Barclays Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Average, could be better could be worse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - there is large pool of people to meet

    Cons

    - there is political warfare at barclays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - line managers can be terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Intense, interesting, political

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Inclusive atmosphere, nice people, challenging tasks.

    Cons

    Managing upwards, political, current "transitory period" introduces noise in terms of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus of scarce resources on important value-adding tasks - it will make people feel they are actually contributing and the efficiency will be increased.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Just a head count

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None, might be better in other departments

    Cons

    No real management, no sharing of info from manager, no interactions from manager, no appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of management who are not managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Excellent- very good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Great development opportunities, great training and courses, strong values

    Cons

    Pay compared to other is not as good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Good while it lasted, chaos at the end ...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It's British & headquarters in London, which has advantages if you are based in London.
    Can be interesting

    Cons

    Most difficult place to get anything done of any place I've worked - big or small. Big negative outlooks from individuals.
    Poor HR
    Pay has got weaker comparatively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a strategy and stick to it.
    When doing redundancies, don't just get rid of anyone who questions or thinks. You are turning into a 'Yes-man' shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Excellent on your CV

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great company, great brand. will get you far within your career.. just not within Barclays.

    Cons

    Slow progression. To much "politics" in branch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up.

  8. Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good values embedded throughout the organisation

    Cons

    Salaries appear somewhat below market rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries to stay competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Tough culture, not so friendly

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    Former Employee - HRBP in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - HRBP in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some smart people to work with, good culture to fix problems, great offices in Central London

    Cons

    HR Leadership team not really living the values, not collegiate culture, seem to go round in circles doing the same things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out your HR Leadership team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Needs to concentrate on its core business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Has a very high proportion of bright people, probably the best I have worked with.
    Office is in a great location.

    Cons

    The bank spends an inordinate amount of money in developing 'features' which it thinks are innovative and that a major bank needs to do. There is no financial discipline behind these developments. This is incredibly disheartening.

    The company actively promotes challenge, which seems to be interpreted by people as 'put obstacles in everyone's way'. Incredibly frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Solid but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technology Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Strong brand, established institution

    Cons

    Limited progression during cost reduction phase
    Limited bonus in technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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