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It was awesome and people are friendly

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

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

Pros

salary is very good and decent

Cons

I have early meeting twice a week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

no advice

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    London office great, New York office not so great

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The London office is full of outstanding professionals, creative thinkers who all adopt a collaborative approach to resolving clients needs. There is no concept of pushing sales through, the bottom line in the London office is to serve the needs of clients.

    Cons

    The New York office, needs a lot of work. There is a consistent battle of client coverage and hard sales. Many people are unhappy and the environment is cut throat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to mid senior level and junior staff members - there are many things that are being done in London that could easily be replicated to an extent in the New York Office. The success of Barclays in previous years has been attributed to the brilliant people, the New York office need not adopt hierarchy and cut-throat-ism to succeed. Understand the reasoning for turnover - there are many clues in the exit interviews that provide solutions to issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT is becoming a commodity

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    Current Employee - Vice President, IT  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, IT in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salaries, at least for legacy people, are competitive

    Cons

    Barclays has chosen not to be "exceptional" but to strive to lowest common denominator
    Many groups have STRONG Lehman bias if senior management is from Lehman
    Discontinuation of Pension plan remove any reason to be "loyal" considering Barcap is not doing anything to differentiate it from it's peers as a "special" place to work
    IT is becoming "commoditized". Push to "outsource" IT work, even that with specialized finance knowledge and front office roles, to India under euphemism "Location Strategy".
    Crazy requirement of 1 month notice for AVP and below and THREE MONTHS for VPs and above. Company is VERY aggressive in enforcing this.
    Also, theoretically, this notice should go both ways, severance pay for those laid off incorporate this 3 month pay so in reality, company has its cake and can eat it too regarding holding you by the short hairs.
    Internal mobility highly touted, but is a joke. Unless you know somebody, you will not get a reassignment via "official" channels. In fact, hiring managers most often don't even respond to internal mobility requests.
    Most people have not had salary increase in 4 years and decreasing bonuses.
    Forces grading curve is not fair for smaller groups and favoritism in these group make it impossible for "good" performers to advance unless they are a "golden" boy/girl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have become penny-wise and pound foolish. Wake up and look around. Policies encourage good people to leave and bad people to try and stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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