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Barclays Capital Interview Questions

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Capital in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Scheduled for an on-campus test. The on-campus test consisted of mental ability and quantitative questions. They were difficult and the time was low. Calculators allowed, but I did not know that. Was at a disadvantage. Was able to finish in time. Shortlisted for a 'hiring center' test. Consisted of two case interviews. Had to present in front of four directors in a team of 6 people. There was a group consensus required. Called for a further 2 interviews the next day. Largely technical and skill based. Had one interview where behavioral questions were asked

    Interview Questions
    • What must an Android application have for it to go viral   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process took a long time. Interviews were not bad at all. I was able to bypass most of the process through keeping in constant contact with my hiring manager who then basically considered this correspondence as an interview, life is an interview after all =). Make sure to stay current on financial news, know the company's strengths/weaknesses, be able to sell yourself, research and learn as much about your position as possible.

    Negotiation Details
    One could probably negotiate as competitors in the area pay slightly more. However, take into consideration that you will likely get 10+ hours of overtime every week which adds an extra 10-20k to the base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First round interview: On campus
    1. Why do you want to be a trader
    Second round interview: Barcap NY office
    - Two 30 min interview
      First: Behavioral Interview
      Second: Some mental math / probability
                    Simple questions about market

    Interview process is very straightforward. As long as you can explain why interested in trading, you will easily pass on to the final round

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Estimate sqaure root of 1000
      2. What do you think is the most important
        Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Operation Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online application and assessment with shl and verbal test. Phone interview pretty standard. One-day assessment centre with group exercise, case study and one face-to-face interview which was competency based. Also there were paper tests similar to the on-line ones.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me three major events going on in the world at the moment and how it could affect Barclays   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Barclays Capital in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online form first then online test. Telephone interview was strength-based so not too hard. Assessment centre was held in Marriot hotel starting with a group exercise and three interviews. Three interviews are all conducted by VPs, can be quite technical but mostly about personality and understanding of the business.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First stage is done via Online application and Online tests. If you passed it, you will be invited to a 30 mints telephone interview. It took me about a month till I was invited for an interview since I completed the online tests. The last stage is the Accessmen Center including numerical test and 1:1 interview. The very next day I got an offer but a few other people who were at the same accessment center got offers after 3-4 days.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked questions about your ethics and what you would feel in certain situations.
      E.g. How would you feel if your friend behave unethically?
        Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Junior Portfolio Manager Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    The interview process begins with a preliminary phone interview then progresses to a case interview. Behavioral interviews are relatively straight forward. They ask about your personality and how you'll handle stressful situations. The interview process involves a second interview which has you compete with others by review a company's financials and making a report and then recommendation on appropriate actions give its standings.

    Interview Questions
    • It was very conversational. There were no curve ball questions. It was targeted to see if you're a balanced person and had experience in portfolio management. Questions were similar to "what have you been doing lately?" "What does your experience tell me about your personality?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Applied mid September. Phone interview first after 2 weeks of the application straight up competency questions. After a week got invited to the assessment centre. First a group activity after that a series of interviews which had elements of competency but mostly focused on brainteasers, which were standard questions like 2 bullets loaded into a revolver, is it better to shoot one more time or re roll the bullets.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    KYC Refresh Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 3 managers. They were concerned about previous experience. It took a long time to get an offer but start date was quickly after the offer was made. Managers seem concerned about fit with the team. The description of the position wasn't exactly accurate

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Spring Insight Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application and immediately invited to sit the numerical and verbal tests. Then progressed onto the phone interview with HR which was mainly competency based and included questions such as why Barclays, why IBD, recent news that would affect the division you are applying to, what is the structure of an investment bank. Received notification that I had passed the telephone interview about a month later. The AC consisted of a group discussion, one on one interviews which were a mixture of competency and commercial awareness questions. No technicals.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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