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Better than average employment situation

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Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nice work-life balance. Mid-level managers seem to be genuinely concerned with junior staff. Good cafeteria and in general the carpets are clean and the staff is friendly.

Cons

There is less than ideal deal flow at the junior level so you may have trouble switching to a buy side role if that's something that interests you.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, not sustainable

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    Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Associate in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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)

  2. 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

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