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Barclays Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 172 reviews)

  • Nothing really other than long hours which is what all banks have (in 148 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Risk Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Solution Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Stimulating environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "It's OK"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, co-workers are great,

    Cons

    They make money in spite of themselves, too many managers in the wrong roles, too many cultures, hard to decipher what the real culture is

    Advice to Management

    Learn what the word "simple" means, it may be a culture change


  5. "compliance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    substantive role, nice employees, staffing could be redistributed

    Cons

    management is not transparent, several reorgs

    Advice to Management

    invest in technology rather than reorgs


  6. "AVP Modelling Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and work flexibilty

    Cons

    Moving across teams can be challenging


  7. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment and culture

    Cons

    Exit opps not quit the same as other bulge brackets

  8. "Doesnt exist anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    fun people work at the company

    Cons

    no longer exists, bought by stifel


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay you fairly well and give you good benefits. My health insurance is awesome and the employer matching for 401k is very generous.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Management doesn't care if you are there till 2:00, and will only have complaints for you when things go wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment where employees are focused on performing their jobs well rather than positioning themselves for a promotion. Talent is lost when people are burn out and limits diversity in management.

    Barclays Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your comments. That is very sad to hear as we have a strong focus on dynamic working and creating work life balance for our colleagues, however it does rely on the support of line... More


  10. "Investment banking summer associate (MBA)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Great culture that there is no unnecessary competition among peers.

    Cons

    This is cross industry and not Barclays specific - more flat culture.


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