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Barclays Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance is out of the window specially during busy season (in 150 reviews)

  • High turnover at the senior management level (in 127 reviews)

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  1. "Business Development Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  2. "Pay is not competitive anymore"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Central office location. Good benefits for working parents especially generous childcare leave policies and backup care options. Simetimes gives out tickets to concerts and sports games.

    Cons

    Management changes direction often. Legacy charges are hurting non executive pay. People are leaving and being replaced by inadequate third party agents.

    Advice to Management

    Pay to retain talent


  3. "Equity Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very good place to work

    Cons

    not very high paying job


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  5. "Challenging and fast paced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn something new every day; develop huge resilience and tenacity; recruits top talent; people want to do the right thing every day; high on behaviours

    Cons

    Rather Political,colleagues are change weary, resource constrained but regularly asked to do more with less, despite lack of investment in technology


  6. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment
    Good office space
    Flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    Tends to always be a 'hiring freeze'
    Lagging technology


  7. "Relationship Manager"

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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

    Great experience with meeting future co-workers,trainers and management team.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.


  8. "Top Tier Investment Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High standards across the firm & friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of performance related compensation

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Employees Career Management more


  9. "Excellent place to work, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Barclays and love the feel of the company and the people."

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture (more relaxed than other banks), high quality clients and deal flow, excellent compensation in line with industry averages.

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable hours, pretty standard in investment banking industry. Wish the building was a little bigger. Otherwise not much.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in junior work-life balance to fuel retention.


  10. "Laying off lot of people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and team

    Cons

    No Bonus, work pressure is increasing

    Advice to Management

    Pay to retain talent

    Barclays Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your feedback and great to hear that you have a positive team culture and environment. That always supports collaborative and supportive ways of working. I cannot comment on your ... More


  11. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, professional, results oriented, lots of legacy Lehmanites

    Cons

    British bank, struggling with regulators

    Advice to Management

    Be open, honest, and transparent with prudential regulators



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