Barclays Capital
3.0 of 5 654 reviews
www.barcap.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Capital Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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44% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Capital Chief Executive Rich Ricci

Rich Ricci

(45 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Constant over-hring and then layoffs...

Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time for more than a year

ProsWell... Good name on your resume. Smart and agressive people. Lots of stuff to learn. You can get all of these from another investment bank though.

ConsMiserable work environment with NO bonus... Never ever trust whatever they told you during your interview or negotiation. None is true.

Advice to Senior ManagementHonesty is the best policy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start your career, but not much after that.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time for more than a year

ProsGood learning experience, develop the skills you need to launch your career anywhere else. High level of senior exposure.

ConsExtremely underpaid and overworked. Company culture and employee moral is almost non-existent, and there is constant turnover and redundancies. They need to recognize employees at all levels and compensate them for their hard-work, rather than only rewarding those at the top. The company will not change anytime soon...it will take at least 10 years to rebuild the company culture and make it a 'go-to-bank'.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to boost moral and retain talent, pay your employees more.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pays 30% below street for median bucket

Investment Banking Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people are Barclays are typically very nice.

ConsThe new CEO is ruining the company (at least Barclays America).

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop trying to run Barclays like it's solely a commercial bank.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disconnect

Equity Research Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays Capital as an intern for less than a year

ProsPay is Even with Street, Large Platform, Brand Recognition

ConsPoor Culture, Management is Disconnected, Scandals continue to damage Reputation

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on improving the culture and changing popular perception

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall culture is okay, but compensation is very disappointed this year.

Technology Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEveryday dress down policy.
Most ex-lehman team has great working cultures.

ConsCompensation, and talend retention.
Unsuccessful location strategy and resource allocation.
A bit disconnect from upper management in tech with the tech people.
Legacy OS.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long hours

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGood deal exposure if you're on the banking side

ConsThe hours are quite long...be prepared to pull all nighters worst case scenario

Advice to Senior ManagementWould probably shorten the hours...at least cut out a lot of the useless things

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good compensation, challenging work culture

Trader (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time for less than a year

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

ConsNot a good culture that fosters growth and development
Survival of the fittest

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on developing a culture that cares about people and not just money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Career Developmentally Challenged

Technology Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time for more than a year

ProsCasual corporate environment; friendly and open environment; work-life balance encouraged; great company for performers that are not seeking further advancement.

ConsProject development is controlled from the top down with little transparency; stagnant workforce with constantly changing compensation strategy; salary increases and promotions are extremely hard to come by; frequent management changes at the top result in staff restructuring (i.e. unpredictable lay-offs for non-producing employees: corporate, technology, operations, anyone who does not "manage up").

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove talent recruiting, perform a single review/cull of existing staff and focus on generating current talent retention with improved mobility with salary increase and promotion incentives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Assistant Vice President (PMO, Project Management Officer) (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

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

ConsAdvancing within the company proved difficult to understand.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would ask employees on a regular basis if they are happy and satisfied in their current position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Barclays doesn't place focus on human capital management.

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsThe work was interesting. I gained a lot of useful experience and developed my analytical skills.

ConsManagers are not focused on developing junior members of the team.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time understanding the skill set of your team members and place more focus on developing junior staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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