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Barclays Reviews

Updated 10 December, 2014
Updated 10 December, 2014
622 Reviews
3.1
622 Reviews
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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.  

    A+

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  2.  

    A respectful organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Barclays provides you with a complete mix of experience, whether on the personal level or the technical one. What hou get from working there is far beyond your monthly salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Barclays is a very competitive environment, you be good, you get rewarded, you slow down, you miss the train. Some of their 3rd world countries branches might be suffering a bit from the lack of proper and fair management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an insider eye on your branches around the globe, sometimes general reports don't reveal the real hidden problems.

    Recommends
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Friendly atmosphere, dedicated people and caring superiors; I enjoyed working for Barclays Internal Audit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are awesome here. Loved working for them; the only reason I left was to move abroad. Great exposure to the whole bank and get a great overview of how the whole industry works. Management communicates well and creates and encourages opportunities.

    Cons

    In-house training is often preferred over external training even when the external training gives you something tangible to take away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into account external training benefits more to bring more into the organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work and progress your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Internal Audit in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Internal Audit in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture within the organization is excellent and I could honestly say that my current team is one of the best teams I have worked so far. I can always trust my colleagues and I case I have question they are always there to guide me to the answer I need.

    Senior management are transparent and approachable when needed. Lots of communication about what is going on within the group and etc is distributed internally.

    Moreover, we really live with the Barclays values and as organization we do lots of charity.

    There is opportunity for career progress vertically (within the structure) and horizontally (within other structures) and middle and senior management are supporting it. Training is also provided, although that the process is quite slow and takes few months to arrange everything.

    Cons

    The salary and non cash benefits are below the average for the industry, however I believe that when you consider all the Pros this could be discarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good working, although that I joined Barclays 8 months ago, I can see improvement. Please keep doing it and work for better Barclays.

    What you could consider is perhaps a review of the non cash benefits (including the bank products for employees) and employee discounts offers I believe they can be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Got me off to a good start, culture has changed quite a bit post-LIBOR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Diverse workplace, people are generally friendly and willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Budget cuts, management movements, has gotten more difficult to advance from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    gr8 work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    This is about Prague (Czech Republic) development office of BarCap. Once you get passed the 3rd party recruiter company, where the initial process might be very different, BarCap inverview and hiring process is quite established - everything is happening fast enough, always as agreed with the applicant and on purpose

    Cons

    nonearCap is usually requiring prooven experience in certain technologies, like SQL/T-SQL, multithreading, etc. and they are seriously asking about it on interviews and are canceling appli

  9. 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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Good company, Good place to start career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Recently Budget cut, lower bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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