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Very interesting but very uncertain

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Current Employee - Windows Infrastructure Specialist  in  Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Windows Infrastructure Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

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

Pros

Great variety of work, lots of good projects and initiatives to get involved with, some very smart people. You can create your own job where you find something valuable that needs doing. Technology is getting more investment than it used to and Barclays IT wants to function more like a Technology company, this is starting to come to fruition. Lots of opportunity to progress.

Cons

Everyone is very uncertain about the future, management seem to have no long term plan (that they have shared at least) so often good talent leaves for something more secure. No top-down leadership in IT, very tribal and bottom-up organization, often leading to overlap on work, lots of duplication and no clear picture of where you fit. Broken processes that have been lost in multiple, incomplete restructures make getting most things done a real challenge. If you work outside of the UK, be prepared to adjust to their time zone, and any other region you need to speak with as part of your role.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lead from the top, create a clear organization structure, provide better definition of teams roles and responsibilities to give employees a better sense of where they are going and that the work they do fits into the organization. Have a longer term plan and be more open about it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

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    Reasonable Pay
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    Cons

    Crap
    Sucky Culture
    Senior Management is going into bull pucky mode

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    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
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