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Capital One Business Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Apr 7, 2017
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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (McLean, VA) in April 2017.

Interview

The entire interview process was pretty pleasant. The interviewers were all really friendly, knowledgeable, and honest about their experiences at Capital One. They'd all been there at least 7 or 8 years and clearly enjoyed their jobs. I had a first round phone interview that dove straight into a case, and found out a few days later that I'd be having an in-person super day the next week. Two cases, very numbers-heavy, and a product interview that was more creative business thinking. I was nervous and definitely made a few mistakes while I was working through my cases, but I worked through my thought process with the interviewers and they were very helpful. Product interview was really fun! In general, I tried to stay relaxed and friendly, and act as if I was already a part of the team.

They took care of my travel, hotel, and food expenses and there was a cute goody bag with snacks and travel gear waiting at the hotel. There were a few other candidates in my group who were clearly very intelligent and friendly, too. The only unpleasant aspect to the whole process was that I didn't find out about my phone interview until the day before so it felt pretty rushed.

Interview Questions

  • Break even analysis and market entry calculations, more math heavy than traditional consulting-style cases. Plus the more creative-thinking product interview.   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Capital One

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Capital One (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online after going to the Capital One booth at my campus career fair. Had my first-round interview on campus. It was a 30 minute case interview that tested mainly quantitative skills, but also had some open ended analytical questions. The case and the questions on it were fairly basic.

    Interview Questions

    • As the owner of an apartment complex, would you rather charge a higher rent but have less tenants or charge a lower rent but have more tenants, if both options result in the same profit?   Answer Question

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Long process. Started in September and completed earlier in January. Met them on campus. Had an on campus case interview. Phone behavioral. Three more interviews on site in Richmond two months later. Two cases and one product interview. Overall fun process. I thought I did well on the cases and product but guess not because I didn't get the offer.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Recruiter set up power day. Two case interviews and one behavioral interview. Then lunch with a current employee. After lunch I was asked to complete a third case. Some people were sent home at that point. I got stuck (on something easy) and once it took longer than it should the interviewer visually gave up on it even though he helped move past where I was stuck, I was able to get through the case. I was allowed to leave and told they would contact me within a few days. The auto reject email came about 30 minutes before the recruiter called to tell me the same on the next day. The third case was the killer for me. In hindsight and as a help to future interviewers, the cases are NOT as hard as they make them out to be. If you are worried about studying up in advance, spend your time on business math drills, break even analysis (pretty high level) and being able to back into numbers quickly. Also practice mentally viewing numbers in number scales to help you get through the cases quicker with less chance of misplacing zeros. If I had focused here instead of honing up on business math formulas I was rusty with (probability as an example) I believe I would have done fine. Marketing response rates and pricing were part of two of the cases. The reason behind why Capital One uses these types of interviews seems solid and it definitely an employer I had targeted. I do find that if they assume qualitative insights in more of a learned aspect of a BA job and they focus almost exclusively on acquiring quantitative people. The process favors a model of processing data over people with real world hands on experience in my opinion. All of the staff was polite but clearly this process is just as much of a beating for them as it is for interviewees. There was very little passion from interviewers as they walked through the cases…like it was drudgery.

    Interview Questions

    • Business case about direct mail pieces that had different interest rates, resulting in different take rates, and different average balances.   1 Answer

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One in December 2016.

    Interview

    Gave online screening test. Did not hear back from them. Found out online I was rejected, no email or anything. The test was fairly simple, some questions were not worded well though

    Interview Questions


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Capital One in November 2016.

    Interview

    I went to a career fair, and talked to the recruiter. I also went to an info session the previous day. I submitted an application to their website, and to my schools career site and was chosen for an on campus interview a month later. The interview went well, but I made small simple math mistakes which I should not have. The case interview is fairly easy so they expect you to do it perfectly. I am awaiting to hear if I get sent to the final round in their Virigina offices.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    First round interview on campus was an easy business case. Got invited to final round interviews shortly after. Interviews in Richmond consisted of three individual interviews, two case and one product case. The two business cases were very quantitative and involved profits and breakeven calculations about auto insurance and the wheat industry. The product case was about how to improve a product and product creation. I received a rejection call within one day. Overall it was a positive experience, and they offer you a lot of support and communication throughout the process.

    Interview Questions


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Three interviews. Two case interviews and one product interview. Case interviews test business and quantitative thinking ability while the product interview tests creative thinking. The case interviews are more difficult than the product interview. Know basic profit analysis (breakevens and weighted averages). Also know basic algebra (systems of equations)

    Interview Questions

    • Explain 10 ways to redesign a toothbrush   1 Answer

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Plano, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    One case interview over the phone. If you prepare with the materials on their website its not too bad. Then there is a power day with 3 interviews, 2 case interviews and 1 product interview. Each of these interviews usually begin with one basic behavioral question. Case interviews are more in depth than the one on the phone. Product interview is about outside of the box thinking

    Interview Questions


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    1-on-1 case interview on campus. The company has great case prep materials on its website and held a pre-interview prep session the night before. The recruiters stressed that the interviewer is there to work through the case with the applicant. I was very pleased with the prep and communication from the company. Unfortunately, my interviewer wasn't very helpful. He seemed uninterested from the start of the interview and was clearly ready to leave for the day. He was distracted by his phone and computer screen and wasn't listening to my thought process. He also gave me an incorrect information from the start which I was using throughout the process but didn't say anything, even when he saw that my figures weren't adding up.

    Interview Questions


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