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"Smart People"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Compensation and benefits are excellant
- People are very intelligent
- Operates as a meritocracy
- It is a very friendly place to work

Cons

- Consensus based decision making
- Slow to get things done
- Can be difficult to get things changed easily

Advice to Management

Centralize decision making more

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Better as Lehman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trade Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trade Support in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, people are pretty friendly

    Cons

    Systems are horrible, total lack of communication by management, compensation is a joke, Why did the let go of BGI?

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to employees, develop better systems, be fair on comp between Lehman and Barcap, employees know there's a gap, will leave if you don't close it


  2. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, a good place to work. They hire some of the brightest people on the street and everyone is striving to get Barcap to be #1 on the street

    Cons

    Work life balance is limited.
    Lots of politics
    Leadership power base is in London, so at times can be difficult to opperate and make decisions in NYC.

    Advice to Management

    Bob Diamond's Alpha plan is coming to fruition. The acquisition of Lehman is of great significance to the senior management team - But how do they merge the two cultures?

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