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Barclays Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 164 reviews)

  • Senior management appear to be out of touch and love marketing jargon when you wish they would just cut through the BS (in 137 reviews)

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  1. "Interest Rate Sales Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment; diverse team; experience working with cross-functional groups

    Cons

    Long hours; difficult to move internally


  2. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Work from home arrangements
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Limited upward mobility
    - Decisions are driven by head office in UK

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good; Medical insurance was nice; Maternity leave was 16 months; Hours are good. Location is good and convenient.

    Cons

    Management keeps changing and direction not clear. Layoff happens every few months. Compensation is not growing.


  4. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    So far seems great. Good people. Goood benefits.

    Cons

    So far so good.


  5. "Another Large and Uninspiring Bank"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant 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

    Competitive compensation and benefits. Reasonable effort exerted to make it a good place to work and to support employees. Admirable support for community involvement.

    Cons

    Somewhat limited opportunities for US employees, at least in IT. Unimaginative technology and tension between the petty fiefdoms which stifle innovation and co-operation. Ambivalence about being in business to earn a profit but then an unfortunately frequent occurrence of "bad" banker behaviour by individuals in the bank.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind if you are a commercial bank or an investment bank and then execute. Foster more co-operation between organizations.


  6. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company to work. Good benefit and smart people. Many good opportunities to transfer to another role once you are in.

    Cons

    Any big company always has something that you don't like. But I think as long as you have a good manager to support you. Then everything will be fine


  7. "good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    good people and culture that came from lehman brothers

    Cons

    don't pay at top of street

  8. "VP Banking"

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    Current Employee - Vice in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively good infrastructure and support

    Cons

    Lower pay vs. rest of street
    Weak junior staff leads to bad work / life
    Pay slightly below street

    Advice to Management

    Improve recruiting to get and retain higher quality employees.
    Pay at street.


  9. "Maneuvering through the changes"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Former Employee - Case Manager
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A part of a social service community that networks with other services in a positive and transformational way. They are up to speed and leading change in the community to become a trauma informed care organization. Many people and families are served by this organization and reach their own housing goals.

    Cons

    This company mostly lacks quality communication from the administration level to the ground-level staff. Going through swift transitions as an organization is confusing leading to internal and external conflict for some staff, creating a hierarchy dynamic among different levels of teams.


  10. "This is an ok role to learn and grow in the bank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    High visibility role that manages all system release throughout the bank

    Cons

    Highly stressful and does not have opportunities for upward mobility


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