Barclays Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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  1. Eduacational

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Work Experience in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Work Experience in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team at barclays are dedicated and driven team.

    Cons

    change in structure may be rapid

  2. Great experience !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Amazing, helpful and friendly people. Great work and cool atmosphere.

    Cons

    None that come to mind!

  3. Processing Agent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dartford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dartford, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Barclays is a forward thinking company with an abundance of opportunities for motivated individuals

    Cons

    Position made redundant when company restructured

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  5. VP Programme Test Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Security and Work from Home

    Cons

    Lack of career growth and remuneration

  6. Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Good training
    - exposure to senior management early on
    - Many chances to network- dinners / drinks events
    - Team were supportive and helpful

    Cons

    - Long Days ( I enjoyed the work so wasn't bad )
    - Location, taking the DLR or Tube to HQ adds a lot of travel time.

    Advice to Management

    to expand the intern program to 1st year uni students, even if it was for a reduced length.

  7. Great values, not competitive pay though.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely people, good work life balance and believe in what they're trying to do strategically.

    Cons

    Poor pay and virtually impossible to get promoted. Too many hoops to jump through

    Advice to Management

    The internal promotion prospect should be quicker and easier than it is to go external and it's not!

  8. Hard work but rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Working with great people, great location and I enjoy speaking to my clients about their financial needs and goals.

    Cons

    Stop the micro-management. one - size does not necessarily fit all

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the bueracracy and allow Staff time to do their day jobs.

  9. Cost control is the predominant concern

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    People are friendly
    People are helpful where possible

    Cons

    Reducing costs is the dominant driver of decisions. As a result ageing systems and equipment are not improved, redundancy rounds leave fewer people doing more work, high staff turnover means few people are able to explain or justify what was done in the past, obtaining approval for any expenditure is difficult, and compensation is significantly reduced.

    Barclays is reducing in size so the environment is one of managing decline.

    The effect of this is to increase the time and effort required on process work at the expense of seeking improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just accept staff turnover, find out why people are leaving and try to address their concerns.

  10. Compliance and Controls Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture
    Excellent learning environment
    Responsibility is given at an early stage

    Cons

    Interns should be involved in a greater number of projects and assignments.

  11. Data Analytics Intern

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    Former Intern - Data Analytics Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Data Analytics Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great team oriented environment. people are dedicated and willing to help each other and elevate the team. In my role, there were different challenges on a daily basis which motivates the employees and never lets you feel bored with a routine-based framework.

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucracy is overwhelmig and therefore a very simple issue may take quite some tim eto be resolved.

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