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Rude and unapproriate behaviour is not handle

Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I have been working at Barclays as a contractor (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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    As shakespare would say " Work or not work for Barclays, that is the question!"

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    • 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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    Retail Banking Technology Centre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firewall Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Firewall Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment - no restriction on time to spend in office as long as the work is done
    Above average pay

    Cons

    Not a career company - Absolutely no job security even for permanent employees
    High work load, working model of hiring minimum staff, overloading them and then disposing them as needed
    No growth oppurtunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate to the employee's career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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