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Barclays Reviews in London, England

Updated Feb 11, 2014
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2.9 109 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(30 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance(in 50 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home, multiple network of mentors(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Transfers are very rarely given to help staff in work/life balance unless you are management(in 18 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years(in 24 reviews)

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    The Most Innovative Retail Bank evolving into the true force for good for Customers and their local Communities.

    Personal Banker (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsPhenomenal Positive Change that will change the face of UK Retail Banking is taking place within Barclays Bank and it is definitely on the right track to become the most customer focused high street bank with the community spirit at its heart. Anthony Jenkins' vision for the brand is the right vision and should be mirrored by the rest of the high street banks.

    ConsI only wish some of the changes they are implementing within retail banking were implemented long before the recent crisis within the British banking system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the progressive change whilst acknowledging and rewarding the genuinely customer focused contribution made by staff within the branch network.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    lI really love it here !

    Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFantastic team and friendly people

    ConsLots of hard work, but worth it

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe culture, the people and the opportunity

    ConsWeather was not very kind!

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the transform!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer Intern - Client Coverage (Corporate Bank)

    Client Coverage Intern (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat culture: Everyone is very willing to help and network with you. The projects I have been asked to do are both interesting and, I believe, of relative value to the firm. You aren't just asked to menial work, the opportunity to learn certainly exists. Though I will caveat that by saying the internship is what you make of it. If you are willing to ask for more challenging work, it will come.

    The work-life balance is very good. If you are interested in getting into banking but at the same time are concerned about early starts and late nights, the corporate side may be for you. Its much more of a "stay if you need to" type atmosphere; you'll be expected to do the work to a high quality, but provided that you are doing so, you have relative autonomy over the hours that you need to spend in the office. Though as an intern it would be advisable not to get in at nine and leave at five every day.

    The full time staff are also of a very high quality, and its possible to learn a lot from them

    In my experience the culture change at Barclays is not just lip service. The staff here take it very seriously and are committed to changing the perception of Barclays, but also are actively motivated to undertake charitable commitments.

    ConsThe salary is not great (internship and grad scheme); it seems to pay below market rates.

    From what I understand the four areas of Barclays are still very sectioned. It doesn't seem like there is a lot of opportunity to move to other areas of the bank (investment/wealth/retail). Definitely not on the graduate scheme, though it seems rare in wider employment also.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent, on a school leavers programme where I am both working full-time and attend university study blocks

    Cashier (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat company to work for, fitted in. Friendly, helpful colleagues that do everything they can to help you progress.

    ConsTravelling to London is costly and very time consuming, however the job itself is good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo carry on with positive feedback and constructive criticism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company to Work for...

    Developer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFlexibility is offered by this employer.

    ConsNothing for this company to review.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    Enjoying it so far

    Finance Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsProfessional organisation, high quality staff. Nice atmosphere, good facilities for staff

    Consnot aware of any as yet , may be different for permanent staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employee Oriented and Customer Focused!

    Customer Sales Advisor (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFlexibility, Thorough and well designed training, support from team members, ever exisiting opportunities to progress, and the fact that Barclays remains within the top 5 retail banks in the industry across the globe.

    ConsLack of opportunities for multilingual employees to be transferred internationally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more time and funds in young and fresh talent who possess the potential to help company outclass its competitors such as HSBC...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Propositions Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- Friendly atmosphere to work in
    - Great benefits
    - Great learning and development opportunities

    Cons- Lot of red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecrease red tape

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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