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Barclays Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 20, 2017
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Software Developer Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in August 2015.

Interview

Nothing special, typical corporate things. One team hires for another, because probably others left. In person interview - tell me about yourself etc, then with algos, data structures and some board coding things. Met with few arrogant people during the interview. For some reason they think they smart then everybody else and this kind of attitude is during entire interview, it makes experience really negative after all.

Interview Questions

  • * reverse a string
    * write some stupid application to get output of du
    * keep top 100 max in coming queue
    * singleton pattern (thread safety etc)
    * database things - triggers, procedures views etc  
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Other Interview Reviews for Barclays

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Mainly technical question from a list in excel, starting from basic concepts and moving on to more complex things. DB, OOP, Services... Learn the basics and review as many questions from theory as you can

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    got a better offer from other company


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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    On campus interview

    Interview Questions

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in February 2012.

    Interview

    There are 2 round 1:1 interviews. Go through the resume first and then they asked general behavior questions like why barclays and what you can bring to barclays. They probably rated everyone based on your answer. But 2 weeks later got the letter stating you would not get the offer.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays (Houston, TX) in January 2011.

    Interview

    The interview starts with a phone screen, and then onside with 4-5 group members. It's very nice.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview was pretty simple. I was asked Java core, database and web development questions. I was called back immediately for a 1 on 1. I interviewed with 3 people who basically asked me the same type of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a design pattern you know and how you have used it in the past.   1 Answer

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I am still waiting on their offer; however, I was notified that I was a finalist candidate and therefore I believe to have a good chance.

    My first round interview was with a director at the technology group. It was quite long (almost one hour) and the guy asked me a lot of technical questions, mostly about server infrastructure and high-level systems related issues.

    My second interview was only about 5 minutes. He just went through my resume, asked me some q's and told me "I liked what I saw". A week later I got an email from HR telling me I was in the final selection process.

    Overall, technical knowledge is necessary and they seem to be very flexible given that it is a new company.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about how to avoid data corruption in relational databases. (very broadly, not specifics)   2 Answers

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays in October 2008.

    Interview

    I started my interview process by searching for companies online looking foe candidates for technology positions. I applied to barclays. Initially I was contacted by one of the recruiters through email. I was asked to set up time. I had initial discussion about the job responsibilities, salary, location, reasons for changhing job etc. with the recruiter. She then set up a time for me to talk to a hiring manager. I got a call next week for the interview. The process lasted for 45 minutes. I was asked about the work i do, my background, reasons for changing job, some technical questions, puzzles. I was asked to get back in a day or two with results.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (Cairo (Egypt)).

    Interview

    firstly calling for technical test for C# ,asp.net ,sql, and then meet head of department, then calling for IQ and situation test then hr interview then calling for offer,

    Interview Questions


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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Barclays (Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The process took place in our college campus. There were 4 Rounds:
    1)Online Aptitude Test: general aptitude questions, verbal ability, technical questions basically consisting of output and debugging questions, 1 Coding question

    2)Group activity: non elimination round- task given was "Build tallest tower with cards in 30 minutes"
       This is basically to test team building and leadership qualities.

    3)Technical Interview
        the interview lasted for about an hour for each candidate and it was an elimination round.
        Questions were mostly resume based . Some puzzles were also asked.

    4)HR Interview
       I didn't qualify for this round.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical:
      resume based questions like what did you learn in your Web development training , Android training(depends on individual resume)
      > One question from train timing scheduling- "minimum number of platforms required to accomodate given trains based on arrival and departure time"
      >Data Structure- quick sort, binary search complexity, linked list
      >DBMS- joins,primary key , foreign key
      >Write a program to arrange elements on the basis of frequency of appearing in a given list of numbers
      >projects: platforms, languages, databases used  
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