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Barclays Reviews

Updated 23 Feb 2020

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3.8
76%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
Jes Staley
1,774 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and must be able to work under pressure(in 279 reviews)

  • "No framework in place to establish a good work-life balance culture(in 243 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Upwards company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work and life balance is good.

    Cons

    Be in the right place at the right time

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    Barclays2019-10-09

    Barclays Response

    October 10, 2019Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your review and yes, we are very excited about our growth plans for Glasgow and the opportunities this opens up to our current and future colleagues. I am based in Scotland and am following the growth of our new buildings as they rise out of the ground by the Clyde.

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  2. "None"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good to work low salary

    Cons

    Low salary, slow process

    Barclays2020-01-27
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got the opportunity to change my job every few years to suit my career development

    Cons

    None that i can think of

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    Barclays2020-02-23
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Pay is not too great

    Barclays2020-02-22
  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and very collegiate atmosphere

    Cons

    Canary Wharf transport links are unreliable

    Barclays2020-02-21
  6. "Barclays employee"

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible employment. Friendly staff and co-workers.

    Cons

    Cost cutting focus. Bureaucratic procedures.

    Barclays2020-02-20
  7. "Good Intentions To Be Progressive But Change Struggles To Gain Traction"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many initiatives to improve working culture and inclusion, culture is generally better than at other banks

    Cons

    Talent churn is very high

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    Barclays2020-02-21
  8. "Long term employee"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Excellent support, big strides being taken to futute proof business.

    Cons

    Staff levels are low due to sickness, temp staff recruitment is slow.

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    Barclays2020-02-20
  9. "Good job, learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Cambridge, England

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sales driven but always had someone to help me Rewards for doing well

    Cons

    Have to be self-motivated to do well

    Barclays2020-02-20
  10. "."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to get a work life balance.

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary for non-investment banking divisions.

    Barclays2020-02-19

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