Barclays Global Investors

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Prestige and Polish on the outside; not so much on the inside

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Barclays Global Investors

Pros

The company's reputation holds a great deal of value in the investment market. However, their infrastructure does not promote cross functional training, movement, nor the ability to mentor/mentee others outside of the business groups

Cons

The company is very political and hard to maneuver if you are not willing to sacrifice your integrity for the organization. They make internal organizational changes without regard how it affects others outside the group

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should really focus on their employees and provide the right leadership to continue to grow their biggest asset (employees).

No opinion of CEO

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    Barclays Global Investors is a well known investment management company and promotes people to move within the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Barclays Global Investors

    Pros

    Well known company
    large enough for people to move within the company
    good benefits
    company promotes work life balance
    promotes efficiency
    offered a lot of professional development training

    Cons

    location is south of market, a bit far away from the financial district

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    professional development training nearly came to a halt when the economy was in a slump

    Approves of CEO
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    BGI & BLK

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Barclays Global Investors

    Pros

    Prior to the Blackrock's acquisition, BGI was a good place to work. Employees were generally rewarded for hard work, job benefits were above average, bonus was competitive (assuming the investment market performed well).

    Cons

    BGI was a good place to work, until Blackrock acquired it. Certainly with acquisitions one could expect more change and uncertainity, however Blackrock's approach has certainly focused on cost savings, lacked transparency and inspiration. Little was done to retain BGI talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I thought Blake Grossman was a solid CEO of BGI and certainly managed the firm to strong financial results over his tenure. It was disappointing that Mr. Grossman could not distinguish himself to the Barclays board, outside of Bob Diamond.

    No opinion of CEO
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