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Barclays Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "VP Client Clearing OTC Futures"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 review"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    talented employees and good history in many businesses

    Cons

    challenging business backdrop for the industry and many leadership changes.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, not great"

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    • 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.


  4. "Not bad"

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    • 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.


  5. "analyst"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay at bank divisions

    Cons

    bad culture at bank divisions

    Advice to Management

    work on culture


  6. "Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Global mindset, Innovation, smart people, Can-do attitude

    Cons

    Red tape, slow decision process, Brexit , politics, poor communication of strategy

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate strategy, reduce bureaucracy and red tape, encourage teamwork


  7. "Laying off lot of people"

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    • 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

  8. "Collections"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, the vacation time

    Cons

    Management Sucks if you are a high performer they start targeting you and micro managing they find every thing in the sun to take your bonus the day before you get it and a lot of favoritism


  9. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities and internal mobility. Plenty of good people and helpful course work and training always available online per barclays websites

    Cons

    Difficult to get raises even with promotions, only real way to get bumps are to leave or produce offer letter


  10. "Equity Research"

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Down-to-earth culture, commitment to quality work, focus on what's important

    Cons

    Low morale at the time after previous CEO resignation, experience highly dependent on the team


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