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A great bank, suffering some compliance issues

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Card Systems Manager in Poole, England (UK)
Current Employee - Card Systems Manager in Poole, England (UK)

I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

A great company to start your career in, with good training programs and opportunities to experience and grow new skills. Has the potential to be very successful

Cons

Very performance driven organisation, and lately not the safest place to work. Have offshored a lot of work from the UK.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the employee's and not on the drive to succeed

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fast Growing Business in Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Operations in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you're in one of the "target" front office business groups like structured products teams, equities research & distribution, wealth (mostly in Asia). Tries to create perception of a growing organization to boost morale.

    Cons

    Creating strong controls, process improvement, retaining key staff still comes second to making money and playing internal games. Budgets are tight now so any improvements are met with make-do attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think the business model internally first because you already know what's wanted externally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Get ready to sell your soul....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    you get a nice car...

    Cons

    unachievable targets
    bullied by management
    encouraged to do corrupt actions to meet unachievable targets
    aggressive, sexist harassment allowed to take place by senior management by those meeting targets.
    No development within the role
    Chance of achieving any bonus is so slim
    Expected to answer emails/phone any time of day or night
    Made to feel guilty taking holiday/ time off if ill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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