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Barclays Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.1 511 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(148 ratings)

57% 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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    Various roles: Great company to work for. Real chance of progression.

    Various (Former Employee) Bexleyheath, England (UK)

    ProsFantastic company to work for!
    Real progression opportunities and great way to start a career!
    If it hadn't been for me starting at the bank 4 years ago I wouldn't be where I am today (Mortgage consultant)

    ConsChallenging but very worthwhile, depending on your role some more training would be useful...
    Target driven environment has been disposed of which is a bit of a shame, now the targets are on the backburner....

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that you started somewhere once and sometimes someone not hitting target isn't their fault.

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

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    good old days

    Buusiness Analyst (Former Employee) Tokyo (Japan)

    Proseveryone is friendly. chat channels and phone book brought easier to find people

    Consdownsizing was shocking and libor issue was very dissapointing to those who worked hard for this firm.

    Advice to Senior Managementbring all the people back.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    loved it

    Call Cedntre Agent (Former Employee) Dartford, England (UK)

    ProsI loved working for Barclays call centre,i worked for over 2 yars and it was friendly and being part of a big team as great

    Consjust making sure we did our jobs to the best of our ability

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice apart from bringing back the call centres to England, people want to talk to people in england

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosamazing place to work, fun environment

    Consnone that i could possibly thing of

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    Good employer

    Collection Agent (Current Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsGreat renumerations and benefits, good pay

    ConsMiddle management have no Emotional Intelligence & no vision

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

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    A great work environment with good benefit.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture and work environment.

    ConsDon't come to my mind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't come to my mind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Vice President (Current Employee)

    ProsClarity and focus. Good career growth with internal movement options

    ConsOrganisational challenges, much like any large corporate.

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

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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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    Highly ethical management and very good workl life balance.

    Process Advisor (Former Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsExcellent Company. Highly ethical management and very good workl life balance.

    ConsI do not have any negative comments on this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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