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Barclays Reviews

Updated 24 February, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance is out of the window specially during busy season (in 149 reviews)

  • High turnover at the senior management level (in 126 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President - IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I all depends on the team. but generally you get to choose the technology of choice, good support from top management if your team is acheiving.

    Cons

    your career progression is not just upon your abilities but also depends on your networking skills. can't be seen 100% under cons - agree.


  2. "Good management structure and reasonable benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great client base and opportunity to network within multiple divisions. Has a joined up approach. Many opportunities to make a difference to the client outcome.

    Cons

    Undergoing significant change and strategy is still being developed, can lead to unsettling times and staff fearful of the next level of change


  3. "Work Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you will enjoy working here, employee friendly policies, good compensation

    Cons

    nothing much, all fine, you wll enjy working here


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  5. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -employee friendly atmospehere
    -flexi working hrs
    -bonus

    Cons

    -technical growth becomes a prob depending on the project

    Advice to Management

    technical training should be arranged for employees


  6. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Office politics
    Limited career growth


  7. "Good but too big!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture in parts, lots of investment in L&D

    Cons

    Too big to make an impact

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  8. "Big Data Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Big Data Architect in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Big Data Architect in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work, big company with lot of perks. excellent people management.

    Career progression is excellent

    Cons

    No particular cons to mentions. hours to be flexible. work from home option to be enabled so that employees can work at their convenienet

    Advice to Management

    pleas focus on time management


  9. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working, Benefits package is generous, Pay is above average for IT employees compared to other industries, Internal Opportunities and growth path.

    Cons

    No bonus commitment for IT employees, infact not transparent at all. No bonus despite bank profit tripling compared to last year.
    Not many employee recreation events, infact none at all to be counted as proper events.
    Terrible IT systems, very old and outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Reflect your results by compensating the employees as per the performance of the individual and that of the bank instead of passing all the bonus to just higher ups


  10. "Challenging but exciting place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Solution Architect in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Solution Architect in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty investment , big 4 bank, tend to be 'first' to do things, surrounded by very talented people. Good financial package + benefits. Flexible working is encouraged, Radbroke Hall is a great place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great, travel is required when you hit a certain level, the pressure is high due to high expectations (is this a con ?). Obsession with 'agile' is tedious

    Advice to Management

    Don't become too fixated on 'agile' it isn't the answer to everything

    Barclays Response

    13 Feb, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Great to hear your feedback. We would totally agree with your comment on our talented colleagues, we aim to recruit the best and challenge and develop people in their careers with us ... More


  11. "Think Twice before Considering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Barclays introduced dynamic working which allow us to work from home at least once a week. Not all groups are eligible. But if you're one of the lucky ones, it's the best scenario. Work life balance is good but depends on the group and manager.

    Cons

    Lack of career development and promotion. Raises are Little (insulting) or none. Bonus is not competitive. Bouts of laid offs are still occurring albeit less frequent. Shutting down businesses that are non-core.

    Advice to Management

    Maximize the talent of your employees instead of under utilizing their skills performing mundane tasks. Some managers do not empower their employees to optimize their performance.



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