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Updated January 21, 2018
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  • dynamic working is another aspect which really helps employees get a good work life balance (in 542 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 223 reviews)

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  1. "Barclays"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good culture here

    Cons

    long hours, but not unusual to the industry


  2. Helpful (1)

    "NYC investment research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Level in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mid Level in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    -The base pay is fair (big bonuses are not coming back though)
    -Generally you can get whatever technology or data you need
    -Polite, buttoned-up environment
    -Impressive building
    -Not a bad place to start out

    Cons

    -Older analysts actively discourage changes or improvements to the product
    -Compliance rules squelch whatever innovation management does not
    -Research is a legacy 1980s business has outlived its usefulness: investors do not need "The Street" to tell them things they can read on the internet or buy from data vendors

    Advice to Management

    Close the research business, or re-purpose it as a Barclays-sponsored think tank that produces interesting reports for public consumption. Shake up this dying, stale business!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Governance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bonus structure, beautiful facility in Wilmington, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Management was a bit aggressive and seemed to be very stressed, too many layoffs and sending jobs outside the USA


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Its okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on team how work life balance is. They have good Maternity/paternity leave compared to other companies in industry.

    Cons

    costly healthcare, long hours depends on team though.


  5. "Exec Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, generous maternity leave, nice corporate perks, no after hours work for assistants, generous paid time off, including holidays

    Cons

    No room for growth, bonuses are terrible, culture within groups can be very divided and makes for low morale, communication with assistants and their managers and HR is not cultivated

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive, allow all levels of employees the ability to grow within the firm


  6. "Good team, nice culture, valuable experience"

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great people and culture

    Cons

    Work is not very excited, less passion


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Deserves its rep on the street"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, supports good work life balance via flex working, pockets of good people in certain functions.

    Cons

    Uncompetitive pay, frequent change of Technology and Business management and strategy, difficult to attract and retain top talent due to sub-par reputation on the street.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people as tools, maintain long term continuity in strategy, reduce bureaucracy and LDN-NY internecine politics.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice perks if working in the headquarter building

    Cons

    Lack of willingness to provide job flexibility (specific to my department), lack of communication organizationally wide. Very difficult to get things accomplished - many layers. Did not know exactly how I could get a better raise or bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify Management layers and design making. Provide more transparency into the job evaluation process.


  9. "Investment Banking FIG (in ECM)"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great experience in terms of learning and getting prepared for other jobs in the industry

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough


  10. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    nice people, good client base from legacy Lehman takeover

    Cons

    too much management turnover, no clear direction on strategy


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