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Barclays Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  • Sometimes I badly felt the work life balance (in 148 reviews)

  • High turnover at the senior management level (in 126 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Dynamic, past faced environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to complex global financial services industry
    Fast paced environment providing plenty of challenge
    Strong team work ethic

    Cons

    Highly pressurised environment
    Internal career development could do with a review

    Barclays Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your review. Really good to hear you enjoyed your time with us and developed your career over 10 years. That is great to hear. We have a new initiative called "Apply Within" that has the ... More


  2. "Risk Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, relaxed and friendly environment, amazing people, good learning environment, great support from managers

    Cons

    Salary are lower than average in the industry


  3. "Challenging but exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Solution Architect in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Solution Architect in Knutsford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty investment , big 4 bank, tend to be 'first' to do things, surrounded by very talented people. Good financial package + benefits. Flexible working is encouraged, Radbroke Hall is a great place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great, travel is required when you hit a certain level, the pressure is high due to high expectations (is this a con ?). Obsession with 'agile' is tedious

    Advice to Management

    Don't become too fixated on 'agile' it isn't the answer to everything

    Barclays Response

    Feb 13, 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Great to hear your feedback. We would totally agree with your comment on our talented colleagues, we aim to recruit the best and challenge and develop people in their careers with us ... More


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  5. "FX Test Automation Developer"

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

    Pros

    - Technical
    - Stimulating
    - Opportunity to get a Grad Job

    Cons

    I didn't find anything wrong with my experience at Barclays.


  6. "Barclays Shared Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewards & Recognition , Friendly environment , Employee Friendly .

    Cons

    Growth opportunity , Policies , Employee benefit plans .

    Advice to Management

    Follow market best practices.


  7. "Detailed work/investigation on customer loans"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Birchwood, Cheshire (UK)
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Birchwood, Cheshire (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and atmosphere. Working as one big team to get the work done. Acknowledgement of the standard of work completed.

    Cons

    Process changes on a daily basis. So what was right one day could be wrong the next day. Trying to find a way of being consistent


  8. "customer advisor"

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

    Pros

    Best job I've had, friendly staff great benefits, relaxed environment

    Cons

    No cons, was never a dull day in the workplace and enjoyed working there

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  9. "Barclays as employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Engaging. Inclusive. Empowers their people.

    Cons

    Some of the systems are NOT scalable and user-friendly.


  10. "People centric"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You feel like an intricate part of an emerging culture

    Cons

    Pays is at market rate ; Hence you somehow know you can get a better pay check somewhere else


  11. "Sr ETL Analyst and Tester"

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    Current Employee - Senior SQL/ETL Tester in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior SQL/ETL Tester in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    7+ years of experience in Information Technology covering all phases of the system
    development and maintenance life cycles, with a strong background in design, development and documentation utilizing data Warehousing technologies, ETL process using Informatica Power Center and Executed QA testing in various data warehouse environments like banking, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical.

    Cons

    The Data Warehouse Build Project was designed to establish a central data repository for the operations of Barclays. This data warehouse provides connection between risk, finance and customer insight that helps in decision-making, reporting and compliance requirements across all aspects of the business. Re-architecture and consolidating the loan population into a single location will enable the business and risk teams to obtain pertinent and asset data to run various risk models and determine risk.



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