Barclays Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. A sinking ship whose managers have lost decency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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

  2. Great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Review

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

    I have been working at Barclays

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no bad experience to share

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  5. Loved the environment to work.

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

    I worked at Barclays

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

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (3)

    As nimble as an ocean liner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  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

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

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    good place to work and people, time off

    Cons

    very flat structure and lots of politics

  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. Helpful (3)

    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

  11. What you would expect from a big bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

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

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