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Barclays Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance varies around the group (in 164 reviews)

  • Senior management appear to be out of touch and love marketing jargon when you wish they would just cut through the BS (in 136 reviews)

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  1. "May or May Not!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Great and supportive people.

    Cons

    Work life balance for employees in operations. Appraisals are less

    Advice to Management

    Promote the talent that deserves being promoted.


  2. "Unix Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many other than Location

    Cons

    Management, Attitude to Staff, Corruption

    Advice to Management

    Value your technicians, they keep the bank afloat.

  3. "Account Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company but I am interested in a long term position.

    Cons

    I do not see any growth for me here.


  4. "Community Banker"

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    Current Employee - Community Banker in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Community Banker in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team ethic
    Fantastic atmosphere
    Great support from managers

    Cons

    Other banks pay better on average

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. "Community banker"

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    Former Employee - Community Banker in Walsall, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Community Banker in Walsall, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros for this branch at all

    Cons

    Well where can i start. If there was a minus rating i would give that. What an awful branch to work for. My upmost stressful and intimidating role at Walsall Park Street.
    Segregation of staff members- where certain colours were favoured.
    Higher staff thinking they could leave earlier than most staff working. Leaving staff to remain until late evenings , ie. 7-8pm.
    Poor support or even no support at all, would sit at the back and gossip about love lives, on facebook. Were spoken about behind your backs and given stupid face reactions. No career progression. I would never ever recommend this job to anyone. Awful awful branch!!

    Advice to Management

    Get a job you actually know how to do. :)


  6. "Assistant Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Auditor
    Current Employee - Auditor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice colleagues, many opportunities to move internally, good salary.

    Cons

    Technology is really bad, bonus could be better, too many changes.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology!!!


  7. "customer executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    great experience for damn freshers

    Cons

    no cons good mangement overall

    Advice to Management

    no advice

  8. "Could do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Some good people, nice office.

    Cons

    Too much politics, management talk a good game but don't walk the walk.

    Advice to Management

    You are there for the bank, it is not there for you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "READ THE TRUTH"

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations Manager in Stockton-on-Tees, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Manager in Stockton-on-Tees, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice colleagues, decent pay (somewhat) bonus for permanent staff, can't think of anything else to be honest nothing else

    Cons

    long hours, not paid enough, bad management, clicky staff members, bad job security, they treat temporary and permanent staff differently

    Advice to Management

    Care more about staff, treat everyone equally


  10. "IB Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to do stuff outside of work
    Mobility opportunities
    Very friendly environment
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Nothing really other than long hours which is what all banks have

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing and more in order to retain talent!


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