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"Nice place to work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great atmosphere, people are excellent and fun to be with. I really enjoy working with people with the advanced technology that we have. Great location as well in New York, around all the best places to eat for lunch and dinner if you stay in the office late once or twice. Management is strong and the direction of the company can been viewed with confidence. Respect is also valued a lot and they do not mistreat people there. Some of the friendships I built at Barclays I will keep for the rest of my life, so keep a watch on this company!

Cons

Management has a hard time giving time off for people. Snide comments are sometime present. It is helpful to be nice and build relationships - the environment really fosters that.

Advice to Management

It would be great it Barclays gives a few more days off per year to cope with emergencies.

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Not a bad place to work at..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively stable bank in today's market. One of the few still hiring. As always your experience will vary from one group to another but in general most people are very helpful, middle management is very approachable. Mostly a meritocracy. Some very smart and hardworking people in IT. The CIO has assembled a good team of direct reports and they are doing a very decent job of executing his vision of building an industry leading platform.

    The firm seems to follow Bob Diamond's "No jerk" policy

    Cons

    Hours...did I say that before long hours. Probably not any worse than at another IB, but maintaining a work life balance is difficult if not impossible.

    Advice to Management

    You could have been a lot more forthright and transparent about the recent capital raising plans.


  2. "Used to be a good place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be Lehman and when it was Lehman, it was a much better place to work for. It hasn't had much layoff yet, which is a great thing, and your experience highly depend on which group you work.

    Cons

    Some managers are downright nasty, mean and that is one of the reasons some people left the firm, most other mangers are fine. The compensation structure for associate is too fair, or unfair to put in another way. Every incoming associates are paid pretty much the same in the first two years, giving us no incentives to work hard as long as you don't worry about layoff. There is no difference between PhD and other associates in terms of promotion although they have called senior associates.

    Advice to Management

    Settle the dust quickly, everybody is looking at outside opportunities because of the uncertainty after the takeover. There is no need to drag such a long time.

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