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Barclays Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 2019

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3.8
76%
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82%
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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
Jes Staley
1,614 Ratings
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  1. "Distribution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good employer with great pay and benefits. Culture is good and don’t have the cut throat nature you see in American firms.

    Cons

    Small firm with unclear lines of responsibilities. Some tasks are absorbed into other roles, which cause a fair amount of over-time on a weekly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Overall a good job.

    Barclays2019-01-28
  2. "Mi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance work life

    Cons

    Banking industry is in cost crunched environment

    Barclays2019-10-22
  3. "Great culture, low M&A deal flow in Asia"

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    Investment Banking Analyst in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great culture and good colleagues

    Cons

    Weak coverage in Asia, low M&A deal flow, a lot of bond offerings

    Barclays2019-10-09
  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate environment; in Asia Pacific, flat structure with 'open door policy'.

    Cons

    In Asia Pacific, lack of commitment to the region; not strategically important to Barclays

    Barclays2019-09-16
  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not many; systems not too bad; salary OK but poor bonuses.

    Cons

    Endless compliance training; politics; will shut down entire business on a whim, e.g. Asia in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Think longer-term... Get a new CEO. There is no real market need for a "transatlantic bank".

    Barclays2019-08-14
  6. "Barcap ibd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great culture but long hours Worked in tmt ecm

    Cons

    Long hours and equity markets focused

    Barclays2019-05-23
  7. "SOURCING MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good environmentr, flexible hours (work from home policy)

    Cons

    Promotion process was not good and transparent. Always the same people were promoted

    Barclays2019-02-07
  8. "Great place to work and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunities Salary was good Work-life balance was better for me than some of my friends at other firms

    Cons

    Sometimes, the management is slow to react

    Advice to Management

    Increased feedback sessions, but otherwise, keep it up

    Barclays2018-11-14
  9. "Summer Analyst"

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    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    A lot of development opportunities

    Cons

    Only 9 weeks in total - a bit too short

    Barclays2018-09-16
  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Local environment compare to other banks

    Cons

    Small pantry , less food

    Barclays2018-08-20
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