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Barclays Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
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Pros
  • Work life balance is well maintained (in 430 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 181 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience, excellent benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience in investment banking, will gain deal experience across all products in coverage groups. Colleagues generally good with recommendations for your next job.

    Cons

    Not very culturally diverse, and you generally only see WASPs at VP level and up. Like gravitate toward like, and come promotion time, people put in the best words for those they like.

    Advice to Management

    Establish diversity quotas.


  2. "Solid experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good deal flow, solid learning experience

    Cons

    Group culture isn't that great.


  3. "Barclays Global Investors is one of the best companies I ever worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTC Clearing/Prime Brokerage in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - OTC Clearing/Prime Brokerage in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a family atmosphere, and we all worked together to get the job required of us done; though we often went above and beyond.

    Cons

    During the crisis 2008-9 Barclays Global was sold, and it was a bit hard to adjust, at which time I decided to try my luck in Canada.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


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  5. "Barclays IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, very professional. Seems to be re bounding under jes though recent events involving him are a bit of a set back

    Cons

    Many org changes done sometimes multiple per year which is not great for job continuity and stability. Not the best remuneration

    Advice to Management

    Choose a structure and stick with it


  6. "VP Client Clearing OTC Futures"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, decent salary

    Cons

    Bad Management, fully broken processes


  7. "Onboarding Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work life balance

    Cons

    salary, management, no help with career growth


  8. "Barclays employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PRODUCTION SUPPORT ANALYST - Assistant Vice President LEVEL in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PRODUCTION SUPPORT ANALYST - Assistant Vice President LEVEL in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working in Barclays. I think it is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move within the company were limited.


  9. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global presence. Long noteworthy history.

    Cons

    Pointless reorganization. Weak leadership. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Choose worthy people for leadership positions.


  10. "Not bad, not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Operations in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good work life balance
    -lots of training
    -casual dress code
    -opportunities to work on projects with companies in the Rise Accelerators
    -volunteer work was encouraged

    Cons

    -Asking questions was not encouraged
    -too many strategic initiatives that never finish
    -constant reorgs, fines, and scandals
    -unclear path to advance within the company
    -lots of operational jobs being outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Casual dress codes don't make up for the dearth of promotion opportunities.


  11. "Business Development Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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