Barclays Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. If your face fits.....

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

    I worked at Barclays

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand, good to have on your CV, innovative HR, has big (ish) budgets to spend. Redundancy package is market leading

    Cons

    Not interested in money saving ideas, if you face doesn't fit don't bother trying to progress in your career, not what you know but who you know. Lots of game players, need a thick skin to work in HR, don't work in HR4HR - seen to many people leave / managed out

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, get rid of the bullies, don't lose the good staff over the bad staff,


  2. delivery manager

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

    I have been working at Barclays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership but that has been dwindling for the last year or so

    Cons

    Long work hours, customer service

    Advice to Management

    Bring more flexibility for employees


  3. Innovation Director

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good brand, stable employer, innovative

    Cons

    A lot of change over recent years. Committees!

    Advice to Management

    Exec Chairman has the right idea, simplified decision making


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  5. hierarchical work culture

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

    I worked at Barclays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work experience as the firm is reasonably successful and IB front office management is solid.

    Cons

    Limited career mobility or career progression, day to day job can be bureaucratic. No real leadership from senior managers in Risk.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people management.


  6. ok place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    good people, decent salary, culture

    Cons

    long hours, location, rigid structure

    Advice to Management

    too rigid


  7. QA Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The position in which i was working in Barclays matches exactly with my profile

    Cons

    did not find any cons to work in Barclays


  8. Premier Manager

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

    I worked at Barclays (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, clear strategy in place for the future

    Cons

    Branch Management do not collaborate well with the branch

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the Branch Management work effectively with the Branch team


  9. Overall

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance Flexible Good working environment Strong ethics and values Competitve among peers

    Cons

    Unfair compensation Poor HR and IT infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation and pay


  10. Helpful (1)

    Barclaycard is generally a good place to work

    Former Employee - Change Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Change Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues generally, opportunities for development, like the dress down business casual all week.

    Cons

    If you don't belong to a 'clique' (i.e. clique of people who have spent up to 4 decades), you can hardly get anywhere in the organization, too much office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Top management to improve on current process to allow new intakes feel more welcomed.


  11. Loved it

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

    I worked at Barclays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Did not want to work in "big" business - thought i preferred smaller where you could have more impact. Wrong. Barclays was a fab four years for me. Loved the people, loved the ability to input and impact on the business

    Cons

    Cant think of one. Great location for me anyway. Good money and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same thing.



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