Barclays

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs to concentrate on its core business

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    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    As nimble as an ocean liner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very accommodating of work-life balance

    Cons

    The firm just cannot get out of its own way. You have decisions being made by retail bankers in the UK, impacting the investment bank world wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide if you want to be in the business of investment banking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid but not great

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Strong brand, established institution

    Cons

    Limited progression during cost reduction phase
    Limited bonus in technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great bank but badly managed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Department in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Department in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Really good people working in this entity

    Cons

    Salary, global strategy and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Bank can not be managed with short term strategy. Hope that with the new SIF requirement this is going to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Project Management in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    International company, culture, good company benefits

    Cons

    No career opportunities, low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Erratic strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cultural mismatch

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (less than a 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
  8.  

    Pressured, dynamic and challenging

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment, with lots of change and complex business areas to understand

    Cons

    Sometimes you could be buried in bureaucracy, like other global financial institutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more nimble and focus more on talent retention

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seem to be only Interested in reducing staff numbers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    good salary with over 5 years experience

    Cons

    bad people with bad attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    choose right people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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