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I contracted at Barclays within the Counterparty Credit Division

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Current Employee - Contractor  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY

I have been working at Barclays

Pros

I noticed the firm is good with allowing employees to take time of for training

Cons

-I was in Credit Risk and it was the most boring job that I ever had
-Weird British culture - certain employees feel that they could take credit for your work or that the credit should be divided evenly. In reality, these employees did not do nearly as much work as the others did on the team.
-If you did a good job on a project that others lack the technical skill sets to complete and moreover, if your work is deemed usable by the team (speaks for itself about the quality), be prepared to be put down by jealous co-workers
-Jealous co-workers will nitpick to find the smallest details that are wrong with your work and magnify them to make you look bad
-Generally speaking, the technical skills(basic excel/Visual Basic) of AVP/above levels are slightly above zero
-If you're a female, everything is a bit easier and people are less likely to get on your back about your lack of technical skills
-EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT THE PAY

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Communicate with your employees/contractors regularly (unfortunately, I feel that I am stating the obvious)
-Managers know the daily responsibilities of the job that they are hiring for so don't hire people who are overqualified for data-entry roles and then wonder why they are asking you for permission to apply for full-time opportunities with other groups at the firm

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    - Compensation and benefits are excellant
    - People are very intelligent
    - Operates as a meritocracy
    - It is a very friendly place to work

    Cons

    - Consensus based decision making
    - Slow to get things done
    - Can be difficult to get things changed easily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Centralize decision making more

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Very profitable and I did not need to change of building after Sep 15/2008 . . . . . . . . . . .

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and bureaucracy ...Not very aggressive company . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring the best of the best on sales is KEY same for IT ! . . . . . . . . . . .

    Approves of CEO
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