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Barclays New York Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance is out of the window specially during busy season (in 150 reviews)

  • High turnover at the senior management level (in 127 reviews)

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  1. "work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Design Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Design Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Value driven, customer focused organization

    Cons

    None that i could think of


  2. "Technology Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Encouraging work culture with relaxed atmoshphere

    Cons

    Have to move teams for getting promoted


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Infrastructure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a well known brand name that people across the word recognize if only because they used to sponsor the premier league. Daily responsibilities are always changing

    Cons

    IT and basic infrastructure at Barclays is terrible. Basic on site training is nil. It sometimes feels like a people-mill.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees wellbeing throughout the bank. There are lots of opportunities to reduce the daily chaos caused by disorganization and keep things simpler.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Rapidly going down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance and overall benefits

    Cons

    Clueless CIO
    Erratic technical leadership
    Bad hiring practices
    Failure to keep smart developers
    Apparently only Indians want to work here anymore

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, the problems start at the top. The CIO is clueless. Many in the senior technical leadership have zero experience either writing or designing modern software.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be good company but leadership failed after LIBOR scandal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits used to be good among all investment banks.
    Perks like free concert/NBA/baseball game tickets are common and easy to get.
    People are generally more friendly and more laidback.

    Cons

    Lousy salary and bonus since LIBOR.
    Bad promotion policy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the Investment Bank business because that's what's gonna bring you the most money.


  7. "Vice President, Compliance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Compliance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President, Compliance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation package

    Cons

    High turnover at the senior management level


  8. "summer technology analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    Trading systems exposure , Agile

    Cons

    Interna and full time salary is same. No Co-op opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Intern and full time salary should not be same. Salary is one reason people lookout for more options.


  9. "Not worth your time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market salary but bonuses for only a very very select few

    Cons

    Don't try to be proactive or bring new ideas, leave your MD alone and do your job and you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff to think more outside of the box vs doing the complete opposite.


  10. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, should provide more opportunities for junior people


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Head of Cash Equities and Equity Capital Markets Legal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Cash Equities and Equity Capital Markets Legal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head of Cash Equities and Equity Capital Markets Legal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No pros. Company is adrift and legal department is poor.

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent, legal department has very low moral and support by the business.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk.



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