I have an upcoming interview with Capital One for their Business Analyst Program.
I come from a non-target school. Very excited for this opportunity. It took a lot of determination to even be considered to apply for the program. I cold emailed and someone got through. I passed the online exam and now have a case interview coming up.
I have been reading up on the Cap One BA program on this site and seems like a lot of people already got offers and had their final rounds. I hope they still have open spots since im being interviewed late compared to others. That might also be due to the fact that I am from a non target.
I was wondering if their is any advice on how to handle the case and how many rounds of interviews everyone had? After reading on the forum and other sites seems like some had the online assessment + 2 interviews, and some just had 1 after the online assessment.
Capital One Interview Process
Our users shared details about the Capital One interview process below:
The interview process is generally the following (at least for ocr at a target):
- Online assessment consisting of several behavioral questions as well as numerical and logical reasoning tests
- First round interview on campus consisting of a one-hour case and a one hour behavioral
- Second round interview at head office consisting of a one-hour case and one hour behavioral
The cases are very numerical not at all like management consulting cases, in my opinion way easier. Basically, just think out loud and the interviewer will help you along the way. Practice the case they put on the website, it should be pretty similar.
The case I had was about a ferry operation in Sydney. Quite simple really. Had to figure our what was driving demand for the ferry company. It was easy to see they were charging too high of a price.
Then I was given different estimates for sales growth if prices were lowered by different amounts. From there it was just a matter of calculating which was most profitable. The math was super easy, nothing more than adding and coming up with (but not solving) a basic algebraic equation for the breakeven. Capital One seems to be obsessed with breakeven equations. Several friends interviewed at the same time as me and all had to calculate a breakeven.
Capital One provides a video to help candidates prep for the case portion of the interview.
Visit the Capital One website to learn more about the interview process and the case interview.
Capital One Business Analyst Salary
Our users (in 2012) shared that the Business Analyst salary all-in would be ~$95,000 including the salary, annual bonus, and signing bonus (if you are coming out of undergrad).
It's actually better than pretty much any consulting compensation package. Base, annual bonus, and especially signing bonus... I can think of several, if not all, of the top tier consulting shops who have lower comp than the cap one business analyst position.
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