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"I contracted at Barclays within the Counterparty Credit Division"

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Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY
Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I noticed the firm is good with allowing employees to take time of for training

Cons

-I was in Credit Risk and it was the most boring job that I ever had
-Weird British culture - certain employees feel that they could take credit for your work or that the credit should be divided evenly. In reality, these employees did not do nearly as much work as the others did on the team.
-If you did a good job on a project that others lack the technical skill sets to complete and moreover, if your work is deemed usable by the team (speaks for itself about the quality), be prepared to be put down by jealous co-workers
-Jealous co-workers will nitpick to find the smallest details that are wrong with your work and magnify them to make you look bad
-Generally speaking, the technical skills(basic excel/Visual Basic) of AVP/above levels are slightly above zero
-If you're a female, everything is a bit easier and people are less likely to get on your back about your lack of technical skills
-EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT THE PAY

Advice to Management

-Communicate with your employees/contractors regularly (unfortunately, I feel that I am stating the obvious)
-Managers know the daily responsibilities of the job that they are hiring for so don't hire people who are overqualified for data-entry roles and then wonder why they are asking you for permission to apply for full-time opportunities with other groups at the firm

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Disorganized work structure. Hard to move around"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Management Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Management Analyst in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Alot of new business development

    Cons

    Disorganized Management, difficult if your looking for mobility

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate terms and responsibilities better


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    "Good work and personal life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours including working from home
    Nice people with high tolerance of mistakes
    Fair pay and benefits considering the work load

    Cons

    Move relatively slow due to complicated processes. Could feel trapped in circle of approvals and get nothing done.
    Need some serious ways of measuring performance.

    Advice to Management

    Review and improve company policies and processes to make them slim and productive, not for the sake of processes.
    Recognize good performance. Think hard what motivates people.

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