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Barclays Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is well maintained (in 444 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 185 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 160 reviews)

  • Location strategy, Rapid change in senior management (in 131 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Great Experience"

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    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment
    Good office space
    Flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    Tends to always be a 'hiring freeze'
    Lagging technology


  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, professional, results oriented, lots of legacy Lehmanites

    Cons

    British bank, struggling with regulators

    Advice to Management

    Be open, honest, and transparent with prudential regulators


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  5. "Analyst"

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


  6. "Fraud Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Nice benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  8. "Vice President, Compliance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Great Organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Terre, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Terre, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking and well balanced organization that excels in many areas of the financial services industry. Global reach and significant opportunities to grow a career at that firm.

    Cons

    No significant cons. Firm heading in the right direction.


  10. "Great Experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Intern program was awesome - really good experience. Everyone was very nice and receptive to help!

    Cons

    Cannot really think of any cons.


  11. "Associate Director of Computer Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Computer Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Computer Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantiastic benefits, excellent promotion capabilities, great training availability.

    Cons

    Just like any other company you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Try to bring back the family atmosphere.


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