Barclays Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
561 Reviews
3.0
561 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
Antony Jenkins
177 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 50 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 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Relaxed environment in ops dept

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Relax, no pressure, relatively good pay and benifits

    Cons

    Career path unclear. Aggressive outsourcing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many scandals happened recently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for CV

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

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

    Pros

    Good name to work for
    Friendly people to work with which makes it better

    Cons

    Company don't have a clue what direction they are going
    Too many focus and changes

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    good

    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    flexible management, firendly environment to work in nice people to work with in retail environment

    Cons

    sales. can be under staffed in retail. long hourrs when things go wrong, sometimes not allowed to claim expenses if not pre approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concentrate on service not sales in retail

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Client Service Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Knowledge of various Barclays Products
    Relationship Management
    Stakeholder Management

    Cons

    Set rules, hard to deviate from processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Documentation Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    No micromanagement, good facilities, work-life balance - lots of extra sporty classes, self-improvement skill classes

    Cons

    flat hierarchy makes it difficult for pay increments and position growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Performance Oriented Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Barclays gives a very good base salary and comprehensive benefits. There is free medical coverage and some dental coverage. A transportation allowance is also given.

    Cons

    There is a lack of cohesiveness in the corporate culture. Business groups are rather siloed and there is a lack of cooperation between them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much can be done to improve the corporate culture to breed a sense of togetherness and trust in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work if your face fits or if you don't want to develop your career.

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A steady work environment with some really good people. Benefits are reasonable with an excellent pension. A great name to have on your CV as people recognise that if you can work at Barclays you can work anywhere.

    Cons

    Career advancement depends more on who you drink with than your ability. The importance of company values is emphasised by senior management but their behaviour does not display them. Prospects for career development are very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop measuring success by revenue... Measure profit. Don't just talk about values, display them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good package if you are a strong performer, but you have to give up your personal life to get it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Risk  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Risk in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast paced, challenging, lots of scope to move around

    Cons

    Constant threat of redundancy, extremely long hours, leadership levels have excessive amounts of politics and in fighting which gets in the way of them achieving the new vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a role model for the values rather than delegating down to others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Trying to improve but struggling to get passed its silo-ed mentality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Designer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Willingness to look at new ways of doing things to improve the customer offering with some bright and dedicated people

    Cons

    Silo-ed thinking and departmental politics slow down and frustrate the ability to make a difference with new ideas and ways of working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ensure departments are working and collaborating on shared objectives that advance the customer proposition and avoid silo-ed behaviours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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