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"Ideal firm to advance career"

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Former Employee - Director, Risk in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director, Risk in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Advancment within department
Training
Commute to work

Cons

work environment
mobility at senior level
unclear objectives

Advice to Management

Communication and honesty

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Slow but Steady"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company is a mover and a shaker. They have lot of potential to be a major player in the credit card servicing business.

    Cons

    You have to make your own opportunity in this organization. There are no firm blue prints on strategic direction. You must network, be politically connected and prove yourself to make short list to be converted to full time. Training is baptism by fire. Business processes in some areas are raw. If your looking for real consistent structure, you will be disappointed. I don't see a lot of promotions from the rank and file. A lot of contractors, lease before you buy. Stay off the bad lists, they are like scarlet letters. Low ball contractors on rates.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications between the staff and the managers. Commit to developing a strategic plan with objectives and goals that teams can work towards. Develop an idea flow process for submitting new ideas.


  2. "Director - Infrastructure Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better work environment than other banks I've worked at.
    Hard working, intelligent but collegial co-workers
    Working hard to grow the firm and compete at global level
    A bit more entrepreneurial than other banks
    Good effort to retain quality people

    Cons

    Tends to lay people off before the bonuses, which was not my experience at other banks
    IT infrastructure needs continual improvement, but Mgt knows it's a priority
    It's banking; hours, quality of life are what you'd expect.

    Advice to Management

    None

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