Barclays

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Barclays Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
645 Reviews
3.0
645 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.  

    Overall good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banker in New York, NY

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Business analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Good work life balance, steady pace of work

    Cons

    Not proactive,top down communication is less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people

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

    I have been working at Barclays

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    What you would expect from a big bank

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Please get rid of the current CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Relaxed environment in ops dept

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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