Barclays

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Barclays Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
648 Reviews
3.0
648 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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215 Ratings

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.  

    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
  3.  

    Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    company trying to figure out its NA and APAC brand....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    large global company with opportunity for mobility if you get the right support/sponsorship.

    Cons

    alot of turnover with senior management. growing and trying to figure out people operations. emea is strong. americas and apac are disconnected from the corporate centre.

  8.  

    Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    good place to work and people, time off

    Cons

    very flat structure and lots of politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A+

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  10.  

    What you would expect from a big bank

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    Current Employee - Business Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits - lots of internal mobility - got to travel a lot in previous years

    Cons

    Strapped for cash - lots of projects start but never get approval. IT budgets get smaller every year but I would expect that in this market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would stick to funding projects as promised or make a clean cut of the work - lots of people waste lots of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience, sinking ship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Decent seamless allowance ($25 per)

    Cons

    1.No vision
    2.No commitment to excellence
    3.Rampant dishonesty with colleagues and reports
    4.No culture
    5.No community
    6.Far below average pay
    7.No opportunity for advancement, stagnant

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