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Barclays Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is well maintained (in 430 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 181 reviews)

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  1. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Company for work and development

    Cons

    Good Company but limited budget now


  2. "Regulatory Risk & Compliance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, relaxed atmosphere, not stressful.

    Cons

    Things would get lost in translation when dealing with group.


  3. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great base salary with excellent work

    Cons

    Firm consolidating with the industry


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  5. "ETL Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Informatica Developer/ETL Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Informatica Developer/ETL Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at Barclays (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Nice policies.
    No difference between Employees and contractors

    Cons

    long working hours during night,


  6. "good place, good people, lot of red tape"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good people; flexible work env; encouraging managers

    Cons

    lot of red tape; few career growth opportunities;

    Advice to Management

    consolidate teams around functions than whims and fancies; wake up to the realities/competitors and how they have established new digital cultures.


  7. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work and learn about the financial services industry. Even though the bank's condition may look unstable, its leadership position in UK comes to rescue.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to maintain work-life balance in peak seasons. The impact of closure of bank branches impacts a huge number of employees at once.

    Advice to Management

    Can work towards maintaining better learning and training development programs. Also, need to create more rotational programs to rotate talent around business practices.


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    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Project Management in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location on the Wilmington Riverfront. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Unorganized, chaotic, unstructured, and reactive environment. Although several basic frameworks exist, no clearly defined processes or workflows are in place. The organization considers itself an "agile" environment but I think that's more of an excuse, rather than a reality.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the bureaucracy, and posturing. It's confusing and frustrating those of us who care and take pride in our work. Let's focus on getting the job done the right way so that we can celebrate our success.


  9. "Vice president"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    always positive environment in the organization

    Cons

    nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Advice to Management

    they are very great


  10. "Oracle DBA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Wilmington, DE

    Pros

    Good benefit are provided to employees.

    Cons

    Both production DBA group and lower level DBA group should be join together, to produce a very vibrant database service department.

    Advice to Management

    More funding to the IT department in the area of new technology, particular cloud base services


  11. "Great company, great design team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior UI/User Experience Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior UI/User Experience Designer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Dallas Design team is a very fun and diverts group of people. We have grown tremendously from when I first started. I have grown both in my skills and my career.

    Cons

    The only down side is I sometimes go through one to two months of not having an actual project. But it does give me time to learn a new skill or technique.

    Advice to Management

    Being transparent is always best.


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