Anyone has any tips for the case interview process at Capital One?

May 13, 2018 21 Comments

I have my interview in a couple of days and I’ve never done one. I have a couple and I will get help from a couple of friends to practice a few.

Does anyone have any guidance for the general process? I’ve heard there’s more math (though I can use a calculator) and that it’s about all industries, not just finance.

Any tips are appreciated :)

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Google Curious Ca
    They’re easy af. Just practice a couple of the ones they have online
    May 13, 2018 0
  • Capital One OLB
    It's interesting word problems but nothing crazy. It's easy to get it if you're decently intelligent. Focus more on the BIs, they are harder IMHO
    May 14, 2018 7
    • Merrill Lynch / Other MiwI31
      OP
      Corporate Strategy group
      May 14, 2018
    • Merrill Lynch / Other MiwI31
      OP
      Yeah a little scared for the remote part and the fact that I haven’t done one but I guess we will see!
      May 14, 2018
  • Capital One / Eng DoYourCBTs
    Not worth it run the other way!
    May 14, 2018 1
    • Merrill Lynch / Other MiwI31
      OP
      Haha why would you say that :)
      May 14, 2018
  • Capital One HfgTv72
    Biggest mistakes people make on the case are:
    1) thinking it’s just a math problem. It’s a problem solving exercise. We need to see how you can conceptualize a problem and recognize the solution. Communication is key.
    2) doing the math in your head without talking. I’ve seen folks way smarter than me make simple math errors and I can’t walk them back to the happy path because they did it all in silence and I have no idea where they went wrong.
    3) relying too heavily on what you saw online. Don’t anticipate some “Gotcha” moment because you saw something on a practice case you saw online. Our cases are pretty straightforward if you focus on your interviewer and not some crazy shit you saw online or a horror story from your MBA buddy.
    May 14, 2018 2
    • Merrill Lynch / Other MiwI31
      OP
      Got it. Thank you so much. Would you say it’s more interviewer led or interviewee led?
      May 14, 2018
    • Capital One HfgTv72
      Interviewer will lead you to a point and then ask for your input. From there it’s up to you to lead them to a conclusion or answer. Then the interviewer will take back over.
      May 14, 2018
  • New baQn60
    You don’t give tips when going to interviews. It can be seen ad bribe
    May 13, 2018 2
    • Merrill Lynch / Other MiwI31
      OP
      How else am I going to get the job?
      May 13, 2018
    • New baQn60
      Maybe try services... like sexual favors. Nevermind scratch that. That’s a #metoo
      May 13, 2018
  • Capital One lsYf38
    Interviewer will majorly focus on your approach. Take sometime to understand the question, ask for missing information (if any) and think loudly. Even if you are not able to solve the case, it should not be a deal breaker. As I said, focus will be on how you approach the problem.
    May 13, 2018 1
    • Merrill Lynch / Other MiwI31
      OP
      Thank you!
      May 13, 2018
  • Twitch JingYan
    Just like mgnt consulting case interviews. Search them and practice.
    May 13, 2018 0
  • Capital One Hesiems
    The recruiter should have provided you with some online examples. Don’t sweat it. Just talk out loud so interviewer understands your logic and thought process as you work thru it. It’s supposed to be interactive.
    May 13, 2018 0

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