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

I have been working at Barclays

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.  

    Good for Money but lots of politics and not quiet favourable environment.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay, and a good brand.

    Cons

    Environment is bit boaring and will not find something lot technical or challenging. So, techie junkies should stay away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process has made things obselete, things should be a bit more work oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Barclays

    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
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