Barclays Capital

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Barclays Capital Reviews in Singapore

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
802 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Average experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Salary is wonderful. You can get to the top if you have a good sense of humor, you take initiatives and do your regular job.

    Cons

    Too many wrong people in the wrong seats. You can't challenge your manager even if you are right NO MATTER WHAT. You would be out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunity to move. The British culture has to change to local culture where it operates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, good comp

    Cons

    Hierarchical, long working hours, no off time policy,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good initial salary and benefits
    Brand

    Cons

    Over complicated processes
    Huge attrition rate
    Long working hours with few recognition
    Lot of changes not always properly understood

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on talent retention and better communicate strategy and roadmap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Haphazard

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

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

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment and colleagues, job is easy to understand and straight forward, not too many politics

    Cons

    Management communication wasn't transparent then as it was during the financial crisis. Because of the insecurity, there were a lot of staff movement and unnecessary doubts/fears among colleagues.

    Culture is slightly flamboyant and showy. even though salary isn't as high to support such a lifestyle. Always remember to remain grounded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity in communicating broader strategies, even if it means bad news

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Company Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big company, can be good if you are good in relationship building and networking

    Cons

    Sometimes things will be very difficult to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make is simpler

  7.  

    Hope it gets better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great firm

    Cons

    Unsure about lot of things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategic Direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    - Talented colleagues, good initial salary, focus on training and improving employees' skills, flexible working time, good projects to learn. Used to be a good firm

    Cons

    - Firing is massive which demotivates people. Hopeless strategies for IB. bad salary increment, no bonus regardless of performances. No work life balance, difficult to get promoted, inefficient software development processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring and firing people. have long term strategies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its just a cool place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is simply superb.
    I had a very good mentor and personally we should try making more friends

    Cons

    I haven't come across any cons. Just be good and be work properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Most Pathetic IB I ever worked for

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

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing on Pros side... Not even Salary... Only thing is Training is very good.

    Cons

    Many... No work life balance, No Company Value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where is management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    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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