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Barclays Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance is well maintained (in 456 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 191 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global presence. Long noteworthy history.

    Cons

    Pointless reorganization. Weak leadership. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Choose worthy people for leadership positions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Operations in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good work life balance
    -lots of training
    -casual dress code
    -opportunities to work on projects with companies in the Rise Accelerators
    -volunteer work was encouraged

    Cons

    -Asking questions was not encouraged
    -too many strategic initiatives that never finish
    -constant reorgs, fines, and scandals
    -unclear path to advance within the company
    -lots of operational jobs being outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Casual dress codes don't make up for the dearth of promotion opportunities.

  3. "Business Development Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great networking and good working environment

    Cons

    Rigid in terms of range of growth in products

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro active


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and fast paced"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn something new every day; develop huge resilience and tenacity; recruits top talent; people want to do the right thing every day; high on behaviours

    Cons

    Rather Political,colleagues are change weary, resource constrained but regularly asked to do more with less, despite lack of investment in technology


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is not competitive anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Central office location. Good benefits for working parents especially generous childcare leave policies and backup care options. Simetimes gives out tickets to concerts and sports games.

    Cons

    Management changes direction often. Legacy charges are hurting non executive pay. People are leaving and being replaced by inadequate third party agents.

    Advice to Management

    Pay to retain talent


  6. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate, Investment Banking Division in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International bank, decent reputation on the street

    Cons

    Poor senior mentor ship, extremely political, people of color absolutely treated differently

    Advice to Management

    Bring your idea of diversity into the 21st century

    Barclays Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    I am very concerned to read your comments that you have experienced different treatment. I can see that you worked in our Investment Bank and I will pass this on to them and I know they will treat ... More

  8. "Laying off lot of people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and team

    Cons

    No Bonus, work pressure is increasing

    Advice to Management

    Pay to retain talent

    Barclays Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your feedback and great to hear that you have a positive team culture and environment. That always supports collaborative and supportive ways of working. I cannot comment on your ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic Atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, surrounded by smart people.

    Cons

    long hours and compensation slightly below other large investment banks

    Advice to Management

    Use lifestyle to compete for talent against other banks


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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