Barclays Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Good company. Bad culture. I've never worked in a company with so much push back regarding following its own policies

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    Current Employee - Team to Review Policies and Procedures in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team to Review Policies and Procedures in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Good structure. Extremely knowledge people. Nice offices Great locations. Great resources in terms of learning on the job. Most people are willing to help.

    Cons

    Compliance department run by graduates and temps who are put there to take the Abuse by those who feel they are entitled to bypass the written policies.

    Advice to Management

    Put your people on notice that no one should disrespect other workers no matter how high up the ladder they are.

  2. Awesome organization to work for!

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    Former Employee - Director in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Director in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Small Business environment - Very friendly

    Cons

    Small portfolio with large support group for the size of the portfolio

  3. Great internal mobility if you work hard. Good pay if you make overtime as well.

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    Former Employee - Operation Analyst
    Former Employee - Operation Analyst

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Great office in Times Square. Building is nice. Great resume builder as well.

    Cons

    Getting to know the many different departments in the organization. Bonuses have been nonexistent the past few years. Only make money in overtime if you're not front office.

    Advice to Management

    Give actual bonuses to operations employees. Have quicker promotions and hire back bob diamond. The bank used to run a lot better.

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  5. Overall good experience.

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    Former Employee - Investment Banker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banker in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large bank spanning all financial products. People were smart and hard working. Office location is in Times Square.

    Cons

    Had 6 week training prior to starting as an associate. Rotated through three groups prior to picking my group of choice.

  6. Business analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, steady pace of work

    Cons

    Not proactive,top down communication is less

    Advice to Management

    NA

  7. Great people

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, work life balance is possible throughout the firm once you're a VP.

    Cons

    - managers unable to describe how salary structure and how bonuses are determined

    Advice to Management

    After many changes, senior Management is moving in the right direction.

  8. Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    good place to work and people, time off

    Cons

    very flat structure and lots of politics

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. 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

  11. Please get rid of the current CEO

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

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    We want Bob Diamond to come back and take charge.

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