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Amazing Internship experience... excited to return Full Time

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Current Employee - Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Heavy emphasis on internship program
Very flat hierarchy and extremely friendly people
Never experienced a friendlier work environment

Cons

Long hours if in IB division
Not as large of a name because the bank id headquartered in London

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep focusing on the internship program! It will pay off.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Barclays

  1.  

    Hemorrhaging cash, BWA cuts bonuses and makes VPs do the work of 3 people

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great research - name recognition...that's about it. It's very difficult to think of any other pros, honestly. People seem to be defecting left & right.

    Cons

    cut-throat culture; local Managing Director has a poor reputation in the industry and creates a challenging & hostile work environment; rather than fostering a team environment, mentorship and advocacy among subordinates and across business lines. It's a real morale killer. Sr. Mngmt pushes reps to sell proprietary structured products & ETNs, even if not suitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't hire people without proper due diligence to avoid bringing on-board another Firm's "throw-away"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the worst financial services companies I've worked for!

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    Former Employee - Compliance  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Compliance in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    High base salary, good medical benefits and comprehensive employee training for legal and compliance employees.

    Cons

    Unless you are in sales, good luck getting any salary raises or bonuses. You're pretty much stuck to the salary you started with, so make sure you negotiate your salary to your advantage when you start working there. Also, there is a horrible work life balance at the company. I practically lived at the office, eating dinner there and taking a car home pretty much every night while I worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the of layers of bureaucracy, everyone and their second cousin seems to need sign-off for the most basic changes in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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