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large co, lost in translation!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Barclays

Pros

talented people and good assets

Cons

Poor processes and lack of agility

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to get heads out of the sand and embrace bold changes..
Also single-minded focus on bottomline at cost of employee welfare is damaging!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Barclays

  1.  

    Very limited career progression and opportunties but ok work/life balance. Very UK centric culture.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    1. Work life balance is more possible to manage than in IB.
    2. Industry salaries but on a higher than industry level.
    3. Not a competitive environement between colleagues and relatively good job safety.

    Cons

    1. Very process driven and buraucratic organisation.
    2. Career progression is not structured.
    3. Very stong UK culture - if you are a foreigner that might considerably slow down your possibility to grow and be promoted.
    4. Limited career opportunties

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Positive, even if I believe that the company sometimes lacked long-term view

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    - Challenging environment
    - Multiple opportunities

    Cons

    - Occasional lack of long-term view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More focus on long-term view

    Approves of CEO
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