Barclays Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Senior Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst V in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst V in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on manager, and if it is not a revolving door managerial department, you may find a good (not great) work environment.

    Cons

    constantly shifting management (usually around “performance review - affecting potential raise, promotion, bonus)
    High attrition rate of contractors (resulting in use of resources for constant on-boarding of contractors rather than project and task focus)

    Advice to Management

    Consider at minimum Cost of Living pay increase on an annual basis.
    During transition in Management, refine Multiple Styles of Management (currently happening) to an Alignment of Management Methodology.
    Large Number of Managers do not subscribe to the Respect, Integrity, Service & Excellence Concept (“R.I.S.E.S.”, as all are trained by Barclays)

  2. AVP Role - interesting????

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great chance to learn banking

    Cons

    No hikes and bad about laayoffs

  3. things are getting worse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good work/life balance, nice people

    Cons

    can't keep good people, compensation no increase over years

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  5. Muscial Chairs part 2.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. Will match on charity contribution.

    Cons

    Bit of a body shop. Has a tendency to burn thru people.

    Advice to Management

    Heavy on the Senior Management, need to sweep out the cobwebs.

  6. Stratified and Compartmentalized Roles

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate is concerned about doing "the right thing in the right way". There is a lot of oversight and therefore the chance of making a significant blunder is infinitesimally small. The people are friendly, very bright and curious.

    Cons

    Everything is compartmentalized. For security, data, operations or job, information and the dissemination is very tightly controlled. Inefficiency is the result.

    Advice to Management

    Decouple sensitive (secure) from creative. Support employees to do wild and crazy things where it won't impact operations.

  7. Your typical desk job in Finance or Tech in Finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay
    decent hours in tech

    Cons

    culture lacking in some areas
    layoffs occuring recently

  8. Great experience out of college

    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Worked with a great variety of people over three years. Built a solid foundation of skills which will help me in my career and was a great preparation for business school.

    Cons

    I'm not sure how the career trajectory looks. There were frequent rounds of layoffs and the morale was low.

  9. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balance, culture, diverse workforce

    Cons

    career progression, decision making impacted by large size of company

  10. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Very good organization to work with and would love to be part of this organizations

    Cons

    no bad experience to share

  11. Loved the environment to work.

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

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    People are helpful and there is a good knowledge base to explore more about the work.

    Cons

    Still does a bit of manual work which can be solved by employing more people who could do automation

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work but can become a better place if employees were given more options and projects rather than having similar project types

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