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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hello guys, Currently a junior at a non-target and landed a summer analyst position at the Barclays Whippany campus (I'm very thankful). My question for prior interns with experience with this specific branch: What did you do for housing and what that process like? I'm just preparing in case of the summer being in-person. Thanks.
04 Dec 2020
Hi all, Has anyone been invited for a first round interview for Sales & Trading Summer Internships at Barclays or Deutsche in London? Do you know when the assessment centers take place? Good luck everyone!
06 Nov 2020
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
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
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
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
Hello guys, I am a currently a Sophomore from a complete non-target and I got an interview for Operations at Barclays at Whippany, NJ. My questions are: is this a good way for me to spend my summer? Has anyone here gone through the interview and summer internship role? I am pretty sure that the role is not even an IB operations one. Here is the structure of the interview: Two 40-minute interviews · Business Meeting (business specific challenge) · Values based interview I have been trying really hard to get an internship at a boutique but so far no luck so this is the best opportunity I have
28 Oct 2019
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
I'm an incoming investment banking analyst at Barclays. We never were given a start-date before COVID, other than around July 4th. We have yet to hear any substantive news from the bank on changes post COVID. Anyone have any intel on whether training will be delayed or just virtual?
15 May 2020
What are your thoughts on the following banks in terms of company culture: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Barclays, and UBS? How is the culture of their investment banking divisions in particular?
10 Apr 2017
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
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
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
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
Hey guys, I have applied to the Barclays Junior Success Program online couple weeks ago. I was wondering if anyone who also applied has heard back yet? Also, does anyone know how the interview will be like? (Technical/Behavioral) Thanks!
02 Oct 2015
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
Does anybody know anything about Barclays Chemicals group (culture, deal flow, exits)? I know it's a part of the Natural Resources group, but it seems to operate independently.
14 Apr 2017
I have already accepted a summer offer with one of the Big 4 Accounting firms for this summer. However, I legitimately think that my passion lies in Banking and would like to learn more about it. I'm finishing my app to Barclays's Sophomore Skills program (day long commitment in April). My resume already includes some info on my incoming position. Is it frowned upon to double dip like that? Should I point that out somewhere else in my app? Cheers
22 Feb 2016
Hi everyone!! Which group at Barclays is better: Power and Utilities or Natural Resources. I think the culture in both groups is great. Which group do you guys think would be a better option? Also in terms of exit opps?
08 Apr 2016
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
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
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
For those of you who are in the industry, How is Barclays/their reputation? I want to understand how they stack up as a firm and how their top groups stack up against others Thanks
21 Dec 2014
"Skip McGee, the head of Barclays Americas, is leaving the bank in a move likely to raise fears of an exodus of bankers..." http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/69c49ade-cf9e-11e3-bec6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz30IXySm2C Ouch. The big announcement on May 8 must be pretty bad.
29 Apr 2014
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
I don't know which group I'll land in at either, and I like the culture at both places and either of them would be a great fit. I have no idea how to decide, though.
02 Feb 2014
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
I'm interning at Barclays over the summer in an associate position and wanted to know about the leading groups in the bank in terms of: 1. Street competitiveness/franchise 2. Culture From all similar such posts, I understand that Nat Res is clearly a leading franchise, but that's a group that I'm not wholly interested in. Are there are other recommendations? Alternatively, anyone have intel on how are the following groups: A. Consumer Retail Group B. TMT c. Sponsors Thanks in advance folks
07 Apr 2014
As you may have heard, Barclays is going to cut 19,000 jobs in the next two years. It plans to reduce it's investment banking division by more than 25%. What do you guys think about other banks? Do you think they will soon follow? My point is that UBS did the same thing in 2012. I realize the regulatory environment enforced by the UK has made it tougher for Barclays to hold more leverage. But will other banks soon follow UBS & Barclays?
08 May 2014
I've been able to schedule a lunch meeting with an associate within the group and I wanted to find current/recent deals that they have worked on to talk about but I can't seem to find anything. If someone could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it, especially for future meetings as well.
07 Jul 2015
Hi guys! Is anybody here going to the Barclays After the Bell capital markets educational program on 09/22 in NYC? Looking to make some friends prior to the event :) Also, has anyone attended this event before and can give some insights about what the program is like?
18 Sep 2016