My experience at Barclays was one of mixed reactions. Worked with intelligent, career-driven individuals where I learned and taught a great deal. Last four years were somewhat socially and psychologically challenging, due in large part to the great recession of 2008. With hiring, pay raise, and bonus freezes, coupled together with increasingly trying work schedules from personnel cutbacks, stress levels were quite high and moral was not at a level conducive to an enjoyable work environment.
Working with extremely talented individuals
stifled advancement opportunities