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Barclays Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  • Sometimes I badly felt the work life balance (in 148 reviews)

  • High turnover at the senior management level (in 126 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Dynamic, past faced environment"

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to complex global financial services industry
    Fast paced environment providing plenty of challenge
    Strong team work ethic

    Cons

    Highly pressurised environment
    Internal career development could do with a review

    Barclays Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your review. Really good to hear you enjoyed your time with us and developed your career over 10 years. That is great to hear. We have a new initiative called "Apply Within" that has the ... More


  2. "Legal Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, solid pay

    Cons

    No bonus target during negotiations


  3. "Great Company to Work For"

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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

    At the company I feel a great sense of responsibility for what I do. There is always a lot of growth within the company and great vacation time too!

    Cons

    Of course working in a bank there is a lot of politics, anywhere I believe. This really is only seen at the management level.


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  5. "Barclays"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at the time.

    Cons

    Things have changed quite a bit since having left.


  6. "Great place to be a summer analyst"

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

    Pros

    Competitive work environment, lots of information to learn at a fast pace

    Cons

    They should hire a higher percentage of their summer analyst class


  7. "Was a good experience"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people learn a lot

    Cons

    Attention to Investment banking is a priority


  8. "Vice President, Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Compliance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President, Compliance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation package

    Cons

    High turnover at the senior management level


  9. "Sr HR Business Partner"

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good pay and lots of opportunities to grow within the organization.

    Cons

    Never ending changes in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Barclays appreciates their employees and values their advancement within. Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    No issues here everything is up to snuff.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Great Culture"

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst

    I worked at Barclays as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive of mentorship and teaching juniors. Coworkers took time out of their day to teach me new things and genuinely wanted me to have a good experience.

    Cons

    Company could be a bit bureaucratic. At times, it was difficult for transactions to move forward to to overly complex processes.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce bureaucracy to ensure that things get done more efficiently. Eliminate acronyms and facades (like RISES) that don't actually change the culture but rather put on a weak corporate image.



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