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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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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.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great career opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Structured Trade & Commodity Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President Structured Trade & Commodity Finance in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Bank that is changing it´s core values to adapt to the current regulation and improve it´s market perception.

    Cons

    The bank is cutting jobs in some areas related to Investment Bak ad Personal Banking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low Morale, Very below average meritocracy

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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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and easy environment.

    Cons

    Unintelligent people, many without university degrees. No interest in financial markets, no ambition to grow. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on talent retention, upskill graduates instead of rusting them and their careers. Get rid of 10-3pm, lazy, unintelligent, unamibitious, unenthusiastic oldies....please.....they are probably the biggest drag on your equity. take employee opinion seriously!

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barclays Woolwich Branch Work/Life ratio and working environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Moment Banker in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Moment Banker in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Only reason I chose to work for with them was as it was easy to get job with them and the transport commuting is easy as it is near a station and bus. Also parkiing permit given.

    Cons

    Managements spying on staff to the extent that they will come into the TOILET to tell you to hurry up as the customer queue is getting big!!! Even when ones just gone in, is this not bullying in the work place?. Management has a habit of picking on selected certain staff also. When it comes to emergency childcare management tells staff "get your finances in order so that you can afford a proper child career or get a bigger mortgage from Barclays to help you. Others get away with more than simple wrong doings and attitudes. When a complaint is made about this the management hide their favourites by making statements similar to "each person is dealt with on individual circumstances", "confidentiality" or "they will be spoken to". They still continue to do the wrongs. Management get transfers as "They find it too busy a branch from my old one....I can't take this." Other staff can't get transfers as "there's too much going on" as being the answer. Well if they find things "too much going on" then they are not worthy of being managers. Managers stick up for each other even when they are wrong. When challenged to many things the reply is "It's down to managers discretion", this even applies to getting time off for child sickness and doctors appointments etc.. Even cash differance are taken likely when made by certain staff and management come down hard on others who don't even make often or great value errors- favouritism. This is then paraded between themselves as an example setter...just to get marks and say "I have done my jobs" but they have done more wrong by NOT doing their job where it counts, both to company and colleagues. Customers are persuaded to take insurance and package account even when it is obviously not suitable for them. Management encourage this for the income for the branch.
    No work life understanding by management, they just want to look at company. There attitude an behaviour is having a negative effect on staff and moral and also work productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and be fair to all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good interview process.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Company gives good compensation package

    Cons

    No corns for this company as I had been for a very short time.

    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing's changed at Barclays - one thing for sure, people come and go (fast)

    • 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

    If you get an interesting project

    Cons

    Too much politics at senior management level, lots of uncertainty and indecisiveness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chicken without a head

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President In Technology in Whippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President In Technology in Whippany, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance achieved through telecommuting, 4 weeks of vacation, holidays, package of benefits. 401(k) matching up to 6% of salary

    Cons

    There is no proper human resource direction in technology area, jumping in various directions with the "workforce location strategy". Development process is hindered by multiple "red tapes", requirements for tons of unnecessary documents, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No bank today can survive without proper technology - get some focus there, define practical goals, and follow on implementation. Finally, establish a proper "technical career pass" to preserve your investment in technical talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Internship abroad

    Former Employee - Equities Technology Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Equities Technology Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Multi-cultural, diverse, many opportunities offered to grow

    Cons

    Very corporate and hard to understand what company is doing

  11.  

    too much references and know everyone if you want to grow there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    good to learn few things through various internal training

    Cons

    need to define whether they are private or they want to just exist as a Bank and dont want to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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