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Barclays Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 169 reviews)

  • Senior management can get a bit out of touch sometimes (in 143 reviews)

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  1. "Shark tank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Big company - good name on CV

    Cons

    Dog eat dog
    Company constantly embroiled in scandals
    Constant change of senior executive management
    Difficult to get promoted due to role promotion scheme


  2. "my review"

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    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none to speak of really.

    Cons

    there were none to speak of

  3. "Relationship Mgr/Cust Serv"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment , hires within

    Cons

    Not following through w/ certain processes

    Advice to Management

    Help more when employees are in need


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Pros:
    - meritocratic work environment allows you to succeed if you put in the effort
    - intelligent work force and diverse resource pool for colleagues

    Cons

    Cons:
    - beaurocratic governance discourages taking on personal accountability
    - employee attrition leads to inefficiencies and loss of valuable knowledge and experience
    - Talent hiring is slow and requires multiple layers of support

    Advice to Management

    Following various restructures, there is lack of clear guidance on the company's vision and objectives which would help with employee morale.


  5. "Relationship Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit. Very diverse and volunteering is strongly advised.

    Cons

    Micro manage and some managers need to know more about processes


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Flat org structure, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Difficult to compete with major U.S. banks


  7. "Bad management and no willingness to improve"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    probably easier to get hired at than say Goldman

    Cons

    pay is on the lower end of the scale industry wise

    Advice to Management

    Clear yourselves out let younger blood take over

  8. "Solution Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Technology
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership is tech friendly. They have correct strategy to implement some cutting edge technology solutions.

    Cons

    - Slow moving process.
    - Lots of approval required to move with new technology.

    Advice to Management

    encourage the employee to take initiatives on the technology side.


  9. "Lead Risk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Lead Risk Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Lead Risk Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary. Company will provide ergonomic equipment if you complete all requirements.

    Cons

    Extremely demanding and stressful. No work life balance. Management is removed from reality.

    Advice to Management

    Add value. Don't just bluster, make promises and pass the buck. Reduce extracurricular citizenship requirements.


  10. "Stimulating environment"

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    Former Employee - Trading Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trading Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience on the credit desk; smart individuals; ability to take on as much as you desire

    Cons

    Cut throat. Experience depends on your boss and his or her ability to suss out any harmful or nefarious plots


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