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Barclays Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "Good Company to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SharePoint Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Senior SharePoint Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working hour Flexibility
    Top of the Market benefits

    Cons

    Too much organizational changes.
    Known for Hire/Fire


  2. "Relationship Mgr/Cust Serv"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment , hires within

    Cons

    Not following through w/ certain processes

    Advice to Management

    Help more when employees are in need

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Pros:
    - meritocratic work environment allows you to succeed if you put in the effort
    - intelligent work force and diverse resource pool for colleagues

    Cons

    Cons:
    - beaurocratic governance discourages taking on personal accountability
    - employee attrition leads to inefficiencies and loss of valuable knowledge and experience
    - Talent hiring is slow and requires multiple layers of support

    Advice to Management

    Following various restructures, there is lack of clear guidance on the company's vision and objectives which would help with employee morale.


  4. "Relationship Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit. Very diverse and volunteering is strongly advised.

    Cons

    Micro manage and some managers need to know more about processes


  5. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Flat org structure, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Difficult to compete with major U.S. banks


  6. "Solution Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership is tech friendly. They have correct strategy to implement some cutting edge technology solutions.

    Cons

    - Slow moving process.
    - Lots of approval required to move with new technology.

    Advice to Management

    encourage the employee to take initiatives on the technology side.


  7. "Stimulating environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "compliance"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "AVP Modelling Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and work flexibilty

    Cons

    Moving across teams can be challenging


  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment and culture

    Cons

    Exit opps not quit the same as other bulge brackets


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