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"Ideal firm to advance career"

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Former Employee - Director, Risk in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director, Risk in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Advancment within department
Training
Commute to work

Cons

work environment
mobility at senior level
unclear objectives

Advice to Management

Communication and honesty

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Slow but Steady"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is a mover and a shaker. They have lot of potential to be a major player in the credit card servicing business.

    Cons

    You have to make your own opportunity in this organization. There are no firm blue prints on strategic direction. You must network, be politically connected and prove yourself to make short list to be converted to full time. Training is baptism by fire. Business processes in some areas are raw. If your looking for real consistent structure, you will be disappointed. I don't see a lot of promotions from the rank and file. A lot of contractors, lease before you buy. Stay off the bad lists, they are like scarlet letters. Low ball contractors on rates.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications between the staff and the managers. Commit to developing a strategic plan with objectives and goals that teams can work towards. Develop an idea flow process for submitting new ideas.


  2. "Armpit of Investment Banking"

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    Current Employee - IBD Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - IBD Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In Menlo Park which is nice and quiet if you prefer a more family oriented environment. Easy drive to work. In the heart of Silicon Valley

    Cons

    Barclays tried to regain an identity after Lehman's collapse, but utterly failed. Companies do not like the bankers, and the only attraction is the bank's large balance sheet. If you are an analyst looking for M&A or a heavy modeling experience, completely avoid this office. Most the work you do is pitching and it's rare to work on a live deal.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the MD's an directors. This office needs a complete overhaul of personnel in order to be successful.

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