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

I have been working at Barclays

Pros

Pretty relaxed for a financial firm. Work is easy. Good opportunity for advancement in the UK.

Cons

The focus on meritocracy is really a sham. Promotions have more to do with who you know and how long you've been around. Equities are decent, but across the majority of the internal engineering organization - most of the talent has already walked out the door. XP desktops are still the norm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A better focus on well thought out technical leadership and modern technologies would be a welcome change

No opinion of CEO

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    Some great managers, many of average (at best) competence.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Good, flexible benefits, interesting work and many very engaged colleagues

    Cons

    Low visibility of senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effort required in ensuring strategic direction and - in particular - major change initiatives are communicated effectively by leadership and management teams to ensure proper engagement

    No opinion of CEO
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    Very limited career progression and opportunties but ok work/life balance. Very UK centric culture.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    1. Work life balance is more possible to manage than in IB.
    2. Industry salaries but on a higher than industry level.
    3. Not a competitive environement between colleagues and relatively good job safety.

    Cons

    1. Very process driven and buraucratic organisation.
    2. Career progression is not structured.
    3. Very stong UK culture - if you are a foreigner that might considerably slow down your possibility to grow and be promoted.
    4. Limited career opportunties

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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