Barclays Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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Pros
  • Easy to manage Work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • A steady work environment with some really good people (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • We had to do overtime everyday so work/life balance was no so good (in 20 reviews)

  • Senior management were dictatorial (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Team Lead- Offshore location India

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader 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

    Professionalism, Growth opportunities, Balanced life

    Cons

    Didin't face any till date

    Advice to Management

    Can work for people's advancement at ground level


  2. Used to be great work place

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

    I worked at Barclays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good internal mobility. Good place to learn about exotics derivatives and structured products.

    Cons

    Politics. Decision making can be slow.


  3. Manual Underwriter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good share scheme, decent amount of responsibility given, flexible working times.

    Cons

    Pay could be better I feel.

    Advice to Management

    They already do a great job.


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    Good place to work

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

    Good people, lots of opportunities for progression, lots of opportunities to learn and develop

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to market, need more people resource as roles are focused on fire fighting rather than value addition.


  6. business manager

    Former Employee - Local Business Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Local Business Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great camaraderie, good working conditions, and all else, as to be expected with a blue chip company

    Cons

    Large turnover of staff, earnings related to selling to clients, not helping them. This was the policy at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Policy has changed for the better since my time with the company, keep reviewing and concentrating on looking after existing clients


  7. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, great location.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything in particular


  8. QA Lead

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    • 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


  9. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and location. Good building with canteen.

    Cons

    Slow and unwieldy. Very little progression. Good if you are female.

    Advice to Management

    realise talent not time spent. More meritocratic please.


  10. Premier Manager

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    • 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


  11. great place to be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    staff where great and helpful fantastic environment to work in

    Cons

    can get abit stressful but manageable

    Advice to Management

    provide some group or team work to social life balance. helping staff manage stress or difficulties within their roles



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