Barclays Investment Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. 8 years with Barclays across 6 functions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Barclays Investment (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    - Work Life Balance
    - Career progression
    - Unity in Diversity
    - Business exposure
    - Knowledge building
    - Transparency
    - Open Door Approach

    Cons

    - Poor pay masters
    - Confusing Strategies
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    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. complaints

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Barclays Investment

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

    Pros

    Good thing is that you can work with many advanced guys and teams and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    bad thing is the company is not doing well and a lot of restructuring is happening. also IT is moving out of singapore to pune.

    Advice to Management

    care the employees rather than do those libor manipulation mess


  3. Working at Barclays

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Developer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Developer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays Investment (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Its a big company and there are good opportunities to move roles.

    Cons

    Being a big company politics plays a large role in how you grow in your career . A lot of decisions were unilaterally made in London despite Singapore being a large office in itself.


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

    Pros

    Good company, cares for employees, good leadership

    Cons

    Relocation strategy very aggressive
    Opportunities within APAC diminishing


  6. Good time there. Was lucky to get into dept with great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay for most graduates. Good brand name for your CV

    Cons

    Poor annual pay compared to other sectors due to almost non-existent bonus. Very low to no increment. Very silo'ed dept.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more chance to change depts for more exposure.


  7. Dynamic and Competitive Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - IT Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays Investment as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Everyday learns new stuff is very embracing

    Cons

    Pressure to survice in such industry.

    Advice to Management

    N.A.


  8. Executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Investment full-time

    Pros

    Pay is relatively competitive. benefits are relatively decent for medical and dental.

    Cons

    Culture is not that great. Also with management focus on winding down investment banking division of the bank, morale is low.


  9. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays Investment full-time

    Pros

    Good people around however technology used was old.

    Cons

    Job uncertainty and pressure at work

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear plan of action


  10. Good Maternity Benefits.

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

    I worked at Barclays Investment full-time

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

    Pros

    The Employee Benefit is great especially maternity leave. No point working hard as it is not necessarily rewarding.

    Cons

    Work Life balance is definitely skewed towards Life in the right department.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and do the right things that you talk about.


  11. Good learning, stagnation aplenty

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays Investment full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, very pro-diversity

    Cons

    Tends to be a lot of stagnation, the infrastructure teams have been getting the short end of the stick because of all the troubles in the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Compensation and promotions should be more transparent



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