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Barclays Vice President Interview Questions

Updated Oct 12, 2017
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Vice President Interview

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

Application

The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

Interview

The process was very disorganized and disappointing from start to finish. I was contacted in May for a role and was strung along for 4 months, told I was getting an offer, then nothing. I went in for face to face interviews, both of which ended up getting cancelled after I waited for over 40 mins each time. Not to mention, the video technology which they could not get working. I was very disappointed as the leadership seems great to work with and they are willing to invest in technology and people, but happy in the end because this is probably indicative of the overall employee experience.

Interview Questions

  • Typical behavioral questions and specifics about your background.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Barclays

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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Several rounds of tech screening java basics , core java, java design patterns . Oracle questions included - index , sql queries.
    Some front end questions including JavaScript , emerging techobologies

    Interview Questions


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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interviews were collegial, very general and focused on my general experience. All 3 interviewers were careful to explain the role, responsibilities and what they were seeking in the candidate. They were very open to answering my questions about the group. The main issue for me was that I was interviewing for a role more junior than my experience warrants, which they confirmed after the process. They were incredibly positive about my ability to contribute to the firm and indicated they would support my application to positions at more senior levels with other groups. They did not have the budget flexibility to elevate the VP role, however, and also felt the work would not fully utilize my skills. All in all, despite not getting the job, a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • At the end, they wanted to know what I would bring to the group.   Answer Question
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    Not a tricky interview. You just need to have industry knowledge and experience.

    Negotiation

    Some negotiation. Not much.


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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Role: Front office technology
    First round(telecon): 30 min tech
    Second round(telecon): 2 hrs (talked to 4 people) - tech + derivatives
    F2F in NYC office: 9 am to 4:30 pm - Java, Algorithms, Written test, Derivatives, Fixed Income

    Interview Questions

    • Lot of questions related to algorithms - linked list, array, hashcode etc
      Lot of finance ques - options greeks, bond duration, correlation, option pricing   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation as the offer was better than my expectation.


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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    People were great; they were very friendly. They explained the job, roles, responsibilities with full clarity. I talked to quite a few individuals, some of them senior managers. In terms of what would be expected of a good interview, this interview fully met all of the expectations I had. I was very pleased with the discussions. There were several 15 minute breaks which allowed me to rest. During interviews I was encouraged to ask questions about the job, roles and responsibilities, future of the firm etc.

    Interview Questions


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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview was pretty much one sided monologue with the interviewer doing the talking.It looked like he wanted to spend some time on a friday afternoon with no clear agenda in mind. He was very nice and warm as a person, but the interview looked more like a coffee chat (monologue).He didn't ask me anything, only asked me what questions I had.

    Interview Questions

    • No question was difficult because he didnt ask anything.He only talked and talked when I asked him something and this went on for 1 hr.   Answer Question

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    Had a combination of phone and video interviews. All went well and the fit was good on both sides. The process did extend beyond the normal period for a replacement hire due to internal politics on which office the position would be located. Overall a good experience though. HR and other support were great during the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • A question completely unrelated to the line of work for which I was applying, i.e. a technical question. Turns out this person was testing me to see if I would be suitable for an open position in their universe.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was not as painful as most places can be. Had a great hiring manager that delivered.

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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Typical interview questions mixed with behavioral and what if scenarios. Met with max 2 people. The process took 2 weeks for offer letter and one week for background and drug test to clear.

    Interview Questions


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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Good communication on next steps. Quick process considering size of firm.

    Negotiation

    Very smooth and offer was no-nonsense competitive.


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