Barclays Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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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. summer analyst - functions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -30 per hour before tax
    -networking events
    -overtime eligible

    Cons

    - no vacation
    - no housing help
    - stipend check is not enough for NYC housing


  2. Barclays

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Demarest, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Demarest, NJ

    I have been working at Barclays (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Getting exposed to many different areas made me a more well rounded individual

    Cons

    There needs to be more work life balance


  3. Friendly banking environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    non-elitism like GS/MS, more down-to-earth and smart people

    Cons

    Still using windows xp/windows 7

    Advice to Management

    invest more in technology


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    Derivatives Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Good people with good morale. Awesome managers and they also believe in working just as much as their staff does, if not more.

    Cons

    Outsourcing to India and other places. People afraid to move into other positions because they don't know how long they will have their jobs here in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Give people opportunity to train others in the outsourced areas without reducing pay.


  6. Very Pleasant Working Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - JIRA Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - JIRA Administrator in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great manager, great team members/colleagues. Communication is encouraged across all levels.

    Cons

    Available positions are weighed heavily toward to the outsourcing/contract model. As such, it's hard to sustain a career path in IT at Barclay's (and other banks).

    Advice to Management

    None I can provide at this time. I'm satisfied with management.


  7. A+

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  8. Good company, Good place to start career

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

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

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

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Recently Budget cut, lower bonus.


  9. Fantastic

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

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

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

    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 Management

    Change salary Structure. Make better policies for performance.


  10. Good

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

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

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

    Pros

    It provided me a great global exposure

    Cons

    There are no Benefits - health, paid leaves etc.


  11. 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



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