Barclays Shared Services

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Barclays Shared Services Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
66 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay; God work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good team environment, work culture, learned people all around in the team (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not proportional across different verticals (in 3 reviews)

  • should be more employee friendly rather than management friendly (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience for Intern

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

    I worked at Barclays Shared Services

    Pros

    Extremely flexible work environment, open door policy, sportive managers, work life balance is maintained, consistently 'fun' activities are planned for all employees including tournaments, townhalls, potlucks etc. Great opportunity to learn, rewards and recognition are common.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are not immense, stretching is a regular practice in the finance department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline work to avoid duplication and encourage further studies at a low level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good organisation to start career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays Shared Services

    Pros

    Good for starters. The BFSS department is worthwhile. RT is great for starters. The class of people working is good. Academy coaches are cool bunch. BAU managers are typical managers. Salary is paid on the dot by 8PM on 28th of the month. The set of beliefs are foundation for any good personality. Overall a good experience until you are happy.

    Cons

    RT is monotonous. Over time nothing is left to learn. Tedious trainings for the process but no certified training. Transport department is inefficient and seldom annoying. Negligible global exposure. Just a part of Barclays, not completely Barclays UK standard. Food at Noida 2 is pathetic(you'll agree from day one). Never employee centric. Just a cost center. Don't expect huge exposure or package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve the work life balance. Please be more employee centric. Introduce some non process trainings or self development trainings. Treat the lower hierarchy group as humans and not a mere resource.

  3.  

    great working environment

    • 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 Shared Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the senior mngmt is very supportive

    Cons

    dealing with transport can be hectic at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase in base salry

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Nice people and supportive on shore partners. All in all a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, supportive onshore stakeholders. The average knowledge and experience level to team is high so get to learn a lot from others.Flexibility to work fro home. Frequent travels in a few teams.

    Cons

    Local management is although only does administrative management but is pretty intrusive and tries to build bureaucracy in processes. Local leadership is focussed more on fun activity then delivering projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on work than organizing town-halls

    Recommends
  6.  

    Very nice place to intern

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

    I have been working at Barclays Shared Services as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Immense networking oppurtunities
    well planned training modules fr interns

    Cons

    Challenging work hour shifts
    Office politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Grooming Organisation with sufficient Growth Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary Package
    Good Professional Management
    Opportunities to move abroad

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance
    Less Cross Departmental Opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more cross- functional opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good People to work with

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

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

    Pros

    It abides by its values of diversity
    Growth opportunities
    flexible work hours

    Cons

    Rationalization is not apt
    strict timelines with assigned work
    poor coordination inter team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be provided from time to time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Uneven shift timings, undefined schedule and no utilization of working hours

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

    I worked at Barclays Shared Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are looking for free cab services, beverages and waste of your time.

    Cons

    Unethical work schedule, perks are provided only if you wanna ruin your social life. The break timings are not defined properly, leading to haywire schedule at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supporting at times, but need to have a better understanding with their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Company and top management is growing but team members at executive levels are frustrated.Promotions are totally biased.

    • 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 Shared Services

    Pros

    Work life balance in pockets

    Cons

    Very poor yearly increase in salary. Promotions highly biased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please communicate with team members and more importantly take actions after discussion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    People friendly atmosphere
    Perks and benefits
    Oppurtunities

    Cons

    Systems and work procedures
    Lack of management action
    Work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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