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Depends on who you know

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

Pros

Pretty relaxed for a financial firm. Work is easy. Good opportunity for advancement in the UK.

Cons

The focus on meritocracy is really a sham. Promotions have more to do with who you know and how long you've been around. Equities are decent, but across the majority of the internal engineering organization - most of the talent has already walked out the door. XP desktops are still the norm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A better focus on well thought out technical leadership and modern technologies would be a welcome change

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Barclays

  1.  

    Some great managers, many of average (at best) competence.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    Pros

    Good, flexible benefits, interesting work and many very engaged colleagues

    Cons

    Low visibility of senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effort required in ensuring strategic direction and - in particular - major change initiatives are communicated effectively by leadership and management teams to ensure proper engagement

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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

    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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