Barclays Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
586 Reviews
3.0
586 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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189 Ratings

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Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, no transparent perfomance rating system (in 19 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, Good place to start career

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

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Recently Budget cut, lower bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have potential be assured that you will be promoted. Great leadership team who nurture you to become the best.

    Cons

    Changing culture has made it difficult to some staff. No consistent follow through.Salary range is terrible. Feel very underpaid and therefore overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change salary Structure. Make better policies for performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    It provided me a great global exposure

    Cons

    There are no Benefits - health, paid leaves etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    amazing place to work, fun environment

    Cons

    none that i could possibly thing of

  6.  

    A great work environment with good benefit.

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Don't come to my mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't come to my mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, smart employees and a focus goal.

    Cons

    Need to offer bonuses to back offices also. Bonus distribution seems to only be focused on upper management and front end individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great improvement in progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent program that trained interns for the payments space and was an excellent introduction to payments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Intern in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Excellent on the job training

    Great work culture

    Focus on values and behaviors

    Cons

    No clear path to full time offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a clear path to full time offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Intern in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Lots of fellow interns, valuable experience, fantastic networking opportunities

    Cons

    If I had to pick one, it's the city of Wilmington

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sustain the size of this great internship program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Internship experience... excited to return Full Time

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

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

    Pros

    Heavy emphasis on internship program
    Very flat hierarchy and extremely friendly people
    Never experienced a friendlier work environment

    Cons

    Long hours if in IB division
    Not as large of a name because the bank id headquartered in London

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the internship program! It will pay off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ideal firm to advance career

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancment within department
    Training
    Commute to work

    Cons

    work environment
    mobility at senior level
    unclear objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and honesty

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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