Barclays Investment Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Barclays Investment Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Pros
  • work life balance: flexible working hours (in 61 reviews)

  • Okay before 2012, great leadership in the investment banking side (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance - teams can be quite top heavy (in 44 reviews)

  • long hours but depends on person to person (in 53 reviews)

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  1. sanctions analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

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

    Pros

    good company, great culture, appreciate employees

    Cons

    no advancement for higher level position


  2. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Barclays Investment (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    slow pace for getting anything done


  3. Finding its way, hopefully to be to be great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to Work From Home
    Engage in several extracurricular groups within firm
    Challenging work
    Employees willing to help others
    Resume builder

    Cons

    Too many changes and they happen too fast.
    Consistently changing
    Work/Life Balance for those who are striving for excellence
    Always on hiring freeze
    Always looking to reduce headcount
    Too many employees reporting to management they've never met
    Unorganized reporting lines
    Ability to navigate firm is challenging
    Does not pay for license
    Does not pay for MBA
    Upper mangement does not know how to keep things private.

    Advice to Management

    This firm can be amazing but you have leaders in roles that do not follow the values the firm is asking its employees to stand by. Constant changes makes us believe no one knows the direction of the firm.


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  5. Compliance associate

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

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and time off. Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    No upward mobility, can be a hostile environment

    Advice to Management

    HR should get more involved when employees express specific concerns. Felt brushed aside more than once


  6. Good Place to Work at

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

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

    Pros

    Good Name and Good Pay

    Cons

    Not precisely the best hours


  7. Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

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

    Pros

    flexible, laid back enviornment and lots to learn

    Cons

    long hours, limited staff, long work hours


  8. Helpful (1)

    Banking

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large investment bank. Able to see wide variety of products

    Cons

    High turnover in senior management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Barclays Capital

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large bank with hands in everything so a lot of exposure

    Cons

    Its a large bank so you are a small cog in a large machine

    Advice to Management

    Pick your values/identity and stick with them


  10. Ok place to work - back office

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Global Finance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Global Finance in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, pay is ok through all the changes to the pay scale they have done

    Cons

    A bit political, career advancement,

    Advice to Management

    There are tons of employees who want to do more, management should be more vocal about opportunities that exist within teams.


  11. Good work environment

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

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Positive Energy, Good environment, helpful people and very good place to learn

    Cons

    FICA tax is deducted & not refunded back



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