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Barclays Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. "frequent change of management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people in the bank

    Cons

    Management changes too frequently, often with changes of business strategy and direction. This also results in frequent personnel change. So there is a bit randomness in career development.

    Passive-aggressive

    Advice to Management

    Shrinking revenue -> cutting people to save cost --> resulting in even less revenue. This is a vicious circle.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary at that time

    Cons

    Timings are very tough for work life

  3. "Enjoyed my time there..."

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, supportive HR and Management.

    Cons

    Constant target for regulators, too many changes in Senior Management led to lower morale and confidence in the firm, which led to more departures.


  4. "Nice company to work in Pune"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Large Headcount in Pune as a Product based company
    Openings in all technological sectors
    Good Pay
    Cab service available

    Cons

    No cons if you are in good role.

    Advice to Management

    Need some technocrat middle management in pune


  5. "Re: Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Non-qualified management does most of interview hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Hire using third party. This will make sure it is fair across the board.


  6. "Relationship management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, fun culture, great people

    Cons

    Spans and layers, lack of career development from management


  7. "Good Pay and Experience - Poor Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot, well paid, and good for the resume

    Cons

    Work life balance and levels of responsibility can be limiting

  8. "Good experience, excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience in investment banking, will gain deal experience across all products in coverage groups. Colleagues generally good with recommendations for your next job.

    Cons

    Not very culturally diverse, and you generally only see WASPs at VP level and up. Like gravitate toward like, and come promotion time, people put in the best words for those they like.

    Advice to Management

    Establish diversity quotas.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    Very friendly and the staff really cares about your professional development.

    Cons

    In the heart of the city. Lots of foot traffic, other wise it's nice.


  10. "Trading associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good desks across a number of products

    Cons

    Like most big banks, institutional hurdles can prevent profitability


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