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"Got tough due to the crisis"

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in Madrid (Spain)
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Madrid (Spain)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good work/life balance
lots of benefits

Cons

no career management and advancement
continuous management turnover
short term focus

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Overpromised and underdelivered"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has a desire to be successful
    A lot of fantastic people at or below VP level
    Good (but getting worse) reputation in the marketplace when looking to move on. Still resume-friendly
    A lot going on at the moment

    Cons

    Not everywhere, but definitely a lot of managing upwards and not so much leading at the upper-mid levels (VP/Director).
    A lot of buck passing and not so much team building and development. Step one seems to be first find someone to blame.
    Personality-based decisions/favoritism
    Unclear and shifting priorities. Difficult to get a decision to stick

    Advice to Management

    You have some great people - use them, develop them and support them. Otherwise they will walk, usually to competitors
    You don't need to know everything nor be seen to be the best at every task. Accept that others will sometimes know more about and be better at some things than you. Successes by your people are a good thing and should be encouraged AND recognized. Not hidden or stolen.
    Encourage debate and support argument. Otherwise you're going to get groupthink.


  2. "Disappointed with the promotion process."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for Work Life Balance.

    Cons

    Management keep changing, hence very little oppertunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your talents.

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