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Barclays London Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is well maintained (in 456 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 191 reviews)

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  1. "Oracle DBA"

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

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good Project Management team

    Cons

    in-flexible working hours & conditions


  2. "Scrum Master"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location
    Size of the firm
    Nice people
    Opportunity to help communities

    Cons

    Budget Cuts
    Benefits being less and less


  3. "Great place to work, met a lot of lovely people who are really passionate about the Brand!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely the people! There's a lot of effort placed on customer, colleague, company and citizenship. Enjoyed giving back/volunteering activities with various teams. Not restricted to one volunteer day!

    Cons

    Difficult to move from branch to corporate. As an organisation, they would benefit from using the skill set of internal staff. Met some of the brightest front-line staff with great academic accomplishments. I think the company sometimes misses out by not offering people who are so passionate and proud of the company more appropriate opportunities in appropriate areas. Mismatched skills.

    Advice to Management

    Consider internal candidates more seriously.

    Barclays Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    That is great to hear, our colleagues are one of our biggest assets and we invest in making sure we are delivering rewarding work, culture and future opportunities. We have been focusing heavily on ... More


  4. "Portfolio Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and I really enjoyed working in the team I started in. This team was broken up as part of restructuring but this is to be expected. .

    Cons

    Went through restructuring whilst I was there which split up the team I was working in. Had few opportunities to move within Barclays and ended up taking a job outside of Barclays. The IT is also ancient.

    Advice to Management

    Could improve internal mobility, although they have already start to do this. Should also update IT.


  5. "Profits going up but culture going down"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to complex issues. Lot of knowledgeable colleagues.

    Cons

    Politics. Very hierarchical. People give more weight to title than experience. A few rotten apples in senior leadership ruining the culture for the whole firm.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the rot at the top


  6. "Nice way to start a professional career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay, great opportunities to develop yourself. Your branch is your team and your weekday family.

    Cons

    Personally I was given a rough time and forced to leave after losing a parent and having a child. I wanted to study a degree and they refused to give me a day off, knowing my situation. They did me really dirty. They don't care about you perosonallly they just want you to achieve those targets.
    Inner city branches can be very busy.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff fairly. People are human beings not slaves.

    Barclays Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    I am really sorry to hear about your experience. This is definitely not a culture we want to deliver. It is really hard to comment without knowing the exact circumstances however I can say that we ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, good culture, firm shrinking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good place to work. Big organisation with varied roles available. Supportive and inclusive culture, diverse as well.

    Cons

    Poor IT, very bureaucratic, and the firm is shrinking so very limited opportunity for growth. Strong focus on cost which means less ability to travel, secure funds for training and development.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to spend a bit more on employees. Look to grow and expand to new areas rather than just look to shrink and consolidate.

    Barclays Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Great to hear your comments on our culture and diversity. They are very important to our success. Hopefully you will have seen the commitments made by our CEO to up-grading our IT infrastructure ... More


  8. "Good Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company perks and working environment. Lots of opportunities for internal mobility between teams and functions. Good in-house amenities - gym, coffee bars and canteen.

    Cons

    Change is continual and virtually the norm. Work-life balance could be better with long hours and heavy workloads. Travel opportunities are limited / virtually non-existent.


  9. "Community Banker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Banker - Essential Banking in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Community Banker - Essential Banking in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and great colleagues. good rewards and benefits. working hours are good.

    Cons

    some branches work on Saturdays. Pay is not great. Some customers are rude

    Advice to Management

    take care of your staff


  10. "Barclays"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst Application\Data Migration in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Application\Data Migration in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No employee development plan to move foward


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