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"Good Work Life balance but too much Politics"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

1. Good Work Life Balance
2. People get paid good, but you need to bargain while joining
3. You will be able to learn domain if you get good supportive UK counter part (some luck is required).

Cons

1. Politics at middle management level
2. No Career progression. Technically you will not be able to grow.
3. No Promotions, so choose your role correctly. 1-3 years B2, 3-6 years B3, 6-9 years B4, 9-13 years B5, 13+ B6.
4. No direction around how they want to invest in India.

Advice to Management

1. Work on real career framework and not something on paper.
2. Remove some management layer, you don't need so many managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Would recommend although be prepared to work hard!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Support Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Relationship Support Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employer

    Working conditions very good

    I have enjoyed it

    Cons

    Unless you go to a part of the business that is performing well or has a good portfolio, there may be the chance in future of lay offs or redundancies

    Want your pound of flesh and no room for people who do not perform and progress

    Very competitive and hard targets

    Advice to Management

    HR contact was not very professional. Various HR consultants emailing conflicting information and interview packs not being received in time for the actual interview.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to learn and to do networking

    Cons

    duration too short because of the olympics

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