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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good while it lasted, chaos at the end ...

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's British & headquarters in London, which has advantages if you are based in London.
    Can be interesting

    Cons

    Most difficult place to get anything done of any place I've worked - big or small. Big negative outlooks from individuals.
    Poor HR
    Pay has got weaker comparatively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a strategy and stick to it.
    When doing redundancies, don't just get rid of anyone who questions or thinks. You are turning into a 'Yes-man' shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very hierachical

    • 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

    Good solid name well respected

    Cons

    Too many people focussed on win careers

  3.  

    The job content is varied and the training is great value.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    On the job training is great value and exposure to variety .

    Cons

    Company values are decentralised and are basically the values of your immediate superior.Their idea of a hierarchy is akin to the army leaving you to the mercy of your line manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have interviews and conversations across levels to gauge the application of the company values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical large corporate environment

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Starting salaries and package tends to be good.
    Lots of internal opportunities.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very political culture.
    Masses of bureaucracy make it very difficult to get things done.
    Very poorly defined processes make the organisation very inefficient.
    While starting salaries tend to be good, increases over time are poor.
    Job satisfaction is low, as is morale.
    Communication is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the operating model.
    Improve access to information.
    Empower the workforce.
    Change the political culture.
    Communicate more effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    depends on management

    • 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 employee benefits. eg medical and dental

    Cons

    slow to react to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Out Door

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good work environment
    Great team work
    maintating to develop staff

    Cons

    Some of Process and procedures
    Marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its Good to work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    management is very helpful and supportive

    Cons

    no politics here only talent is considered

  9.  

    Your typical desk job in Finance or Tech in Finance

    • 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

    good pay
    decent hours in tech

    Cons

    culture lacking in some areas
    layoffs occuring recently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs to concentrate on its core business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Has a very high proportion of bright people, probably the best I have worked with.
    Office is in a great location.

    Cons

    The bank spends an inordinate amount of money in developing 'features' which it thinks are innovative and that a major bank needs to do. There is no financial discipline behind these developments. This is incredibly disheartening.

    The company actively promotes challenge, which seems to be interpreted by people as 'put obstacles in everyone's way'. Incredibly frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience out of college

    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Worked with a great variety of people over three years. Built a solid foundation of skills which will help me in my career and was a great preparation for business school.

    Cons

    I'm not sure how the career trajectory looks. There were frequent rounds of layoffs and the morale was low.

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