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Barclays Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Barclays in July 2010.

Interview Details – Behavioral Interview process, standard questions around prior experiences, successes and failures. also examined my style of management, working with difficult people etc. All in all, the interview process was very straightforward for investment banking

Interview Question – nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Credit Risk Assistant Vice President Interview

Credit Risk Assistant Vice President
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Barclays.

Interview Details – Straight forward process. Asked about background and the typical interview questions. Didn't have enough experience in one of the areas they were looking for. So didn't get second round. An hour+ interview with two people.

Interview Question – A couple of technical questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Interview

Human Resources

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays in September 2013.

Interview Details – communication and responses were quick and cordial. Interview lasted 2 hours with 4 different people. The interview itself was very conversational and friendly. The interviewers seemed like they really wanted to get to know me and cared about my answers. I did not feel nervous walking them through my resume or explaining how I would be a good fit for the position

Interview Question – What is your pet peeve and how do you deal with it?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Barclays.

Interview Details – Applied online, was e-mailed for a phone interview. Phone interview was than cancelled. Than got another e-mail for Final Round Interview without doing anything. Weird experience.

Two 30-minute interviews at office in NYC. Both were half behavioral, with some technical and some questions asking about operations term.

Interview Question – Tell me about Dodd Frank and it how affects our business.   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Barclays.

Interview Details – I was selected for an phone interview, after the online application. The phone interview came with two rounds, each one lasted for about 30 mins. The questions were pretty general, such as walk me through your resume, why Barclays

Interview Question – Maybe it was a phone interview, there was not an expected question.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in October 2013.

Interview Details – Interview on campus; the process took about 2 weeks.

1-hour interview with 2 interviewers. Since the interview is for finance division and I stated that I had some experiences on the risk side, I was asked questions about this topic. Those are the only technical questions I got, and others are very behavioral.

Interview Question – Tell me about different types of risks that a bank faces   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Banking Interview

Investment Banking

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Barclays.

Interview Details – Several events leading up to the interview process, then two rounds of interviews before receiving offer.

Interview Question – Why investment banking?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Middle Markets Equity Sales Interview

Middle Markets Equity Sales
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Barclays in July 2010.

Interview Details – I met with the hiring manager several times over the course of three months. Following the meetings, I then met with other people on the trading floor, then the head of sales and trading. After several rounds and detailed conversations regarding accounts, revenue contribution levels, and personality fits, the head of sales and trading told me in the last interview that the firm is not hiring at that time. Despite attempting to reach the first point of contact, the first hiring manager to gain more clarity on the situation, I never heard from him again.

Interview Question – What aspect of my former job I liked least and why   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst
Wilmington, DE

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in February 2014.

Interview Details – One phone interview, 9 face to face interviews, one writing, calculation, and programming test. Duration is about three weeks.

Interview Question – technical test questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Compliance Intern Interview

Compliance Intern
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Submitted an application through the Barclays careers site, and was contacted for a first and final round interview at Barclays. The process took 4 weeks.

Interview Question – None, really. It was a fit/behavioral interview. There was one question that evaluated your ability to think through a problem that you would address as a compliance analyst. The example I was given centered around how I would go about detecting insider trading.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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