Barclays Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  • Easy to manage Work life balance (in 60 reviews)

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

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  • 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. Smart People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Compensation and benefits are excellant - People are very intelligent - Operates as a meritocracy - It is a very friendly place to work

    Cons

    - Consensus based decision making - Slow to get things done - Can be difficult to get things changed easily

    Advice to Management

    Centralize decision making more


  2. MT Programe

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Exposure to work related activities

    Cons

    Low Salarys at the beggining of contract


  3. Ideal firm to advance career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Risk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Risk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Communication and honesty


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  5. Amazing Internship experience... excited to return Full Time

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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


  6. Summer Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Current Intern - Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Sustain the size of this great internship program


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Current Intern - Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Show a clear path to full time offer


  8. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Great improvement in progress.


  9. A great work environment with good benefit.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Don't come to my mind.

    Advice to Management

    Don't come to my mind.


  10. awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amazing place to work, fun environment

    Cons

    none that i could possibly thing of


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It provided me a great global exposure

    Cons

    There are no Benefits - health, paid leaves etc.



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