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Barclays Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
622 Reviews
3.1
622 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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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.  

    Very interesting international job but with poor management and leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, very good work and life balance. Easy to move to work in another country.the work environment is good.

    Cons

    Lack of management and leadership. No investment in resources career. Very complex internal tools that change constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in resources career and in midle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Private healthcare, bonus, plenty of career opportunities if you seek them.

    Cons

    Poor communication, some employees seem to work very long hours, lots of services have been outsourced, IT isn't the best, poor management, office culture, annual leave allowance isn't amazing, the lifts get ridiculously busy at peak times!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Very professional environment. Lots of friends. Good on the job training. Performance rewards ok.

    Cons

    Pay was low. It was challenging to gain promotion. Lots of pressure on sales, sales, sales. Managers a bit indifferent sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Pay.

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    HR Chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Bens competitive when compared to other Retail Banks. Good restaurant facilities. Flexible working and good lifestyle balance.

    Cons

    Poor senior HR management, more focussed on their own careers and bonuses than changing HR in a positive way. HR changes that are implemented are badly conceived, reactionary and rarely effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good training

    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong values, above standard training, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    canteen can sometimes be expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assimilate interns to teams aligned with their skills and interests and not just to available teams

  7.  

    A respectful organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Barclays provides you with a complete mix of experience, whether on the personal level or the technical one. What hou get from working there is far beyond your monthly salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Barclays is a very competitive environment, you be good, you get rewarded, you slow down, you miss the train. Some of their 3rd world countries branches might be suffering a bit from the lack of proper and fair management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an insider eye on your branches around the globe, sometimes general reports don't reveal the real hidden problems.

    Recommends
  8.  

    AVP - Middleware Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middleware Specialist in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Middleware Specialist in Knutsford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    A competitive pay and very good benefits. I often get positive feedback from colleagues and customers, they acknowledge your skills and experience. Internal jobs available in case you get bored in your current role. I want to highlight the benefits, these are really good, lots of great benefits, support and employee discount.

    Cons

    There is a PD-game every year; just recently noticed management does not really care about what you achieve if they already decided your grade. This is not a great motivation. Same applies for carrier development. If you are looking for a relaxing job, you can get into a very stressing one where always there is a pressure on you to deliver service without any mistake. Making processes even more complicated and our (technical staff) life more difficult in the BAU work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Senior analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great reputation and global company

    Cons

    Long working hour no other cons

  10.  

    Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Both challenging and rewarding. Best of breed with technology and talent.

    Cons

    Somewhat uppidy up and the IT often must interrelate with at least 3-4 different time zones. It can be combersome to coordinate Chicago - London - Singapore meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good Compensatation....
    Work Life Balance....
    Remote Working...

    Cons

    Stability Issue..... Strategy changes frequently!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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