Barclays

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Fast paced IT Quality Assurance

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - QA Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
Current Employee - QA Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)

I have been working at Barclays as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

The company is a global player in banking solutions. Fast paced and exciting with many possibilities. Enjoyable people and environment.

Cons

The company tends to loose direction with their staff compliments. Interference and multiple corporate identities causing stress and confusion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get one bank platform, all equally important. See importance of quality assurance and employing LOCAL residents.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Excellent work place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Change and Release Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Change and Release Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Place
    A very learned team
    Excellent pay scales

    Cons

    Need to improve the work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    As shakespare would say " Work or not work for Barclays, that is the question!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Perm (Any IT Possition Will Suffer the Same Issues) in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Perm (Any IT Possition Will Suffer the Same Issues) in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are still decent and nice people around to work with in that place.

    Cons

    If you work in IT and are a professional, Barclays is not the place to go.

    Barclays is the kind of place that the important thing is “deploy at any cost and if it is wrong someone will pick up down the line...”

    You can not trust the managers and yes you will get mentally ill with stress and depression.
    HR seems to be with the Managers and playing the political game – all is political and disregards people as persons – dont forget you are not even a head count any more you are a “desk” and how much this desk costs to be around the world.

    So forget about career, stability or planning for anything you can get sacked any time because your “desk cost” is cheaper elsewhere or one of the High Managers has family in a another country and decides that “this is the strategy now, lets move roles in that place”.

    Barclays is the type of environment for the following type of people:

    If you are unemployed and need a Job asap;
    If you are have no experience (apprenticeship);
    If you are a contractor;
    If you are a “shark” type of person and will do anything to get into the ladder (ANYTHING);
    If you would like to experience in real life the show “The Apprentice” ;
    If you are crazy or a masochist or would like to pay all your sins and go straight to heaven ( just 5 years will do working in there) or the combination of all then options.

    The reality maybe not be different in other big corporations , however Barclays “takes the biscuit”.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice will change Barclays Management Style – it is an embedded culture that even the current CEO program will not be able to tackle – if he is really serious about it and not just a PR exercise he will be sacked at no time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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