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Barclays Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 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

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays in September 2010.

Interview Details – Very quick hiring process. Phone interview to Video Conference with New York to final interview on site took less than 3 weeks.

Negotiation Details – straight forward, no surprises.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Business Partner Interview

Human Resources Business Partner
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Barclays in January 2014.

Interview Details – Interviews went very well - several interviews spanned over a month

Interview Question – Nothing difficult. The focus was on whether or not you were aware of industry trends and if one could work within unstructured environment   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through school website and Barclays website. Super day after several weeks and interviewed at Barclays.

Interview Question – Swapping the value of two variables with and without temporary variable.
How do yo determine your role in a group?
Just some general behavioral an easy brain teasers.
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Technology Analyst Interview

Summer Technology Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays.

Interview Details – I applied through campus, and also filled the online forms. After getting shortlisted I had two interviews on campus, one behavioral, other behavioral plus technical. After around 2 weeks I received the rejection email.

Interview Question – Technical questions weren't easy and typical like insertion in middle of linked list, then something about merge sort   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Quantitative Summer Intern Interview

Quantitative Summer Intern
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Barclays in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, then 2 months later got a phone interview, then went to New York 2 weeks later for onsite interview. It had a written test and four 45 minutes 1-1 interviews. They asked me questions on c++ programming, brainteasers, numerical analysis, stochastic calculus, options pricing etc

Interview Question – describe how to compute the maximum drawdown   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

Interviewed at Barclays

Interview Details – On campus interview

Interview Question – Tell me your leadership experience   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in February 2014.

Interview Details – Through on- campus recruiting, this was my final round interview

Interview Question – How would you distribute 25k amongst asset classes/ why   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
Los Angeles, CA

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

Interview Details – First round phone interview, and then final round super day interview at the office

Interview Question – How would you invest $100,000 right now.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Barclays Technology Summer Analyst Interview

Barclays Technology Summer Analyst
Hoboken, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays in February 2014.

Interview Details – There were two interviews. First one was behavioral, second one was technical. First one was pretty conversational, second interviewer asked me some behavioral questions and technical ones as well.

Interview Question – What do you know about shells. I should have removed Linux from my resume, because I know only how to use it.   Answer Question

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