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Generous benefits and support

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

35 hour working week, generous holiday allowance, provision for flexible working, brand recognition, and extremely supportive redundancy/relocation package.

Cons

A large company has to work in a certain way, and Barclays are no exception - there is a lot of 'pidgeonholing' of job roles, and the company is so large it's hard to stand out. As a large company, they tend to be a little more inclined to consider 'staff' as 'human resources' - something to be relocated and redeployed to fit in with a strategy.

Advice to Management

A manager is not the same thing as a person with the right technical skills. There's a good selection of managers within Barclays, but they're not there in all segments of the organization.

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. Summer Intern at Barclays 2010

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain some experience for your CV and work out whether Barclays is a good company to work for in the long term - Barclays was very welcoming however there was mixed review on how good everybodys placements were.

    Cons

    Some worked alot harder than others - some people were neglected, so it is up to you to make the placement what you want it to be!

    Advice to Management

    More organisation required for the Grad scheme and better organisation and standardisation of review at the end of the placement.


  2. Reorganisation every 5 minutes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technology Partner in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of travel if you like. It can be an rewarding job with the right leadership.

    Cons

    Careful, most management is ruthless, which trickles down. When you are hired, be VERY clear as to you position. Many new hires leave Barclays within 3-6 months because the job to which they arrive is very different (junior) to the job they were promised. It is a strategic move on the part of management. As soon as you have a manager you respect, he/she will replaced with a lackey. I had four managers in three years - each rightfully more paranoid than the last. The individuals receiving promotion will be the ones you respect the least...

    Advice to Management

    Try a long term strategy. For Barclays, long term is three months.


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