Barclays Reviews

Updated 12 August 2014
Updated 12 August 2014
551 Reviews

3.0
551 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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168 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home, multiple network of mentors (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Transfers are very rarely given to help staff in work/life balance unless you are management (in 18 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, Good place to start career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Recently Budget cut, lower bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

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

    Pros

    If you have potential be assured that you will be promoted. Great leadership team who nurture you to become the best.

    Cons

    Changing culture has made it difficult to some staff. No consistent follow through.Salary range is terrible. Feel very underpaid and therefore overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change salary Structure. Make better policies for performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It provided me a great global exposure

    Cons

    There are no Benefits - health, paid leaves etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Various roles: Great company to work for. Real chance of progression.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various  in  Bexleyheath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Various in Bexleyheath, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for!
    Real progression opportunities and great way to start a career!
    If it hadn't been for me starting at the bank 4 years ago I wouldn't be where I am today (Mortgage consultant)

    Cons

    Challenging but very worthwhile, depending on your role some more training would be useful...
    Target driven environment has been disposed of which is a bit of a shame, now the targets are on the backburner....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that you started somewhere once and sometimes someone not hitting target isn't their fault.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good old days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buusiness Analyst  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Buusiness Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    everyone is friendly. chat channels and phone book brought easier to find people

    Cons

    downsizing was shocking and libor issue was very dissapointing to those who worked hard for this firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring all the people back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    loved it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Cedntre Agent  in  Dartford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Call Cedntre Agent in Dartford, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved working for Barclays call centre,i worked for over 2 yars and it was friendly and being part of a big team as great

    Cons

    just making sure we did our jobs to the best of our ability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice apart from bringing back the call centres to England, people want to talk to people in england

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    amazing place to work, fun environment

    Cons

    none that i could possibly thing of

  9.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collection Agent  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Collection Agent in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great renumerations and benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Middle management have no Emotional Intelligence & no vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    Clarity and focus. Good career growth with internal movement options

    Cons

    Organisational challenges, much like any large corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great work environment with good benefit.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Don't come to my mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't come to my mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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