Barclays Investment Vice President Interview Questions

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Vice President Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied through other source – interviewed at Barclays Investment.

Interview

Not a tricky interview. You just need to have industry knowledge and experience.

Negotiation

Some negotiation. Not much.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Role: Front office technology
    First round(telecon): 30 min tech
    Second round(telecon): 2 hrs (talked to 4 people) - tech + derivatives
    F2F in NYC office: 9 am to 4:30 pm - Java, Algorithms, Written test, Derivatives, Fixed Income

    Interview Questions

    • Lot of questions related to algorithms - linked list, array, hashcode etc
      Lot of finance ques - options greeks, bond duration, correlation, option pricing
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation as the offer was better than my expectation.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Barclays Investment.

    Interview

    Had a combination of phone and video interviews. All went well and the fit was good on both sides. The process did extend beyond the normal period for a replacement hire due to internal politics on which office the position would be located. Overall a good experience though. HR and other support were great during the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • A question completely unrelated to the line of work for which I was applying, i.e. a technical question. Turns out this person was testing me to see if I would be suitable for an open position in their universe.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was not as painful as most places can be. Had a great hiring manager that delivered.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Investment (New York, NY) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I didnt recieve any technical questions which was disapointing as this is predominantly where my skill set lies. All the questions were about management and personality style which is fine but I would have prefered it to be more balanced.

    Interview Questions

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Barclays Investment.

    Interview

    The entire hiring and interview process takes easily 3 to 5 months. Decision-making takes considerable time, before progressing to next stage. Have patience.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Investment.

    Interview

    A couple of interviews

    Negotiation

    Negotiations are possible even in the current market and depends entirely on how much they need to

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Investment (London, England (UK)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Seven total interviews with four different people on three different occasions over a period of about a month plus a separate meeting with two consultants from the recruitment agency. I was assured an offer was forthcoming. After several weeks of maintaining that it would be in my hand within the week, they called back to say that senior management had changed their mind and they wouldn't be hiring anybody.

    Interview Questions

    • All the questions were in line with my expectations given the nature of the role.   Answer Question
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Barclays Investment (London, England (UK)) in September 2008.

    Interview

    Can be a lengthy process. My interview process involved four interviews. The first with HR, the second with the direct hiring manager, the third with the department head and finally the last interview was with the department global head. Interview format is quiet standard, questions are more geared towards your experience and what you could bring to the department and the job itself.

    Interview Questions

    • There isn't any really difficult or unexpected questions. So long as you know what how your experience is related to the role you are interviewing for you will be fine.   Answer Question

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