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Updated Jul 23, 2021

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4.0
81%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
Jes Staley
2,973 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance is maintained(in 1110 reviews)

  • "Initiatives for flexible working arrangement and quick reaction to the current pandemic(in 391 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and the company is undergoing changes due to competition / pressure(in 344 reviews)

  • "Senior management is moving roles to offshore in Barclaycardus(in 213 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company to work for

      May 7, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility and opportunties for growth are present in the organization

      Cons

      Too much change happening Promotion process needs to be looked into

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Decent Place to start out. Not sure I'd stay too long

      Jul 20, 2021 - Software Engineer - Java Developer in Whippany, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Not too many issues with any individual people. Other teams are helpful enough, even when issues don't really concern them.

      Cons

      Never had any issues with the day-to-day stuff. But the company, or at least my particular area, seems to lack any care for long term planning that doesn't involve wallowing around for months before setting very strict and very packed deadlines way too close to the due date. Also, lots of red tape for literally anything you can think of.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place to Work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Applications Support Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Coworkers & Management Work Atmosphere Good Pay & Benifits

      Cons

      Resource constraint on staffing can lead to some long hours some weeks.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to start your career

      Jul 22, 2021 - Data Engineer in Whippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to learn and implement new ideas

      Cons

      Too much red tape. Difficult to get promotions

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Analyst

      Jul 22, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Whippany, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work environment Fun place

      Cons

      Long hours during busy period

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Fine

      Jul 22, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generally smart and engaging colleagues

      Cons

      Not many cons to discuss

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Culture and morale at the junior level seems to be improving

      Jul 6, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Overall company culture seems better than other bulge brackets but it also really depends on the group. Deal flow across the top groups is improving and the recent salary bump has helped boost morale.

      Cons

      Typical IB experience i.e. hierarchical, long hours, weekend work, little to no WLB

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company to work with

      Jul 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Best company to work with

      Cons

      Can’t think of Any cons

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't Join Barclays if you have VISA dependencies

      Jul 14, 2021 - AVP-IT in Whippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary but work stress is much more.

      Cons

      Greencard sponsorship is a nightmare here at Barclays. They will torture you mentally for years before they start the actual process. Even you are eligible according to policy, they don't start until it is last minute or an emergency. Many people who left to INDIA due to this process. Do not trust the HR words. They always lie. HR team is invisible and any process takes months.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Barclays Review

      Jul 6, 2021 - Capital Management Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Management takes employee survey feedback seriously and works to become a more comfortable and inclusive place to work. There are many opportunities to network with people across the bank, such as mentor-mentee programs for the affinity groups. Many opportunities for internal mobility.

      Cons

      Can be too much bureaucracy. Technology could be improved.

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