Barclays Capital

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Barclays Capital Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
788 Reviews
3.0
788 Reviews
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Barclays Capital Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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    avp

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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

    Pros

    good organizatin to work and good culture

    Cons

    Distance location from home to commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider working here

  2.  

    Good place to start out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collateral, Liquidity, and Funding Analyst in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Collateral, Liquidity, and Funding Analyst in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Young optimistic environment - this is the only Barclays Capital location that is growing
    Fun
    Friendly
    Relaxed
    Ping Pong Table, Fussball Table - after you've been working for 5-6 hours a game or two really helps get you going again. It makes you more alert, and promotes a friendly workplace environment.
    Full of long time IB veterans that are completely open to mentor the young
    Lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Hours are a bit long but that is to be expected working for an Ibank
    When your parent is in the UK it creates all sorts of issues surrounding communication etc..
    Parking is a complete mess. Though there is a parking garage and Ibanking employees always get a spot (since they are in so early).
    Cafeteria food isnt the best and there are almost no food options within walking distance, awesome food trucks every other day, though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing very well keeping morale high and enabling a productive but fun environment. The compensation could be better, but hey, compensation could always be better. There i

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Good place to learn, but with limited exit opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Exposure to the back end of a bank. However, you are not client facing.

    Cons

    Compensation is low compared to your front office counterparts

  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Asistant Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Good boss, friendly coworkers, fair review system

    Cons

    Little increment, no bonus, budget cutting, management keep on change.

  9.  

    Beware of KYC Refresh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays Capital as a contractor

    Pros

    Team was made of nice people

    Cons

    Too much time spent on administrative work and spreadsheets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more than a cog in a wheel

  10.  

    Trader

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with a very talented group of individuals. All possessed a great work ethic and promotions were based on performance.
    Excellent leadership at every level and long term approach to business.

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance at all times of year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    my experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leadership has strong hold on strategy

    Cons

    Values are always client focussed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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