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Barclays Glasgow Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 160 reviews)

  • Location strategy, Rapid change in senior management (in 134 reviews)

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  1. "not too bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    laid back atmosphere (compared to other banks), flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    difficult to progress, don't invest enough in employees' development, office politics, low salary (compared to other banks)

    Advice to Management

    Invest a lot more in staff development


  2. "Barlcays"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big emphasis on diversity and citizenship

    Cons

    VP's have less discretion and involvement with certain elements of people management than in comparison to other similar organisations.


  3. "Great people, great job opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busineess Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Busineess Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Work flexibility, great benefit package, which includes maternity leave, pension, life insurance, health insurance, discount website, share option.

    Cons

    Quite happy with the company, only thing is the bonus package is not great each year since I started compare with the other companies in the same sectior.


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  5. "working at Barclays"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice comfortable place to work.
    Good friendly environment.
    Convenient office location.
    Big well know employer's name.
    Oriented on last approaches and trends.

    Cons

    as in a big company a bureaucracy still in there, when everything might be easier and quicker we should go by not the best and optimal way.
    Best practices are being implemented with delay over required approvals.


  6. "Business Analyst 4"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service and Controls Analyst - Financial Crime in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Service and Controls Analyst - Financial Crime in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    excellent working initiatives and career development opportunities

    Cons

    Typical analyst compensation seems to fall below similar roles at similar major banks


  7. "Decent Company but a Touch Disorganised and Cut-throat"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent contract rates
    Pragmatic and not too much red tape
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Short notice on contract renewal or non-renewal (sometimes on the final day)
    Political and dishonest to staff and contractors at times
    Throw too much money at bad overseas resource


  8. "Good company but requires stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay. Good technology. Reasonable bonus.

    Cons

    Too structured. Far too much middle management. Glass ceilings in many roles.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work Environment
    Intelligent Co-Workers
    Good Top Management

    Cons

    Not great pay
    Not flexible timings


  10. "Great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you're willing to put in the effort.
    Great culture and generally people are happy to be there

    Cons

    Red tape
    Money wasted on external contractors
    Risk averse
    It's a bank so has some of the corporate shtick that goes with it

    Advice to Management

    Give more autonomy
    Stop the nonsense corporate terms
    Speak plane English to your human staff
    Not everything has to be a soundbite. Call a spade a spade.


  11. "Senior business analyst/project manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment where company values are truly exercised by all employers. People are always willing to give you assistance...love it.

    Cons

    Decisions by senior management take a bit long.

    Advice to Management

    Decisions should be made faster.


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