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Barclays Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Office Politics"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary and perks.

    Cons

    Office politics and high turnover in assistant positions. HR is not there to protect or help you. It doesn't matter how great you are; all that matters is if you are close friends with management. You will get set up and tossed out even if you have proof of bullying, HR will not hear you or take you seriously. You're done.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe if you spend les money hiring and firing and retain good people, the company wouldn't be in the jeopardy it's in right now and steadily going down!


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary at that time

    Cons

    Timings are very tough for work life

  3. "bare bone operation"

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    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

    friendly coworkers and flexible working week

    Cons

    1. business is worsening. Bond trading used to be top 3 on the street at lehman time. Now it's squarely on the 2nd Tier. They start outsourcing middle office ops to India now.
    2. company keep cutting people and every team runs bare bone. There are so many people and so little resource.
    3. ridiculous position-based promotion simply drive good people out of firm because they can not grow within the team. Layback people just stay with the firm until they can fetch fat severance package.
    4. bonus sucks big time.


  4. "Nice company to work in Pune"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Large Headcount in Pune as a Product based company
    Openings in all technological sectors
    Good Pay
    Cab service available

    Cons

    No cons if you are in good role.

    Advice to Management

    Need some technocrat middle management in pune


  5. "Re: Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Non-qualified management does most of interview hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Hire using third party. This will make sure it is fair across the board.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, below market compensation, not the place for technologists"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, IT in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, IT in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart and talented co-workers. Midtown location is a great place. The brand is still attractive in the street. Can't really think of any more pros.

    Cons

    Three CEOs changes in five years. There by, no single strategy was successfully executed across any division over years. Several businesses are being sold off as spun off units.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology and benchmark firm's competitiveness against the market.


  7. "Relationship management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, fun culture, great people

    Cons

    Spans and layers, lack of career development from management

  8. "Anonymous"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work.
    Good Compensation & Benefits.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance. Little Politics.


  9. "Good Pay and Experience - Poor Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot, well paid, and good for the resume

    Cons

    Work life balance and levels of responsibility can be limiting


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    There are lots of smart people in the organization.

    Cons

    Constant reorg under then-CEO Jenkins stirred up insecurities among mid-management and encouraged infights and backstabbing.


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