Barclays Capital

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Barclays Capital Reviews in New York, NY

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
802 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance (but depending on role) is the only good thing about working there (in 61 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 44 reviews)

  • Little opportunity to move, long hours that are sometimes not necessary (in 53 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Really care about the people that work here. Analysts get meaningful responsibility and get put on major deals the moment they walk in. They will work you, but you'll get a good experience.

    Cons

    The hours are fairly long for an investment banking analyst. This is pretty standard in the industry and remains the key issue as there's no way around that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more cognizant of analysts' times. The benefits and perks are decent to an extent but there needs to be more focus on streamlining work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    BARC prior to 2012

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    This was before 2012 so things might have changed:

    Good networking opportunity,
    A lot of social events for junior employees,
    Used to be a fast growing business,
    Used to be a less bureaucratic place.

    Cons

    Very "process driven"
    More external interference

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good people regardless of external influence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Barclays Investment Banking Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -the Latin American M&A team is a highly regarded team within the firm
    -lots of deal flow and significant fees, given headcount
    -strong culture with great leadership
    -strong platform across regions (specifically within Brazil and Mexico)

    Cons

    -sometime can be worked too much
    -expectation to work at least 100 hour weeks, regardless of deal flow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -senior analysts and associates shouldn't force juniors to stay late if there is less deal flow or if they're crushing work (can recall associates staying late for no real reason, just to make sure others were in the office later)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good health benefits

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

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Trainings and good health benefits

    Cons

    UK and US not in synch when reviewing and finalizing documentation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6.  

    avp

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    • 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

    Pros

    good organizatin to work and good culture

    Cons

    Distance location from home to commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider working here

  7.  

    It was the best of times it was the worst of times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IMAC Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IMAC Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great big company with a ton of resources and opportunity

    Cons

    Its banking dude!! Sucks the soul out of you after a while. You become a number and expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work at a better work life balance for your employees or try to seem like you care about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    finance VP at barclays in NYC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good team, that is all I can think of that is positive at the firm

    Cons

    Many con's, senior mgmt is a disaster, no focus, no work/life balance. I would actively discourage from others from working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    chnage the mgmt, cuurent team is a trainwreck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    used to be a good place

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    used to be a good place to work

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership
    Runs business like mom and pop shop
    no direction
    Senior management is least bothered to address any employee concerns
    no credit given
    Be ready to take blame
    everyone in the US is frustrated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees
    promote talent
    be supportive of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    keep away

    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I thought management was weak and deceptive

    Cons

    management was weak and deceptive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open your ears

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of beurocracy. Not easy to get noticed at an analyst level.

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

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

    Pros

    Big bank, good salaries, some great people.

    Cons

    High attrition rate and low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a consistent strategy that keeps your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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