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Barclays Interview Questions

Updated Apr 18, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Interview process was mismanaged and the HRs were uninformed and looked disinterested. Process included one program writing test for an hour and a technical round which lasted hardly for 10 min. Candidates were just keep stranded till the time Panelist decided to go for lunch. The interviewer was quite rude and was showing unprofessional disapproval gestures suggesting how I need more preparation in first 5 minutes of discussion. He did not even go through my complete answer sheet but declared that I surely don't have hands on experience.

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    Online Hirevue test. Worst experience with Hirvue test, it involves unnecessary String parsing rather than testing the candidate's logic. I would say if you get the Hirevue test, learn String manipulation instead of solving logic as logical questions are fairly easy but Sting parsing takes a troll out of you.

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Two interviewers, one by one. The first round is easier, but second round harder.
    Generally, there are two parts: math and coding. Usually 3 questions for math, including probability, brownian motion, Markov chain. One question for programming, but this question tends to be easy.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. You are climbing stairs. If there being n steps, you can climb with step 1,3,5, until the maximum odd number no bigger than n. Calculate the number of methods you can climb on n-stairs.   Answer Question
    • 2. Coding: Find the n-th prime number   Answer Question

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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    oa 4 programming excercises. Reading everything from sys in. So you have to parse everything before start working on each question. HireVue QA. Took 3 hours to finish. Final round asking about operating systems and programming language features.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Henderson, NV
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (Henderson, NV).

    Interview

    I took a test online. Then got a phone interview. Then was called to do a face to face interview. At the interview you were told what to expect if you got the job. Then you met with someone that asked several questions


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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (Wilmington, DE) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I communicated with a representative from the job fair I attended to set up an interview. I was immediately told to give a salary expectation and date I could start working. I asked what position I was being interviewed for (we discussed multiple at the job fair) but he ignored my question. I asked again in response to another email and was ignored again. Two weeks later I was called to schedule an interview. I asked what position I was applying for and finally was told multiple positions. I was then sent a list of competencies that I would be compared to during the interview. The sheets told me that I would be compared to 3-5 and be told which ones before my interview. I was never told and when I emailed to ask, I was ignored again. I asked multiple times which I would be compared to and again and was ignored every time. I finally drove out to Delaware for my interview a few days later. I arrived early and was told to wait in the lobby. As I waited, every employee that walked past me gave me either a disgusted or confused look. I assumed this was nothing and all in my head so I shrugged it off. I was then taken to my interview room and told to wait up to 10 minutes for my interviewer to show up, which was fine. Once he came, he introduced himself and his role and told me "I don't know about your resume but I'm not going to read it". This was odd since the HR contact had made it a point for me to submit my resume ahead of time so that the interviewers could read it. It was a basic interview with behavioral questions like what the coolest thing I worked on was. Eventually I told him I didn't have any prior experience (mind you I applied for college-level positions where they assume you don't have experience, and I mentioned this at the fair where I applied). I could see the smile drop from his face as he assumed I knew nothing about programming, even though it's all I've done in college. He asked me the most basic programming questions possible like how to iterate through an array before telling me "Cool but the questions from the next guy will be harder". It felt like he was insulting my intelligence the rest of the interview. Once the second interviewer came in, he was nicer. He told me about his team and asked a few technical questions, one of which he changed on the spot. Once the interview was over he asked "do you know how to get out?" and then he just left. I was told the sessions would last up to an hour and a half but this was completed after an hour. I waited a bit for the HR rep who brought me to the room to return, but she didn't so I left, unsure if I left early. Nobody told me when I was supposed to leave and nobody who brought me upstairs for my interview was around. Overall one of the worst experiences I have ever had.

    Interview Questions

    • Assume you have an array of integers. Write a for loop and then a while loop to iterate through the array and sum the elements.   Answer Question
    • You have a yellow phone in your hand. Explain to a blind person what color the phone is   1 Answer
    • What's the coolest thing you've worked on in the past 6 months   1 Answer

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    Emerging Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First filled in an online assessment, which was mostly situational question (a video then a multiple choice question) then an online interview, which included some behavioural and situational questions (video recordings and typed email), and then called for a physical interview

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    AVP-FINANCIAL CRIME Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in February 2018.

    Interview

    first round telephonic with a vp..the role was datawarehouse developer but they were looking for Mantas,OBIEE,AML,ETL,Java,PLSQL,unix .Wasnt sure how one person can have all these skills.At resume level they should scrutinize more

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    Client Onboarding Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online, recruiter contacted me to set up an in person meeting within a few days. First behavioral questions, then fit questions. Overall good process, they want to make sure they get people who are genuinely interested in working in back office type roles.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in operations?   1 Answer

  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    Selected for superday (30 minutes back to back to back) after networking with multiple people. It was a very quick process and I accepted the offer on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you value a race horse?   1 Answer

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