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Barclays Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
670 Reviews
3.0
670 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.  

    Overall good experience.

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    Former Employee - Investment Banker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banker in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Large bank spanning all financial products. People were smart and hard working. Office location is in Times Square.

    Cons

    Had 6 week training prior to starting as an associate. Rotated through three groups prior to picking my group of choice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Your typical desk job in Finance or Tech in Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    good pay
    decent hours in tech

    Cons

    culture lacking in some areas
    layoffs occuring recently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great experience out of college

    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Worked with a great variety of people over three years. Built a solid foundation of skills which will help me in my career and was a great preparation for business school.

    Cons

    I'm not sure how the career trajectory looks. There were frequent rounds of layoffs and the morale was low.

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  5.  

    Great culture

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, culture, diverse workforce

    Cons

    career progression, decision making impacted by large size of company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Business analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Good work life balance, steady pace of work

    Cons

    Not proactive,top down communication is less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people

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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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, work life balance is possible throughout the firm once you're a VP.

    Cons

    - managers unable to describe how salary structure and how bonuses are determined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After many changes, senior Management is moving in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A sinking ship whose managers have lost decency

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company offers free coffee and tea. Colleagues are cooperative in general. Manager is hardworking as the staff. The CEO seems to want right ship and create a moral atmosphere after some scandals.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to keep talent because of multiple rounds of layoffs. Managers have a tough time choosing who to get rid of. They sometimes make the unsavory choices based on favoritism. The manager treated his employees with decency only when pressuring them to deliver projects and did not give credit where credit was due after the projects were delivered successfully. The bank's pay is below average compared to other banks in the i-bank business, to put it generously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try your best to keep the talent. Fairness and decency are basic values that any company must follow to achieve success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    As nimble as an ocean liner

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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

    Very accommodating of work-life balance

    Cons

    The firm just cannot get out of its own way. You have decisions being made by retail bankers in the UK, impacting the investment bank world wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide if you want to be in the business of investment banking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Very good organization to work with and would love to be part of this organizations

    Cons

    no bad experience to share

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Loved the environment to work.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    People are helpful and there is a good knowledge base to explore more about the work.

    Cons

    Still does a bit of manual work which can be solved by employing more people who could do automation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work but can become a better place if employees were given more options and projects rather than having similar project types

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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