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Updated 14 Feb, 2015
Updated 14 Feb, 2015
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    1. Online Application
    2. Online Test: Numerical and Verbal
    3. Telephone Interview: Competency Based
    4. Assessment Centre: Full Day. Case study, technical interview, competency interview, team exercises.
     Overall impression: Very friendly and helpful recruitment process.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Since I came from an engineering background with no finance experience they asked me what mathematical model can I use to describe a financial concept of my choice.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Treasury Trading SummerProgrammer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Round1: Online test consisting of 40 questions of multi-choice answer. Total duration to complete the test is one hour. Try to answer 2 choices out of 4 or 5 choices.

    Round2: Technical Round of 30 minutes. All the questions will be related to your skill sets. Try to give straight-forward answers. (Not too difficult).

    Round3: Managerial Round (Stakeholder Round) of 30-45 minutes. General questioning related to your job profile, your roles and responsibilities, your hobbies, Strength and weaknesses have been asked. Main focus and aim of this round is to check your communication skills, your confidence level and way you respond the answers.

    Round4: Technical Round of 30 minutes again. Some more questions related to the Skills set/Projects you shown in your resume are asked.

    Round5: Process Manager’s/Stakeholder Round. More focus is on the way you implement the projects. The challenges you faced for your current projects. Yours current role and responsibilities in the organization etc. (Be very confident answering the questions because this is very critical round).

    Round6: HR Round. Just the normal round means the salary expectations, notice period etc things are discussed here. Be prepared for this round too.

    Interview Questions
    • Why have you chosen to apply to this particular role and why at Barclays?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    1st round was a typical S&T phone interview; opinion based market question, why Barclays, and etc. Superday was all fit/behavioral, very relaxed and engaging. Very welcoming culture and interviews were more of a conversation than a typical Q&A interview. If you're smart, personable and enthusiastic you should do well when interviewing at Barclays.

    Interview Questions
    • Who has had the biggest impact on you life?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    First round was two phone interviews w/ analysts and associates. Second round was an "informational interview" with VPs. Final round was four back-to-back skype interviews with the team in the regional office.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked multiple brain teasers, asked why I was interested in finance even though I haven't had any prior experience nor relevant classes.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    one telephone interview with HR with all the fit questions: describe a time when you help others, what would you do if one of your friends does something unethical. Then I got an AC, which contain a trading game and 3-4 one-to-one interview. The one-to-one is half fit question and half technical question. The technical is not very hard and about the news.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Technology Spring Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, invited to inductive reasoning tests. First and second round phone interviews, and an offer a day after second round. All questions during the process were strength-based, no technicals at all. Make sure to show examples of how you share the 5 key values of Barclays, show that you can work well in a team and that you can think for yourself. Ensure that you have strong industry knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • How motivated are you to further your career?
      How would you present complex information so that everyone can understand?
      How important is technology in investment banking?
      Would your friends go to you for advice? Why?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Applied online.
    First stage: online application which required to upload CV and complete combination of motivation and business awareness questions.
    Second stage: received online tests few days after the submission of the online form. Had to complete mathematical reasoning test and 2 personality tests.
    Third stage: 2 weeks after submission of test received invitation to telephone interview. Booked slot for the telephone interview online. each interview lasts approximately 30 minutes. Was asked just competency based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How satisfied you get when you explain something and the person understands that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Online Assessment - Situational Judgement, Personality, Numerical Tests - Telephone Interview - AC (Haven't had yet)
    Was all pretty straight forward, nothing out of the ordinary. The deadline was extended by 2 weeks originally, not really sure why.
    Not been yet, but advised that the AC contains 3 parts: 1:1 interview with a senior associate in my department; group exercise; 45 minute preparation on a new topic followed by 15 minute presentation to a senior associate.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing hugely unexpected, 2 that caught me out - What does inclusion mean to you? & What are the 3 main issues on the global agenda currently?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    someone call from uk, very standard questions, cannot explain the question but repeat, a bit push
    related to teamwork, relationship management, fast-learning, risk in financial market, etc. last about 30 mins. since the interviewer cannot explain the question, and the question is really ambiguous, you'd better answer clearly and make it short.

    Interview Questions
    • questions are very simple, but you have to understand it correctly   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Credit Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Barclays Capital in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, had an online numerical test followed by a telephone interview. Walked through my CV, asked about college assignments related to credit risk and any knowledge I had about credit risk. Called for an assessment centre then 3 competence and technical interviews, a values interview and a case study which was mental math based. Good experience, expecting to hear back this week.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you failed and how did you rectify it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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