Compare Barclays vs first direct BETA

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Barclays

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Employee Ratings

  • Barclays scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • first direct scored higher in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 7473 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 64 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Barclays employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
first direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Barclays employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Barclays employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Barclays Ceo Jes Staley
83%
83%Jes Staley
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
82%
82%Joseph Gordon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Barclays employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

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Assistant Vice President2 Salaries
A$145,647/yr
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A$88,903/yr
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A$7,000/mo
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Barclays.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at first direct.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Barclays.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at first direct.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 987 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 6 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 310 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 208 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"Unsociable hours"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review
"Very good"23 Apr 2020

Former Intern - Fixed Income Research

I worked at Barclays

Pros

Good people and interesting work.

Cons

Long hours, can imagine work getting repetitive if in the role for too long.

"Staff"5 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

Pros

Great lively company to work for

Cons

Having to work from home

Advice to Management

N/A

Job Postings

Barclays has 548 more recently posted open jobs than first direct.