Barclays Capital Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. Back office consultant

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    Former Employee - Pricing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pricing in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Flexible and decent paying back office consultant positions, I found the employees there to be very friendly and helpful to inexperienced hires.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but this should be expected in finance, technology was antiquated, and red tape abounds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Application support Analyst

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Nice and humble co-workers
    Good Work form home Policy
    Good benefits package

    Cons

    Highly Political environment
    Advancement opportunities depend on people that are far removed from what you do
    If you are an employee in USA, the upper management doesn't know/care about you
    High attrition rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great work culture. But my team and management are exceptional.

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Management is outstanding. Startup like culture in my team.

    Cons

    Working hours are bad in trading, though it is same case with all major banks.

    Recommends
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  5. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else

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    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    The corporate culture is very oriented to work life balance and they hire for fit as well as aptitude. Infastructure in place for learning and developing broad skill sets

    Cons

    Compensation isn't competitive with some of the buldge brackets on the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to be on par with the street in terms of salary and bonus and make sure that we implement changes quickly as it causes loss of talent through retention and recruiting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Interesting evironment

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Get to work often, not too hard

    Cons

    Work too much, sometimes difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Ruthless, unbelievable

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst - Reg Reporting in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst - Reg Reporting in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The only pro while working as a Consultant in IT was that the business stakeholders were cooperating in providing proper requirements, there were exceptions though.

    Cons

    The senior leadership works on the premise - "My way on the highway", they are ruthless, disrespectful and their management style is to micro manage people.

    A dumb manager used to write emails to me and instruct me to send emails to another member, how dumb one can get considering the fact that she used to sit in an office diagonally opposite to me.

    There was no sense of proper business analysis methodologies and the contractors working under her were sucking up to her to be in her good books. I was laid off because I was not afraid and took the bulls by its horns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management would do well to hire highly skilled and experienced managers who would understand the intricacies of business analysis in and out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Company has had difficulty retaining talent, a lot of great employees have decided to leave the firm

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    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I had a great experience for the three years I was there, I had a great support system but ultimately felt that I grew out of my role and needed to experience something else

    Cons

    Company is going through a tough transition and talent continues to leave the firm for other opportunities; ultimately I chose to do the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and support the junior team; ultimately mid-level and senior executives did not provide much growth opportunity and people have looked to go elsewhere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. A typical British bank?

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - IT in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - IT in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good life work balance;
    Benefit is not bad before 2015.

    Cons

    Low pay comparing to other big banks;
    Strange compensation structure, the compensation is NOT linked to performance
    Fuzzy management;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Meh

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

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Friendly people, supportive management. There were significant opportunities for professional development as an analyst

    Cons

    extremely high turnover and lack of continuity...recent scandals didn't help. It's unclear where the US operations and the future of the investment banking branch are heading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make One Barclays a Reality instead of just a mantra

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Finance Analyst

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Good management; medium work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is very opaque, promotion process is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no more b/s; no more RISES jargons, just focus on efficiency.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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