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Barclays Reviews

Updated July 20, 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 136 reviews)

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  1. "VP Client Clearing OTC Futures"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, decent salary

    Cons

    Bad Management, fully broken processes


  2. "Barclays IT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, very professional. Seems to be re bounding under jes though recent events involving him are a bit of a set back

    Cons

    Many org changes done sometimes multiple per year which is not great for job continuity and stability. Not the best remuneration

    Advice to Management

    Choose a structure and stick with it

  3. "Onboarding Analyst"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work life balance

    Cons

    salary, management, no help with career growth


  4. "Barclays employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PRODUCTION SUPPORT ANALYST - Assistant Vice President LEVEL in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PRODUCTION SUPPORT ANALYST - Assistant Vice President LEVEL in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working in Barclays. I think it is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move within the company were limited.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, not great"

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    • 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.


  6. "Not bad"

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    • 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.


  7. "Business Development Associate"

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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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is not competitive anymore"

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and fast paced"

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    • 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


  10. "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


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