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Barclays New York Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "Stimulating environment"

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    Former Employee - Trading Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trading Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience on the credit desk; smart individuals; ability to take on as much as you desire

    Cons

    Cut throat. Experience depends on your boss and his or her ability to suss out any harmful or nefarious plots


  2. "compliance"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    substantive role, nice employees, staffing could be redistributed

    Cons

    management is not transparent, several reorgs

    Advice to Management

    invest in technology rather than reorgs

  3. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment, is polished, quiet, and casual. This is an excellent working environment, in which there is no pressure. Very laid back atmosphere is nice.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at Barclays, is that they need to pay more money. In addition, since I am on contract, health insurance is not great, also no PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, if you want them to stay. I do not like companies that are cheap. Especially large corporations, like this one who can actually afford it.


  4. "Standard stodgy banking environment."

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    Current Employee - Security Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Quiet office. Good location. Big teams means easy work.

    Cons

    Many people here for years plugging away at same tasks.


  5. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Going Environment, People Are Nice

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, hard to achieve anything

    Advice to Management

    Employee morale is low, and employee incentive is not aligned with the revenue growth.


  6. "Good Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    NYC Headquarters - good fitness center and corporate dining options

    Cons

    Times Square location can be a bit seedy at times

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Good work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    - Work from home arrangements
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Limited upward mobility
    - Decisions are driven by head office in UK

  8. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company to work. Good benefit and smart people. Many good opportunities to transfer to another role once you are in.

    Cons

    Any big company always has something that you don't like. But I think as long as you have a good manager to support you. Then everything will be fine


  9. "BNP term contract position review"

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    Former Contractor - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn software development approaches related to finance

    Cons

    Companies frugalness to teams budget and man power


  10. "Enjoyed my time there..."

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, supportive HR and Management.

    Cons

    Constant target for regulators, too many changes in Senior Management led to lower morale and confidence in the firm, which led to more departures.


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