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Barclays Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
607 Reviews
3.1
607 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 57 reviews)

  • Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks (in 22 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 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    No Clear Strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Documentation in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation was competitive. The people who came from NYC to train us in Houston were great.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Manager had an NYC state of mind so she was not concerned with working timely and efficiently. Managers tend to micro manage and there is no consistency across teams. The benefits were just ok as far as prescription coverage I felt I paid more with Barclays. The company is behind tech wise and they are just now going through changes other banks went through years ago. They are having another relocation strategy after less than a year in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making decisions so hastily. Value people more and don't be such a stickler for days off after working people for more than 12 hours a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Really friendly and intelligent people to work with and learn from
    Good communication with senior management
    Great office environment, innovative, modern, and relaxed
    Ability to implement your own ideas
    International company
    Good work/life balance
    Ability to develop your skills, knowledge, and career
    Flexible work arrangements are possible

    Cons

    Global processes don't always work locally and can be hard to change
    Training is good, but there isn't enough of it
    Decision making can take too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more money in training
    Make decisions faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Please get rid of the current CEO

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

    I have been working at Barclays as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People there are very nice. Culture is wonderful. The people in my team and my boss are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    It's in general pretty hard to find super smart people there. Trading floor is so noisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We want Bob Diamond to come back and take charge.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly & Flexible working Enviroment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, Colleagues are respectful. Salary is competitive

    Cons

    Management structure is a Complicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PLSQL Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Excellent company, fabulous work environment

    Cons

    Excellent company, fabulous work environment

  7.  

    Summer internship at Barclays

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Nice managers

    Cons

    No open source code. Do no use latest technology,

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of experience gained

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Teesside County Borough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Teesside County Borough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent reputation, secure job, good salary, opportunity to develop and further career.

    Cons

    Process improvement, staff cuts mean May branches are under staffed putting more pressure on existing staff. Can be relocated for no apparent reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit more staff!

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

    Business Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenging environment, opportunity to move around (functionally and geographically)

    Cons

    Poor direction from the top, too much constant change, pay below market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with a single started for a prolonged period

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Manager

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Bureaucratic as times which can be frustrating

  11.  

    All the care about is making money - even by breaking the FCA

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People you work with at your own level.

    Cons

    Must sell insurance and account paying fees even if customer clearly don't need it. Otherwise you are down graded and lose pay rise via lower marking AND you are mentioned as a poor performer in front of your colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go by the Government guidelines. Face the fact and challenge the difficulties, don't just brush poor performers to one side or promote/move

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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