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Barclays Capital Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2014
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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Global Technology Analyst Interview

Global Technology Analyst
Pune

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in September 2011.

Interview Details Initial communication vague as to nature of the work. Understandable considering the company in question. Work ethic, attitude and willingness to learn were valued more in the entire process than almost any other factor. Panel is approachable and friendly and interested in listening to whatever you have to say. They are looking for high performers who'll add value to the work they do as well as the company culture.

Interview Question – Would you be willing to work weekends or late nights?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Vague nature of the work and shift work.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Pune

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in December 2012.

Interview Details The Hiring and Interview process was well organised and systematic.I had 4 rounds of Telephonic interview after which i had 3 rounds of face to face interview for the role of Business Analyst in Application Support Profile.

Came across rapid fire round of both technical as well as functional questions.All the rounds went as per my expectation except the 2nd round which i had 70-80% chance.

Interview Question – 1>Types of temporary table,query to create a temporary table and till what period of time it can store data.
2>Difference between oracle 10g and 11i ?Advantages of 11i over 10g and where it is applied?
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Fresher Interview

Fresher

Interviewed at Barclays Capital

Interview Details Written , GD, Interview, HR

Interview Question – They do not need ur technical knowledge. MY interview was awesome. I donot know wat r they looking for   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Systems Analyst Interview

Senior Systems Analyst
Pune

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in March 2013.

Interview Details Call from consulting service and they arranged the telephonic round with tech panel.
After 1 week i got call for the tech round which I cleared, then they call for 2nd round which was with the onsite team.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Pune

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in March 2012.

Interview Details I was being hired for technology analys position in Barclays Capital. Since they were hiring big time in Pune, I was being interviewed by 3 different teams in Bar cap simultaneously! The technical quality of the questions were the simplest that I faced among investment banks.

Interview Question – In general I was asked the simplest questions in Barcap. The most difficult tech question was: (Java question) . Suppose you have a class which has a HashMap as an instance variable. How do you design a getter method so that the map returned does not corrupt the original map.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They will pay you market standards but you should be aware of what other IBs are paying. If you do not know it, you will be pulled down by HR ( standard HR practice)


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Pune

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in July 2012.

Interview Details phone interview
technical test
1 technical round
1 manager round
1 client round
HR round

Interview Question – I dont remember   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I dint negotiate


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Pune

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barclays Capital in June 2011.

Interview Details 1. Couple of telephonic interviews.
2. MCQ test(not always)
3. F2F technical interview.
4. Mgmt/HR round

Interview Question – Hard to point out one. The good thing is that the interviewers generally probe for your area off expertise before launching into more detailed questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Salary expectation met.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Fldp Telephone Interview Interview

Fldp Telephone Interview

I applied online and 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 Question – Normal Question: Why Barclays, Why Finance, Why this division, Strengths/weaknesses, Example of when you led a team   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Rewards Specialist Interview

Rewards Specialist

I applied through a staffing agency and 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


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

IBD, Analyst Interview

IBD, Analyst
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and 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 Question – Nothing unexpected   Answer Question

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