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Capital One Technology Development Program Interview Questions

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Technology Development Program Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA (US)) in February 2016.

Interview

Interviewed on campus (Richmond, VA). Super day consisted of 3 interviews; one job fit, one case, one behavioral. Job fit was a couple of coding questions, case was more math applied to a business scenario related to CapitalOne, and behavioral was relaxed, just a conversation about resume, etc. They also take you on a tour of the office and have lunch with current/past program participants and other employees.

Interview Questions

  • Data structures (stacks, linked lists)
    How much money did you save by switching between two different providers (case)   1 Answer

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  1. Helpful (7)  

    Technology Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA (US)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through university. For TDP / software engineers, they skip 1st round interviews and just invite a select few out for final rounds. Capital One flew me out to their Richmod, VA office about a month after applying. There were 3 total interviews, case->behavioral->technical.

    Case was very easy for me as I am also going through strategy consulting interviews. Behavioral was the same as always, technical focused on data structures and object-oriented-design.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me how you would explain a technical topic to someone who no relevant experience in the field.   2 Answers

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    Technology Development Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA (US)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    As others have said, it's a three part interview: case, behavioral, and technical. Each part contains three questions. The behavioral part is nothing difficult, if you look at sample behavioral questions online you can get a good idea of what to expect; I would advise to have a few good stories worth taking about. They are more interested in your communication abilities (and following guidelines; i.e the SAR method which I discuss below). The case interview is also the same, nothing difficult they just want to get a feel for your thought process; the entire time they want to see how you might fit into their team so you want to give them the impression that you're someone they'd love to work with. Final, the technical interview IS a little tough if you don't have a non-computer science background (like myself), so definitely spend a lot of time here if need be. They will almost definitely ask you a systems design question, so familiarize yourself with basic OOP concepts and best practices.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain something technical to someone non-technical (what they want here is to use the SAR method - situation, action, results). So don't just say "well, I would use analogies and visual aids." You need to be thorough and demonstrate an instance where you had to explain something technical and how you were able to get it across to someone non-techy.   2 Answers
  3. Helpful (7)  

    Technology Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Went great, everybody was very courteous and I really enjoyed speaking with each interviewer. I had the case study interview for my final one and the guy was noticeably more cold than the previous interviewers, thought I completely bombed the final interview but I ended up getting the offer so I'm pretty sure this was just a tactic to see how applicants do under pressure.

    Interview Questions

    • Sort an unsorted list of logs into easy, medium, high.   1 Answer
    • Find the k-th to last element in a linked list.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Technology Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA (US)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a email back, went in to their Richmond campus with a bunch of others and interviewed. Everything is very detailed in the information they give you.

    3 Parts: Case, Behaviorial (past experiences), Job Fit.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Technology Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Capital One in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's careers site and landed an on-campus interview. The 3 hour interview consisted of three 1-hour sessions with three different people. There was a case interview, a technical interview, and a behavioral interview. Overall it was very smooth, the interviewers were both nice and helpful. The technical interview especially was on the easier side. As I was applying for a software position, I was not used to the case interview style. However they have instructional videos through their careers site which help you prepare. All-in-all it was a very good and well-run process - a few hours after the interviews were over I received an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What challenges have you faced in previous projects and how did you overcome them?   1 Answer

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    Technology Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Austin, TX (US)).

    Interview

    I came in through a referral and from a target school (Berkeley) of Capital One's TDP Program. As a result, I was expedited to a final round interview and flown to Texas for a full day. The interview consisted of 3 parts - behavioral, case question, and technical. The technical question was extremely easy to solve as compared to other Bay Area tech company interviews, and it seems like they deemphasized technical prowess in favor of job fit and overall team-working ability. However every other aspect of the interview went smoothly, the recruiter was communicative and no obstacles with the process itself.

    Interview Questions

    • Given list of classes for 1 person, design an algorithm to return the optimal schedule.   1 Answer

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    Technology Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Champaign, IL (US)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The process is pretty well documented on this site. I applied for the data engineering track and the interview included a case, behavioral, and coding section. The coding section was still similar to the typical software dev interviews where we had to code 2 out of the 3 questions on a white board.

    I heard back the next morning and was invited to fly out and meet the other new hires and current TDP associates at a Welcome Week. The whole process was quick and painless and I really enjoyed talking to each of the interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral and case examples are available on Capital One's site and the coding section is similar to ones on LeetCode or Cracking the Coding Interview   1 Answer
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    Technology Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Capital One (Austin, TX (US)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied via the web. Got a response fairly quickly. I was asked to come for an on-site interview, which consisted of three parts. After the interview, they let you know fairly soon whether you have successfully passed or not.

    Interview Questions


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    Technology Development Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Capital One (Richmond, VA (US)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    All the people during the interview process was very nice and welcoming. They really tried to calm the candidates before the actual interviews. I applied through my campus and received an email quickly and the whole process was easy and very responsive.

    Interview Questions

    • The technical portion was very in-depth, but the behavioral was like any normal behavioral interview. But interviewer really asked questions to better understand the scenarios stated during the behavioral interviews.   Answer Question

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