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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays Global Investors in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of two phone screens by members of the team. One was the project lead and the other was a senior engineer. The project lead threw me soft skill problems and the senior engineer asked me high level technical questions.

    Afterwards, I was invited to the corporate headquarters for on site interviews. I performed a technical interview consisting of high level problems and programming with two members of the engineering team. Afterwards i spoke with the project lead once again.

    Interview Questions
    • Overall the questions weren't very difficult. Asked to explain Javas type system, object oriented programming, design patterns, data structures, search algorithms.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As a new graduate hire, I wasn't able to negotiate anything.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2009

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Acquired By BlackRock
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has no trouble with trillions. With more than $2 trillion under management, the company is one of the world's largest administrators of institutional assets, serving some 3,000 corporations, pension plans, unions, not-for-profits and other clients in more than 50 countries. It specializes in structured investment strategies such as indexing and risk-controlled active investment management. The firm offers approximately 300 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as well as its LifePath family of mutual funds. BGI also performs securities lending... More

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