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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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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Gender ratio is horrendous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor

    Pros

    Intellectually engaging, top management cares somewhat

    Cons

    Politics, lack of stability, gender ratio

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great company to have on your resume

    Cons

    Cut throat culture with no security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees feel appreciated

  3.  

    Investment Banking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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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  5.  

    stressful

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    Former Employee - Guest Services
    Former Employee - Guest Services

    I worked at Barclays part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    get to see concerts ad games for free and you can move up in title

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism and management may treat employees like children. And employees get paid on an event basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people the way you would like to be treated.

  6.  

    Operations Graduate Program

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great work environment with good benefit.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Don't come to my mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't come to my mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Morale 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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    excellent

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

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

    Pros

    good brand name
    strong presence in UK

    Cons

    unreliable strategic thinking
    not easy to move around internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont force everything to be done UK way

  10.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    They provide work/life balance arrangements.

    Cons

    Not enough promotions within the firm. Needs to work on the culture of the bank. Increase bonus or base salary pools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bank going wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Bulge bracket infrastructure and experience.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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