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Great experience, not sustainable

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Associate  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Associate in New York, NY

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

Pros

Very intelligent people, decent pay, interesting work, people are very competitive and will push you to be your best. Although work can extend late in the evening or on the weekends, working in NYC you can always expect people to be out on the street (even at 2 am).

Cons

Long hours, standard day from 7:30 am until sometime after 11:30 pm, people can be very competitive (pro and con)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Local team camaraderie and good business relationship but walls are put up for other teams

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive immediate boss/manager.
    A pretty family-friendly environment that supports work/life balance pretty well.
    Generally strong relationships with business.
    New CEO seems to be the right person for the time.

    Cons

    Infrastructure teams are very difficult to work with.
    People openly put distance between themselves and other teams they need to work with.
    The interaction with fellow employees in desks nearby is pretty minimal.
    Local team interaction can at times be sparse and meetings only called to address fire drills or fires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on the base level and ask individuals "in the trenches" what their challenges are.
    Get infrastructure in line and stop over-doing the bureaucracy in getting things done through them.
    Setup a system where any change that is scheduled to happen will automatically notify every dependent team involved early enough and provide a feedback loop.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Average experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Average pay scale as per industry standards
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Little focus on employee career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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