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"Prestige and Polish on the outside; not so much on the inside"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company's reputation holds a great deal of value in the investment market. However, their infrastructure does not promote cross functional training, movement, nor the ability to mentor/mentee others outside of the business groups

Cons

The company is very political and hard to maneuver if you are not willing to sacrifice your integrity for the organization. They make internal organizational changes without regard how it affects others outside the group

Advice to Management

Management should really focus on their employees and provide the right leadership to continue to grow their biggest asset (employees).

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays Global Investors

  1. "Barclays Global Investors is a well known investment management company and promotes people to move within the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well known company
    large enough for people to move within the company
    good benefits
    company promotes work life balance
    promotes efficiency
    offered a lot of professional development training

    Cons

    location is south of market, a bit far away from the financial district

    Advice to Management

    professional development training nearly came to a halt when the economy was in a slump


  2. "Good place to start a career in asset management"

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    Former Employee - Index Portfolio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Index Portfolio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not only do you manage money, but you are part of a team that manages the largest pool of assets in the world. in addition, BGI pays for you to get smart -- generously reimburse MBA, CFA, etc.

    Cons

    Can get a bit monotonous at times, sometimes bordering boring... Project work can vary and add interest, but the key is to manage your funds to its benchmark (yawn)

    Advice to Management

    Information sharing / training really needs to improve. Lead people seem guarded in sharing information as they seem to be protecting themselves. Instead, if they trusted & shared, they could get so much more out of being a senior member of team (not like the good ol' days)

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