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Barclays Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
622 Reviews
3.1
622 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to do overtime everyday so work/life balance was no so good (in 20 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    good place to work and people, time off

    Cons

    very flat structure and lots of politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    What you would expect from a big bank

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    Current Employee - Business Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits - lots of internal mobility - got to travel a lot in previous years

    Cons

    Strapped for cash - lots of projects start but never get approval. IT budgets get smaller every year but I would expect that in this market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would stick to funding projects as promised or make a clean cut of the work - lots of people waste lots of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Senior analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great reputation and global company

    Cons

    Long working hour no other cons

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  5.  

    Please get rid of the current CEO

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    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People there are very nice. Culture is wonderful. The people in my team and my boss are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    It's in general pretty hard to find super smart people there. Trading floor is so noisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We want Bob Diamond to come back and take charge.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Aight

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks. They have great holiday parties. THere are opportunities for advancement but you may be required to relocate.

    Cons

    The may make promises in the hiring decision and not follow through with them. Be careful if you are promised the moon.

  7.  

    Very demanding with a sharp learning curve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    You will learn a lot in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Long hours and unpredictable schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay in line with the rest of the street.

  8.  

    Relaxed environment in ops dept

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Barclays full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relax, no pressure, relatively good pay and benifits

    Cons

    Career path unclear. Aggressive outsourcing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many scandals happened recently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very lucky experience with my team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    The structure of the Finance Graduate Program was ideal for a first job out of school, providing a well-rounded training curriculum and an opportunity to learn about all the different areas within in Finance. I can say that there was a recognition of the higher-performing graduate analysts, and that they were rewarded with the placements they sought out.

    Cons

    There is a lack of true cohesion among all teams not only inter-departmentally, but also within Finance itself. Many teams seek to "protect" themselves rather than all constructively work together toward a greater purpose. Collective morale also took a big blow with all the high, senior-level misdeeds and the associated bad press.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start a career in finance

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Investment banking at Barclays provides a great learning experience for college graduates.

    Cons

    Compensation is never above the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance could improve if not the compensation, early promotions could help to retain talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great experience and enjoyed the team and technical work environment.

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    Current Employee - ETL Backend Tester in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - ETL Backend Tester in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Barclays part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Got well together, amazing infrastructure and amazing team support. Flexibility in timings. Wonderful learning experience. Great platform to exhibit self ingrained skills.

    Cons

    some challenges i have encountered here is I took a little of time for me to first catch hold of the financial sector and its intricacies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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