Barclays Capital

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Churn and Burn - rotten company to work for

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

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

Pros

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

Cons

Unless 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 ManagementAdvice

Start 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

846 Other Employee Reviews for Barclays Capital (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Constantly proving yourself

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

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

    Pros

    You will stretch yourself beyond what you thought was possible

    Cons

    You are constantly being rated and at times, it feels as though they are looking for reasons to let people go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate! Make reviews more straightforward and actually take into consideration 360 comments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Experience depends on your line Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There are some very smart folks, who will make your work experience worthwhile
    It is a large company and has many different opportunities and resources. It is totally up to you how well you utilize it

    Cons

    There can be some unexciting nooks and silos, which you should learn to avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reduce silos and build a one company culture

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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