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Not a bad company

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Former Employee - Analyst
Former Employee - Analyst

I worked at Barclays

Pros

Big brand name . Lots of employess. Good pay. Friendly and smalrt people to work with, but lots of competition.

Cons

Nothing really. Except for competition every else is really good. Good cafeteria to eat food and startbucks to frunk coffee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work champs. I know Barclays will do good in the short to medium term. About the long term I am not sure.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Not really a 'top 5' environment

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    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    IT Audit function covers entire bank portfolio, from payments to credit cards to retail and commercial banking, with locations centred in UK, Western Europe, and a growing hub in SE Asia. The investment banking arm (Barcap) is effectively a separate entity. Theoretically lots of opportunity for travel, and to get exposure across a number of business areas. IT Auditors often assigned to business areas outside their normal remit. Controls focus in operational areas is growing slowly.

    Cons

    Job areas are clearly demarcated, and it is difficult to move between, e.g. Barclaycard and Commercial Banking for structured development, and very hard to move to / from Barcap.
    Management is very hierarchical, with little trust and interest in opinions and experience of staff in the 'rung below'. Progress and innovation noted by their absence. Takes inordinate amount of time to initiate improvements, and they are generally not valued by management. A large QA team do nothing to streamline work processes. For a regulated industry, the controls focus in operations is poor, and operational staff and junior management do not value Audit function. Audit management style very traditional, and struggle to embrace modern working practices (such as remote working!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit management need to listen to, act on, and support the ideas and initiatives of their staff, trust them, and adopt and encourage modern working practices

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    Enjoyed my time here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, good team ethic, knowledgeable staff. Management willing to listen reasonable to career development requests. Scope for internal movement.

    Cons

    Inexperienced middle management can cause unnecessary tension and office politics. From an software development perspective there's a lot of red tape surrounding releases and little scope to use bleeding edge technologies (although both of these are to be expected at a bank).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If promoting from within, provide better training or mentoring for middle management.

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