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Barclays Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
89 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online tests and standard questions on behaviours etc. All industry standard and self explanatory. Interview quite difficult - comprised of one to one questions with senior management, again based around behaviours 'tell me about a time you worked well in a team'. Group exercise was a puzzle we had to solve in a time limit - quite challenging. Finally there was a case study taken on iPads and an interview afterwards where you were required to qualify your decision given the data.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job directly and was sent an email to answer three questionnaires online through the Barclays portal. Split into three sections, with various introductory sections, it took around an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly easy, however the maths section is incredibly difficult.   View Answer
    No Offer
  3.  

    Sales Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    Online application. Online test. Phone interview. Accessment Center.

    It took them about 2,3 weeks from online app to phone interview. And I just had my phone interview and the HR told me they don't have a fixed time to get back to me after that because they still have some candidates to interview etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you follow the market news and lots of competency based questions.

      But they will change up their way of asking and its up to you to interprets. The HR will only repeat the questions exactly as it is, and won't paraphrase. To be honest, it's possibly my worst phone interview.

      They also asked about ethics.
       
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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Barclays in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward application process:
    1. Online Application
    some background information + 3 competency questions
    2. Telephone Interview (Strength Based)
    12 questions in 20 minutes, try to back up your answers with some examples
    3. Assessment Day
    - Group Exercise
    - One-to-one Strength Based Interview
    - Individual Presentation

    Interview Questions
    • How you build up relationships, and what do you do to ensure that your relationship is reliable   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online tests and questionnaire, telephone interview, and assessment day with 45 min interview, presentation and group exercise.
    Presentation was a timed desk simulation, where you have to find information about a company decision from emails and articles which are emailed to you. Then you prepare a 5 minute presentation and answer questions. The most important thing is that you have reasons for you recommendations and can stand up to being questioned.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Operations Analyst Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on late November, and did 3 online test including a situational judgement test, a personality test and a numerical test. and wait for a week to recieve the phone interview by HR. the PI took roughly around 40 mins, and got invited to assessment centre at the same day and recieved the offer at the same day.

    Interview Questions
    • whats the top 3 global agenda and how it impacts the division you have applied to?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have applied online. It took around one month to complete. After passing the online test I was invited for an interview at Luton. It was a face to face interview and lasted for one hour.
    It was really really a good experience in my life. They were very co operative and comfortable, and the interviewers really made me to answer for everything correctly!!! Questions were based on 4 main competencies related to our work or personal experience. In 10 working days I got the result that I have passed the assessment.
    Although I passed the assessment I have some visa related issues. So waiting to get it sorted then only they can offer the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was much difficult, But they asked about a risky experience in my job.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Graduate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Can not remember; the process was laid back and not extremely challenging. The soft skill competencies are more important that the technical ones at the point of interviewing for the grad programme.

    Typical mix of online test, assessment centers, presentations and then interviews.

    No Offer
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Barclays.

    Interview Details

    As the market was strong, just 1 interview was required. Quite a number of key questions, but focused on previous technical work. Interview was straightforward with 2 on the panel. Did not need to have a 2nd interview as the role was for contract work.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They provide an above market offer, so accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Barclays in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interviews followed by face to face interviews. Everyone was super friendly and professional and willing to share information about the pros/cons of working for Barclays. Definitely left with a good impression of the team and company.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you tried to make significant changes in practices in your current company?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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