Barclays Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. Finance

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


  3. 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


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  5. 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


  6. What you would expect from a big bank

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


  7. Senior analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great reputation and global company

    Cons

    Long working hour no other cons


  8. Helpful (3)

    Chicken without a head

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President In Technology in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President In Technology in Whippany, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance achieved through telecommuting, 4 weeks of vacation, holidays, package of benefits. 401(k) matching up to 6% of salary

    Cons

    There is no proper human resource direction in technology area, jumping in various directions with the "workforce location strategy". Development process is hindered by multiple "red tapes", requirements for tons of unnecessary documents, etc.

    Advice to Management

    No bank today can survive without proper technology - get some focus there, define practical goals, and follow on implementation. Finally, establish a proper "technical career pass" to preserve your investment in technical talents.


  9. Good people but the work environment could be more engaging

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Rotation policy gives you a chance to work in multiple teams

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive enough


  10. Helpful (1)

    Dog eat dog company.

    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    High collaboration younger employees, room for growth

    Cons

    Won't hesitate to layoff employees after major project has completed Too many people hired

    Advice to Management

    Limit new hires to what is needed. Excessive hiring eventually leads to layoffs. Management seems open to new ideas and values opinions. A clear path for promotion is not evident.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not the best

    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    competitive pay, great location of offices

    Cons

    lots of senior management changes



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