Barclays Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
222 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Compliance Professional Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met with a recruiting company and an interview was scheduled. This was a six month project with the option to renew indefinitely. According to the recruiter, candidates have the opportunity to become employees of Barclays if you succeed. Barclays performs a background check which includes a credit report. I was told that if you have delinquencies on your credit report that the amount should not exceed $4000.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were asked. The three interviewers just asked me to tell them about myself.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Human Resources Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews - one with the London team on phone and one in person interview in New York. I got the results in 3-4 days and was requested to join as soon as possible.

    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Credit Risk Assistant Vice President Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. 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.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Tell me about Dodd Frank and it how affects our business.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - 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 Questions
    • Maybe it was a phone interview, there was not an expected question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Finance Intern 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 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 Questions
    • Tell me about different types of risks that a bank faces   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

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

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    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
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    Middle Markets Equity Sales Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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