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Barclays Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
622 Reviews
3.1
622 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good pay, good benefits, long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, challenging work, excellent exit opportunities

    Cons

    Very long hours in the investment bank

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great attitudes all-around, excellent work-life balance

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    - fantastic manager relationship
    - nobody is a jerk (Global Technology perspective; applies to users, managers, etc.)
    - good work-life balance, reasonable hours, work doesn't follow you home
    - good compensation; not great but fair

    Cons

    - lack of team unity, very few team outings
    - not enough communication on updates from senior management, not many meetings
    - not much innovation present in technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Statistician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Focused, well balanced work and personal life, great company culture

    Cons

    can learn focused area since the team fuction is quite focused

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Analyst

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

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits
    Great company culture

    Cons

    Company reputation
    Unsatisfactory ranking in league tables

  6.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Good Culture depending on which group you work with

    Cons

    Amount of work could be daunting sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Work-Life Balance is great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in timings
    Nice culture
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    No value addition
    Scope of growth is limited

  8.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company management´s lack of flexibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    international, good compensation, intelligent people

    Cons

    not efficient and somewhat political but not too bac

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Technology Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Invest in your career growth

    Cons

    Below average pay is a downer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to prop up the pay!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Credit Analytics for Key International Credit Card Portfolios

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Strategy Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Credit Strategy Manager in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    - Extreme focus on Strategy and Analytics
    - Competent Sr Management
    - Work life balance
    - Diverse International experience all while sitting in US

    Cons

    - Lack of face time (Sr mgmt sitting in London)
    - Limited growth opportunities on the site in New York (might have to be open to relocate to Europe)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve face time issues in Long Island City office

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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