Capital One Data Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2015
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Data Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Capital One in October 2011.

Interview

I applied for an interview through our career website. Was followed up with an HR rep who asked me to apply online. After applying online, was required to take a personality test and standardized test (verbal comprehension and math). Once this was completed, I was invited to interview on campus. The interview was a quantitative case study and was very stressful. The interviewer was very friendly and relaxed, however. Despite my experience, never once were any questions asked about my resume. The case study involved purely mathematical questions, equations, and theories...definitely not like the usual behavioral interview. I am still awaiting the results, one way or the other. I think the company is great, however the interview process after this is even more intensive...

Interview Questions

  • Case study...analyze this graph (given details), what can you tell me about it?   1 Answer

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Submitted an application to Capital One through my University. Was then contacted to take an online skills test, consisting of verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, and behavior/personality. Was then given on on-campus case interview. The case was difficult but the interviewer was very friendly and answered all the questions I had. I did not make the second round, which would have been on-site in VA.

    Interview Questions

    • The case was about a call center. FInding average call time (using weighted average) find transfer rate of calls, finding what the transfer rate must be reduced to in order to save the company $1 million per year.   Answer Question
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX) in March 2009.

    Interview

    In order to get an interview, you first must pass a quantitative test. You have to read a bunch of graphs and pay attention to details. I didn't think it was hard, but time was an issue. They start you off with a case interview. After I passed that they brought me to their office for two additional cases and a behavioral interview. Each interview was an hour. The focus is definitely on quantitative skills, and they seem to be looking for a thought process over a right answer. They'll change information on you and force you to adapt. Sometimes it seemed like they would with hold information to see if I'd ask for it. One interviewer offered a calculator, the others didn't. The math required was just algebra. The interviewers were pretty friendly and casual, and they are senior associates or managers in the same type of role you're applying for. Communication after the interviews was a weak point. I was promised an answer within a week, but didn't actually get an offer for over a month. The recruiters were good about calling me regularly, they just never had anything useful to tell me other than keep waiting. After talking to other candidates, it seems like my experience wasn't typical. A few days before I got an offer, I had a phone interview where I was mainly asked about what I'd like to work on.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to figure out which type of postage would be best in a marketing campaign.   Answer Question
    • standard business situations related to profits, marketing strategies, etc. I was interviewing for auto finance, but the cases sometimes related to credit cards. You need analytical skills a lot more than actual business knowledge.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was a competitive offer, and I did not feel the need to negotiate. I have heard that they will match bonuses if you have another offer.

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I contacted the recruiter, who had me take intelligence and personality tests. I passed those and was invited to the final round interview in Richmond. The whole process was great: they had a reception for us the night before in the hotel, where we were able to meet and get to know each other as well as other young analysts working for the company. The next day, the interviews began at 8 AM. We first had to take another intelligence test to confirm our earlier scores. Then, I had a one-on-one case interview which was challenging but not too intimidating, then a two-on-one behavioral interview, followed by one more one-on-one case interview. We then were taken to lunch, given a brief tour, and dismissed. I heard back from the recruiter in less than a week. All in all, a fine interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Case interview: basic business problem (if product X costs Capital One $4.00 per unit, with a $800 sunk cost, and we charge X amount of dollars along with a $10 annual fee, how many do we need to sell to break even, etc). Followed by a longer discussion of more complex problems that the situation might entail.   5 Answers
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Case Interview Describes case, gives variables, costs, interest rates, borrowing rates, etc. You have to solve the problems in front of the interview and it was very nerve-wraking because you don't want to take too long because you are sitting in dead silence with someone staring at you but you also need to make sure you get it right.

    Interview Questions

    • Interest rate and timing of payments or defaults questions   Answer Question
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One in December 2010.

    Interview

    The overall process was involved from the online Personality and Numerical Reasoning test to the Case an behavioral type interviews onsite. However, once the online test were passed the recruiter was very encouraging throughout the process by trying to align you with all suitable job openings and getting the interview setup and making you feel comfortable with the process. The process showed that they gave thought to the candidate selection. I attended an onsite recruiting day where other candidates were interviewed for various other positions.

    Interview Questions

    • Case type interview questions on wether a proposed business venture would be profitable or not. You were given numbers such as the cost to market, expected profit per customer, etc and from tthe information you had to determine wether it would be a good business opportunity or not.   Answer Question
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    1st there was a phone interview and then there were 2 online tests, basically critical thinking and behavioural. then there were 3 1:1 interviews with 2 case interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • describe a situation when you had to go against your group.   Answer Question
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One in February 2012.

    Interview

    First round interview was a business case study. Interviewer led case was easy to take but difficult to properly execute. Ask as many questions as possible because they are very friendly. No matter what you do you must be able to put every solvable problem into some form of an algebraic equation.

    Interview Questions

    • 100MM Revenue Company is a computer hardware distributor. They solely work as a middleman between wholesaler and customer. They have gross transaction costs of 80 MM and 2 offices with expenses totaling 20MM (10MM each) and 20MM in sales costs. Are they Profitable? If not, what are some options they may have to become profitable? For every additional $1 of revenue, the company has $0.90 costs. How much must they raise revenue to break-even? Is this a reasonable solution? Why or why not? 20MM in sales related costs. 70% goes to vendor costs and 30% to salesperson travel expenses, etc. Current vendor costs 50% more than industry standard. How much would the company save going to new vendor? Current industry sales per saleperson is 33% higher than current salespeople. How much could they save if they wanted to cut down number of salespeople with industry standard versions to maintain 100MM revenue? With the reduction in sales costs are they profitable? Why or why not? What if they close one of the offices to lower office expenses? How much must they now produce in revenue to break-even? (use break even equation as we did earlier) Finally manager comes to you and says “we want to make our profits to be 3% of our revenue”. How can you make this happen? Most questions should have an algebraic way to calculate. I can’t really remember every detail of the case because it was lengthy but this will give you a great idea as to how it will be structured.   1 Answer
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I had an on campus interview which consisted of what they call case studies. There really is minimal ways to prepare for this as it is more of a test of your ability to manipulate numbers for mostly break even points they also may ask you to make graphs and other things like that. The biggest thing is to not panic. They know they are difficult and you are supposed to mess up at certain points. The interviewer will help you at those points. If you don't understand something just ask! I was invited then to Richmond for an onsite interview. Here they give you a tour of the facility as well as a personality assessment as well as two more case studies all with different people. The personality portion was explained to me in the sense 'we just want to make sure you are not a murderer do not worry too much about that portion'. The case studies are what really matters. These case studies in my opinion were of a little greater difficulty than the first one I had but test over the same concepts. All in all just relax. You are competing against a base score to get the job and not the other applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you had to take the lead in a group?   Answer Question
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Capital One in February 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewed through my spartan career and get called in for first round at the career center. Asked me ac ouple questions about my work experience and how i go to where i was today. Then asked me if i have ever done a case study

    Interview Questions

    • They did a case study about a call center of capital one with the data of "Avg talk Time, "abandon rate" , and "volume" and told me to get the avg talk time for the whole week. . Froze up for a couple minutes than employer gave me a few hints on what to do   1 Answer
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