Barclays Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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    Customer Care Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Barclays (Henderson, NV) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I arrived 10 minutes early for my interview but the team manager/interviewer was a 1/2 hour late. She apologized due to meetings but still did not make a great impression. The interview was not stressful until work hours were discussed. She was perturbed because I specifically needed day hours Monday to Friday due to evening and Sat commitments with a part-time teaching position. I received a rejection email later the same day but it was for another position I applied for online a week or two earlier--not the position I was interviewed for. I had sent a thank you note, but also sent the recruiter a note to clarify the rejection email but I never received a response. I was promised an answer a week later--that never came. The biggest turnoff was that the job description mentioned nothing about being flexible to work weekends and evenings or I would not have wasted my time applying. Otherwise, the benefit plan mentioned was very good as were performance incentives and a nice complex and area to work in.

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    • This is a 24/7 call center and would you be able to work any shift?   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacts for the interview; half an hour telephone with the VP directly, go over the resume and chat a little bit ; the team is small but the lady would like to know my passion and how can I fit the team.
    results in 2 weeks

    Interview Questions

    • let me about yourself; how would you fit the position; tell me how to solve the problem with clientsf   Answer Question
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    4 Interviews and 1 written test. The interviews are separate with different areas. And the written test is of 40 questions to be answered in 45 minutes. The interviewers are nice people but the questions are quite technical related with finance, math, probability. I couldn't answer all the question but they will give a direction on it. I didn't do well and I didn't get an offer from it.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    was for global markets rotational program. First round on campus, second round super day. First mostly fit questions (take in mind I'm from liberal arts background) - trying to figure out whether have key characteristic in whatevr you do - tenacity/dedication, confidence, passion...and just if you're fun enough to sit next to for 12hrs+ per day! Second still a lot of fit plus more on why Barclays and a stock pitch.

    Interview Questions

    • what is a quote (book, movie, song whatever) that really captures your outlook/M.O? What's a hobby you do just for you? What's a big failure you've had? What's a markets news story you've been following?   Answer Question
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    Finance Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Barclays (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview mostly consisted of behavioral questions. I needed to be very familiar with my own resume. They were very interested in both my academic record and the extra-curriculars on my resume. They asked some probing questions about my background as well.

    They then gave me questions to test my math skills, eg percentage increase/decrease questions. They were also looking for an in-depth analysis of different industries as well as current market trends.

    Interview Questions

    • The price of oil has been declining for a few months. Analyze the industry and it's current trends.   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty smooth, two 30 minutes interview including one asked to walk through your resume and one tested the technical skill, it was not very difficult and be careful about their trap questions, they really want to find the determined person with coding skill. In a word, be prepared to show your basic data structure and algorithm knowledge, be confident and you will have a good chance to get the offer.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Barclays in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied via the Barclays website (Taleo) in mid January 2015 for a specific position that was an exact match for my skillset and experience. In early February, a recruiter contacted me to set up a phone interview with the hiring manager which ultimately occured in mid February. The manager called me at the appointed time and we discussed my backgound, reasons for seeking a new position, and how I would react to hypothetical situations she proposed. The interview went well and I received feedback I would be a great fit for the spot; HOWEVER, the hiring requisition was not really firmed up to the extent she could proceed with the process but would reach out to me when and if the req was firmed up. As late March, I have not heard anything further but I would discuss the position further should it rematerialize at a later date.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you remain at _____ for only 1 year?   1 Answer
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    Fraud Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays (Newark, DE) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume on career builder than the next day a recruiter called me explained in detail about the position and them told me to email my resume directly to him. I did so and he told me to go on their website to fill out the application for the position. I did what he asked and the next day he called and thanked me and said they wanted me to come in for an interview and asked when would I be available. I told him and he sent an confirmation email with the date, location parking validation. My interview was scheduled a week out so when I finally went in for the interview the manager I spoke to was great. He gave me a little background on the company and went through his list of their questions. The interview was about 45 min. He said someone should be contacting me soon and I thanked him and I left.

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    Negotiation

    They emailed and offer and I felt that the offer was good so I accept

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    Technology Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Barclays (Hoboken, NJ) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied to this position on my university's career website. I was two first round interviews. One behavioral and other related to technical skills. Sometimes you would get a logical test too, but from what I heard not everyone gets these.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about my past experiences and some questions about my knowledge in programming languages.   Answer Question
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    Sales & Trading Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    I had a 2:1 on campus interview for first round. A bit later, I was invited to a Superday in the NYC office. It was 3 1-on-1 interviews with different MDs. All behavioral.

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