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Horrific - stay away if you do not want to be treated as a commodity

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  • 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

Flexible working hours
30 days holiday

Cons

Utterly incompetent leadership
Absolutely no moral courage what so ever
Promotions and reward have nothing to do with hard work, but everything to do with cliques
Barclays will either break you, or institutionalise you. Be warned, be prepared - do not join!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire in some talent. Keep your eyes open to incompetance, and be prepared to dig deep and find some moral courage.
Agree, and stick to a plan - then make sure that the plan makes sense for all levels of the organisation,

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Positive, even if I believe that the company sometimes lacked long-term view

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    - Challenging environment
    - Multiple opportunities

    Cons

    - Occasional lack of long-term view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More focus on long-term view

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very limited career progression and opportunties but ok work/life balance. Very UK centric culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    1. Work life balance is more possible to manage than in IB.
    2. Industry salaries but on a higher than industry level.
    3. Not a competitive environement between colleagues and relatively good job safety.

    Cons

    1. Very process driven and buraucratic organisation.
    2. Career progression is not structured.
    3. Very stong UK culture - if you are a foreigner that might considerably slow down your possibility to grow and be promoted.
    4. Limited career opportunties

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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