Barclays Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
554 Reviews

3.0
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
Antony Jenkins
170 Ratings

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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  1.  

    good work life balance

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good work life balance good work life balance

    Cons

    more stability in jobs, transport facility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work, gain lots of experience

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good range of projects, to gain lots of experience
    Good people, very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Very long hours
    Training needs to be improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to it's employee's

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good for CV

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good name to work for
    Friendly people to work with which makes it better

    Cons

    Company don't have a clue what direction they are going
    Too many focus and changes

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  5.  

    Performance Oriented Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Barclays gives a very good base salary and comprehensive benefits. There is free medical coverage and some dental coverage. A transportation allowance is also given.

    Cons

    There is a lack of cohesiveness in the corporate culture. Business groups are rather siloed and there is a lack of cooperation between them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much can be done to improve the corporate culture to breed a sense of togetherness and trust in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work if your face fits or if you don't want to develop your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A steady work environment with some really good people. Benefits are reasonable with an excellent pension. A great name to have on your CV as people recognise that if you can work at Barclays you can work anywhere.

    Cons

    Career advancement depends more on who you drink with than your ability. The importance of company values is emphasised by senior management but their behaviour does not display them. Prospects for career development are very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop measuring success by revenue... Measure profit. Don't just talk about values, display them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good package if you are a strong performer, but you have to give up your personal life to get it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Risk  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Risk in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast paced, challenging, lots of scope to move around

    Cons

    Constant threat of redundancy, extremely long hours, leadership levels have excessive amounts of politics and in fighting which gets in the way of them achieving the new vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a role model for the values rather than delegating down to others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Trying to improve but struggling to get passed its silo-ed mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Designer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Willingness to look at new ways of doing things to improve the customer offering with some bright and dedicated people

    Cons

    Silo-ed thinking and departmental politics slow down and frustrate the ability to make a difference with new ideas and ways of working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ensure departments are working and collaborating on shared objectives that advance the customer proposition and avoid silo-ed behaviours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Barclays is completely educational

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resourcing & Talent Manager  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Resourcing & Talent Manager in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Barclays is very structural with a full set of policies and procedures. It is very helpful to find everything set and clear.

    Cons

    Environment is very competitive with a prejudice for grades among employees. Fluctuations of salary among same level. Barclays expansion was not well studied with defects in infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to take small steps that are well studies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a friendly atmosphere. If you like no life and money, heres the job for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    The experience and knowledge was great to learn

    Cons

    The team never acted like a team. Don't get too friendly with the others just act professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    WonderFull!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Noida (India)

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Learning Opportunities,Not good for freshers.

    Cons

    Hard to get those opportunities,not easy to crack IJP's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust on your employees.

    Recommends

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