Barclays Capital

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Ok not bad after all

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Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Flat hierarchy mgr, challenging environment

Cons

Do not see any downside thus far, long hours maybe

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Really like the management team

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It's alright, used to be better

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits
    lots of offices for internal mobility

    Cons

    increased cost cutting
    lack of empathy towards staff
    management lacks focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better communication and not treat employees like cattles

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A firm in gradual decline

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Chairs were comfortable (Herman Miller, Aeron)

    * Nice offices in Tokyo and Hong Kong

    * SeamlessWeb deliveries

    Cons

    * Bonus deferral schemes with very low cash caps. One of the lowest among banks in 2011/2012.

    * Pointlessly bad IT infrastructure.
           * 300mb email quota. Cumulatively spend days in a year deleting emails from a full inbox.
           * Slow, unresponsive PCs.

    * "Learning at Barclays" : randomly clicking on flash animations for 50 minutes every quarter.

    * Culture: pretty minimal. No strong company identify. 'British'.

    * "Additional fixed payment": a trick to minimize pensionable salary. Increases as % of fixed comp as become more senior.

    * People bloat: a lot of Directors (being paid great bases) doing very little. Sales and IT particularly bloated with middle management.

    * Politics: rife and unavoidable. Probably just as bad as other investment banks. Politics drives everything.

    * London Canary Wharf location. Pretty bleak, better to be in the City.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry. Its far more efficient for unhappy employees to leave to alternative places than for the company to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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