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Barclays Capital Interview Questions & Reviews in Singapore

Updated Aug 17, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Rewards Specialist Interview

Rewards Specialist

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in October 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process was fast. The interview coordination very slow and caused a lot of delay.
The background check was outsource to a 3rd party vendor not too sure if they lack a group of competence worker to do the job or are they simply slow in their work


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2012.

Interview Details – Stage 1:
No Basic Numerical and Competency Online Tests,
Only Short essay questions submitted online,

Stage 2:
Following a call from the firm, face to face interviews are arranged.

First interview a 1-2 (With an Analyst and a VP) focusing mainly on Technical questions revolving Corp Finance and Accounting concepts (focused on ratios and their applications).

Second interview 1-1 (With a Higher Mnmgt) Fewer Technical Questions, More Personality and Fit questions, General knowledge questions involving recent financial news, Interviewers would also dig deep into your motivations behind getting this job. Therefore, be sure to show a genuine interest in wanting to get this role.

Interview Question – Limitations of difference financial ratios/ multiples and when to use them. e.g. EBITDA and Price Multiples. When to use Levered and Unlevered beta etc.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Assistant Vice President Interview

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Product Control Interview

Product Control

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in May 2014.

Interview Details – Two interviews - initial interview predominantly around softer skills (if you were in this scenario, what would you do)and second interview was more technical based (such as describe how an interest rate swap works, what are the accounting entries for an interest rate swap)

Interview Question – Technical knowledge about derivatives and commodities market   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Was handled by the recruiter


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Assistant Vice President - IT Interview

Assistant Vice President - IT

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in May 2011.

Interview Details – They expect you to be the best subject matter expert. For a developer, you will be asked textbook concepts plus some critical thinking. Don't worry, you won't use them once you're in.

Interview Question – When do you use indexing?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Market Risk Analyst Interview

Market Risk Analyst
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in July 2012.

Interview Details – The interview has two rounds: one with the hiring manager and another one with director. Both have technical and people questions.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Vice President - IT Interview

Assistant Vice President - IT
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in September 2010.

Interview Details – The process is fast as it takes only a day. Met the peer, hiring manager and also the hiring manager boss on the same day

Interview Question – Nothing difficult if you are a technical person   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered a good package, hence no negotiations is required


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Vice President Interview

Vice President

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

Interview Details – The entire hiring and interview process takes easily 3 to 5 months. Decision-making takes considerable time, before progressing to next stage. Have patience.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Vice President Interview

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2012.

Interview Details – Apply online, complete a questionnaire
Complete numerical and verbal assessment
First round competency interview

Interview Question – Do you feel that you are a fast learner? Have anyone at any occasion commented you are a fast learner?   View Answer

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