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Barclays Capital Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
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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

Other Interview Reviews for Barclays Capital

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through the online application. First round consisted of two skype interviews with a mix of technical and behavioral questions. Second round was mostly technical and "why Barclays" questions. Final round takes place in New York

    Interviewers were friendly and encouraging. HR was responsive and very polite. Good experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Starts with resume drop. Then, first round was a 30 min fit interview. Second round was three 30 minute interviews. One stock pitch, one technical (financial statements etc), one behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting. Two rounds in a row. Two interviews, each one is half an hour. One will ask you technical questions and the other ask you behavior question. One week later the HR will call you about the result and give you offer at that time. You only have two weeks or so to decide.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Why you? Why sales and Trading? WHy Barclyas? Why do you like emerging markets? What is going on in the markets?

    Interview Questions
    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 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Two interview, one is behavior and the second is technical.
    Technical part is not too much technique, asking questions about sorting, maths, networking

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    I saw the job posting on the careers website at my school. I applied and the next day I had a 30 minute phone interview with a first year analyst. Basic questions: why Barclays, what can you offer, tell me about the company, tell me about yourself. No technical questions. 4 days later invited to a superday in their New York offices, for 2 days after that. There were 4 back to back 30 minute interviews with everyone from analysts, to VPs, to MDs. 2 were behavioral and 2 were technical. Again, nothing unexpected. Basic accounting questions, bond math, asked about my view of the market, and to tell them about something I had recently read in the WSJ. 4 days after that I got a call extending me the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic accounting questions, bond math, asked about my view of the market, and to tell them about something I had recently read in the WSJ.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very Very competitive pay with a reallocation allowance. No need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very Casual. My first round interview consisted simply of a conversation about myself. There were no technical questions or anything like that. Some fit stuff such as "Why do you want to work here" or "what position do you see yourself holding here in the future." Take all of this with a grain of salt because I go to an Ivy where the interview process is notoriously more conversational.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about something you saw in the markets today - what effect do you think it will have?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very nice. First she went over CV questions, general fit questions. Then continued on with more specific questions. Asked if I had 100k how I would invest it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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