Barclays
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Interviews at Barclays

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Barclays.
Interview experience
Based on 653 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 648 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 613 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Barclays

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 6.

Interview process length
About a week
26%
About a month
21%
About a day or two
19%
About two weeks
18%
More than one month
15%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
70%
Phone call/screening
59%
Background check
44%
Problem solving exercises
33%
Written test
26%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Barclays

  • For the underwriting executive role - it started with a 30 min phone call centered around the barclays values and ethic's. You had to give work example's showing those values 'respect', 'ethical', 'f…
    Shared on 6 April 2018
  • My interview was unusual because I knew the interviewer from gambler's anonymous
    Shared on 19 December 2017
  • Face to face interview.
    Shared on 6 December 2017 - Senior Collections Agent - Manchester Central

Interview questions at Barclays

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Have you ever had less than £2.00 in your account
    Shared on 30 November 2017
  • What makes you want this job
    Shared on 28 September 2017 - Cafe assistant - Glasgow
  • Scenarios around Respect integrity service stewardship and excellance.use star technique with L = learn
    Shared on 4 August 2017 - Customer Service Associate - Thornaby

Interview tips at Barclays

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)71%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)24%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%
  • They didn’t have a dress code2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Barclays

  • Fully prepare for competency based questions providing details of the full situation and outcome.
    Shared on 30 September 2019 - Senior Quality Analyst - Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Be professional and take a folder with your CV ID and proof of education.
    Shared on 6 September 2019 - Business Manager - Preston
  • Be open and honest
    Shared on 13 June 2019 - Complaints Handler - Stockton-on-Tees

The first interview at Barclays

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me23%
  • Other online job site22%
  • Other21%
  • Through Indeed14%
  • Employee referral14%

How candidates received their first interview at Barclays

  • Through an agency
    Shared on 28 December 2018 - Analyst - Glasgow
  • Family friends
    Shared on 5 November 2018 - Work Experience - Canary Wharf
  • Contract Role - via agency
    Shared on 22 October 2018 - CDD / KYC HIGH RISK REFRESH ANALYST - Contract - Canary Wharf, Greater London
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