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Barclays Reviews

Updated 18 December, 2014
Updated 18 December, 2014
622 Reviews
3.1
622 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to do overtime everyday so work/life balance was no so good (in 20 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    A place where I progressed and learnt all I need to know about Investment Banking

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    Current Employee - Ops in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Ops in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career mobility within the firm is highly encouraged to retain talents.

    Cons

    Bad press hitting the firm due to legacy issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on staffs' needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They lost there way during the credit crunch, but once they got rid of the leader from Capital they are improving.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Knutsford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fair managers, no bullying, good drive.

    Cons

    Bring back managers from the 90's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't push the little men out. listen to them. And I mean listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Got me off to a good start, culture has changed quite a bit post-LIBOR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse workplace, people are generally friendly and willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Budget cuts, management movements, has gotten more difficult to advance from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Growth in career is always possible for proactive folks

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall, working on this company provided significant positive impact to develop ones skills. People are always open-minded and great to work with.

    Cons

    Just like other large companies, relationships and networking is a must learned asset so one must always watch out for this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off polices on some regions needs to be reviewed as it may also be beneficial to some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    gr8 work

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    This is about Prague (Czech Republic) development office of BarCap. Once you get passed the 3rd party recruiter company, where the initial process might be very different, BarCap inverview and hiring process is quite established - everything is happening fast enough, always as agreed with the applicant and on purpose

    Cons

    nonearCap is usually requiring prooven experience in certain technologies, like SQL/T-SQL, multithreading, etc. and they are seriously asking about it on interviews and are canceling appli

  7.  

    Nice place to grow and learn, vertical as well as Horizontal growth is encouraged

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is good as compared to counter parts also job security is also a factor to be considered.

    Cons

    Structural changes after every three months which leads to unpredictable job scenarios and work culture

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor experience. Worked there for 3 years and everything that could go wrong did.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    In Barclays New York, there are great networking events with WiN and WiT. Salaries are quite generous compared to competitors.

    Cons

    Very weak management. Technology sector is collapsing. Projects constantly put on hold an moved to the UK. Benefits are lacking for such a big bank. Health insurance is Blue Cross Blue Shield which is not the best and not accepted everywhere. Business and Technology are laying off and displacing employees constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some experienced people who know how to do their job and can drive the company to success. If you want good US presence the make New York Barclays more robust or else close shop in the US. Barclays is ruining many careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consistently disappointed. Continual coworker malfeasance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Pay was sufficient but as a quant felt invisible in the company.

    Cons

    Lack of possible advancement. Continual malfeasance

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    chaotic & Disorganised Outfit in Dubai

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a very good bank. Good history, had good ethics, had good people, used to be safe and strong

    Cons

    UK took their hands off the UAE operation, No organisation, disharmony between sections and departments, no communication between staff, legal department in chaos and makes lots of errors, compliance department dont do their work properly and when things go wrong they blame their clients. Legal department incompetent and irresponsible. Bank trying to cover up their shortcoming by blaming clients. Ruined businesses in dubai.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean-up your operation. Look closely into your legal department and question their incompetence. Stope ruining your clients and their livelihood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Low pay but great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with, everyone was friendly and a relaxed atmosphere. There was scope to progress

    Cons

    We had to do overtime everyday so work/life balance was no so good. Low pay, no good benefits. Team leader has no leadership skills.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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