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Company under major Restructuring.
Equity Derivatives Operations (Former Employee), New York, NYDecember 3, 2014
Restructuring and Re-location Strategies under implementation. I was very much involved in these location planning and implementation strategy projects in the US, India and the UK. Opportunities offered were not beneficial for my career advancement within the company.
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Business Analyst with Finance
Finance Business Analyst (Current Employee), Wilmington, DEDecember 3, 2014
 Versatile and result oriented Business Analyst with 7 years of experience in business requirement gathering and analysis, business process re-engineering, object-oriented design, data modeling, Integration, ETL as part of data warehouse.
 In-depth understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using Waterfall, Six Sigma and Agile methodologies – more... including scrum and Kanban.
 Extensive experience in diversified industry sectors including credit cards, Mortgage, Investment Bank, Finance and Retail Banking regulations related to Dodd Frank Regulations.
 Dexterous in documenting Business Requirements Document (BRD), Use Cases, Feature Requirement Document, Functional Specification, Unified Modeling Language (Use case, Process Flow, Class, Activity and Sequence),QA Methodology including test cases.
 Adept in team management, problem-resolving skills, conflict management skills, people management skills and excellent knowledge of soft skills, writing skills and oral communication.
 Highly experienced in leading and satisfying business needs with different groups within different levels of management in the company.
 Recognized as a hands-on, pro-active troubleshooter, who can rapidly identify business problems, formulate strategic plans, initiate change and assist to implement new process in challenging and diverse environments.
 Experienced in conducting Joint Application Development (JAD) and Rapid Application Development (RAD) sessions to converge early toward a design acceptable to the customer.
 Creative and aggressive self-starter with integrative thinking skills, capable of forming and maintaining positive and productive working relationships.
 Excellent in performing Cost-Benefit Analysis, Gap Analysis, SWOT Analysis to check the compatibility of the existing system infrastructure with new Business Requirements.
 Designed and executed test plans, test scripts, tracking defects and getting them resolved to ensure that business requirements and functional specifications are tested and fulfilled.
 Experience in document sharing applications including (MS SharePoint, Confluence, SDLC tool, JIRA), UML tools (Axure Application, MS Visio), data sharing using (Toad for Oracle and PeopleSoft). – less
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Nice Place to work
Vice President (Current Employee), New York, NYNovember 17, 2014
very nice company to work for a great place for innovative ideas and co-workers are great
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Dependent(Controlling) vs Independent(Proactive)
Post Sanction Fulfillment Unit (PSFU) Officer (Former Employee), Credit Risk Office in Emaar SquareNovember 12, 2014
A typical day at work - When one can Enjoy the benifits of good work and sit back and relax with the rewards as the days go By.- This is Better than the Typical day.

What you learned- Never Give your Secrets of Success Away to just anyone.

Management - The Most pressured and responsible role to hold- Show the True Character Of a Person.

Your co-workers: – more... Considering we work and live with them for 1/3 Of Lives being spent in the office - It requires one to be up to the challene of working with different people and making good friends-vs living to be wealthy.

The hardest part of the job: Never Changing one outlook of Life - While working with people of different cultures and religions.

The most enjoyable part of the job: The Rewards or Good Work Done Honestly/ Without Manipulation.- The Changes in Positions because of the Labore of Becominga Better person as lifes challenges continue - and also empowering other who are headed on the same path - In the workplace or Outside. – less
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Every day I die a little more inside
Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NYNovember 1, 2014
Pros: my check clears every 2 weeks
Cons: too may to list
Where do I start? Do I start with the yearly layoff "exercises" we've gone through since I started back in 2006? Maybe the constant news we make with things like Libor fixing or Dark Pools. Maybe its that we haven't got bonuses or raises in 5 years. Really such a horrible place to work. Oh and if you're thinking about moving up so you can finally make – more... more money sorry, there's no promotional process. Only way to get promoted is by moving to a new team. Once you do you'll be making less than you did as an analyst because you're no longer getting overtime. Every day is worse than the day before. Maybe you can hypnotize me so I think I've been fishing all day. – less
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Good company, solid team, environment and benefits
Risk & Control Lead (Current Employee), Wimington DEOctober 23, 2014
Good company to work for. Great people and good team environment. Competitive benefits.
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FX Exotic Options Risk Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 16, 2014
Great place to work that offers international opportunities
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Good working conditions, but very slow-moving company
VP, Global Architecture and Engineering (Current Employee), Whippany, NJOctober 15, 2014
Pros: telecommute, flexible schedule, good benefits
Cons: major focus on outsourcing sw development, which precludes agile approach
Major focus on outsourcing SW development, which precludes agile approach. Lost dynamism after investment bank merged with retail. Too much focus on bloated documentation as the non-technical people work on architecture projects.
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A great opportunity I was hoping to be a permanent position
WIM Client Services Analyst (Former Employee), 200 Crescent Court Dallas,TXOctober 13, 2014
Pros: great pay, an autonoumous environment, and a faced paced dynamic workplace.
Cons: short term assignment, the downtown location was far from frisco, tx
The CSA position was a dynamic role that I adjusted to fairly quickly as the temporary position was to cover a CSA on maternity leave.
The wealth managers I worked with were some of the top in the company and the division was in the process of undergoing several organizational changes. It was a wonderful experience and I met exceptional professionals – more... during my time there.

A typical day included processing trades, preparing meeting arrangements and materials, providing research, resolving any client inquiries, and back office support with private placements, limited partnership and other investments. – less
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interesting place to work
Collection Unit Manager (Former Employee), Wilmington, DEOctober 11, 2014
Pros: free gym and subsidized meals
Cons: at times through merging, there was loss of incentive.
The company went through 4 mergers. It was Barclays, BNBUSA, Household, HSBC and then Capital One. So many things have changed.
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Productive always active
Assistant Vice President (Current Employee), New York, NYOctober 4, 2014
Daily P&L
Projects
Communication with senior traders & management
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Business Analyst
Business Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 24, 2014
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays is also one of the big broker dealers for the US treasury bonds. Involved in multiple projects – more... such as;
1. Monitoring the back office operations of the T-Bills/T-Notes/T-Bonds that were traded so as to settle the trade in T+1 day. It has the features of reporting to FRB about the trade activity. It was also developed to manage the operations of the corporate bond;
2. Trade surveillance: developed technology solutions for the Corporate Compliance and Risk teams associated with Sales practice and Trade Surveillance. Actimize Risk Case Manager is used for loading and reviewing alerts. – less
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Business Analyst (Former Employee), Miami, FLSeptember 19, 2014
• Worked as a business analyst to build Strategy Web application for financial statements and inspections
• Identified, researched, investigated, analyzed, defined and documented business processes.
• Designed and developed, Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Entity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Visio and Business Process Modeling.
• Conducted user interviews, – more... gathered requirements, and analyzed the requirements by using Rational Rose, Visio and Requisite pro – RUP.
• Involved in creating business processes and modeling diagrams using Rational Unified Process (RUP).
• Working with clients to better understand their needs and present solutions using structured SDLC approach.
• Exposed to Agile methodology.
• Performed Unit Testing and User Acceptance Testing and documented detailed defects.
• Worked extensively with Risk Management, Mortgage Loan Servicing, and Commercial and Residential mortgage, CMBS, MBS.
• Mortgage Pre-payment risk, Risk Analytics for MBS, Loan Servicing, Loan Origination, MBS, CMBS, and Secondary Mortgage Market.
• Identified gaps and performed gap analysis with respect to CMS requirements.
• Escrow and Reserve Administration, Escrow processing, Escrow Analysis, Non-Escrow Loans Collateral Inspection and Monitoring, Property Inspection, Income and Expense Statement Review, Inspection Report.
• Performed Data mapping, logical data modeling, created class diagrams and ER diagrams and used SQL queries to filter data.
• Reports were displayed and derived through the use of .NET technology (ASP and VB), Crystal Reports, AS/400, SQL, and Excel spreadsheets.
• Analyzing the existing reports, reporting system.
• Designed conceptual and logical data models of Data Warehouse and tables.
• Was responsible for indexing of the tables in that data warehouse.
• Develop Logical and Physical data models that capture current state/future state data elements and data flows using Erwin.
• Assisted with user testing of systems, developing and maintaining quality procedures, and ensuring that appropriate documentation was in place.
• Developed the test plan, test conditions and test cases to be used in testing based on business requirements, technical specifications and/or product knowledge.
• Utilized detailed knowledge of application features, functions assess scope and impact of business needs throughout analysis.
• Acted as a resource in understanding how IS carry out business functions and assists in ensuring the timely and effective implementation.
• Developed timelines for project delivery, and managed projects and resources to successful completion.
• Liaison for projects with other corporate departments, including Executive, Legal and Information Services as well as vendor relationships.
• Assisted in development of training materials for new technology and process improvements. – less
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Frantic, Disorganized, Lack of Structure
Sales Analyst, Client Services Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 3, 2014
Unstable environment. Some great people who found themselves in the midst of some not so great people. Hectic and constantly (monthly) changes in senior management. Completely unstable. Not prospering.
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Good bank, lots of attritition
Compliance Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 28, 2014
A good bank, but badly handles retention. Not great with flexible working arrangements and the culture can be a bit dull and non-inclusive.
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Good bank, lots of attritition
Compliance Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 28, 2014
A good bank, but badly handles retention. Not great with flexible working arrangements and the culture can be a bit dull and non-inclusive.
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Very productive...love the atmoshere
Collections Account Manager (Current Employee), Henderson, NVAugust 7, 2014
Pros: good bosses
Cons: no overtime
Positive atmosphere, love the people love the location, this is a good place to work, only thing that no over time
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Productive place to work
Senior Documentation Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 6, 2014
Very friendly place to work
family orientated place to work
manager is very respectful
coworkers are exceptional
getting clients to corroborate with you
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Demanding work hours
OTC Clearing Collateral Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 30, 2014
Working at Barclays was a great learning experience for me as I learned many transferrable life skills. There was a lack of work life balance and individualized growth outside of specific department.
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good and involving team. Work like a big family
CUSTOMER ADVISOR (Former Employee), KitweJuly 23, 2014
Pros: good paying, health care
Cons: no job security
Excellent working culture. My customer service was developed and entrenched here. I learnt a number of things here such as handling customer complaints, KYC, negotiation skills and many more.

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