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Barclays Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2017
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    submitted my resume online, after two or three weeks, received an email from the recruiter and set up an initial phone interview. Asked general questions in financial math, and in the end he invited me to on-site, but after three weeks, they told me they would pursue other candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Monte Carlo simulation, binary tree, forward price, etc.   Answer Question

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    Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    You will likely be asked questions about your teamwork skills, your interpersonal relations, your management style or your ability to work in a diverse environment. Review the job posting again and try to anticipate other likely areas of questioning, and prepare honest and concise answers that highlight relevant aspects of your work history and life experience. On the day of the interview, dress appropriately and arrive early, calm and mentally prepared. And, most importantly, don’t forget to relax and be yourself.

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    Corporate Finance Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    1 30 minute phone interview, behavioral and fit questions (1st round); 3 30 minute interviews with managers, behavioral questions but also technical questions about markets, bonds, etc. - a basic understanding of finance and financial markets should suffice (Final Round)

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    • How do you think Trump's presidency will affect financial markets ?   Answer Question

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    Loan Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barclays (Newark, DE) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was pretty standard. Hiring/HR was a nightmare. After signing and returning my offer letter, they asked me for a start date. I gave them an "I can start as early as ___" and had to chase on my email 3 times and then go directly to the person who interviewed me before I finally got even an acknowledgement.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of analytical skills do you have?   1 Answer

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    Two sets of online tests, a phone call interview and an assessment centre. The phone call and one interview at the AC were competency based, everything else was focused on a case study.

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  6. Helpful (1)  

    Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied through the college career website and received an email for the phone interview. He first asked me to walk through my resume and some questions followed up about my resume. We also talked about the finance and accounting classes that I have taken.It was not a tough interview. 

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied on campus and had a first round interview after a reception the night before. Really nice people, and asked pretty basic technical questions, though the behavioral questions were more varied than other banks. One question involved a series of questions about a hypothetical startup, presented to me as if I was a potential investor, to determine if it was something one should invest in. Then there was a comparison of a tech company and a paper company, and how the cash flows, valuation multiples, and debt ratios would vary between them.

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    Trader Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Online assessment, one numerical part and one ethics part. Numerical part included math problems with graphs and table computing percent increase etc. It was all done online with video and interactive responses

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Barclays (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Around 3 weeks after submitting the application and was invited to a skype interview with two interviewers. Started with basic questions, then moved on to more technical ones. Interviewers were generally friendly, and both of the interviews had similar questions. Technicals are not too hard, though interviewing through Skype is a bit more stressful than through phone.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays in October 2016.

    Interview

    First round phone screening by an analyst. Then had a on-campus one-on-one interview but didn't get into the superday. The process took around 2 weeks. The questions are pretty standard for investment banking. Nothing surprising.

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Pros: “The culture is very collaborative. It is a top 5 bulge bracket banks for most of its banking groups. You get decent deal experience at the junior level.”“The culture is very collaborative. It is a top 5 bulge bracket banks for most of its banking groups. You get decent deal experience at the junior level.” – Full Review

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