Barclays Capital
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Barclays Capital Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2014.

Interview Details – Applied Online.
Phone Interview and In person interview in New York, NY

Interview Question – Asked about certain Business Cases based on my past experience   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They offer pretty good package

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Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst

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

Interview Details – I applied through my university career website. Interview process comprised of half an hour technical interview, half an hour behavioural interview and 10-15 minutes HR interview.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question was about optional derivatives.   Answer Question

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Finance Analyst Interview

Finance Analyst
Rutgers, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2010.

Interview Details – Applied through my college career site. The process was very quick and seamless. It was only one round where I interviewed with two Vice Presidents. A couple of weeks later, I received an offer to become a Summer Analyst and then was extended a Full Time Offer after the program was over. Great program where they promote learning.

Interview Question – Mainly Behavioral questions and very personality fit questions. Only one question about Present Value, where they just want to know if you know what NPV is.   View Answer

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Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2013.

Interview Details – First round was on campus followed by a superday with three interviews. Each interview was thirty minutes long. It was 50 percent fit questions and 50 percent "why sales and trading," math based questions.

Interview Question – Walk me through how you would find the square root of 6000   Answer Question

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in November 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was the culminating part of the Global Markets boot camp offered for diversity candidates. I had three interviews on the third day with two MDs and one director from LevFin, Consumer, and Industrials. Each were strictly 30 mins and involved a mix of fit and technical questions. The LevFin MD had an intensive CBA background, so he was posed more technical questions, whereas the other two interviewers posed more leadership/teamwork questions (coming from a target liberal arts school, I was underprepared for the technical questions).

Interview Question – In an LBO, how would we reflect the underwriting of debt on the balance sheet, income statement, and DCF?   Answer Question

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Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online through barclays website. Application included 3 essay questions. Two weeks after that recieved a call to come in for a interview day. Had 3 1-on-1 interviews with different VPs. Mostly behavioral questions. Nothing to hard. Heard back 5 weeks later about offer.

Interview Question – What is Dodd-Frank?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A

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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – Applied online and networked with college alumni. Application was a long process. Asked three questions that took about 300 words to answer. Among them were: why investment banking, a recent banking news, and what differentiates Barclay's. Got called back for 2 interviews. Were mostly fit questions. They asked you to walk through a DCF.

Interview Question – Walking through a DCF in a detailed manner.   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2009.

Interview Details – One phone interview and one super day with 6 interviews.

Interview Question – What is your opinion of our economic situation?   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

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IT Consultant Interview

IT Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2010.

Interview Details – The interview was very technical. I met with 3 different people that asked about my motivation. Ihad both technical and logical questions.

Interview Question – The logic questions were the most difficult.   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Hired through the undergraduate on-campus recruiting for a summer internship leading to job offer.

Interview Question – Questions were mainly behavioral as I was entering a Sales role   Answer Question

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