Barclays Investment Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Barclays Investment Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Pros
  • work life balance: flexible working hours (in 61 reviews)

  • Okay before 2012, great leadership in the investment banking side (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance - teams can be quite top heavy (in 44 reviews)

  • long hours but depends on person to person (in 53 reviews)

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  1. Finding its way, hopefully to be to be great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Investment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to Work From Home
    Engage in several extracurricular groups within firm
    Challenging work
    Employees willing to help others
    Resume builder

    Cons

    Too many changes and they happen too fast.
    Consistently changing
    Work/Life Balance for those who are striving for excellence
    Always on hiring freeze
    Always looking to reduce headcount
    Too many employees reporting to management they've never met
    Unorganized reporting lines
    Ability to navigate firm is challenging
    Does not pay for license
    Does not pay for MBA
    Upper mangement does not know how to keep things private.

    Advice to Management

    This firm can be amazing but you have leaders in roles that do not follow the values the firm is asking its employees to stand by. Constant changes makes us believe no one knows the direction of the firm.


  2. Ok place to work - back office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Global Finance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Global Finance in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Investment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, pay is ok through all the changes to the pay scale they have done

    Cons

    A bit political, career advancement,

    Advice to Management

    There are tons of employees who want to do more, management should be more vocal about opportunities that exist within teams.


  3. Great Culture for Assistants

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Banking Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Banking Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Investment (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, great infrastructure, good mix of people working positively together, great benefits and unlimited sick days that people don't take advantage of, and the executives are very generous around the holidays...

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get a tough floor administrator or HR representative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!


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  5. Full time first year analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Division Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Division Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Investment full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional environment. Friendly and supportive people that are willing to teach / help you learn. Senior people are very down to earth and respect their junior team.

    Cons

    Lack of loyalty to the firm and long hours. Facetime applies.


  6. Summer Technology Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Investment

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team, Learned alot, open environment, Easy hours, Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    There was no reward for working harder. I finished my 10 week project by week 7 and received the same offer as the person who didn't finish their project.


  7. Back office consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pricing in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and decent paying back office consultant positions, I found the employees there to be very friendly and helpful to inexperienced hires.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but this should be expected in finance, technology was antiquated, and red tape abounds.


  8. Great work culture. But my team and management are exceptional.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Management is outstanding. Startup like culture in my team.

    Cons

    Working hours are bad in trading, though it is same case with all major banks.


  9. Company has had difficulty retaining talent, a lot of great employees have decided to leave the firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Investment full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I had a great experience for the three years I was there, I had a great support system but ultimately felt that I grew out of my role and needed to experience something else

    Cons

    Company is going through a tough transition and talent continues to leave the firm for other opportunities; ultimately I chose to do the same

    Advice to Management

    Train and support the junior team; ultimately mid-level and senior executives did not provide much growth opportunity and people have looked to go elsewhere


  10. avp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays Investment full-time

    Pros

    good organizatin to work and good culture

    Cons

    Distance location from home to commute

    Advice to Management

    Consider working here


  11. Trader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays Investment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with a very talented group of individuals. All possessed a great work ethic and promotions were based on performance.
    Excellent leadership at every level and long term approach to business.

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance at all times of year.



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