Barclays Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Easy to manage Work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • A steady work environment with some really good people (in 23 reviews)

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

  • Senior management were dictatorial (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Wealth Coordinator

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant (Contractor) in Bear, DE
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant (Contractor) in Bear, DE

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great location and great staff!

    Cons

    Office Manager micro managed and didn't want to hire in.


  2. compliance officer

    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Summit, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Good company, some great people, the learning and skills classes and meetings available is great.

    Cons

    Lot of new employees that feel they do not need to comply with written policies

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is great but be truthfull to all levels about where company is moving


  3. Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Ruby On Rails Developer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Senior Ruby On Rails Developer in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    As my seniors are already working there they suggested me to go for it.

    Cons

    There are nothing bad about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going.


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  5. Big bank gives you access to next interview fairly easily but payout is terrible.

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    Former Employee - Analyst, Information Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst, Information Technology in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great manager in the technology team that I've worked with for three years, caring colleague who would guide you through difficult times or picking up new things.

    Cons

    Payout is terrible, don't expect a fat check or a huge jump in your salary, too much corporate bureacracy. But personal experiences does vary.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your junior people, and be transparent in the game of promotion.


  6. Technology Analyst

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great working environment. Opportunity to work with talented and success oriented individuals. Opportunity to work with agile-driven teams.

    Cons

    High rate of management changes creates a sense of uneasiness towards long term commitments of the firm to its employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve hiring retention rates of employees.


  7. Great Company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Interview is simply and standardized

    Cons

    Interview is simply and standardized. A great company to work for.


  8. HR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    collaborative, internal opportunities, perks, good people and pay

    Cons

    A lot of turnover and changes, management has changed numerous times


  9. Administrative Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor in Queens Village, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Management is great, professional environment, transportation friendly, ability to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Pay raises are often delayed or forgotten, stressful, team can be inadequate.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the starting salary.


  10. Awesome organization to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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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