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Barclays Trader Interview Questions

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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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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Barcap conducted desk-hiring interview. First round was online test, followed by telephone interview, and then assessment center. Half of the assessment center was occupied by interviews with different desks. Company culture is one of the more relaxing ones among investment banks.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (London, England (UK)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    In the assessment, we went through three rounds of interview in three different desks. I did Credit Rating, Equity Derivatives and risk structuring. There were quite a few math questions, but the majority are still personality-based questions. Also there are questions based on my CV. Because there was a sudden news released on the day, we changed our interviewer because some of them need to go and do some trades.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    filling your details in their website. They require you to write a recent innovation (any) related to the position or industry. And you will numerical test invitation. If you pass the test, you will get an invitation of verbal test. Just some basic calculation and English reading. Be careful the time and read the questions really careful. Then, they will review your resume. I failed to get interview and I think they only want people from top universities in US, cause my university is really good in Australia and the rank of my faculty is also top around the world.

    Interview Questions

    • a recent innovation (any) related to the position or industry   Answer Question

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (London, England (UK)) in December 2011.

    Interview

    On Campus First Round had a strength based interview with two people.
    Final round had desk specific Hiring. Mostly Traders, Structurers, and some guys from Funding Desk attended.
    Structurers and Funding Desk did pure strength based interviews, Trader's mostly went for brainteasers. Not too many technical questions.
    Some of the attendees had up to eight interviews, amount of interviews seemed to highly depend on school's brand name. Also one group trading game with 4-5 people teams.

    Interview Questions

    • If you noticed that your boss did something that does not comply with Barclays Code of Ethics, how would you react?   Answer Question

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays in January 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the Managing Directors of the different groups. They asked general market questions and behavioral based questions like "Tell me about a time when you are faced with a conflict in your previous jobs or in school". Be prepared to give your views about the general market condition and the economy.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays (City of London, England (UK)) in December 2009.

    Interview

    First of all there are 2 online tests, maths and verbal reasoning. Phone interview is composed completely ofl competency based questions, name a time when you... helped someone, were out of your comfort zone, worked in a team, took on a leadership role. The interview started as always with "tell me about yourself". Knowledge of the firms recent history is recommended, as are the usual questions of why barcap, why investment banking, why trading, why an internship. The interviewer was pleasant although not too helpful with prompts etc. Questions are not too hard although thinking up an example of what they you are being asked for is quite difficult especially as some of the questions were very specific.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in February 2009.

    Interview

    Apply online and then phone interview. First about fit. Why Barclays, why trading. Then go through your resume, but sure to be prepared, especially the items in the front. I was asked to introduce my major, what did I do in the extra-curriculum activities. In the end, ask questions like if you're given 2 million how would you advise to invest? Can you give an experience that you took a risk? Also, do you have any questions? It was a 20 minutes HR phone interview from Singopore.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were given 2 million dollars, how would you invest it?   1 Answer
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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays in December 2008.

    Interview

    It was an interview two days after my final exams. Strange enough, I wasn't called for an assessment centre, but went straight to the final round of interviews after my phone interview. Basically I interviewed for a position in FX trading, and I was asked a variety of questions from yield curve, current interest rates, upcoming economic indicators, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the current US yield curve, how would you calculate the forward rate, which cnetral bank had a news release this morning   Answer Question

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