I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in March 2013.
Interview Details – brief and to the point. i applied online and got a call from HR who did initial phone screen. They were professional and courteous but sounded like they had a lot of people to reach out to and call that day.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Barclays Answer Question
I interviewed at Barclays in March 2013.
Interview Details – 2 rounds of interviews with 3 people each round. Mostly behavioral questions with some technical questions on the equity markets thrown in. More about getting to know the person rather then to grill you with tough questions. 2/5 interviews didn't care much abut the questions they were asking and seemed unprepared. Most of the people who interviewed me have since left the firm.
Interview Question – Gave an example or 2 options (put and call) with different strike prices and asked if given a certain price, which option was more valuable Answer Question
Interviewed at Barclays
Interview Details – Normal questions, just be careful not to leave the building in the midst of the interview - it was divided into two parts with two different interviewer in two different room
Interview Question – Basically they ask what you've talked about Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays.
Interview Details – Was asked to submit a resume via linkedin recruiter, landed an interview with two people for 30 minutes each. Interviews were not difficult. They basically asked my background questions regarding my resume and why I wanted to work at Barclays/what I knew about the place. I had a feeling it was an entry level role and when they called me back for a 2nd interview I politely declined. Place seemed pretty decent but for a Compliance analyst you are working 10 hours a day there, which is okay if you are fresh out of school.
Interview Question – None, they didn't throw curveballs. They just want to get to know you. It is Compliance, not Investment Banking. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays.
Interview Details – Campus recruiting. First interview round on campus followed by a final round on campus a week later.
Interview Question – Questions related to specific interest rate and futures financial instruments Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Barclays in December 2012.
Interview Details –
2 back to back 30 minute interviews on campus for Internship position. The interview was behavioral . Question such as , describe a challenging situation you faced and how you reacted. Simple algorithms were asked to check technical knowledge.
Interviewers were very impressed and gave the offer communication the next day, followed by an onsite lunch invitation a week later.
Interview Question – Why do you think we are interviewing you for this position ? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Barclays.
Interview Details – Submitted resume and cover letter. The interview was about 30 min long for IB. The interview was half behavioral and half technical. The behavioral part emphasized on teamwork and the technical part focused on current market/news and some quick math problems.
Interview Question – There were a few behavioral questions. Prepare a few stories for the same question. Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Barclays in March 2012.
Interview Details – The interview starts with a phone screen, and then onside with 4-5 group members. It's very nice.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Barclays? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in May 2011.
Interview Details –
I was interviewed for Barclays Capital - Compliance project in the 3rd week of April, 2011 via phone. Phone interview went well and then my recruiter told me that i need to go for in-person interview at Jersey City office at 9:00 AM EST. I reached on time but have to wait for 30 minutes for the hiring manager. While hiring manager was talking to me-he got another call that another candidate is waiting outside. Hiring manager asked me to sit down there and moved to bring in another interview candidate. In the meanwhile some folks came in and told me that i need to leave the interview room as it's been taken by somebody else. This place and the team is very much dis-organized as i can make out. I had to meet 3 persons in-person in the office and the fourth one over the Video conferencing over London. The second interviewer was not there in the office so he took my interview over the phone. Till now both my interviews were going really well.
I was told by the recruiter that by 11:00 AM all the interviews will be done but only two got finished by 11:15 AM. I need to call my office as i have taken only half day off.
For the third interview, via Video conference, we keep on searching for the video conferencing room for 10-15 minutes. Later got into an un-reserved room where Video conferencing was not working. The guy who was suppose to interview me from London, UK was getting mad by this time. Finally he also interviewed me via phone. He was getting upset very easily as he has to wait almost 1.5 hours due to mis-management. This interview which was optional didn't went that well.
Finally my last interview started at 12:20 PM and ended by 1:15 PM. This was by some random guy who happens to be friend of hiring manager. This random guy was not knowing anything about the project. Infact it seems that he is preparing himself for some interview. None of this questions were required for any level of Java/J2EE interview. Later he told me where the team sits.
I left by 1:30 PM EST as opposed to 11:00 AM EST - almost a delay of 2.5 hours. Feeling very dis-satisfied that i wasted my half day where interviewers have no clue what they are doing and what they are looking from the future employee. After 1.5 weeks i come to know from my recruiter that i am still on hold - i am one of the possible candidates. I followed with the hiring manager after another 1 week-got the same response. Till now there is no feedback - i wasted close to 5 hours in interviews and overall 2.5 hours in commute-what a waste.
Barclays after taking over some part of Lehman Brothers is very dis-organized, mis-managed and vague company it seems.
It seems all the jobs are fixed or they are trying to show off that they are calling candidates for the interviews. Good amount of Recruiters in tri-state area is not taking any Barclays positions seriously. What a waste.
Interview Question – Please tell me what all technical issues you encountered in one of the recent projects and how you handled that? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Barclays in February 2010.
Interview Details – The interviewer asked me a few questions which I felt were just for the sake of asking.
Pros: “Stable position, boss is understanding and flexible regarding time off. Vacation is encouraged and there is good morale within my team. Sharp people in my division.” – Full Review
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