Barclays Capital

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No fringe benefits but people friendly

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Barclays Capital as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Good pay, people are relatively friendly to work with, not as beaureucratic as other IBs I've worked in

Cons

No staff benefits - i.e. no teabags or milk! everyone has to keep stashes of teabags, sugar, salt, pepper in their drawers, it's ridiculous

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Little things like some snacks or employees benefits like team events make people happier when you don't give them bonuses

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Local team camaraderie and good business relationship but walls are put up for other teams

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Average experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    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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