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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good medical/dental/vision benefits.
Good company match on 401k contributions.

Cons

A meritocracy is preached, but not followed.
Compensation model is poor, even for a bad economy / industry environment.
Promotions and lateral position movements are too restrictive, creating a "trapped" environment.
Systems are too numerous and outdated.
IT Development budgets are weak, preventing a streamlined processing strategy.

Advice to Management

Open up the books more and give better annual salary increases and bonus' to your current employees.
Focus less on internal "awards" programs and more on actual cash compensation.
Better annual increments in pay/bonus go a long way for retaining talent.
Solid compensation is the only TRUE motivator for a happy and engaged workforce.

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  1. Work is not creative

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, IT in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, IT in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Base salaries are higher but bonus is really sad
    People are friendly
    6% 401k match

    Cons

    Boring work
    Lots of politics
    Usually nothing gets done
    Constant layoffs and hiring

    Advice to Management

    Boost the employee morale

  2. Evolving culture that didn't yet recognize talent distribution from Lehman legacy

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

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adaptive culture, entrepreneurial environment, rising prestige

    Cons

    Systemic obstacles, poor brand name

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