Barclays Capital Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
409 Interview Reviews

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    Product Control - Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Put forward for interview by recruiter. Interview was with team leader (AVP) and product control VP. Questions touched on previous role, career motivations, understanding of role and I was grilled on my technical understanding of my previous role and the role being interviewed for.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    First round
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    interviewed at Barclays Capital in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview via a recruiter. The process took one day. Interview was scheduled one week after the call. Some generic interview questions and then a some programming questions and exercises and some financial maths ones.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Standard application The Online Application Form, Online Numerical Reasoning Test, Part 2 of the Online Application Form (for those who meet or exceed the minimum numerical reasoning requirement) Then a telephone interview then assessment center

    Interview Questions
    • How would you manage a team? (This is hard as there is no context at all)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Fldp Telephone Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, Done tests: 1-logical reasoning 2-Numerical 3-verbal .... After this Phone Interview then face to face. Telephone interview was a little but dull. The interviewer was very blunt and it lasted around 30mins. other than that the question were normal and make sure you research the organisation culture etc

    Interview Questions
    • Normal Question: Why Barclays, Why Finance, Why this division, Strengths/weaknesses, Example of when you led a team   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Client Valuations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    2 stage process - 1 with hiring manager and 1 with dept head. Competency based interview and they asks questions to see if you fit within the team, e.g. what is your weakness? tell me a process improvement that you have made?

    Interview Questions
    • Mainly competency focused and what i did in my previous roles.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate a higher rate - the manager took off 10% once i signed the contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Spring Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application and got a response the same week. The following week got a telephone interview, which had the feel of a normal leadership, teamwork, etc. questions. However, recruiters are not allowed to paraphrase the question so you have to interpret it, as best as you can and give specific example. The following after the interview, I was invite to an AC with the same questions only a little bit more in-depth. In addition, there was a game where we had to make a 3x3 cube out of smaller cubes, ensuring that each side has the same colour. In addition, adjacent colours cannot be the same. After the AC got a call from the recruiter telling me I was successful. Very friendly and nice company culture, which tries to get the best of you. MAKE SURE YOU MENTION the values RISES ...

    Interview Questions
    • How did you feel when a friend of yours acted unethically?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Vice President, IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Barclays Capital in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviews are somewhat incosistent accross the board and like in many companies it really depends who you get. It's quite important to find out who is the real decission maker. Frequently this will be the hiring manager (and also the first person you interview with apart from HR). If you can succeed with that interview almost everything else is a formality. I've been with the company for a few years and have seen the process from both sides.

    Interview Questions
    • The internal training for hiring is not great, so again it depends how much preparation and effort they put in. Sometimes people will ask "smart" questions, but they're usually easy to see through.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The process can be a bit chaotic, it helps if you have something that you can push them with (like a shorter notice period if they get the written offer to you by a certain date).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Four interviews. Two with directors

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be honest with your current wages as they will check.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    FX Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Standard bank hiring questions

    Negotiation Details
    Long and drawn out but standard for banks.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    interviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very extensive online application, with multiple specific essays that have to be written. After online math and verbal reasoning tests, got a phone interview. It was a bad experience, the interviewer called late, laughed at some of my answers and never gave me feedback ...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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