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Barclays Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Think Twice before Considering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Barclays introduced dynamic working which allow us to work from home at least once a week. Not all groups are eligible. But if you're one of the lucky ones, it's the best scenario. Work life balance is good but depends on the group and manager.

    Cons

    Lack of career development and promotion. Raises are Little (insulting) or none. Bonus is not competitive. Bouts of laid offs are still occurring albeit less frequent. Shutting down businesses that are non-core.

    Advice to Management

    Maximize the talent of your employees instead of under utilizing their skills performing mundane tasks. Some managers do not empower their employees to optimize their performance.


  2. "personal review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exchange Control Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Exchange Control Officer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A reputable and competitive organization in its industry

    Cons

    low recognition for employee personal growth unless you have managed to enter into their graduate trainee programmes

    Advice to Management

    they should recognize employee promotion

  3. "Working at Barclays"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance.Good people.

    Cons

    Working on old legacy software. Compensations limited.


  4. "Barclays review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global reach, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Muddled management plans, lost its way in recent years


  5. "I would go back if the opportunity arised."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sanctions Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Sanctions Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Barclays was very big on engaging their employees via team building exercises and events.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage and getting to know your employees.


  6. "Constantly Restructuring"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established global company, with offices throughout the US.

    Cons

    In the last 10 years, senior management has changed several times. Constantly restructuring! There are no more mid level managers...VPs and Senior VPs have all been laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off your experienced staff. HR support team is overseas!

    Barclays Response

    Feb 13, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for taking the time to post a review.
    Its great to hear that you worked with us for over ten years, I hope that this is a reflection of a challenging and engaging career.
    It is very fair... More


  7. "Investment Banking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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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

    The people are easy to work with for the most part. Strong sense of culture within divisions.

    Cons

    Cost-cutting and tough industry equates to pressure on headcount.

  8. "Decent Banking"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mid-tier banking team. Information technology, office support, graphics are all pretty competent. Plenty of Parking. Close to downtown Palo Alto. Most of the junior bankers are nice people. Recruits from top schools.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Training is difficult as that happens in New York. Top people tend to leave for greener pastures (better banks, buy side, corporates, etc).

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the Menlo Park office. Needs to invest more time to train people in local offices.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn finance but the hours are relentless"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Barclays (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with very intelligent, highly motivated individuals and you get exposure to some of the biggest companies in the world

    Cons

    For a junior banker in Investment Banking coverage for every live transaction you do be prepared to work on 15 - 20 pitches which are equally as demanding as an actual transaction but not very interesting at all.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment, good benefit, good working environment, good benefit, good working environment

    Cons

    Long working hours sometimes weekend support


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