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Barclays Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "The leadership is accessible and wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Senior leaders take a lot of effort to mentor juniors

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of turnover


  2. "Mostly good, very forward thinking company."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company. Great benefits and work/life balance. Company culture overall is good with offsites, community engagement, and philanthropic efforts. Not micromanaged.

    Cons

    Promotions are not necessarily given on the basis of merit. Internal training and employee development has a lot of room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to attract and retain top talent. Be more competitive with value proposition of various products.

  3. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good technology and well managed

    Cons

    not the highest salary levels in the market

    Advice to Management

    more competitive salary.


  4. "Business Manager in Capital Markets"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Business Manager (Capital Markets) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Business Manager (Capital Markets) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Truly promotes mobility with a lot of opportunities to change roles if you are a top performer

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy
    - People tend to manage upwards rather than focus on career development of employees

    Advice to Management

    Bust Bureaucracy and increase/promote collaboration across teams/functions/departments.


  5. "FXPB"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Nice office space
    Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Small bonus pool
    Underperformers don't get fired


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Strong sense of collaboration within desks

    Cons

    Competitive work environment, which is to be expected


  7. "Unstable Environment"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Working - Get to work from home depends on your role and manager flexibility

    Cons

    Lots of changes from Top Down from management, Lots of lay-offs due to CEO vision to focus on core business. Little to no raises or bonus. Expect to wear multiple hats with the same pay with no replacements.

    Advice to Management

    Provide Career Mobility Opportunities. Pay your employees a competitive market rate including market bonus pool. Boost morale and start to hire people externally. Enough with the hiring freezes so your employees can focus on producing quality work instead of having to deal with handling multiple roles.

  8. "Unimpressed"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Finance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great respect for women, excellent salary on investment bank, great perks at work, especially the gym (Manhattan)

    Cons

    Directors and Managing Directors assume God complexes, have difficulty with the idea that those that report to them may have silos of information greater. Yet, MDs take credit for the work that they don't do...There was plenty of backstabbing going around.

    Advice to Management

    Do 360 degree feedback on things that really matter. Document that information. Grade people on whether they get the job done, versus impromptu milestones.


  9. "Product controller"

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

    Pros

    Monthly outings, great team, good team support and management

    Cons

    Long hours and esp when you get a day off, next day you would be wrking for 2 days's amount of work


  10. "Tough time for European Banks"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Talented coworkers, strong sense of team

    Cons

    high turnover, poor bonus, ongoing regulatory costs that individual employees have little to no control over

    Advice to Management

    Try to strike the balance between shareholder value and employee satisfaction as quickly as possible.


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