Barclays Capital Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Barclays Capital Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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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 Commodities Business in Houston - while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    exposure to full range of commodity products both financial and physical

    Cons

    nothing negative to say other than they closed commodity business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have stuck with the black gold

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Good work life balance here esp if you are a mother and not bad for fathers too.
    No issues with timings etc .. .management is cooperative

    Cons

    Performance appraisals are pathetic. Parking is a big problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Great people is probably the best part

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of transparency in everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Good for junior roles, tough career progression

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good technologies, good processes in place

    Cons

    Office politics, long hours, rigorous promotion process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentor and promote from within

  6. Ops

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Poor compensation and benefits. Long hours

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    I have enjoyed working here as a software developer. The projects and technology stacks are competitive with respective to other banks at wall street. One also can switch between business analyst and developers.

    Cons

    Bad coffee machines. Worse cafeteria food. Jokes apart, red tape impedes experimentation with technology. Wage structure below industry standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Assistance VP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Vast opportunity for growth.
    Very good Work and Life balance.
    Friendly Environment

    Cons

    too many organizational changes every now and then

  9. Great environment to learn among senior management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Interact with senior management frequently on a daily basis
    Taught in a mentorship fashion
    Exposure to both buy-side & sell-side

    Cons

    Lengthy commute
    Not much room for growth since it's a small shop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    I work in Credit IT. Due to lot's of senior level changes a lot of opportunities open up.
    If you are good you will move up.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs (every 6 months since 2011).
    A lot (and I mean a LOT) of bueaurocracy which shows no respect for developer's time wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline any red tape which delays any service (sometimes workflow to reboot a QA box takes 4-8 hours)

    Negative Outlook
  11. Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Learn a ton! Paid well. Sweet NYC office.

    Cons

    Experience depends a lot on the people you are staffed with.

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