Compare Goldman Sachs vs Barclays BETA

See how working at Goldman Sachs vs. Barclays compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Goldman Sachs vs. Barclays. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Goldman Sachs

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Barclays

Employee Ratings

  • Goldman Sachs scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Barclays scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 11479 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 13560 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Goldman Sachs employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Barclays employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.9
Barclays employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
79%
79%David M. Solomon
CEO Approval
Barclays Ceo C.S. Venkatakrishnan
79%
79%C.S. Venkatakrishnan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Barclays employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Positive Business Outlook
71%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Goldman Sachs salaries averaged £17,085 higher than Barclays.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst392 Salaries
£56,327/yr
Vice President153 Salaries
£125,196/yr
Associate272 Salaries
£87,228/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst363 Salaries
£44,422/yr
Vice President504 Salaries
£92,000/yr
Associate69 Salaries
£81,073/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Goldman Sachs.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Barclays.
  • "Long working hours" was the most mentioned Con at Goldman Sachs.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Barclays.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 886 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 434 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 1560 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 520 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long working hours"(in 2055 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 870 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 480 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 266 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

Pros

Learn a lot in a short amount of time. Given a lot of responsibility and autonomy after summitting initial (Steep) learning curve. The people are fantastic, best I've ever worked with.

Cons

Hours can be long, be sure to set boundaries Pay is okay

"Amazing fitm"3 Jul 2022

Current Employee - Analyst

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

Pros

Nice culture and great exposure

Cons

The comp is less competitive than US bank

Job Postings

Barclays has 1,060 more recently posted open jobs than Goldman Sachs.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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