Barclays

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Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Risk Solutions Manager for Large Corporate in Lisbon (Portugal)
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Risk Solutions Manager for Large Corporate in Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Barclays

Pros

Good boutique, godd reputation and working conditions

Cons

Structure is too complex which makes big deals hard to get approved

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    Politics, red tape, office gossip. It depends where you land (NH, London, HH)

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

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    - Good compensation for either FTE or contract staff. Bonus is "ok" for financial services company, if you consider the economic climate and how boring the products actually are.
    - You can select the office location, either Northampton or Canary Wharf for management, more locations for non-management staff.
    - The colleagues are well educated, very social, friendly/polite and from good backgrounds. Capable.
    - There is a lot you can learn within the payments/credit card industry.

    Cons

    POLITICS:
    The amount of politics is mind-blowing. Barely anything gets done unless it goes up and down the entire hierarchy. Decisions-making, product-development and strategy processes will take ages. I have spent 1 year in this company and we as a team have not delivered anything so far.

    PRODUCTS
    Credits cards cater for a specific market and customer segment. Future of payments technology and processes is a question mark. Strong competition from all sides, i.e. which are more innovative and interesting/appealing to customers.

    Work attitude
    People are hired to get warm bodies onto seats and to keep them busy (at least trying to keep them busy). Nothing significant gets done in BC Global or BCE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is not connected to the actual staff and live in their own world. Management team are certainly capable of understanding subject matter but otherwise not capable of anything else, i.e. innovations or managing staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    good work life balance, mediocre professional environment - a good place to retire

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    work life balance is good - many people work from home.

    Cons

    - talk of big ambitions but lacking the will to break with a "clubby" past and reward/penalize based - on merit
    - very political, low levels of trust between senior and middle management
    - has talked of becoming international for some time but highly UK centric - would prefer if "they" could be more like "us"
    - technology and HR (talent management) are shockingly poor, even for a large organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    now that they have brought in a lot of senior management talent again, they need to make sure this talent can work together and not build new fiefdoms, again.

    Doesn't Recommend
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