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Barclays Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
548 Reviews

3.0
548 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
Antony Jenkins
167 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home, multiple network of mentors (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Transfers are very rarely given to help staff in work/life balance unless you are management (in 18 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Strong company great opportunities for development and progress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Strong culture, excellent training and great colleagues

    Cons

    Given the size of the organisation it can be a little slow to react - think oil tanker like

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High and Lows

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Human Resources in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Really talented and all-around great people (for now).

    Cons

    Very political - progress is slow and changes are usually too little too late. Lots of turnover - losing good talent due to frustration with the organization. HR promotion process makes no sense - is not based on meritocracy and contributions - and compensation is weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just focus on cost-cutting and creating efficiencies - foster a company culture that makes people feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If you like pace..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure if you are willing to get around and meet people. Great head office and facilitates. Many people you meet, you will see again elsewhere.

    Cons

    Competitive environment not for everybody, but can be used as motivation if you are willing. Even seats were hard to come by when I was there..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management can connect by being seen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Pune (India)

    Pros

    good work life balance good work life balance

    Cons

    more stability in jobs, transport facility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall it is a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary, training opportunities along with travel. A lot of positive people who a willing to help.

    Cons

    Some teams have unclear goals for the present/future. Company strategy changes too often recently.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work, gain lots of experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good range of projects, to gain lots of experience
    Good people, very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Very long hours
    Training needs to be improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to it's employee's

    Recommends
  8.  

    Positive In a tough market

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    Pros

    CEO Jenkins strategy to refocus the bank along stronger values has been a positive for moral and a real game changer in making barclays the "go-to" bank.

    Cons

    Head count reductions is making internal promotions opportunities more difficult in the near term

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Relaxed environment in ops dept

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Relax, no pressure, relatively good pay and benifits

    Cons

    Career path unclear. Aggressive outsourcing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many scandals happened recently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    It provided me a great global exposure

    Cons

    There are no Benefits - health, paid leaves etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    Pros

    flexible management, firendly environment to work in nice people to work with in retail environment

    Cons

    sales. can be under staffed in retail. long hourrs when things go wrong, sometimes not allowed to claim expenses if not pre approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concentrate on service not sales in retail

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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