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"So much potential, so little leadership"

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Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Global Technology and Infrastructure
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Global Technology and Infrastructure
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent salary and decent benefits, that's about it.

Cons

Horrible management, specifically in the global technology and infrastructure organization. Basically all NY employees and management are puppets for the leadership in London and have no say on what goes on. There is no communication between teams to know what's going on. Management is very narrow minded and set on a path they have come up with in some back room and will not accept any detours to that path. Very little opportunity for growth unless you move to London. Management is on a cost cutting rampage and at our clients expense think it's a good idea to outsource our jobs to India, Lithuania, and Kiev. Big mistake! Yes, you can get 10 employees for the price of 1 but in the long run it hurts the business and gives an overall poor impression of technology at the firm

Advice to Management

Focus on retaining top talent where it counts. Outsourcing does not work! Talk to the business for input and stop being so arrogant that you are making the right decisions without their input. It is commonly preached that Barclays is a meritocracy and has an open door policy with management. This is false(at least as it pertains to the Global Technology Org). Make the work environment for junior employees one that they are not constantly looking over their shoulders waiting for a pink slip. Stop with the politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "pretty good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good reputation, intelligent people, reasonable pay, many new business opportunities.
    management shares a polite culture. very nice office environment. good promotion ledder

    Cons

    uncertain but exciting future, often draws a sense of insecure.
    often bear non position related tasks. insufficient support of employee psychological needs

    Advice to Management

    management should review more often employee contributions.
    management should review employee salary to input-output ratio more proactively
    should give more freedom


  2. "Gives a good introduction to the world of finance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Barclays offers a good spread of opportunities and allows you to develop

    Cons

    The company had lost its way slightly but has come out of the downturn looking one of the best banks globally.

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