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"A very mixed bag"

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Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Generally good staff
CEO (Bob) is great in all aspects except continuing with many mediocre one and two downs just because of a false sense of loyality

Cons

Very Political - Too much groupism - based on which company people came from
None of original Barclays culture is remaining - we have thrown out the baby with the bath water

Advice to Management

Get a proper 360 done for your one downs - before they bring you down

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Overall satisfactory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good market reputation

    Cons

    too much process focused, sales team too strong as compared to product and other control groups

    Advice to Management

    Think Long Term; Dont try to do everything in 1 weeks time


  2. "Barclays Capital Technology"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, IT in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, IT in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good structured processes, and teams. Strategic systems, and well defined teams, which makes working here enjoyable. I have seen my friends at other investment banks where there are no separate teams for production support, for release, for testing. These people always end up in a fire fighting more and life is more stressful. Processes are almost none at other places, which also makes life tough in the long run.

    Cons

    Bonuses have been very bad in last two years.

    Advice to Management

    Salary structures need to be better aligned with the markets, specially at the Analyst and the AVP levels.

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