Capital One Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
Updated Mar 11, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kānpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kānpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)
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I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Capital One in November 2013.

Interview Details

From the university, after 45mins test, Case interview with a simple case. Easy Math and very basic common sense

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  • Technical reason why petrol car needs less service than diesel model??   View Answer
Accepted Offer
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    It was campus recruitment.

    Written Round(1 hour) : Section 1 - 40 q's all on data interpretation mcq's mainly to check speed and accuracy. Section 2 - 10 q's on aptitude mainly. most were subjective and puzzles.

    Interview:
    ROUND 1 : Small case study. For most people it ran for only 10-15min. Mine went for 40 min and had 2 case studies. They were not very difficult. They will give most data, some u might need to ask. You need to back every answer with calculations.

    ROUND 2 : It was aptitude round involving puzzles. As I was CS student I was asked to code each puzzle. All puzzles were logical and needed some thinking.

    ROUND 3 : Behavioral questions(though for most this was round 4). What problems u faced in past and how did u tackle them

    ROUND 4 : Case Study. This time they only gave the problem(without data) and I had to analyze it inside out. Some data was given as I asked.

    After 10-15 mins I was handed over the offer letter

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    Campus Hiring Process. First Round of Written Test has 30 questions to be done in 30 minutes. Questions were Data Interpretation questions and evaluate your understanding,speed and mathematical accuracy. It was followed by a general case interview asking to determine profitability of volvo buses(data was provided on asking) and to identify break even points. Then there were 2 case interviews based on credit card industry. one was purely mathematical and another required understanding. After this there was a HR Interview Round.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Capital One.

    Interview Details

    Capital One has a very focusses process to their interviewing process. It seems like it is run very strictly by the HR group who makes sure that interviewers are asking the right questions. The process starts off like any other company where a recruiter will call you to screen you for a role. If you seem to be quailfied for the role, they will have you do an online assessment. This basically checks for math/logic skills and behavioral assessments. If you score well enough on the online assessments, he/she will set up a phone interview with the hiring group. If that goes well they will try to schedule something onsite interview. They have three types of interviews that you will be exposed to if you participate in the on-site interview. They are a case study (example below), behavioral (eg: tell me a time when...), and job-fit (which were more personality feeler type converstions). You will have a mixture of these, but they will tell you exactly which type(s) you will have when they schedule you.

    Interview Questions
    • Case example: Analyzing an affinity credit card (ex. special card only available to members of a specific group)

      Facts:
      1) average card balance is $1000
      2) each card has a rate of 15%
      3) membership fee is $20 per card
      4) loss rate is 3%
      5) $25 operating cost per card
      6) $10 affiliation fee per card (cost to the group for access to members)
      7) 6.5% cost of funds

      Q1: How much profit is generated per card?
      A1:
      Total Revenue = ($1000 * 15%) + $20 = $170
      Total Expense = (3% * 1000) + $25 + $10 + ($1000 * 6.5%) = $130
      Total Profit = $40

      Q2: The 3% loss rate can either mean either 3% of the outstanding balance defaults or 3% of the borrowers default on their entire balance. If the average balance is increased to $2000, what happens to the loss?
      A2: The loss doubles either way you calculate it.

      Q3: Is a borrower with a low balance more or less likely to default then a borrower with a high balance?
      A3: Less likely. Borrowers tend to charge up a balance before they default.

      Q4: Would the affilated group ever want to puchase the accounts from the financial institution?
      A4: The most likely scenario is that they want to purchase the accounts in order to turn around and sell them to another financial institution.

      Q5: If the affilated group offered $20 per account to purchase from the financial institution, what would thier profit be? (assume that we are only talking about 1 year)
      A5: Current profit per account is $40 minus the cost of $20 per account to purchase and eliminate the affiliation fee of $10 per account. Profit after the purchase would be $30.

      Q6: What could the financial institution do to convince the affiliated group not to want to purchase?
      A6: Increase the affiliation fee

      Q7: What is the most the financial institution would be willing to increase the affiliation fee to?
      A7: Max profit is the current level of $40 and minimum is the profit if sold to the affiliation at $20. $40 - $20 = $20. They could only increase the fee by $20 for new affiliation fee of $30.

      That is all I can recall from memory. There wasn't a lot more. My advice is don't over-think things.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Capital One in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for Capital One is extremely selective and takes almost the entire day. In my case, the process lasted over 9 hours. This includes an IQ test, several case studies and an interview to gauge the candidates behavior. While the process was tiring, the interviewers were extremely polite and helpful which to a large extent helped me through it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Capital One in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Aptitude test: mental ability questions, simple logic based questions etc.
    Case studies are very important, would be helpful to see their website for examples of case study. Although I hadn't practiced many, only one or two.
    One behavioral interview, where they ask you if you have been in certain situations and how did you deal with them.

    People seemed friendly and very laid back. More importance to work rather than other things like dress code etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiation was done by college placement cell
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Capital One in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university career center website to get the interview. It was a resume drop, and I had heard good things about Capital One, so I figured it would be worth a shot.

    I received an email from the recruiter a few days later, and he invited me to a social event at a local pub/restaurant to meet with some current employees. They all turned out to be recent grads, and they were easy to get along with. From speaking with them, it seemed like this would be a great place to work. They all spoke highly of the good pay, relaxed office environment, and flexible hours.

    I chose the date and time for the interview online, and it took place at the career center on campus. It turned out to be an easy, straightforward case study. The interviewer set up the case, asked me to crunch some numbers, and posed some simple conceptual questions. All you needed was some basic math skills and some common sense. Unfortunately for me, I was nervous and blew the case.

    To potential interviewees, I would check out the cases on Capital One's website. That was pretty close to the case study I got. You might want to brush up on basic algebra (if you need). I was given a pencil, paper, and a calculator, so don't worry about mental math.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question I got involved a two-variable algebraic equation.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Capital One in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Overall it was pretty easy going. The interviewer walks you through the process and the math is really straight forward. I would just be sure to take your time and not rush yourself.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Capital One in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position through campus recruiters. They were nice but I didn't pursue the position further. They asked about my courses, career goals, and offered me a possibility to work either in Virginia or Texas. The recruiter was very nice but I didn't pursue the job though. The entire process was very smooth.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Capital One in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Asked me to desribe my current job and explain to in plain language. Also asked me some technical questions such as how to intepret the colinearity and p-value. Didn't respond very well since I spent most time other possible questions and haven't touch those regression topics for a while. The last question is about a business case question on how to allocate limited resourse to a target objective.

    Before this phone interview, I did the online test as many have already mentioned.

    The HR responded to me very fast about the results. I really appreciate it since I can focus on other tasks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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