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Barclays Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (BARC)
Banks & Credit Unions
$10+ billion (USD) per year
There’s no other business quite like Barclays. We are a consumer, corporate and investment bank, one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with a heritage of success, quality and innovation stretching back over 325 years. Operating ... Read more

Mission: Our common purpose is "creating opportunities to rise". We are a company of opportunity makers, working together to help people rise – customers, clients, colleagues and society.

"By creating ... Read more

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Barclays – Why Work With Us?

Wherever we are in Barclays, whatever we do, we are united and guided by one common purpose: creating opportunities to rise. Because we know that when we help our customers, clients, colleagues and society to rise, Barclays will rise with them.

In support of this great purpose, everything we do is guided and driven by our strong values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. These are fundamental to who we are, wherever we are, and in whatever role we have at Barclays – and they really matter to us.

Our values guide us, but we also believe opportunities are created by those who like to challenge convention, explore new possibilities and run with bold ideas. People who think differently, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives with them.

We believe that a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture is vital; that everyone’s value should be recognized and celebrated; and that every colleague has the same opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We focus on five global diversity agendas: Disability, Gender, LGBT, Multicultural and Multigenerational. And we support our colleagues in their life and work through our wellbeing initiatives, dynamic working and networking groups.

We believe very strongly in citizenship – giving something back to the wider world through volunteering, fundraising and generally helping our communities and people all across the globe to rise.



Two years before man landed on the moon, we changed the future of banking by proudly launching the world’s first ATM. Giving millions of customers’ instant access to their money, through their personal debit card, at any time, in any place.

One small step for our bank. One giant leap for banking-kind.

Fast forward 50 years and the world is a very different place, operating at a very different pace.

In a changing, challenging world, we have a great responsibility. To protect and support the lives of 1 in every 2 people in the UK and millions of customers and clients around the world. To develop, build and deliver the world-class tech solutions our customers deserve, need and want. To lead the world in digital banking, and become a truly digital business.

Who are we looking for?

Creative, curious people who love challenge and love to challenge. Commercial, customer-focused people who are agile and collaborative. People who can see the fine detail as well as the big picture. People who are excited by what we can offer, and by what they can do here. People who will redefine the future of finance.



World-class careers in a world-class environment

At Barclays, we are proud to be redefining the future of finance, and here at Whippany we are redefining the future of the workplace, and the future of the way we work and live. This is a unique community, one of four strategic tech-enabled hubs that will make us a global leader. Whatever you do at Whippany, you’ll have every chance to build a world-class career in a world-class environment.

A world of opportunity

Barclays Whippany is growing ten-fold, and this creates a world of opportunity for everyone here. We are bringing thousands of people together to create the largest campus footprint in the US. This is a place where career mobility is very much on the agenda, a community where people can network and collaborate as never before. We’re providing world-class learning and development in an environment where we can all learn from each other, grow together and achieve more than we can even imagine. 

See another side of the office

We have created an approach to work that is new, exciting and flexible. It encourages collaboration and learning, and allows for synergy, serendipity and innovation. This is our first purpose-built campus: a bespoke, industry-leading, technology-led workplace designed to bring out the very best in our people. Our desk Neighborhoods break up the open floor plan by providing a mix of open and enclosed settings in close proximity. You can choose from individual, collaborative, and support spaces – whatever best suits you, your colleagues and the task in hand. And everyone who works here enjoys the very best technology to enable them to work, and network, at the highest level.

Work in balance. Life in balance.

We believe that people do their best work when their lives are at their very best. That’s why we cultivate a culture of positive health and wellbeing, so everyone can achieve the right balance of performance and quality of life. Whippany is 63-acres and over 500 thousand plus square feet of brand new office, amenity and leisure facilities: a ground-breaking and green place to work. There are excellent places to eat and drink, and places where you can wind down, work out or take care of life’s routine essentials. All this, and a campus full of trees, open spaces and fresh air – Whippany redefines the way we live and work.

We are better together

Whippany is a true community where we care about each other. We celebrate diversity and inclusion, just as we share our Barclays values. We build networks and socialize together as much as we work together. What’s more, we actively promote citizenship, recognising our place in the local community and using our skills to improve the lives of the people who surround us. Our leaders are here amongst us, visible, accessible and inspirational, championing our culture and empowering us to achieve. We’re redefining the way people work together.




At a Barclays contact centre, we don’t just take calls. We solve problems and provide suggestions. We balance budgets and find money for holidays. We help to buy someone’s first car and someone else’s first laptop.

We get to know our customers, and understand their lives so we can do what we do best for them: we help them to rise. Because we are not just creating the contact centre culture of the future: we are creating places where we can help our customers to better manage their finances, and where our people can build their careers.

At Barclays we are creating our own destiny. And over the next ten years, Barclays will be truly shaped by our people and what they make of the opportunities we offer them. So, if you’re great with people, we’ll help you to build a career you can be proud of. And we’re committed to giving you all the tools you need, to make our customers’ lives easier, and to progress your career.


At Barclays, you’ll find a range of opportunities from Internships, Apprenticeships to Full Time Graduate opportunities.

No matter if you join us as an intern, apprentice or graduate, you’ll do more than just experience our momentum – you’ll keep it going. Respected and valued, you’ll bring your own perspective to our challenges. And our support and training will equip you to make an ever-larger contribution to work that shapes tomorrow for customers, clients, our business and your career.

We believe opportunities are created by those who like to challenge convention, explore new possibilities and run with bold ideas. People who think differently, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives.

Open minds and big ideas join us, and we'll encourage you to push the boundaries of what you know. To strive for better solutions, chase technological innovation and develop smarter ways of working.

You've got the drive. The ideas. And the space to run with them. To realise the downright extraordinary.

This is what it feels like to have the backing of a world-class bank.

Because with us, there's more to discover. There's more to become.

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


    Brilliant company benefits, good progression


    A lot of competition for job roles

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    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (Whippany, NJ) in November 2018.


    Recruiter sought me out, was very informative and helpful pre interview with upper management. Kept me informed during the entire process. Worked very hard for me to negotiate salary and vacation.

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Barclays Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Employers, Stonewall Top 100 Employers Index, 2016
  • Electronic Platform of the Year, GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards, 2019
  • Best Use of Mobile, FStech Awards 2019, 2019
  • Top 50 Employers for Women, The Times, 2019
  • Best Place to Work for LGBT+ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2019
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