Barclays Capital
3.0 of 5 646 reviews
www.barcap.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Capital Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.2 124 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Capital Chief Executive Rich Ricci

Rich Ricci

(24 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Reassuring

Summer Technology Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Barclays Capital as an intern for less than a year

ProsDefinitely a great experience on the summer intern programme, much better than expected given the outlook on investment banks. Very friendly, open and supportive. The Meet an MD programme is invaluable and unmatchable.

ConsThe general cut-throat, competitive nature of the industry does always lead to bad traits in certain people who wish to trample their way to the top or simply keep others from rising. However as mentioned this was experienced very little and overall great vibe with excellent opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat work on the transformation of the banks image, and even the cheesy new RISES motto does help provide a better working environment! Keep it up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time for more than a year

ProsChallenging environment with interesting projects. Direct access to the business means your knowledge of products is greatly enhanced.

ConsLack of training and cut backs means you have to work harder just tho keep up.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut backs are causing a negative environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the better investment banks

FX Sales (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood environment, the people are generally nice and the company is quite decent.

ConsThe cons are just to do with the banking industry in general. Its in decline, there is little opportunity for growth or to make a lot of money...despite the press hype most people in banking earn modest salaries.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be ahead of the other banks in encouraging more work/life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Spring Intern (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Barclays Capital as an intern for less than a year

Prosculture is really good and enjoyable

Consmoney can not compared wit front roles in IB

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager/Business Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time for less than a year

Prosgeood ethics, great team, great cafetaria

Consdumb n dumber, poor management

Advice to Senior Managementhire good people

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Decent place with a mix of high-aiming individuals and those who just get through day by day

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsTeams are generally supportive internally (sometimes not very much externally). Senior management has been initiating a lot of very difficult changes to the culture and structure.Only downside is that this might not fit in very well with the rest of the street.

ConsJoined on the grad scheme & only a fraction of my class remains. Came in during the worst time for the company where it began to be plagued with scandals that eventually led to many regulatory fines/negative media coverage. Revolving door holds very true.

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I have been working at Barclays Capital

ProsProgressive, supportive, driven, transformation and people focused

ConsLimited Compensation, Location, Exposure, Structure, comms

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Its good to be working in Barclays

Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

Prosget to work with world class industry experts

ConsIts very hard to move on from Barclays

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Director in private equity division rates the responsibility held, strong involvement in the investments managed .

Director (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat responsibility and involvement. Within my team a good team spirit and clever and dedicated colleagues. Profit share arrangements meant good rewards for good long term performance.

ConsMy division was OK but politics at Barcap level unpleasant, with senior management more interested in this year's bonus than the right outcome for the medium term.

Advice to Senior Managementdon't allow "stars" to behave badly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Commodity sales and trading are revenue generating groups

Vice President (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time

ProsBarclays is a good employer with employees reporting satisfaction with their work-life balance and compensation.

ConsCommunication across global and regional teams can be improved.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication across global and regional teams can be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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