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A good bank to work with! In emerging markets, I had a good hands on experience on various aspects

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Current Employee - Associate Risk Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Associate Risk Analyst in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Barclays

Pros

The paypackage, brand are assets

Cons

lack of visibility, politics are the cons

Advice to ManagementAdvice

the organisational structure should be appropriate to the kind of market you are in

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Barclays

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    - Conveniently located near New York city
    - Opportunities for international travel (if you are lucky)
    - Good work life balance
    - Some teams/managers are good to work with

    Cons

    - No clear path for career advancement and growth
    - Management doesn't care for employee development and training
    - Some managers are good number crunchers, but extremely immature when it comes to people management
    - Out of the box thinking is extremely limited
    - Back-office feel, bit disconnected from day-to-day business action overseas
    - Performance evaluation process is not very transparent, and big time faviouratism exists. Brown nosing is your biggest asset, team players are not recognized.
    - Extremely vertical management structure, where senior management is not very approachable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Please seek out training on how to manage and lead your team
    - Team will respond better to better transparency and trust
    - Just saying "thank you" and "good job" can go a long way in building employee morale
    - Stop taking people for granted

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I contracted at Barclays within the Counterparty Credit Division

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    Current Employee - Contractor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    I noticed the firm is good with allowing employees to take time of for training

    Cons

    -I was in Credit Risk and it was the most boring job that I ever had
    -Weird British culture - certain employees feel that they could take credit for your work or that the credit should be divided evenly. In reality, these employees did not do nearly as much work as the others did on the team.
    -If you did a good job on a project that others lack the technical skill sets to complete and moreover, if your work is deemed usable by the team (speaks for itself about the quality), be prepared to be put down by jealous co-workers
    -Jealous co-workers will nitpick to find the smallest details that are wrong with your work and magnify them to make you look bad
    -Generally speaking, the technical skills(basic excel/Visual Basic) of AVP/above levels are slightly above zero
    -If you're a female, everything is a bit easier and people are less likely to get on your back about your lack of technical skills
    -EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT THE PAY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Communicate with your employees/contractors regularly (unfortunately, I feel that I am stating the obvious)
    -Managers know the daily responsibilities of the job that they are hiring for so don't hire people who are overqualified for data-entry roles and then wonder why they are asking you for permission to apply for full-time opportunities with other groups at the firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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