Barclays Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
584 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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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
  • no work life balance, no transparent perfomance rating system (in 18 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    gr8 work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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    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
  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.  

    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
  8.  

    Fantastic

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

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

    Pros

    If you have potential be assured that you will be promoted. Great leadership team who nurture you to become the best.

    Cons

    Changing culture has made it difficult to some staff. No consistent follow through.Salary range is terrible. Feel very underpaid and therefore overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change salary Structure. Make better policies for performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    It provided me a great global exposure

    Cons

    There are no Benefits - health, paid leaves etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good training & a well oiled machine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Adequate remuneration, excellent hygiene factors (offices), good training and good trainers and they did actually spend a lot of time on the "culture change"/"values" change.
    I was also very impressed with the clarity of the organisational structure and responsibilities. I was always clear what to do and who to deliver results to and was confident when handing over to other team.

    Cons

    Little or no opportunities outside of London (1CP), average bonus payments (as % of base).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry so much about the media impression, continue to drive meritocracy and create more opportunity in regional hubs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good old days

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buusiness Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Buusiness Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    everyone is friendly. chat channels and phone book brought easier to find people

    Cons

    downsizing was shocking and libor issue was very dissapointing to those who worked hard for this firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring all the people back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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