Barclays
3.1 of 5 425 reviews
www.barclays.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.1 425 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(111 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Work from home (Looks like pros but in reality it is con :)"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "the work environment is not supportive and very stressful, no work life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "senior management tend to lack experience in the department they manage"
    in 19 reviews
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A great work environment with good benefit.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays full-time

ProsGood culture and work environment.

ConsDon't come to my mind.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't come to my mind.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsGreat company to have on your resume

ConsCut throat culture with no security

Advice to Senior ManagementMake employees feel appreciated

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Investment Banking

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays full-time

ProsFast-paced work environment, interaction with some very smart individuals, opportunities to work on interesting transactions.

ConsThe culture can be very challenging, and there is very little work life balance present with long hours being the norm. The work environment can also be very bureaucratic.

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Operations Graduate Program

Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunity to experience different groups
Great training and continued education courses to take.

ConsThe moral of the firm and specifically in Operations was always negative. Too many groups are being outsourced.

Placement process is a little shady but if you know what you want just go after it and speak directly to the appropriate manager asap.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut in place a more transparent promotion process. People are there for 10+, 20+ years and they are still analysts... doesn't make sense.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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excellent

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgood brand name
strong presence in UK

Consunreliable strategic thinking
not easy to move around internally

Advice to Senior Managementdont force everything to be done UK way

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Interesting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsThey provide work/life balance arrangements.

ConsNot enough promotions within the firm. Needs to work on the culture of the bank. Increase bonus or base salary pools.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture, though organization has suffered from a morale problem in recent years.

Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

ProsStrong support of teamwork vs. individual. Great corporate culture. Mentoring is available at strong levels. Strong recruiting culture, as well.

ConsMorale problem, uncompetitive pay, lack of organizational pride. There have been increased senior management changes in recent years. Recently, there has been a perception of the new CEO as not "getting" the IB business.

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Great company

Software Developer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat company, great people, cutting-edge business solutions, harmonious environment...

ConsNot much bonus, at least for the first year

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good managers who take the time to teach you the ropes, but sometimes there is a lack of initiative taken.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barclays

ProsGreat company, Canary Wharf is an accessible place

ConsSometimes the upward mobility can be tough

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Bank going wrong direction

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

ProsBulge bracket infrastructure and experience.

ConsDouble penalized by the U.K. and the U.S.; CEO who is not fit to run an investment banking business.

Advice to Senior ManagementBenchmark what your 'U.S. competitors' are doing in terms of operating the banking business and the compensation. Also the CEO should be someone with an investment banking background.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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