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Barclays Reviews

Updated 24 May, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is well maintained (in 444 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 185 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 160 reviews)

  • Location strategy, Rapid change in senior management (in 131 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary at that time

    Cons

    Timings are very tough for work life


  2. "Enjoyed my time there..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, supportive HR and Management.

    Cons

    Constant target for regulators, too many changes in Senior Management led to lower morale and confidence in the firm, which led to more departures.


  3. "Summer Intern"

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

    Pros

    Good pay for interns, friendly environment, structured programme with good training, good conversion rate

    Cons

    Grad training is in London, weekend work, many late nights, big organisation so hard to branch out


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    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work that is relevant within the financial services sector. Colleagues are nice. Office space and facilities are ok.

    Cons

    Way too many employees that are undervalued and underpaid paired with employees that are indifferent to the bank or its success does.

    Advice to Management

    The effort to get of rid of the unproductive and inefficient senior members is noted, but in this process you've also limited the advancement and compensation of hard working employees.


  6. "Great for flexible working"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Business Analyst in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Business Analyst in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexible working
    Nice people
    Nice work place
    On site Gym
    Nice canteen and coffee shops
    Nobody wears a suit, everyone's casual

    Cons

    Shocked at how rude senior management can be it almost comes to border line bullying, and the fact that they get away with it.
    Really rude in the way they speak to off shore colleagues during conference calls.

    People aren't here to make friends or be nice it's just about getting the work done and going home

    Advice to Management

    Advice to their senior managers that it's not ok to be rude and have some people skills


  7. "Brilliant"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Investors In People Platinum Award Winners

    Cons

    nothing to disclose, plenty of opportunity and support to carve a career

    Advice to Management

    Carry on displaying key values


  8. "Best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with, great culture

    Cons

    Till now i haven't got one :)


  9. "Really good but underpaid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Banker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Community Banker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment was really good.
    My co-workers were lovely and helpful.

    Cons

    When I got sick it was very hard to get the day off.
    They did not encourage putting overtime.
    The role was underpaid but I get if you do not have a degree you can progress in 1-2 years.
    Customer service can be hard..

    Advice to Management

    I think giving bonuses and increasing the base salary would be a good advice for the future.


  10. "Barclays - Challenging but enjoyable place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Visible management team. Very much a forward thinking business.

    Cons

    Not enough Project Managers/BAs when managing projects.

    Advice to Management

    Need thorough Project Managers


  11. "Process Advisor"

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

    I worked at Barclays (More than a year)

    Pros

    work-culture is really good and nice management

    Cons

    I cant really say there were any


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