Barclays

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Barclays Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
645 Reviews
3.0
645 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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213 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to do overtime everyday so work/life balance was no so good (in 20 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cultural mismatch

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    For me location, decent rate of pay and working hours.

    Cons

    Lower to middle management did not appear to be on the same page as the corporate hierarchy. Potentially due to either the being unable to implement the overall cultural strategy due to operational reasons. Or, the culture/behaviours have not been properly embedded within all levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons and live the values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review

    • 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

    Pros

    Very good organization to work with and would love to be part of this organizations

    Cons

    no bad experience to share

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Seem to be only Interested in reducing staff numbers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Good rates of pay,good benefits,Friendly staff

    Cons

    Unrealistic workloads,Poor Management,lack of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend sometime looking after your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved the environment to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    People are helpful and there is a good knowledge base to explore more about the work.

    Cons

    Still does a bit of manual work which can be solved by employing more people who could do automation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work but can become a better place if employees were given more options and projects rather than having similar project types

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't recomment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    They have lots of money

    Cons

    But they don't use it very well

  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Good work from Home.
    Good Compesation

    Cons

    Politics senior management
    No technical growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    company trying to figure out its NA and APAC brand....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    large global company with opportunity for mobility if you get the right support/sponsorship.

    Cons

    alot of turnover with senior management. growing and trying to figure out people operations. emea is strong. americas and apac are disconnected from the corporate centre.

  9.  

    Head of department in charge of programme management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Encouraging Diversity and culture of respect

    Cons

    Lack of skilled senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    stable job, comfortable working hours, public sector service culture

    Cons

    no prospects for growth based on merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look around in other younger industries and import people from there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Finance

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

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    good place to work and people, time off

    Cons

    very flat structure and lots of politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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