Barclays Capital Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Graduate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    After the online application you get automatically approved to an online numbers exam, which if you score sufficiently turns into a word reasoning test.

    3 interviews, each on different sections, one on the current market, one on accounting/finance, and the other on me as a person.

    Interview Questions
    • None, all very standard if you are prepared. Know the market!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Barclays Capital in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting, and got invitation to online testing about a week after the closing deadline. Online testing was quite simple, and got through to a surprise phone interview, consisting of very standard behavioural questions.

    In the first round interview, I was interviewed in 3 separate interviews of 2 people each, with one being market knowledge, one case interview, and one cultural fit type interview. Unfortunately at this time I was not paying much attention to the market and I blame my failure in the interview to my lack of interest at the time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Fldp Telephone Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
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    Rewards Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was fast. The interview coordination very slow and caused a lot of delay.
    The background check was outsource to a 3rd party vendor not too sure if they lack a group of competence worker to do the job or are they simply slow in their work

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    IBD, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening, then in person interview. I spoke with the HR recruiter and she liked my background so i was called in to interview with 3 people. One of the people cancelled so i met with two. One director and one lower level employee.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    I got a random call from a recruiter, who said that my application was submitted for an Analyst position at Barclays Capital through an internal referral. I agreed to interview the following week, which was a first and final round interview, with a current Analyst and the COO. The interview was surprisingly the most laid back interview I've had, with the COO making a few jokes and making friendly conversation here and there and asking very general interview questions. I've had my fingers crossed for the past month, and it took a full month from the day of the interview, to the time HR followed up to me saying they ultimately selected another candidate. Soul crushing result to a great interview experience.

    Here are the questions they asked me:
    Why Barclays?
    Why do you want to work in investment banking?
    What responsibilities of this position excite you?
    How do we know you want to stay with Barclays (and not jump to another company)?
    + A few questions specific to my resume

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Barclays Capital.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting. Two rounds in a row. Two interviews, each one is half an hour. One will ask you technical questions and the other ask you behavior question. One week later the HR will call you about the result and give you offer at that time. You only have two weeks or so to decide.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Stage 1:
    No Basic Numerical and Competency Online Tests,
    Only Short essay questions submitted online,

    Stage 2:
    Following a call from the firm, face to face interviews are arranged.

    First interview a 1-2 (With an Analyst and a VP) focusing mainly on Technical questions revolving Corp Finance and Accounting concepts (focused on ratios and their applications).

    Second interview 1-1 (With a Higher Mnmgt) Fewer Technical Questions, More Personality and Fit questions, General knowledge questions involving recent financial news, Interviewers would also dig deep into your motivations behind getting this job. Therefore, be sure to show a genuine interest in wanting to get this role.

    Interview Questions
    • Limitations of difference financial ratios/ multiples and when to use them. e.g. EBITDA and Price Multiples. When to use Levered and Unlevered beta etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process goes as follows:
    15 minute general interview
    2x face to face interview

    Very professional and very well mannered people. They'll look at your CV and ask question on the projects you've worked on before

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question is about the technical expertise one has had and the effort it took to accomplish goals   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiation as the offer was more than enough
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Client Valuations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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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