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Barclays Reviews

Updated March 20, 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. "Started off great and then turned to crap quickly because of the incompetentcy of the management that they choose."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Care Facilitator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Care Facilitator in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits is the only plus side other than that there really isn't anything else.

    Cons

    They mess with paychecks and how overtime is calculated which causes big issues with people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees as people and not numbers.


  2. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong investment banking franchise; top tier in select business lines

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of upward mobility, unfair pay, long hours


  3. "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hour Lunch.. any other benefits probably would the Hale and hearty around the block.

    Cons

    Terrible managers. No training. Forecast illiterate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop expecting someone to be a star employee a month into them working.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Head of Cash Equities and Equity Capital Markets Legal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Cash Equities and Equity Capital Markets Legal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head of Cash Equities and Equity Capital Markets Legal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    No pros. Company is adrift and legal department is poor.

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent, legal department has very low moral and support by the business.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "assistant vp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, nice nyc location

    Cons

    high turnover, overworked, under payed

    Advice to Management

    hire competent senior management to effectively operate


  7. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None. It's a mess working at Barclays. Keep away.

    Cons

    Incompetent staff in general and politics

    Advice to Management

    Funny part is management is more incompetent then staff


  8. "good job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good money for little work

    Cons

    uniform is silly, but doable,

    Advice to Management

    get better colors, pink for girls, blue for boys. I want to take my puppy to work too.


  9. "Resolution Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resolution RM in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Resolution RM in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive training program. Team work is encouraged. Great health benefits. Cafe on premises for lunch. Celebrations encouraged and bonuses available.

    Cons

    Depending on hire date you don't earn PTO for your hire month. Probationary period in which you are banned from scheduling PTO for future.PTO can not be rolled over. Use it or lose it but PTO is hard to get approved during holidays. Occurrences issued for calling out of work. Management micromanaged the employees. Team leaders like to dwell on the negatives and do not acknowledge positives.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that employees have lives outside of the office and things come up. Allow employees on probation to schedule PTO for after probationary period ends to avoid the employee from missing out on important dates.


  10. "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Collections Representative in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - Collections Representative in Middletown, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many good things to say.

    Cons

    No advancement. Management has their preferred picks and friends.. So advancement limited if your not in a certain click.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional, stop making friends sith employees and giving them confidential information about other employees outside of work.


  11. "Client onboarding hell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The payroll check cleared and that's it.

    Cons

    Micro-manager from hell and his superior unaware of it leads to horrible possibilities.



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