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Barclays Reviews

Updated March 21, 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. "Challenging and fast paced"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Pay is not competitive anymore"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Relationship Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "I like the team's culture here. Good learning."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    If you are in good team, it is really good opportunity to learn and manager will push to promote you.

    Cons

    Need to handle deadline pressure sometimes.


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is very collaborative. It is a top 5 bulge bracket banks for most of its banking groups. You get decent deal experience at the junior level.

    Cons

    The hours are long. You are working on interesting deals, but not all are headline grabbing

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Fraud Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, values, pay, teamwork and office space

    Cons

    No gym on site but still new location so may have one eventually

    Advice to Management

    Great Management


  9. "Nice benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus structure, night shift differential

    Cons

    Constant policy changes, compliance fails


  10. "Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Barclays is a great place to work. The people have made my experience.

    Cons

    Investment banking isn't all peaches and sunshine, but that's the nature of the job.


  11. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities and internal mobility. Plenty of good people and helpful course work and training always available online per barclays websites

    Cons

    Difficult to get raises even with promotions, only real way to get bumps are to leave or produce offer letter



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