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No fringe benefits but people friendly

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  London, England
Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

I have been working at Barclays Capital as a contractor for more than a 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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    Great company to build banking career

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent employees and a hard working environment. For those wishing to learn the traits of Investment Banking it's a great company to get exposure.

    Cons

    Really suited to a young people or people with little out of work responsibilites as there is a tendency to work very long hours. If you have commitments outside of work such as family be prepared to make sacrifices.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Equity Trading

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    Former Employee - Equities  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Equities in London, England

    I worked at Barclays Capital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of very good people who really want the business to succeed. Still a green field in a lot of respects with regards to the equity business.

    Cons

    Influx of "Lehman" culture as all but destroyed collabrative and meritocratic enviroment. Lot of investment undertaken but with very minimal return has meant more than most sell side shops current staff are very nervous of their positions and protect their business potentially to the deprement of the larger Barclays brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your staff and their input.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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