Compare Barclays vs first direct BETA

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Barclays

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Employee Ratings

  • Barclays scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • first direct scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 7179 reviews)
Barclays employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 53 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Barclays employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Barclays employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Barclays employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Barclays employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Barclays Ceo Jes Staley
82%
82%Jes Staley
Barclays employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
67%
67%Joseph Gordon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Barclays employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 24% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
53%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
55%
Barclays employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

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Assistant Vice President2 Salaries
A$145,135/yr
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A$88,591/yr
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A$271,118/yr
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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 934 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 5 reviews)
"Benefits package"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 301 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 205 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"No progression"(in 2 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.

"Great"17 May 2020

Current Employee - Collections

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

Pros

Good place to work great staff

Cons

No issues to really say

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