Barclays Capital
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www.barcap.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Churn and Burn - rotten company to work for

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsAside from few nice people and sometimes work-life balance (depending on department), none

ConsUnless you are British or have "brown nose" don't expect to get anywhere in this company. Cons are not limited to:
Career advancement and recognition of efforts,
Promotion process and reviews,
Rotten Internal politics,
Pay and bonuses compare to the street.
Just to give you a flavor attrition rate is ~15-17% and goes as high as 33-34% in some departments. That should tell you something if 1 out of every 4 people leaves the company dissatisfied

Advice to Senior ManagementStart recognizing internal talent and promote within. Listen to the feedback of employees and ACT on it. Don't be afraid to let go more senior people to satisfy cost cutting measures. Like instead of laying off 20 analysts take a look at some useless MD's and let them go. You'll achieve the same cost result, but will increase the morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience depends on your line Manager

Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: There are some very smart folks, who will make your work experience worthwhile It is a large company… Cons: There can be some unexciting nooks and silos, which you… Advice to Senior Management: Need to reduce silos and build a one company culture – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Great place until Lehman bankruptcy purchase

Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Staff was great - smaller company resulted in closer relationships.… Cons: After Lehman bankruptcy purchase, staff was too large. Not… Advice to Senior Management: Lehman purchase was a mistake. The company had a history of growing… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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