Barclays

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Barclays Reviews

Updated 18 November, 2014
Updated 18 November, 2014
607 Reviews
3.1
607 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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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.  

    No Clear Strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Documentation in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation was competitive. The people who came from NYC to train us in Houston were great.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Manager had an NYC state of mind so she was not concerned with working timely and efficiently. Managers tend to micro manage and there is no consistency across teams. The benefits were just ok as far as prescription coverage I felt I paid more with Barclays. The company is behind tech wise and they are just now going through changes other banks went through years ago. They are having another relocation strategy after less than a year in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making decisions so hastily. Value people more and don't be such a stickler for days off after working people for more than 12 hours a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, flexi timing and nice work

    Cons

    Decision making 100% with leaders even for you. You will never know what has happened so you are getting certain feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent to employee and know his part as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    The health insurance plans, benefits, and 401k are the best aspects of working for this this company. There is also the benefit of working around some very intelligent individuals.

    Cons

    applicable to operations teams at the company:

    Poor pay
    High stress
    Low employee morale
    Culture is very poor
    Lack of gratitude from management
    No positive reinforcement
    Only acknowledgement when there are problems
    High level of scrutiny
    Promotion process and salary increase is poor …ex: very possible that you will make less than the team you manage bc you lose overtime and the adjustment for that loss is terrible
    Inconsistent and unfair tuition reimbursement policy (discriminatory)
    No company holiday parties
    No group holiday parties
    Poor management at most levels* (there are a handful of good managers who want you to succeed, and who are willing to take time and offer advice, however, these are the minority and you must generally seek them out)
    Not somewhere to have a long career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve morale, pay better, show appreciation for the hard work of many employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great place to work

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    • 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.  

    Please get rid of the current CEO

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7.  

    Friendly & Flexible working Enviroment

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    • 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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,

  10.  

    Aight

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks. They have great holiday parties. THere are opportunities for advancement but you may be required to relocate.

    Cons

    The may make promises in the hiring decision and not follow through with them. Be careful if you are promised the moon.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of experience gained

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    • 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

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