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Barclays Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance is out of the window specially during busy season (in 149 reviews)

  • High turnover at the senior management level (in 126 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Data Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity and learning.

    Cons

    I don't find any cons in the firm.


  2. "work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Design Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Design Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Value driven, customer focused organization

    Cons

    None that i could think of


  3. "Technology Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Encouraging work culture with relaxed atmoshphere

    Cons

    Have to move teams for getting promoted


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  5. "Great place to be a summer analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive work environment, lots of information to learn at a fast pace

    Cons

    They should hire a higher percentage of their summer analyst class


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Infrastructure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst 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

    It's a well known brand name that people across the word recognize if only because they used to sponsor the premier league. Daily responsibilities are always changing

    Cons

    IT and basic infrastructure at Barclays is terrible. Basic on site training is nil. It sometimes feels like a people-mill.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees wellbeing throughout the bank. There are lots of opportunities to reduce the daily chaos caused by disorganization and keep things simpler.


  7. "Technology Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stress free work culture. Slow paced and relaxed environment. The company's services for employees are excellent. Being an intern, I got all my living expenses covered during the internship.

    Cons

    The work culture is lacking a bit of dynamism and pace. The projects are slow paced and wouldn't suit someone who is used to a fast culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job. Also try to focuss on improving the rate at which projects get completed.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Rapidly going down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance and overall benefits

    Cons

    Clueless CIO
    Erratic technical leadership
    Bad hiring practices
    Failure to keep smart developers
    Apparently only Indians want to work here anymore

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, the problems start at the top. The CIO is clueless. Many in the senior technical leadership have zero experience either writing or designing modern software.


  9. "Good Exposure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment to work on

    Cons

    No specific. Every company has cons
    ....

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific. keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be good company but leadership failed after LIBOR scandal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits used to be good among all investment banks.
    Perks like free concert/NBA/baseball game tickets are common and easy to get.
    People are generally more friendly and more laidback.

    Cons

    Lousy salary and bonus since LIBOR.
    Bad promotion policy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the Investment Bank business because that's what's gonna bring you the most money.


  11. "A solid company...I would work there again!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    + Good benefits, especially for a working mom
    + Good paternity leave
    + competitive pay
    + smart colleagues

    Cons

    Left due to my partner relocating to a different city. otherwise, I would have stayed with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    It would be good for the managers to listen to the employees and have roundtable forums more.



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