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Barclays Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
622 Reviews
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622 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks (in 23 reviews)


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

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Lehman legacy.. A lot of areas to grow

    Cons

    European based ... all top managers are from UK.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, though organization has suffered from a morale problem in recent years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong support of teamwork vs. individual. Great corporate culture. Mentoring is available at strong levels. Strong recruiting culture, as well.

    Cons

    Morale problem, uncompetitive pay, lack of organizational pride. There have been increased senior management changes in recent years. Recently, there has been a perception of the new CEO as not "getting" the IB business.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, great people, cutting-edge business solutions, harmonious environment...

    Cons

    Not much bonus, at least for the first year

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good managers who take the time to teach you the ropes, but sometimes there is a lack of initiative taken.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Great company, Canary Wharf is an accessible place

    Cons

    Sometimes the upward mobility can be tough

  6.  

    Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very helpful people and very motivated lot of people

    Cons

    due to current economic conditions, the bonuses allotted may differ from year to year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    DIRECTOR

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

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

    Pros

    great environment to work but too political

    Cons

    COMPENSATION LOW RWA IS KILLING THE BUSINESS

  8.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary matches experience

    Cons

    Company is more concerned with bottom line then people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in good people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work to get mobile application development experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Developer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Developer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work in the technology center in Plano, TX. If you want Mobile development experience on android and iOS phone/tablet, this is the place to go. Be aware that 90% of the development staff and 100% of the management staff are Indian, as Shygan brought over his entire management team from Verizon when he got the job as CTO at Barclays, and they brought over all their friends.

    Cons

    No promotion potential if you work in the technology center in Plano, TX. If you have a burning need to feel that you are part of a team, this is not the place to be. The Indian management team has their favorites, and most meetings are conducted in their native language (not English). But if you are OK working solo, and you are agressive enough to get your questions answered so you can do your job, the mobile dev experience will help you move up in terms of your career path with another company. Also, be aware that the CTO Shygan recently departed, and their are rumors that the US tech center may be shut down by the parent company in England.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you intend to keep the Plano Technology center open in the US, take a hard look at replacing some of the management team that Shygan brought over with a few American's. Meetings and technical discussions should be conducted in English, and time allowed for translation to those team members who may not have as good an understanding of English. Conducting technical meetings in another language makes it hard for those non-Indian team members to participate and to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent work place but not a pay master

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Able to manage work from home very regularly. Good pay which may be in line with companies like Citi or Morgan.

    Cons

    Senior management is not too strong. You don't get too much paid even if you work 15 hours a day. Simply they will add 7 to 10k bonus more for your extra efforts. so its not really worth to spend too much of time for less than 1000$ amount every month perhaps do what you can in your 8 hours. Very conservative management and company is not a pay master but you will get good pay but not too good or excellent pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr management should treat hard working staff properly not with extra 5k more bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Technology Analyst

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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    Great summer experience. Program incorporated technology experience in job function, networking events, and education on financial market.

    Cons

    Great experience at the company. See the pros.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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