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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 for 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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    Rude and unapproriate behaviour is not handle

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good rate
    interesting products
    options to personally develop

    Cons

    Had some issues with one of the employee who constanstly send rude emails, agressive and violent behaviour, clear descrimination of woman.It was obvious to other member of staff but no one said anything. made number of complaints, no action has been taking.person still work there like nothing happend.First time in my career I meet so agresive and obvious descrimination behaviour that is not hundle.

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    internship salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good work team and good people

    Cons

    bad communication and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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