Barclays - A Letdown for Rising Talent | Glassdoor
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"A Letdown for Rising Talent"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good base pay, interesting opportunities and projects.

Cons

Poor management structure and lacking in ability to manage expectations well.

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Good name on the CV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being fresh out of University, it was a good name for my CV. It does provide a kick start to the career opportunities later on and people/agents do keep asking about it to this date.

    Cons

    The bank has undergone a lot of restructuring and middle and back office have suffered the most. Blame culture seems inevitable.


  2. "Very interesting but very uncertain"

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

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

    Pros

    Great variety of work, lots of good projects and initiatives to get involved with, some very smart people. You can create your own job where you find something valuable that needs doing. Technology is getting more investment than it used to and Barclays IT wants to function more like a Technology company, this is starting to come to fruition. Lots of opportunity to progress.

    Cons

    Everyone is very uncertain about the future, management seem to have no long term plan (that they have shared at least) so often good talent leaves for something more secure. No top-down leadership in IT, very tribal and bottom-up organization, often leading to overlap on work, lots of duplication and no clear picture of where you fit. Broken processes that have been lost in multiple, incomplete restructures make getting most things done a real challenge. If you work outside of the UK, be prepared to adjust to their time zone, and any other region you need to speak with as part of your role.

    Advice to Management

    Lead from the top, create a clear organization structure, provide better definition of teams roles and responsibilities to give employees a better sense of where they are going and that the work they do fits into the organization. Have a longer term plan and be more open about it.

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