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

IT Perm (Any IT Possition Will Suffer the Same Issues) (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementNo 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Firewall Specialist (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Flexible work environment - no restriction on time to spend… Cons: Not a career company - Absolutely no job security even for permanent employees High work load,… Advice to Senior Management: Be considerate to the employee's career No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros: Good work environment,with few good policies Cons: Nothing as such which looks like con More

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