Barclays Capital Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. A P at BARCAP

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of. Started talking about exit from day 1.

    Cons

    MD hired knowing he would be firing soon because he accidentally introduced permanent staff as contingency that internally referred to contract folks.

  2. To them, you're just 'infrastructure'

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you can say you work at a bank, which is what some people want I guess. Pay was ok, not great.

    Cons

    old technology, not viewed as part of the core business, they are really concerned with shoehorning banking culture into the tech area, and this doesn't work if you want good developers.

    Advice to Management

    Make technology a priority, or drastically shrink the group and move to third part software/consultants. Currently, you have worst of both worlds.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good professional opportunities but the firm is falling behind the leading investment banks.

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

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Global investment bank so it provides opportunities to work across the globe. Good and balanced blend of legacy Barclays and legacy Lehman employees plus new hires since 2008. Good work-life/vacation time.

    Cons

    The lives of the majority of the employees were encumbered by an expensive and time-consuming rebranding and reengineering of the firm's culture that had suffered because of the missteps of a small number of key employees. That lead to lack of focus on producing. Morale is at new lows.

    Advice to Management

    While attempting to incorporate positive long-term values current senior management seems really only focused on the results from the next quarter. They drive lay-offs and departmental reorganizations that are a huge distraction. There is no clear strategy regarding the investment bank.

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  5. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Great work especially on the values.

  6. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life is the greatest

    Cons

    turnover/scandals make it not fun

    Advice to Management

    reward talent

  7. Wasted talent....

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of very able, hard working people at the Firm who really know what they are doing. It is such a shame that there is so much wasted talent. Department management realizes that morale is at an all time low and does what they can to offer perks that they are permitted to offer. Work life balance is decent.

    Cons

    The employees who actually do know what they are doing at the firm are not promoted, paid or recognized for their hard work. In fact there is no recognition for hard work or going above and beyond for any of the employees in infrastructure. Compensation is poor. Morale is the lowest it has ever been. There is very little faith in the current company management and CEO. Current employees often feel as if they are paying for mistakes others made in the past. Management appears to be satisfied with status quo and affecting any change is very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul senior management at the Firm. Recognize individuals who perform. You can't instill culture and values at a Firm that was lacking them to begin with.

  8. Too much change!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Cannot think of any good reason!

    Cons

    Revolving door, exodus of senior managers

  9. Confused

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

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

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

    Pros

    Barclays has talented people across the organization, there are definitely smart players here who understand the market and the business they are in. The place was fairly flexible about time off, and some work life balance.

    Cons

    The place is quietly very political, with different fiefdoms among teams and individuals who are supported and not supported. The lack of success in the investment banking space means the place is shedding people and not paying competitively. Often the true status of things are not expressed until people are shorted on bonuses or let go. The future of the i bank as a major player in the US is really up for grabs

    Advice to Management

    For a management team that gives lip service to integrity and openness, the number of scandals and regulatory issues is stunning. Decide if you want to really be a major player

  10. Helpful (1)

    On the way down

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with, salary is good for most part

    Cons

    No direction, Constant Layoffs with no rationalization around the cuts. Americas GTIS head seems to survive all the layoffs

  11. Helpful (1)

    Used to be great, now disappearing fast

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was great until the decision was made to shrink the investment bank. Now, everyone is running for the hills.

    Cons

    Layoffs and more layoffs. Morale is at the all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shooting yourselves in the foot

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