Barclays Capital

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Barclays Capital Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
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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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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Barclays Investment Banking Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Great team, enjoyable work and a lot of bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Very smart people with great knowledge that they keep up-to-date
    International teams allowing to mix ideas + other benefits coming from this
    Enjoyable work that requires both good knowledge of business as well as good communication skills
    People around are friendly and willing to share know how. Even though this holds at least for most of Prague offices, there are exceptions to this
    Reasonable work-life balance
    Good salary and no useless employee benefits

    Cons

    High level of bureaucracy in hiring and in day-to-day life
    A bunch of legacy stuff that could be easily and cheaply replaced
    Some people are extremely arrogant and selfish. If you cannot avoid them, they can make your life hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that employees have motivating management and that they see added value in their jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Highly Instructive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Working environment was relaxed, work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited networking since the office was in Bournemouth and not in London

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the number of interns/graduate training sessions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Investment Banking Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Personal development and growth opportunities
    Highly competitive program
    Excellent learning experience
    Hours better than average

    Cons

    Long hours, but not long for banking
    Recent bad press
    Management changeover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays Capital as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good salary
    -Nice working environment
    -nice colleagues

    Cons

    - focus on specific field
    -not easy to transfer the knowledge

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Barclays is a great organisation to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    great work culture, challenging job, great counterparts. i learnt a lot in the process of working. it has been a great journey

    Cons

    ther r no cons in working with barclays. it provides ca lot of opportunities to talanted people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great summer analyst program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    A lot social events for intern to reach out senior employees in the company. Freedom to choose your team with plenty choices

    Cons

    I really cannot think out any cons here. But a few weeks ago, Barclays in AMER laid off many people and now it is in the law suit issue about its dark pool.

  10.  

    Dynamic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager (Vice President) in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Development Manager (Vice President) in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Highly dynamic environment, a lot of intelligent and enthusiastic people to work with, interesting technology challenges to solve. Environment is very open and the management culture flat. Very good global setup. In my job I felt supported and cared for.

    Cons

    Dynamic and demanding environment may not work for everyone - it requires people who are bright and quick on their feet.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    excellent company

    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time

    Pros

    very focussed on merit and training

    Cons

    salaries are reducing and not in line with competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve compensation policy

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