Barclays Capital

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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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

Boost the employee morale

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    Behind the times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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    Systems are too numerous and outdated.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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start my professional career but not great at personal development

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

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

    Pros

    - Well known company
    - Good pay and benefits
    - Comfortable work environment

    Cons

    - Internal mobility is VERY difficult at Barclays... sometimes people feel "stuck" in a role they don't like but can't get out of that role unless they switch to a different company
    - Your contributions are not easily recognized or may sometimes be taken for granted
    - A lot of the managers don't help their team members in areas of development and are more concerned with the bonus they themselves willl get
    - Work/ life balance is not great (long hours)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More focus on individual workers (their development, work/life balance)
    - Make internal mobility more easier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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