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Barclays Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 164 reviews)

  • Senior management appear to be out of touch and love marketing jargon when you wish they would just cut through the BS (in 137 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Great Company, little slow on technology changes. Overall better that average"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Technology
    Former Employee - Vice President Technology
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good compensation
    great benefits
    management in US is good
    great work environment

    Cons

    Very slow and bureaucratic in EU side.
    slow in adopting new technology

    Advice to Management

    Although its very slow in technology adoption in overall organization, it's visible that a part of leadership has been trying to do a better job. Please prioritize those work and encourage the team to achieve more.


  4. "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


  5. "Account Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company but I am interested in a long term position.

    Cons

    I do not see any growth for me here.


  6. "Nailed the job interview and I will start end of July"

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    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to move up, great starting pay and excellent personnel to talk with.

    Cons

    The background process is extensive but worth the wait in the end.


  7. "Research"

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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

    Flex work environment in certain groups

    Cons

    very large firm, slow to make decisions/progress

    Advice to Management

    take interest in subordinates and their career goals.

  8. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    The company is going through restructuring.


  9. "A really good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid strategy with realistic goals.
    Many normal people (that is actually not the norm on Wall Street).
    I am given the means to succeed.
    I am surrounded by competent people who genuinely want to contribute. I feel I don't have to do it all by myself.
    I have the best flexibility / autonomy so I can care for my children while having a very big say in the strategy of my team.

    Cons

    At times, it seems European banks are at a competitive disadvantage vs. US banks. It makes it sometimes harder to win business.
    Barclays may be more risk averse than some US peers.


  10. "Interest Rate Sales Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment; diverse team; experience working with cross-functional groups

    Cons

    Long hours; difficult to move internally


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