Barclays
3.1 of 5 430 reviews
www.barclays.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.1 432 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(116 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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excellent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays

Proswork culture, management, employees, technologies

ConsUk centeric company, moving jobs out of NY

Advice to Senior Managementtoo be fair with the employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to get into a career in banking and move upwards.

Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsBarclays is a great place to build a career in the banking industry. The growth is very rapid and the opportunities are there. Their is constant expansion throughout the country with new acquisitions popping up left and right. Overall, it is a great place to work if you are motivated and work hard.

ConsA downside is that some middle management is a little soft and some tasks could easily be delegated to other employees and done more effectively.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management does a great job of recognizing the work done by employees at all levels.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays

ProsGreat atmosphere, people are excellent and fun to be with. I really enjoy working with people with the advanced technology that we have. Great location as well in New York, around all the best places to eat for lunch and dinner if you stay in the office late once or twice. Management is strong and the direction of the company can been viewed with confidence. Respect is also valued a lot and they do not mistreat people there. Some of the friendships I built at Barclays I will keep for the rest of my life, so keep a watch on this company!

ConsManagement has a hard time giving time off for people. Snide comments are sometime present. It is helpful to be nice and build relationships - the environment really fosters that.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be great it Barclays gives a few more days off per year to cope with emergencies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is a lovely place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

ProsMany career progression opportunities available

ConsLow pay - plenty of room for improvement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My Barclays experience

Internal Communications Stakeholder Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Barclays as a contractor for less than a year

Prosoffice location in Canary Wharf was excellent

ConsShort deadlines and conflicting objectives

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Work hard, play reasonably hard

Vice President (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork life balance _is_ taken seriously. There are opportunities for travel, secondments etc, both within the UK and internationally. Very broad mix of cultures in the office. Professional and dedicated colleagues for the most part.

ConsCareer trajectory still defined to a large extent by what your boss says about you at PD and moderation sessions - which he may not tell you about. Culture of secrecy still pervades the whole remuneration/bonus area. My dept can be totally focussed on MI and internal metrics, and not see the bigger picture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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goof place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

Proslots of opportunities and constant changes

Consold systems and constant changes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was good. a lot to learn and implement.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barclays

Prosyou get to learn a lot. the team is helping the people are nice.

ConsNo competetive environment. Though it is a good point that everyone helps every one else.

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Treated Well

Vice President (Current Employee)
Knutsford, England (UK)

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

ProsSalary and location and team I work with

ConsLack of governance and processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

Prosgreat place to move up if you work hard
Open mangers that tended to be logical

Constough to make changes
many silos - not always working to one goal

Advice to Senior Managementseek to bring some sections together if there is crossover of markets

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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