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Barclays Capital Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
850 Reviews
3.0
850 Reviews
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Barclays Capital Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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76 Ratings

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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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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    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

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