Barclays Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    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
    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.


  2. Horrible decision making by management, pay below market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst III in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  3. Helpful (2)

    Could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Big firm, lots of opportunity to move up with all the turmoil and turnover at the bank right now. Focus on citizenship and service.

    Cons

    Used to be a legit bulge bracket bank, has fallen apart as of late and is losing most of its talented people.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your talented people so they do not leave to competitors. If you want to be the best you need to pay what the best pay.


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  5. Vice President

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


  6. Great People to work with. Firm going through many changes so one needs to adapt quickly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, management will depend on which department you work in and to who to report to. It's too large of a firm, many volunteering opportunities that allow the employees exposure to senior management and cross functional teams, very good at providing training and career advancement.

    Cons

    Unfortunately too many lay offs, so very talented people are either being let go or leaving on their own.

    Advice to Management

    Practice transparency around workforce reduction exercises. People have families and commitments they have to meet.... so planning is crucial if you are being let go.


  7. Administrative Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor in Queens Village, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is great, professional environment, transportation friendly, ability to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Pay raises are often delayed or forgotten, stressful, team can be inadequate.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the starting salary.


  8. Internal Control Analysts

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the large financial institution work environment, my colleagues, and management.

    Cons

    The lack of communication across different Operation groups. The low salary and lack of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the channel of communication across the different groups of the bank.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid well, good career path opportunities

    Cons

    Very political, all decisions driven from the UK

    Advice to Management

    NY is not London.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Compliance analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Barclays invests a lot in training programs for analysts, people are nice although formal

    Cons

    the pay is very low, promotions are hard to come by, it seems like they are over hiring to satisfy some regulatory demands but most people are very inefficient and lack skills

    Advice to Management

    invest in technology rather than dumb people


  11. Helpful (1)

    Senior Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst V in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst V in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on manager, and if it is not a revolving door managerial department, you may find a good (not great) work environment.

    Cons

    constantly shifting management (usually around “performance review - affecting potential raise, promotion, bonus) High attrition rate of contractors (resulting in use of resources for constant on-boarding of contractors rather than project and task focus)

    Advice to Management

    Consider at minimum Cost of Living pay increase on an annual basis. During transition in Management, refine Multiple Styles of Management (currently happening) to an Alignment of Management Methodology. Large Number of Managers do not subscribe to the Respect, Integrity, Service & Excellence Concept (“R.I.S.E.S.”, as all are trained by Barclays)



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