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"Culture is very difficult to integrate with and line management is not able to support staff"

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Current Employee - Programmer Director (B7) in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Programmer Director (B7) in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Some of the benefits are okay, including the 30 days holiday and car allowance.
Good opportunity to learn corporate banking principles and then high tail it out of there to another bank

Cons

Culture is not very professional, with too many personalities not pulling in the same direction (ie focusing on delivering value for the company).
Pay is not great compared to other organisations, particularly for senior programme manager roles
Line management is awful - feedback sessions are not specific and almost impossible to act on feedback.
Although there is a lot said about Topgrading and 360 degree feedback during the interviews - none of these were ever used once working for Barclays Corporate.

Other Employee Reviews for Barclays

  1. "Early learning curve tapered off very quickly."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand and market recognition - looks good on a CV.
    Working heavily with emerging markets - good exposure versus other banks.

    Cons

    Product set quite standard and not too sophisticated. Little room for growth as most teams quite saturated. Rely too heavily on soft targets such as number of calls made.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on training new employees, and develop more sophisticated products for clients. More recognition for good work, and transparent bonus structure


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too many moving parts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some good people there who are trying to achieve the best for the business but there are also a lot of people who are just covering themselves and pointing the finger when things don't go to plan.

    Cons

    Lots of projects all competing for the same resources and all trying to deliver to a predefined timeline regardless of the impact on the quality delivered.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and get it right. Listen to the front office.

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