Barclays Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
568 Reviews
3.0
568 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 56 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 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    gr8 work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    This is about Prague (Czech Republic) development office of BarCap. Once you get passed the 3rd party recruiter company, where the initial process might be very different, BarCap inverview and hiring process is quite established - everything is happening fast enough, always as agreed with the applicant and on purpose

    Cons

    nonearCap is usually requiring prooven experience in certain technologies, like SQL/T-SQL, multithreading, etc. and they are seriously asking about it on interviews and are canceling appli

  2.  

    Great people, great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Really friendly and intelligent people to work with and learn from
    Good communication with senior management
    Great office environment, innovative, modern, and relaxed
    Ability to implement your own ideas
    International company
    Good work/life balance
    Ability to develop your skills, knowledge, and career
    Flexible work arrangements are possible

    Cons

    Global processes don't always work locally and can be hard to change
    Training is good, but there isn't enough of it
    Decision making can take too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more money in training
    Make decisions faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    PLSQL Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Excellent company, fabulous work environment

    Cons

    Excellent company, fabulous work environment

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  5.  

    Good company, Good place to start career

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good training & a well oiled machine

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Adequate remuneration, excellent hygiene factors (offices), good training and good trainers and they did actually spend a lot of time on the "culture change"/"values" change.
    I was also very impressed with the clarity of the organisational structure and responsibilities. I was always clear what to do and who to deliver results to and was confident when handing over to other team.

    Cons

    Little or no opportunities outside of London (1CP), average bonus payments (as % of base).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry so much about the media impression, continue to drive meritocracy and create more opportunity in regional hubs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    good old days

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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