Barclays Capital

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Good experience. They take care of graduates well.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Barclays Capital full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good training, and the chance to rotate between various functions within technology.

Cons

Slow growth and advancement, learning stagnates after a while. A confusing, inconsistent performance review system.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve the performance review system, so that it isn't dependent on a manager's peculiarities.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Okie Company, Stagnant Growth

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays Capital

    Pros

    Laid back work culture, average workforce, easy to perform and shine, promotes internal mobility

    Cons

    Very unstable, layoffs every few months. Almost impossible to get promoted even after good work, long queues and politics involved

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    Friendly people, heterogeneous culture, progression and pay driven by internal politics rather than performance

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good chairs, great given the time you spend in them
    - SeamlessWeb deliveries, for those late nights
    - Friendly people, many colleagues genuinely sitting in the same sinking boat
    - Good learning experience, depending on your team

    Cons

    - No reward for loyalty. Management would much rather pay large guaranteed bonuses (deferred from other banks) to "A-Team" recruits from other big banks, who often turn out to add limited value.
    - Limited senior management knowledge. As a trader, I have to seek approvals from managers who are clueless about the product, market and risk being discussed. As it is easier to say "no", this leads to significant missed opportunities.
    - No link between proposed culture and compensation. The "RISES" philosophy (Respect-Integrity-Service-Excellence-Stewardship) is a bit of a sideshow when it comes to rewarding performance, which is driven more by politics than by performance.
    - Inefficient business set-up. Head-count often unduly high because risk is split across more desks/businesses than required, compared to other banks. Leads to (a) risk not being pooled together to be optimally managed, (b) more headcount with less responsibility and less potential for progression, as well as the wrong people being made redundant.
    - Internal IT systems off-the-shelf and around 15 years outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage feedback from your employees. Make 360 reviews compulsory for better performance measurement. Don't start cultural initiatives when incentives are still only related to profit: it wastes time and confuses people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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