Barclays Career Development FAQ

Read what Barclays employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Barclays has a career opportunities rating of 3.7.

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5 June 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Barclays?

Pros

Great benefits and salary and loads of opportunities to develop if you are willing to put in the work

Cons

Red tape, hierarchical, no clear direction

Great benefits and salary and loads of opportunities to develop if you are willing to put in the work

5 June 2019

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3 June 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Barclays?

Pros

Employee friendly.Company provides great opportunity for growth and learning.

Cons

Haven’t found any as of now.

Employee friendly.Company provides great opportunity for growth and learning.

3 June 2020

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29 May 2019

Does Barclays have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Good culture, competitive pay compared to US banks

Cons

No growth, not challenging work Teams are more focused on their job security, no proper knowledge transfer management employs divide and conquer policy, majority of work and decisions are from UK, US is just like another offshore, they claim they are a US Bank but not from my experience

Teams are more focused on their job security, no proper knowledge transfer

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3 April 2020

Why do Barclays employees quit?

Pros

not bad for 1st year out of college; good vision benefits

Cons

I started off in the internship program. That itself is mayhem, with the process designed for interns to just schmooze as many people as they can without really learning too much in the process (albeit its a 10 week program so only so much you can learn about trading). I ended up accepting the offer to join full time and it has been an overall average experience. The analyst to AVP program underpays you considerably. So kudos to those that take the offer and leave within 1 yr to get a higher salary elsewhere (where it is really possibly in trading). Overall the bank has no regard for juniors, which is why there is so much turnover. You will not find many from the internship program at Barclays, but they do stay in trading, which shows the bank is unable to retain talent. There is no feedback process for your boss. They have the ability to say whatever they want, without you contesting it. The main reason why I left is because I felt significantly undervalued. I was doing work and making the kind of money my AVP wasn't and he was paid double what I was. Thats just not the right way to treat people, especially a woman trader. So I would say this bank does not particularly support women in trading. I would say this to those interested: join, use the bank for as much as it can give you (1 yr pay), and leverage to do something better. DO NOT stick around. It is not worth it. I had several MDs of different desks that supported me and my work, but were unable to help me get the pay I deserved. So mentorship can only go so far when your immediate director is unfavorable. Also I worked 12+ hour work days all the time; it went completely unnoticed despite my book absolutely killing it. Below was my comp. Evidently it is SIGNIFICANTLY below market rate. 1st yr: 85k/yr base with 15k sign on bonus; 10k stub bonus 2nd yr: 90k base with 50k bonus 3rd yr: 95K base with 70k-100K bonus 4th yr: 125k base with 90-120K bonus

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The main reason why I left is because I felt significantly undervalued.

3 April 2020

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15 January 2021

How are promotions handled at Barclays?

Pros

Being a Global organization there are many opportunities that people can apply for internally

Cons

Lack of growth and promotions if stuck in the same team for years

Lack of growth and promotions if stuck in the same team for years

15 January 2021

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