Barclays

www.barclays.com
Employer Engaged

123 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ehhhh.

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I have met are very helpful. Great health benefits, 401k match.

    Cons

    Promotion process is unclear and completely different depending on the area of the bank you work in. There are seemingly people with titles who shouldn't have them as they don't do anything, or know what you would expect them to know for having that title. Executive management does not appear to have a pulse on all the negative sentiment that exists internally. Not a fun place to work. Direct mgmt seemingly doesn't care about it's staff. It's not a growing company, it's a shrinking one. No raises for years. Seemingly impossible to get an interview internally without knowing someone. HR is the worst. They are slow to respond: to queries, job submissions, etc. completely unhelpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a complete overhaul. All the money spent paying McKinnsey for the review has seemingly been wasted for the moment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok when Bob D used to run things. It has fallen apart after his departure.

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good internal mobility
    Good international mobility

    Cons

    Terrible pay
    People paying too much attention to how long you've been away from your desk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less of the "values" and "go-to bank", more about how to make money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not typical IB bank

    • 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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Relatively reasonable work hours as compared to other IB banks

    Cons

    Too big
    Does not pay
    Used to promote, now the policy changed. No promotions anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many policy changes from manageement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political, moral is in the dumps

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

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

    Pros

    Large investment bank
    Looks good on the resume
    Good place to start
    Work/life balance

    Cons

    Very political
    Moral is rough
    Hard to see your value (HUGE company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less internal marketing/videos
    Less of a political environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    avoid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    beats being unemployed in the current job market

    Cons

    Very stratified. Very British. If you are not in London, expect to be the last to know about any changes. Bank doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up. You are only as good as what you did yesterday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company review

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

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, perks are ok, not the best dental, just increased maternity leave in the US to 4 weeks. Company takes a lot of effort in providing various courses and training for human capital development.

    Cons

    Low compensation leads to best people leaving the company, especially in the investment bank. US division must comply to both US and UK regulatory rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best human capital needs to be rewarded properly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    This place is good if you want to gain some banking experience. The projects are led by a competent technical team in the UK.

    Cons

    The work environment here is not too good. Basically the entire management here is from Verizon. It is a pretty well known fact that Verizon has pretty bad reputation in the Dallas region as far as work culture goes. Its pretty much the same here.

    This place has way too many redundant managers who seem to have gotten here just because they were all friends with each other at Verizon. The main management for the projects is in the UK which does a good job of maintaining a process. The Plano center mainly develops the requirements passed down from the UK, it does not have projects of its own. The managers here have zero control over the timelines, deliverables, new features, etc.This also means that this place is at the mercy of a projects from the UK. This has resulted in many layoffs recently as a result of there being less work and budget cuts. They are now also outsourcing most of the work to TCS in India. This is not the best place to be for job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management team needs to be overhauled. More emphasis needs to be given to coming up with better processes to make the job of developers more predictable. Managers should be more open about things instead of being secretive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Not what I expected

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

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Flexible work from home, multiple network of mentors

    Cons

    Consistent ineffective strategy management, low compensation to talent ratio

    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Investment Banking

    • 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

    Fast-paced work environment, interaction with some very smart individuals, opportunities to work on interesting transactions.

    Cons

    The culture can be very challenging, and there is very little work life balance present with long hours being the norm. The work environment can also be very bureaucratic.

  11.  

    stressful

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

    I worked at Barclays part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    get to see concerts ad games for free and you can move up in title

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism and management may treat employees like children. And employees get paid on an event basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people the way you would like to be treated.

Barclays Photos

Work at Barclays? Share Your Experiences

Barclays

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.