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

I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

good culture, helpful learning environment, better development focus than other IBs

Cons

investment banking is becoming a tougher to work in, more regulated, does not pay as well as other IBs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

review pay structure especially in the more junior roles, will be increasingly harder to attract and retain talent

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    Great experience, not sustainable

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    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)

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves 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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    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.

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