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Global Technology Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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? View Answer
Senior Systems Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
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)
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barclays Capital in July 2012.
Interview Details phone interview
1 technical round
1 manager round
1 client round
Interview Question – I dont remember Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I dint negotiate
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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.
Fldp Telephone Interview Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult 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
Very Easy Interview
Rewards Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
IBD, Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
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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