Barclays

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Some good - some bad, its what you make it!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good work colleagues, everyone is behind you to support and work as a team. Diversity in role (depending on your job/team). Good opportunities to work on non-BAU work.

Cons

Managers and Management. Perceptions count for more than the work you actually do. The perception of one, appears to count for more than the perception of many. If one person (i.e a manager) thinks something, and reports it, its taken as gospel, whereas your whole team have another, its blatantly disregarded. If you have a personality, I would advise you to stay away from certain BU's in Barclays. Also, too much competition between managers to be best. My manager would frequently talk smack about the other team manager yet be all nice to their face, and also tell them things that you have spoken to them about in confidence. At times it was laughable and was noted between the entire team as being wrong (even those people who were 'pets'). Salary is OK, but bonus time they literally move the goal posts to match whatever they want. They need to stick to their objectives and if you deliver, you deserve a reward. Also - certain managers instill a god like persona. Not right to be scared of someone you work for.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Weed out the managers who do not instill the Barclays core values. Take time to actually realise that without the 'analysts' and 'assistants' the jobs wouldn't get done - and recognise people for the effort, time and passion they give to the job. If that was the case I would still be there!! Now this relates only to a small minority but I know of 8 people in one team who left because of 1 manager - yet their reasons for leaving where never pushed through to the head of the team. Always seemed to be someone else's fault - never theirs.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Just there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor

    Pros

    You got a job why complain.

    Cons

    It's kind of slaving with little room for advancement and a high chance of loosing your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Saidia wauzaji. They bring business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    BTCI as a unit not valued much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work culture
    Pay on par with most IT companies
    Constant employee feedback measuring at company level
    Encourages employee participation at all levels
    Lot of internal openings for movement/promotion
    Yearly Leave Allowance

    Cons

    Specific to business unit I worked with especially about onshore stakeholders:
    Racially motivated, treats Indian counterparts as low grade people
    Concentrating core development work onshore
    Too much interference in local management
    Your major time is lost in meetings rather than focusing on actual work

    Company level:
    No focus on location strategy in Pune
    Most processes marred with bureaucracy
    Lack of standard processes across business units
    Senior staff within company not open to change in work culture
    Appraisal process is murky and lacks clarity and direction at site level
    No involvement of HR in handling employee grievance/issues after induction
    Internal movements not flexible, leads to career stagnation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High time company establishes a firm identity of it's own while operating as a captive unit, a lot of money is being spent on employee welfare and other stuff however the employee is already missing out of that equation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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