5 sets of balls with 5 balls each. In 4 sets each ball weigh 5 grams except from one set where the balls weigh 4 grams. How do I find which set has the balls with 4 grams.?   Answer Question
  • Given a Tic table- I.e a table that records Ticker, price, date/time during a trading day. Write a Query that will give you for each Ticker the final price of the day.   Answer Question
  • Given a binary tree, Find the depth of the node containing the max value.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Assistant Vice President Interview

Assistant Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in September 2009.

Interview Details – Phone interview to see and talk about past experiences and see the fit with the organization. Then One on one with Team in Jersey city and New York.

Interview Question – There are 9 balls one of which is lighter than the others. How would you find the lighter ball in 2 tries   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – Did not try to negotiate a lot


1 person found this helpful

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Assistant Vice President
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring process goes as follows:
15 minute general interview
2x face to face interview

Very professional and very well mannered people. They'll look at your CV and ask question on the projects you've worked on before

Interview Question – The most difficult question is about the technical expertise one has had and the effort it took to accomplish goals   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation as the offer was more than enough


1 person found this helpful

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Average Interview

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Assistant Vice President
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Barclays Capital in September 2010.

Interview Details – Quick initial interview which was very basic and not very challenging. Was told that I got the job but there was a company restructure so hiring was on hold for 2 months. Came back to me 2 months later with another interview and landed the job.

Interview Question – Nothing really   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation done via an agent


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Neutral Experience

Assistant Vice President Interview

Assistant Vice President

Interviewed at Barclays Capital

Interview Details – Extensive but lame

Interview Question – Technical questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Straight forward


Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

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Assistant Vice President
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in June 2011.

Interview Details – informational interviews with different team heads, mostly focused on why you would like to build a career in the firm at the position you apply for. also some technical questions such as the understanding of the industry trends and regulation changes etc

Interview Question – most questions are within expectations   Answer Question


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Assistant Vice President Interview

Assistant Vice President

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2010.

Interview Details – The process began by two "informal" competency based interviews by the member of the team that I would be part of. Prior to the interview, I was not familiar with the company, therefore a lot of time was spent looking at the website, reading financial statements etc to gain understanding and context of the current situation. There were six interview in total, these ranged from competency based, to personality and culture fit. The interviewers were friendly and were clearly interested in how my activities outside of work might affect my approach to a career within the firm.

Overall, I think the interview process was onerous because it was spread over 3 months with 6 in total. Eventually, you ended up saying the same things at different installments. My advice for applicants would be to consider the culture fit for the department you are working for. There are very intelligent people in the firm working very long hours, if you are considering an application, i would suggest the majority of the post interview questions are on fit because this will make the difference,

Interview Question – How do your external activities affect your ability to remain an employee with us?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Assistant Vice President Interview

Assistant Vice President

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Barclays Capital in July 2010.

Interview Details – Not particularly challenging. Was more trying to get information out of interviewer. although mood was serious it was quite easy.

Interview Question – What's your management style   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Vice President Interview

Assistant Vice President

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2009.

Interview Details – Smooth & quick hiring process...most questions are tailored around on how you handle yourself in a team enviornment and working under pressure. Will ask few technical questions to guage how you articulate things even if you may not know the correct answer.

Pay is pretty well but be prepared to put in some long hours.

Interview Question – 1. If given the opportunity what would be the one thing that you would change about the banking and financial industry in the current economic environment?   Answer Question

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