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Barclays Capital Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2014
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Easy Interview

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New Brunswick, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2014.

Interview Details – Was interviewed by two VP's. One technical interview and one HR + technical. First interviewer was not responding to my answers and was just shooting a lot of questions on Java, DBMS and Finance. The second interviewer was nice and asked questions about Multithreading and SQL. All HR questions were same what you will have at a bank. Did not like the way the interview. Even thought I answered all questions correctly they rejected me. Don't know what they want.

Interview Question – Why do you want to join Barclays?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New Brunswick, NJ

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through our university career services

Interview Question – to much of technical questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst

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

Interview Details – Applied through college career services website. First interview was all "fit" questions. Got asked back to second and final round in New York

Interview Question – Describe a leadership experience where you had to make a difficult decision   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Corporate Banking Summer Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Interviewed in January 2014, first round phone interview followed by invitation to New York for final round

Interview Question – What is one major you would never choose and why?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2014.

Interview Details – Role: Front office technology
First round(telecon): 30 min tech
Second round(telecon): 2 hrs (talked to 4 people) - tech + derivatives
F2F in NYC office: 9 am to 4:30 pm - Java, Algorithms, Written test, Derivatives, Fixed Income

Interview Question – Lot of questions related to algorithms - linked list, array, hashcode etc
Lot of finance ques - options greeks, bond duration, correlation, option pricing
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation as the offer was better than my expectation.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Compliance Summer Analyst Interview

Compliance Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through campus career services center and got an interview. Met with one director within the compliance division separately. She interviewed me on campus. Did not ask any technical questions, all behavioral and fit questions. They are very interested in seeing how people have overcome their hardships and how they work within a team setting.

Interview Question – Was there any situation where you had to work with a teammate who was not cooperative? How did you resolve the issue?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Vice President Interview

Vice President

I applied through other source and interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Not a tricky interview. You just need to have industry knowledge and experience.

Negotiation Details – Some negotiation. Not much.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through campus recruiting. attended the superday. Interviewed at Barcap NY office. 1 tech round. 1 behavior round. 1 hr round. 30 mins each for the first two round. 15 mins for the hr round. People are really nice. The hr people great me at the front door and led me to the interviewers. The interviewers would lead me back. Relaxed working environment. The tech interviewer will ask some really easy questions like "what do you like about technology" to calm you down. And will then ask some basic OOP or algorithm questions. Then some networking or system infrastructure questions. Other times it was mostly conversational. The interviewer really try to understand if you really want to do this or not. So be yourself.

Interview Question – Asked a lot about very detailed questions about past experiences in the tech round. Be prepared for anything. Nothing really unexpected though.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Compliance Summer Analyst Interview

Compliance Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Started with an application through the University's career website. Scheduled an interview shortly thereafter. Interview was on campus, two half hour sessions and both were one on one. All behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Just know how to carry a conversation and why you want to do compliance   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Treasury Analyst Interview

Treasury Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – After phone call for pre screening I was scheduled for an interview day in NY. I interviewed with four separate people in New York in four half-hour sessions spread across two locations--Times Sq. and the Met buildings. Three weeks later I received another call from campus recruiting, offering me a position with their firm.

Interview Question – Have you had an altercation with a peer or elder in which you struggled to come to a resolution? Indicate the steps you took to overcome it   Answer Question

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