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Current Contractor - Solution Architect in London, England (UK)
Current Contractor - Solution Architect in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Barclays as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Good projects, lots of technological diversity

Cons

Very political in higher management

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Getting worse"

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    Former Employee - Intranet Developer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Intranet Developer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros other than reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Complete lack of respect for employees. This is an environment of bullying, horrendous overwork, unreasonable demands and chronic understaffing in operational areas. The culture they talked about in the Americas is the culture that Kalaris created throughout the firm.

    All management are interested in is offshoring UK staff and quieting dissent. Morale is the lowest I have ever encountered. A truly horrible environment I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

    Work life balance? A joke.

    Advice to Management

    none - they don't listen, let alone care. I have nothing positive to say about Barclays Wealth, and believe it or not, it used to be a fair company to work for.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "As shakespare would say " Work or not work for Barclays, that is the question!""

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    Current Employee - IT Perm (Any IT Possition Will Suffer the Same Issues) in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Perm (Any IT Possition Will Suffer the Same Issues) in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are still decent and nice people around to work with in that place.

    Cons

    If you work in IT and are a professional, Barclays is not the place to go.

    Barclays is the kind of place that the important thing is “deploy at any cost and if it is wrong someone will pick up down the line...”

    You can not trust the managers and yes you will get mentally ill with stress and depression.
    HR seems to be with the Managers and playing the political game – all is political and disregards people as persons – dont forget you are not even a head count any more you are a “desk” and how much this desk costs to be around the world.

    So forget about career, stability or planning for anything you can get sacked any time because your “desk cost” is cheaper elsewhere or one of the High Managers has family in a another country and decides that “this is the strategy now, lets move roles in that place”.

    Barclays is the type of environment for the following type of people:

    If you are unemployed and need a Job asap;
    If you are have no experience (apprenticeship);
    If you are a contractor;
    If you are a “shark” type of person and will do anything to get into the ladder (ANYTHING);
    If you would like to experience in real life the show “The Apprentice” ;
    If you are crazy or a masochist or would like to pay all your sins and go straight to heaven ( just 5 years will do working in there) or the combination of all then options.

    The reality maybe not be different in other big corporations , however Barclays “takes the biscuit”.

    Advice to Management

    No advice will change Barclays Management Style – it is an embedded culture that even the current CEO program will not be able to tackle – if he is really serious about it and not just a PR exercise he will be sacked at no time.

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