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boys' den

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Barclays full-time

Pros

strong in fixed income, up and coming for equity business, generally well received on Wall Street

Cons

too English, despite all the outward emphasis and noise on diversity, very little is actually done internally to promote female and/or minority talents, it has a great maternity program, but in terms of career advancement for females and minority, they are way behind most banks

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    Working at barclays technology center india

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead (B4) in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead (B4) in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    lots of decision making in your hands unlike service industry
    work culture is ok, much different that service industry
    work from home is available at times, so definitely a plus
    salary is good but need to negotiate a lot while joining
    bonus depends on your manager :) so be in their good books

    Cons

    slow growth in career
    little bit of bureaucracy
    lack of transparency in appraisal process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have more transparency

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stagnant environment but good benefits

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits offered are very generous and are very easily accessible to all levels. Internal promotion is relatively simple at lower skill levels and this quickly corresponds to increased wages.

    Cons

    Very slow at change and innovation, the company is very behind in terms of IT systems, banking systems and more importantly at attitude towards the customer. There is a very imminent presence of Senior level slogans that do not materialise in employee eyes. Operations are too widely dispersed, approaching diseconomies of scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of promoting meaningless slogans seek to get it right for the customer, this will bring you most business. Change the focus away from cost reduction but more towards revenue maximisation - by definition this is more expansive and will prevent losing skilled employees and outsourcing operations that should be domestic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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