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Barclays London Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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London, England (UK)

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
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  1. "Independent Validation Unit Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance, stimulating environment

    Cons

    Environment which is very changing over time


  2. "Very positive- i feel respected and trusted to do my role."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Legal in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Legal in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic working is encouraged. Challenging and market leading work. High quality colleagues and room to develop with path for progression.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and reporting takes time out of my day to day work. Frequent IT issues. Businesses working in silos at times.

  3. "Good work-life balance"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Consiltant in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Senior Consiltant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and exciting projects.

    Cons

    Not enough level of appreciation and bonuses for contracting specialists when very successful projects are delivered.


  4. "Assistant Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Sales Trader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Trader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meritocratic and real focus on results. People are extremely friendly and good compensation

    Cons

    Senior management can get a bit out of touch sometimes


  5. "Essential Banker"

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Progression is encouraged

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes stressful working conditions


  6. "Communications manager"

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    Former Contractor - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their five values are really evident in everyday working life- everyone I met was very friendly, willing to work collaboratively and supportive.

    Cons

    It's really far to commute from Canary Wharf..... and some things take so long to action given the firm is so big. It makes it a little more difficult to have a bit more of an impact for that reason.
    Lastly if your IT goes wrong, it is sometimes more than frustrating to go through IT services as it takes so long to sort!

    Advice to Management

    I wasn't really managed so I don't have much to comment here.


  7. "Internship Program"

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

    I worked at Barclays (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great working with the Operations team and as an Intern it was great amount of learning

    Cons

    Nothing specific to say about the downside working for Barclays

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific in terms of advice to the Management

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, culture

    Cons

    Salary, red tape and ybureaucracy


  9. "Barclays Bank"

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    Former Employee - Senior Card Operation Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Card Operation Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family and professional management is unique

    Cons

    Nothing could be said regarding the fabulous atmosphere


  10. "Process Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (More than a year)

    Pros

    work-culture is really good and nice management

    Cons

    I cant really say there were any


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