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Barclays New York Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 169 reviews)

  • Senior management can get a bit out of touch sometimes (in 143 reviews)

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  1. "Solid experience"

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

    I worked at Barclays (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good deal flow, solid learning experience

    Cons

    Group culture isn't that great.


  2. "Average"

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

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

    Pros

    Barclays is a stable and reliable company. Its reputation is well-established, and it is considered very reliable. You do not have to wonder whether the paycheck is going to come or not.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape involved in decision making at every level. The company moves too slowly to keep up in some industries. Management is generally very cheap.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "gender gap"

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

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

    Pros

    Great NY headquarters location.
    Internal transfer are possible.

    Cons

    The risk management of the firm has shifted and is now set up in a very conflictual mode where members of the risk organization are encouraged to be aggressive and to use tough language towards their counterparts. Whether that comes from top managers is unclear but it appears to be related to the addition of personal in managing roles with prior-experiences from other banks. There is a clear gap between the official company culture and the day to day working environment that does not promote collaboration.

    Being a woman inside Barclays in NY is very difficult. My new manager explained to me on his first day that I would certainly have kids soon and that in anticipation I should adjust my schedule. Most of the new hires are men and were engaged with less experience at a higher pay rate and with a higher ranking. I first thought I was misinterpreting events but my opinion in a masculine-only environment started to be frequently overlooked. I even reached out to receive some mentoring from successful women in the firm but that did not help. Some of them aknowledged that they were not really happy with their responsabilities and pay. I also learned that other women had experienced similar situations. The situation was much different in the UK where the salary gap between me and my male colleagues appeared much less asymmetrical and my opinions were equally valued.

    I also experienced akward situations related to diversity for instance a colleague and I were singled out as assets not for our contribution but for our ethnicity. While several other awkward situations occurred I think this may be an isolated problem specific to our department. It raises the question of the oversight from HR and/or top management on yet another theme that impacts the working environment.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise a stricter scrutiny from HR on gender gap (salary, promotion and new hire).
    I would recommend fostering a more collaborative environment between risk and business.


  4. "VP Client Clearing OTC Futures"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, decent salary

    Cons

    Bad Management, fully broken processes


  5. "Barclays IT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, very professional. Seems to be re bounding under jes though recent events involving him are a bit of a set back

    Cons

    Many org changes done sometimes multiple per year which is not great for job continuity and stability. Not the best remuneration

    Advice to Management

    Choose a structure and stick with it


  6. "Onboarding Analyst"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work life balance

    Cons

    salary, management, no help with career growth


  7. "Barclays employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PRODUCTION SUPPORT ANALYST - Assistant Vice President LEVEL in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PRODUCTION SUPPORT ANALYST - Assistant Vice President LEVEL in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working in Barclays. I think it is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move within the company were limited.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, not great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Operations in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good work life balance
    -lots of training
    -casual dress code
    -opportunities to work on projects with companies in the Rise Accelerators
    -volunteer work was encouraged

    Cons

    -Asking questions was not encouraged
    -too many strategic initiatives that never finish
    -constant reorgs, fines, and scandals
    -unclear path to advance within the company
    -lots of operational jobs being outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Casual dress codes don't make up for the dearth of promotion opportunities.


  9. "Not bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global presence. Long noteworthy history.

    Cons

    Pointless reorganization. Weak leadership. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Choose worthy people for leadership positions.


  10. "Business Development Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great networking and good working environment

    Cons

    Rigid in terms of range of growth in products

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro active


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