Qatalyst (on Handshake) J.P. Morgan Vista Equity Partners Blackstone KKR (deadline passed but rolling apps open) Goldman Sachs Bain Capital PWP Barclays Guggenheim (on Handshake) Oppenheimer Citi S&T FT Partners Rothschild PJ Solomon (on HS) William Blair PJT Cowen Last updated: 7/30. Forward-looking: Expect to see openings pop up after Aug 6, when SAs start wrapping up. BlackRock is set to open FT on Aug 2.
09 Jul 2021
Want the SparkNotes? We got "banker speak" for nothing. But you don't need a SparkNotes because it was only a whole 30 seconds or so on an hour-long call. Senior Leadership on Junior Banker CIB-wide call: "We saw the materials and saw the forum" - nice, I would hope so. "We're exploring resources and solutions" - as you said you have been for months on end now… and as you SHOULD be at all times… without a deck or forum or having to tell me lol. "We've set a net zero emissions target for 2050" - sick bro. So what value did any junior bankers at WF pick up from the call? Please chime in because
31 Mar 2021
Looking for any insights at comp when you move up the ladder at either place. I believe they are both the same at the Analyst and Associate years, but how do you think comp would change at the VP, Director, MD level? I know WB is all cash vs. deferred at Barclays so that's also something to consider... Thanks!
27 May 2021
Have Silver Bananas for helpful comments. Incoming SA at a "mid-tier" BB in NYC in what's considered a "top group" on this forum. Think: Bank of America (Lev Fin, M&A, Sponsors) Barclays (Nat Res, P&U, Sponsors) Citigroup (Industrials, M&A) Credit Suisse (M&A, Sponsors) Would like to either stay in banking with a strong team or leave for MF PE / HF (like every other SA on this forum). Top target background. Trying to switch banks for FT seems risky to me. There's tons of posts on this forum about how small Wall Street is and even though it seems likely I will get a return offer, I don't want
07 May 2021
Hi All, While the near-term focus has been primarily summer analyst programs, I wanted to pull a thread together for all incoming FT Barclays analysts and associates (all offices). The original start-date for Barclays Americas was training in NYC starting July 22. Needless to say, that is unlikely to proceed as originally planned! Like many of you, I haven't have received any official communication since "we're in this together" on 20-Mar-2020. I was hoping we could use this thread to share any updates (official or unofficial), discuss group placements, and connect. Hope you're staying safe
16 Apr 2020
The last thread on this got deleted because you dolts doxxed some kid. Please don't do that again. Does anyone know the nitty gritty details about Barclays IBD groups, both coverage and capital markets, in terms of culture, WL balance, exit opps, dealflow, up & coming versus declining groups, etc.?
23 Jun 2020
I'm interested in recruiting for Barclays LA and I've heard of their strong FSG group and their really good WLB. I'm looking to head into VC or PE after banking though, and I can't seem to find info on how well analysts place. Does anyone have insight on the exits opportunities from Barclays LA?
12 Sep 2021
Hello fellow Monkeys, I hope everyone is doing well in these crazy times. In light of the Barclays FSG thread, I would love to hear thoughts (culture/exit opps/hours) for the Barclays TMT group in NY. I realize there is an old thread regarding the group, but it seems a lot has changed since and would love to hear about the new changes (good or bad). Specifically the Tech Group.
14 May 2020
Which banks crushed it? Which flopped? My $0.02 below. Total global M&A deal value grew by 92.5% year-over-year for Q1 2021. Ergo a bank that grew M&A deal value by less than this LOST market share year-over-year and a bank that grew more than this GAINED market share y-o-y. Source: https://markets.ft.com/data/league-tables/tables-… Market Share Gainers Jefferies: Made the Top 10 for global M&A deal value and grew global M&A deal value by over 800% y-o-y. Hats off. Not sure if they had a bad Q12020 or amazing Q12021 - probably both. Barclays: After getting
31 Mar 2021
Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory programs and formal internship pipelines offered by firms on the street so candidate are aware of these opportunities. As new opportunities continue to be created, I plan to update this list. diversity investment bank programs The opportunities are separated into two buckets: introductory programs and internship opportunities. Introductory
03 Jan 2017
Had received offer for Corporate Banking and Private Banking (combined) spring week at Barclays. They cancelled due to corona and will start fasttracking around June. They're first going to give us an online session to learn more about each division to help us decide which we want to be interviewed for, but I was curious about some vain-ass shit and was wondering if anyone could tell me if my conceptions are wrong! In my mind: Corporate Banking: + More "deals" / IBD vibe -- does CB work closely with IBD on every deal? - Harder lifestyle/hours -- how many in London? + More "clout" - More $$
14 Apr 2020
Noticed Barclays recently formed this group (Oct. 2019) as a new coverage area. Given the increased importance that this area will have over the next few years this team seems interesting, but would it be a good place to work as an analyst? Seems like a higher-risk option than joining a team that is already well established, but could be very interesting. Also seems like it might be focussed mainly on financing - would there be lots of M&A too? Thanks
02 Apr 2020
Barclays taking a month and counting from verbal offer to offer letter for not one, not two, but all SAs with return offers. Are they trying to make sure people interview/accept offers elsewhere? Surely no other bank's HR is this inefficient?
10 Sep 2021
Hello! I was hoping that someone could shed light on which group would provide me with the best learning experience for exits into PE? Will any of these groups pigeon hole you? As in if I am in TMT, will I not get to work on bigger deals because of the nature of the industry compared to Industrials where there are many established, big companies (more of them)? I have read that Industrials provides you with a very good transferrable skillset from a modeling perspective, is this more so true than TMT or FIG? It seems like in the TMT space a lot of the deals are ECM/IPO deals and there is not as
13 May 2020
Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone already experienced Barclays' new recruitment process for London IBD SA. I have been invited to a Business Insight online assessment. Does anyone know what it is about? What kind on question I'll have? Is it SHL or Kenexa or anything else? Thanks !! Business Insight Video Interview / Assessment Outlined below are the steps to apply for any division of Barclays in the Asia Pacific or Europe / Middle East division. First you need to express your interest through the Barclays website. A key part of the of application process for Barclays is the career
07 Sep 2016
NYC offices only: From what I can gather on this site, these 4 banks have typically been in the same range in terms of exit opps and overall prestige. I know this has been covered a lot, but I'm wondering if anyone has more recent thoughts given the craziness of 2021 (looking at you, Archegos) on the exit opps, WLB, culture, deal flow, and overall prestige between these 4 banks in NYC. Some kind of definite ranking specifically for exit opps would be pretty cool as well. Thanks!
14 Sep 2021
Hi all, Recently been given an offer for IBD SA at BarCap. I've been given the same for Raymond James although obviously their European focus is pretty much entirely M&A, at least as far as London is concerned. My question at its heart is whether, particularly as I DON'T have one eye on the door and would like to develop a career in this industry (famous last words?), is it crazy to suggest that MM M&A at Raymond James will provide some semblance of a life where BarCap won't? I'm super lucky to have these offers, I recognise that. But I also want something of a life in my 20s, and to have at
05 Dec 2019
I'm currently deciding on a SA offer at Barclays and was hoping to get some updated information given that the last thread on Barclays is from 2015. Does anyone have any information regarding Barclays IBD - culture, comp, and exit opportunities? If I am not placed in one of the top groups at Barclays how do the exit opportunities look? How are their Healthcare and TMT groups? I heard that they had compensation reduced in recent years, does that still apply? Any idea on what comp looks like currently? Also, how is the culture there in general and how are the hours as compared to other banks
23 Dec 2017
Hi guys, as people applying probably know Barclays SA 2020 opened 1st of October. Finished my hirevue a week ago and got asked to upload my CV. I am curious to hear whether anyone is familiar with the timeline. If you applied, did you already have your assessment center/ were you invited? Do you know when assessment centers will start? Dees anyone know how the timeline was last year? Appreciate any input!
15 Oct 2019
I would like to know differences between these teams such as exit ops, if possible. Also, lifestyle, atmosphere, deal flow, prestige. Thanks a lot!
01 Mar 2020
Hi guys, "long" time lurker here. I was wondering if anyone could drop some insight on top IBD groups at Barclays, London office in particular. I was given an opportunity to name my top 3 preferences for the SA internship. I talked to several analysts last week, so I have some information. PE and possibly HFs are my preferable "exits". Hours are not a factor. I think that Barclays culture is pretty nice in general. Currently, I am looking at these three: i) M&A ii) Leveraged Finance iii) PUI (Power, Utilities, Infrastructure)
13 Apr 2014
Trying to figure out what industry/product focused teams have offices in San Francisco. Particularly interested in bulge brackets and e.boutiques as well as any consumer/retail focus If anyone could add to this list it would be greatly appreciated: Greenhill - advisory (M&A restx) Lazard - healthcare GS - TMT, generalist DB - Tech Barclays - Tech (Menlo Park) Moelis - Tech (Palo Alto) JPM - Tech Needed (in addition to any other groups that the above may cover): Evercore MS BAML CS Perella Weinberg Partners Peter J Solomon
30 Oct 2014
I've been a long time reader of WSO and wouldn't have been able to get SA offers if it weren't for the great advice of the posters on these forums so I can't thank you enough for that. I received an SA offer at Barclays (as well as DB and UBS) and wanted to hear people's thoughts on the best groups at the bank, especially for someone interested in working at a hedge fund or AM firm down the road. The only posts on this topic are from a while ago so was curious whether the best groups (such as P&U) have changed in the past few years
19 Nov 2015
Hi guys, I received an offer for the 2021 Barclays summer internship programme and I was wondering what are the best teams at Barclays in terms of deal flow, reputation and exit opportunities. I have heard that the Leverage Finance, PUI and Industrials team are all pretty strong. Do you agree? What teams can be ranked as the top 3? Thank you for the advice
16 Oct 2020
Saw a combined EB/BB thread but it's disorganized. Specify the group as much as possible. Bank definitely has placed well recently, not just out of Power/Nat Res but also Industrials/Healthcare/Consumer/Tech - curious if that's continued as I know they're having a great year.
10 May 2021
Hi all, I am facing a problem and would really appreciate if anyone can help me out. I am a Chinese citizen studying at a non-target or semi-target (think non-ivy top 20) in the US. I just went through SA recruiting for APAC IBD internships. I got 4 super days but the results are pretty disappointing. I only secured an offer from Barclays and got waitlisted for the others. I am well aware that Barclays IBD is extremely weak in HK and really don't want to go there. However, it seems like it is the only option I have. I was wondering what do you guys think are the best strategies for me to focus
09 Dec 2016
Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays PLC, plans to lay off 2.4%, or about 600, of its global staff this week, according to sources close to the matter. The unit, which has roughly 25,000 workers, has struggled in recent months with a dearth of deals and sluggish trading activity. In the third quarter, BarCap posted 765 million pounds in pretax profit, its worst quarterly showing since early 2009. Its revenue in the three months was down 24% from the year-earlier period. Early last month, the bank told hundreds of its U.K. employees that they would be cut via a consultation process, wherein a company is legally required to tell fired employees three months in advance of a layoff.
13 Jan 2011
Hey all: Thanks in advance for your help. I'll be working at Barclays IB in the summer of 2019 and was wondering which coverage group are most highly regarded. Are there any specific groups you all would recommend? Also hoping for some general advice on group networking & selection.
11 Dec 2018
This story definitely is a major cause for concern for prospective bankers and traders as well as those already working there. What do you think about this development? And if you may be affected by this, what are your thoughts? A few prominent excerpts from dealbook (link below):
"Under plans outlined on Thursday, Barclays will be streamlined in four core areas: retail and corporate banking, primarily in Britain; the Barclaycard credit card business; banking in Africa; and investment banking. A number of weaker businesses – including the trading of physical commodities outside of precious metals and some branch networks outside of Britain – will be placed in an internal "bad bank" where they will be sold or run off."
"Barclays will also accelerate its cost-cutting effort. The bank had previously announced plans to cut its 140,000-person work force by about 8 percent, or 12,000 jobs, this year. It now plans to eliminate 14,000 positions this year and 19,000 in total over the next three years."
09 May 2014
Do any Barclays interns know if we are getting paid for 8 or 10 weeks? I realize the internship was cut, but some banks paid the full tenure last year, and I heard some banks, such as Greenhill, that cut this year are doing it.
31 Mar 2021
Hey, New to WSO and am looking to recruit for a SA internship next fall. I go to a target school in the east coast but am originally from LA. I decided that I'll probably stay in the west coast upon graduation. I'm looking to ultimately recruit for PE after my analyst stint, therefore Financial Sponsors is probably the group I'm most interested in. I know the west coast has some solid FSG shops, but was wondering if someone can fill me in? As I don't go to school here, it's a bit hard to know. Been reading through the forums but many of them are outdated and I would like some more feedback
17 May 2016
Hey everyone, has anyone of you completed the video interview for Barclays yet? I'm talking Summer 2019 London. Is it just a regular Hirevue focusing on personality, or is it similar to the first assessment, including numericals and situational questions? Thanks!
15 Sep 2018
Hey there, anyone know anything about Barclays' new Video Interview stage that apparently replaces the first round telephone interview with HR? I have been invited to one for an internship position in London, but no idea what to expect. What to Expect in First Round Video Interview The first round video interview is behavioral or strengths-focused. As one WSO member reports, it will have a total of 12 questions, having a maximum of 2 minutes time allowed to answer each one. You won't be able to do multiple recordings of the same question, but you will have time to pause in between questions
21 Sep 2015
I have my offers for summer analyst and I'm struggling to decide. The options are: -Evercore -Barclays IBD -Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets -BofA (probably my least favorite) Which do you think is best in terms of experience, culture, hours, and exit ops?
11 Feb 2011
Saw this article while waiting for my next class to begin: http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Prince-William-s… Prince William has broken City records with a €17billion (£14.2billion) currency deal while taking part in a charity event at brokerage firm ICAP. The newly engaged RAF officer was dressed for his role as a currency trader in a sharp navy-suit but was the only one - the staff of ICAP dressed up as everything from bananas to Batman (and in one case an RAF pilot). "I have got Batman and Robin standing either side of me... They are very slow here. I have had to come and give them some help," the Prince joked.
09 Dec 2010
How's Barclays HK reputation? I have a few offers in leveraged finance on the table with banks in NY (Wells Fargo or Barclays level in terms of LevFin league tables in the US, but with much less of a global brand name than Barclays). The HK position would be a generalist position doing what I am assuming is M&A and IPOs mostly. How are the work hours at Barclays HK? How is the compensation, and how is Barclays generally viewed in HK? I can speak multiple Asian languages (and am Asian), so the location isn't too much of an issue for me. I've lived in the US for most of my life though, so I am a little interested in a job overseas. Just wanted to see where I would get the best comp/lifestyle. Thanks everyone.
16 Oct 2010
Hello, all. Thank you for showing interest in my forum. I am a third year college student who has been offered an internship position at the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs and at the Operations Divisions at Barclays Capital, respectively. I have hard time making decision on which offer to accept. Here are some of my thoughts/information regarding each position, so please let me know your opinion as to which position I should accept: Operations at Barcap (Tokyo Office) 1. daily work schedule is ideal; a day starts at 8:45 and ends at 6PM 2. Pay is great and probably slightly better than the internship position at GS 3. I think I am better suited to middle office than I am to front 4. Some of my future colleagues and boss whom I have already met are really nice
15 Nov 2011
Less than 24 hours before the resignation of Bob Diamond as chief executive of Barclays, the bank's chairman was insisting Mr Diamond had the full backing of the board and was the best person to run the bank however this morning Barclays announced the resignation of Bob Diamond as Chief Executive and a Director of Barclays with immediate effect. His position will not be easily filled, however. Antony Jenkins, head of Barclays' retail arm and former head of its Barclaycard business, is considered by many in the industry as the likeliest – possibly the only – internal candidate. Mr Jenkins knows Barclays well but is not tainted by the wrongdoing that occurred in its investment banking arm.
03 Jul 2012
Hi everyone, Have SA offers for each of these in London, Laz will be a random industry team, BAML is a generalist pool with bits of work from different industries (stick with one you click with, have met and really liked HC, could try to swing joining) and Barc is UK M&A. Most threads here focus on US recruiting - wondering if anyone could shed some insight on which would edge it out in the UK? Thanks!
01 May 2015
I am a sophomore (rising junior) at Berkeley Industrial Engineering and Operations Research with a GPA of 3.4. My goal is to get into S&T. Obviously knowing the fact that my gpa is lower than the average applicant and being a sophomore, I only got a trading technology internship at Barclays Commodities supporting the front office. The way Barclays is structured, the commodities arm is an individual entity. And therefore I am actually employed as a summer analyst in technology by Barclay Capital Commodities Corp.
28 Jul 2009
Hey Guys, Does anyone know if Barclays sponsors F1 international students for the 2018 summer analyst position in NY? I started my application last night and was told that I was ineligible after completing the SEC affiliation questions etc. Was wondering if this was a bug or if it was to do with sponsorship. Cheers
16 Aug 2017
Hey Everyone, First post here. I have a final round interview with Barclays IBD in NY on Wednesday. Does anyone know what I should expect? I have a friend who interviewed with Barclays IBD in London and got the job. He barely had any technical questions. But being from Canada, I'm used to getting a LOT of technical questions. So I'm wondering if anyone who has gone through the Barclays/Lehman NY process knows what I should expect. thanks, newbie
22 Feb 2009
It's been a week...but no word yet. Does anyone know when we are supposed to hear from HR regarding offers and rejections? Before my interview, HR said that they usually take a week... Anyway anyone who had a super day on 10/15 with Barclays sales for first year analyst positions, let me know if you've got an offer, know someone who has or know when we should be hearing from them. Thanks!
23 Oct 2010
I currently have offers for SA from both Barcap and UBS IBD. Recently looked at some 2010 league tables and saw that Barcap was 4th in US M&A, while UBS was not in top ten (for US, for overall IBD Barclays was 7th and UBS 8th). So while obviously Barcap has a bit more prestige, I was wondering if anyone had any information about culture, people, business style, ect. Honestly for me getting the best SA experience and training is the most important. Also one concern I have with UBS is that I've heard of some massive movements from the bank to other BB banks (Healthcare group, ect). Any more information on how much of that is true and how it would effect the bank from an overall standing? Is looking at news like that important to consider as a SA?
21 Feb 2011
Hello everyone, just wondering if anyone knows what's Barclays' Green Card rules for MBA graduate associates? Ex: starts GC application right away; x years after; after reaching a specific ranking, etc.. Any insights help! Thanks
31 Mar 2021