Barclays Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Easy to manage Work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • A steady work environment with some really good people (in 23 reviews)

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

  • Senior management were dictatorial (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Barclays

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Demarest, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Demarest, NJ

    I have been working at Barclays (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Getting exposed to many different areas made me a more well rounded individual

    Cons

    There needs to be more work life balance


  2. HR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    collaborative, internal opportunities, perks, good people and pay

    Cons

    A lot of turnover and changes, management has changed numerous times


  3. Friendly banking 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 full-time

    Pros

    non-elitism like GS/MS, more down-to-earth and smart people

    Cons

    Still using windows xp/windows 7

    Advice to Management

    invest more in technology


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  5. Barclays Comp Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company. Give time for new people to get absorbed in the company.

    Cons

    None so far. But here for short time only.


  6. Documentation Specialist

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

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, opportunity for advancement based on Performance.

    Cons

    Getting yearly bonus is competitive.


  7. Summer Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Barclays (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open-door policy and people are willing to meet with an intern and offer their time.

    Cons

    Management was saying one thing and doing another.


  8. Summer Technology Analyst

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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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. People are friendly and quite helpful.

    Cons

    I was placed in a perfectly mismatched role. This might be a rare case but my resume wasn't read before recruiting into the team! I guess!

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if you can ask for employee preferences and place them according to their skill set.


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    Derivatives Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Good people with good morale. Awesome managers and they also believe in working just as much as their staff does, if not more.

    Cons

    Outsourcing to India and other places. People afraid to move into other positions because they don't know how long they will have their jobs here in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Give people opportunity to train others in the outsourced areas without reducing pay.


  10. Horrible decision making by management, pay below market

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst III in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    My manager was nice and knowledgeable ...if you stayed past 9pm, you received a company paid meal and a taxi home

    Cons

    No work life balance.....paid about $15k below market, no bonuses for analyst, management had no idea how to run the business, rough culture and people to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent, make better business decisions, create a better culture


  11. Vice President

    • 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

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, nice work

    Cons

    slow compensation increase, business going down

    Advice to Management

    value more for current employee



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