Barclays Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
593 Reviews
3.0
593 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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194 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • 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 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Please get rid of the current CEO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    People there are very nice. Culture is wonderful. The people in my team and my boss are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    It's in general pretty hard to find super smart people there. Trading floor is so noisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We want Bob Diamond to come back and take charge.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Friendly & Flexible working Enviroment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, Colleagues are respectful. Salary is competitive

    Cons

    Management structure is a Complicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    chaotic & Disorganised Outfit in Dubai

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a very good bank. Good history, had good ethics, had good people, used to be safe and strong

    Cons

    UK took their hands off the UAE operation, No organisation, disharmony between sections and departments, no communication between staff, legal department in chaos and makes lots of errors, compliance department dont do their work properly and when things go wrong they blame their clients. Legal department incompetent and irresponsible. Bank trying to cover up their shortcoming by blaming clients. Ruined businesses in dubai.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean-up your operation. Look closely into your legal department and question their incompetence. Stope ruining your clients and their livelihood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer internship at Barclays

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Nice managers

    Cons

    No open source code. Do no use latest technology,

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of experience gained

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Teesside County Borough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Teesside County Borough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent reputation, secure job, good salary, opportunity to develop and further career.

    Cons

    Process improvement, staff cuts mean May branches are under staffed putting more pressure on existing staff. Can be relocated for no apparent reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit more staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Manager

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Bureaucratic as times which can be frustrating

  9.  

    Business Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenging environment, opportunity to move around (functionally and geographically)

    Cons

    Poor direction from the top, too much constant change, pay below market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with a single started for a prolonged period

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of customer interaction, good way to join the ladder, ideal for school leavers

    Cons

    Very sales focused, not paid for hours above and beyond the branch working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your cashiers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always new things to learn as it a very huge setup of IT across the globe

    Cons

    globally team across different time zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training are provided as per your role

    Doesn't Recommend

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