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"Satisfied with the work, people and pay"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

Pros

1. Good work culture.
2. Quality of projects are good.
3. People are helpful and supportive.
4. Pay is market competitive.

Cons

1. Sometime very aggressive approach when tackling projects,
2. Everything is fast paced.
3. Sometime you feel that company has a culture of hire and fire.
4. Bad bonuses. At least this is how it has been from last 2-3 years.

Advice to Management

You are doing good. Just make sure that you retain the best talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Badly run, too political, frequent turnover"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still in business (after 300 years)
    Still hiring (occasionally)
    Still has loyal clients (despite service and reputation issues)
    Loads of compliance and "business management" jobs

    Cons

    Poor reputation due to recent revelations
    Deaf & blind middle and senior management
    Middle management churn (every 6 months)
    Generally high staff turnover (due to employees leaving, not redundancies)
    Too many generals, too few soldiers
    Obsessed with internal meetings
    Poor official communication - grapevine is primary source of information on everything
    Senior management - seem allergic to direct interaction with rank and file

    Advice to Management

    You keep making "good" small decisions which add up to massive disasters. The way the wealth business is currently run, it may not survive the next 5 years.

    Stop thinking your employees and clients are below average/sub-standard
    Invest in making things better for clients, not just on extracting more revenue from them
    Try talking to your team members - not just the middle managers who are focussed on giving you "positive spin"
    Change your culture to reward performance not just politicking
    You are too focussed on the short term, think long term, about what is best for all stakeholders (clients, shareholders, employees & society)
    Live your self professed values


  2. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good team environment and atmosphere

    Cons

    political, sometimes get neglected by seniors

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