Barclays Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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.

  2. Hard work but rewarding

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    • 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.

  3. Cost control is the predominant concern

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    • 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.

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  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Average experience at the bank so far.

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    Current Employee - Credit Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and generally a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard and you're better off leaving and rejoining as opposed to working your way up if you want to see a real increase in pay.

  8. A very stressful environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart Dress
    Nice office place
    Medical Insurance
    Pension

    Cons

    Low Salary
    Sales Targets ( change of name to customer satisfaction or Solutions but still sales )
    No fair progression opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Workload balance

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good support and talented people to work with

    Cons

    compensation is not very attractive, but not too bad for starters

  10. favouritism galore

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Great brand
    Good people
    Extensive product range

    Cons

    Management have favourites for promotions and it is not done on individual merit
    Values is mainly external conveyance and staff do not live up to "values"
    Risk appetite is low

    Advice to Management

    Hiring process must be changed as it is very biased

  11. Good if your permanent, not so good if your a contractor.

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

    I worked at Barclays

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

    Pros

    Nice building and facilities
    Lots of external training courses

    Cons

    More managers than staff
    Very hierarchy driven

    Advice to Management

    More respect and better support for junior staff members/contractors

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