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"Great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President In IT
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President In IT
Approves of CEO

Pros

we have great kit, great people and a good understanding of strategy and governance however i feel struggle with the implementation

Cons

the off shoring is really slowing everything down, more often than not the on shore teams in the UK and US are picking up the work not completed by the off shore teams even though the on shore team sizes have been dramatically down sized

Advice to Management

sort out the offshore operations, they just don't seem to know what they need to do from an IT prospective (they don't have the technical skills) and from a barclays process perspective (they don't know how the processes work)

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Positive, even if I believe that the company sometimes lacked long-term view"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Challenging environment
    - Multiple opportunities

    Cons

    - Occasional lack of long-term view

    Advice to Management

    - More focus on long-term view


  2. "Very limited career progression and opportunties but ok work/life balance. Very UK centric culture."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work life balance is more possible to manage than in IB.
    2. Industry salaries but on a higher than industry level.
    3. Not a competitive environement between colleagues and relatively good job safety.

    Cons

    1. Very process driven and buraucratic organisation.
    2. Career progression is not structured.
    3. Very stong UK culture - if you are a foreigner that might considerably slow down your possibility to grow and be promoted.
    4. Limited career opportunties

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