Barclays Capital

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Average experience

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  • Senior Management
  • 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 (more than an 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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    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 (less than an 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
  2.  

    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 (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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