Barclays Capital Reviews in New York, NY

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
768 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance (but depending on role) is the only good thing about working there (in 60 reviews)

  • Okay before 2012, great leadership in the investment banking side (in 44 reviews)


Cons
  • There are very long hours which may possibly lead to a poor- work life balance I suppose (in 43 reviews)

  • Little opportunity to move, long hours that are sometimes not necessary (in 50 reviews)

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  1.  

    Place to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly team, good to learn things on investment, if you start from different background like IT. Plenty of space to grow within the department.

    Cons

    As the culture of big firms, you are boxed in, ie. switch from IT analytics role to quant or trading is next to never.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    tax avp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work life is the greatest

    Cons

    turnover/scandals make it not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great office culture. Good choice for personal growth due to the large number of teams available. Flexible working hours as well.

    Cons

    Too many teams. Work can get hazy due to a large number of teams collaborating. Case of too many cooks spoiling the broth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work especially on the values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A nice place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate, Quantitative Analytics in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate, Quantitative Analytics in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A reasonable place with reasonable coworkers

    Cons

    Cannot hire the best candidates

  6.  

    Barclays

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Banking was great money and a great learning environment.

    Cons

    The hours of investment banking are terrible.

  7.  

    great place to work

    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provide lots of accommodation and activities as an intern

    Cons

    Not the center (revenue generating part) of the company as a tech intern.

  8.  

    Great learning environment and colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Highly competent team members and leads

    Cons

    Commute to the city was a bit taxing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a location near central jersey to reduce the train drain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good compensation, challenging work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A fast-paced environment looking to push people to perform.
    Great upside in compensation.

    Cons

    Not a good culture that fosters growth and development
    Survival of the fittest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing a culture that cares about people and not just money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A forward-thinking company that thinks outside of the box for premier risk management and financial products & services.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President (PMO, Project Management Officer) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President (PMO, Project Management Officer) in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, inclusion into processes and decision-making, new ideas always had a viable forum.

    Cons

    Advancing within the company proved difficult to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would ask employees on a regular basis if they are happy and satisfied in their current position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work. Good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good work atmosphere

    Cons

    No clear direction of Senior management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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