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Barclays Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
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  • dynamic working is another aspect which really helps employees get a good work life balance (in 540 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 221 reviews)

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  1. "salary situation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    good to work if salary is good

    Cons

    need to negotiate salary while accepting job. increments are not good


  2. "Excellent management who really cares about your well-being as an employee."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sanctions Analyst in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Sanctions Analyst in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no micro-managing in the investment banking world which allows for a stress free environment. We have schedules of course, but we all put in our time and get the job done to the best of our ability so there are no small issues involving time management.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to advance unless a member of senior management decides to step down. We have 2 managers and the rest are analysts and the only time employees advance is if they leave the department or seek other employment opportunities.

  3. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Agile values have been embraced, meaning consistent project deliveries

    Cons

    Career progression seems to be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Provide more internal opportunities for staff


  4. "AVP Digital Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, excellent at diversity and inclusion, great work life balance

    Cons

    limited upward mobility for those looking for faster career progression


  5. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and location, Best 401 plan

    Cons

    The upper management keep changing very frequently.


  6. "Barclays"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large scale, always busy, call center, 14 to 18 hour pay

    Cons

    Accomodated school initially then stated they woukd not accomodate school any more. Ultimately left work and decided to focus on school. You must fight harder then you ever have to get promoted, politics and from the inside to out, it looks like they judge you off personal lifr style as part of the process. 2 well qualified candidates litterly tried 4 times within a year and got no wherr in management. As for agents, you can move to different departments but moves are lateral in pay, hence you feel great when you move on but in positions of greater responsibilty and pay its very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Get the opinions of current employees monthly. Dont wait for annual reviews and then for corporste to hesr your ideas just to get shut down. Your employees drive your business, not the management.


  7. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good development opportunity, plenty of paths for upward promotion

    Cons

    Limited work life balance, lots of weekend work

  8. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good lifestyle, good people, senior bankers value work life balance.

    Cons

    Not going to get the biggest deals but there is good dealflow. Bureaucracy in NY and London is burdensome and policies occasionally seem pretty myopic.


  9. "Typical Investment Banking Experience"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Barclays had a great culture and a real desire to have people stay with the firm. I enjoyed my 3 years there.

    Cons

    Too much nonsense work and not enough accountability with senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Get better control of the "problem people" at the firm.


  10. "Assistant vice president"

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    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    employee friendly and good environment

    Cons

    less wages and unfair to some extent

    Advice to Management

    need to be more helpful


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