Barclays Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
217 interviews

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  1.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Gave my application to a contact I had at Barclays, was contacted via e-mail to set up a first round phone interview, which I scheduled for early the following week. An interviewer called me and ran about a 25 minute basic behavioral interview - no knowledge based questions at all. I was e-mailed back the following week to let me know that I had not made second round.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one situation where you faced adversity, and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Summer Finance Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Barclays in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume and an essay to the Barclays website in October 2013 for the Finance/Operations Bootcamp. Had a 15 minute phone interview with HR in early November. The interview consisted of only behavioral based questions. Then I was offered an invitation to the Bootcamp. The Bootcamp was a three day conference from December 4-6. The first day was mostly networking and resume/interview workshops. Second day we had a case competition, Barclays jeopardy, talks with senior management and one-on-one interview prep with our analyst mentors. The last day of the conference we had one 30 minute interview with senior management. The interview was friendly and there were no technical finance questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a recent story you have been following in the financial markets.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Quantitative Analytics Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online, get an email for an initial phone interview after about 4 weeks. The person asked my availability of tomorrow (a Friday) or next Monday and I choose Monday. The phone call was on time and last a little more than 30min.

    Went through the resume first, then how to hedge/price options, then one probability problem.
    More finance questions than I expected.

    Interview Questions
    • How to hedge a binary call option.
      Price a European call options from binary options. (did not understand the question very well...)
      Number of loops from n noodles.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    This is an on-campus interview and has two sessions with two interviewers separately.
    Talking about my projects on the resume and explained their company
    Asked questions about how to send our ERROR msg, only this question is Tech

    Interview Questions
    • I may misunderstood the question. But what I thought it was is how to recognize the ERROR msg in an Excel and send it out to other engineers by running my code   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Credit Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview through a referral so it was just one single interview. Process was relatively quick as far getting scheduled and time frame. Met with a hiring manager and member of HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard interview questions. One question related to the position was a role play regarding a credit application. I had to make a decision to either approve, decline or call inquire based on the information provided.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Less competitive salary, undesirable working hours.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    phone interview and then assessment center with 5/6 interviews and a case study and presentation

    Interview Questions
    • i got one technical question on how to priceequity options   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negociation possible for graduates
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Barclays Sophomore Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Barclays in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    This was for the sophomore days in January, which could lead to a potential internship in the summer. I submitted an app online and had a phone interview. The guy was an IB analyst and seemed nice. He did not make me feel stupid or incompetent and generally asked fit questions.

    Interview Questions
    • He gave a rebuttal to my stock pitch which I had to rebut.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my college's career center. Heard back a few days later for a phone interview. Asked mostly standard fit questions. Why do you want to be an investment banker? What do you think an analyst does on a typical day? What do managing directors do?

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked about valuation comps, which at the time I didn't know enough about. Was a fairly standard question, I was just unprepared.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Fixed Income Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Got the interview through a referral. The interviews are in November, 2013. Two rounds. First round with three VPs. Second round with two directors. No behavioral questions. Technical questions are related to the job, including basic FI concepts and complex rates products analysis. Should really get to know the job requirements/duties beyond the job description posted.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    one telephonic interview with hiring manager followed by onsite - met with 5 people - 4 were managers' peers and one was same level as me.

    Interview Questions
    • For credit risk, there was case interview which was tough   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary and relocation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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