Barclays
3.1 of 5 427 reviews
www.barclays.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.1 427 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(111 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance"
    in 40 reviews
  • "Work from home (Looks like pros but in reality it is con :)"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "the work environment is not supportive and very stressful, no work life balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Senior Management have no concern for the actual people and they think they can do whatever they like"
    in 21 reviews
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Business Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

Prosgood social scene and opportunity to work for a good company

Conspoor pay rewards and lack of promotion

Advice to Senior Managementincrease pay to recognise hard work

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Good employer

Complaints Handler (Current Employee)
Northampton, England

I have been working at Barclays as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat infrastructure, good working environment

ConsWorking hours, senior staff is not very friendly and understanding

Advice to Senior Managementbetter communication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company And fantastic people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsI have been with Barclays since a graduate and there has never been a dull moment. The company values it's employees and the people I work with are really smart and committed

ConsThere is always a slight bureaucracy in every team even though they promote a flat, meritocracy culture. Just make sure you know who to impress at all times.

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

Prosgood company to work for as a graduate

Conssenior management tend to lack experience in the department they manage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting work, very political, constant change

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barclays

ProsMassive budgets, huge desire to do things better and to show that they're ahead of the competition. Bonuses for top performers are great.

ConsEveryone needs to sign-off the smallest detail so slow to adapt. Salary increases for internal moves tiny if at all. No recognition of external market rates. Bonus ratings fit forced distribution so more about who likes you than what you actually achieve.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognise that your best people aren't necessarily the loudest.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Barclays rating as an employer

IT Project Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay rates are pretty good.
Training provision is excellent
Job satisfaction is considered important.
Good holiday entitlement.
Better reputation now without Diamond Bob.

ConsFlawed annual review EOY forced ranking.
Work / life balance not always rght.
Some of the upper management had utterly lost the plot - Bob included.

Advice to Senior ManagementDrop the EOY forced ranking.
Greed isn't good.
Remember your values - you are there to serve the business community

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A varied experience on the finance graduate programme

Finance Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA large bank with a wealth of opportunities across multiple divisions. However like all large organisations there is bueracracy when trying to get things done.

ConsThe culture in this organisation needs to change (as many have heard in the press). Also there is a lot of face time and working the system that goes on where managers try to look good at the expense of actually doing value add work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good but not great experience

Test Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

ProsConsidered a good brand to work for in the banking and finance sector

ConsMovement to various projects and roles within Barclays is not encouraged a lot.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solution Architect (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Barclays as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood projects, lots of technological diversity

ConsVery political in higher management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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PPI Case Handling role at Barclays at Leeds, Millshaw Court

Case Manager (Current Employee)
Leeds, England

I have been working at Barclays full-time for less than a year

Pros- No late sittings expected, 35 hour work week
- Overtime pay for works worked outside contracted hours and hence opportunity to earn more than the base salary
- Friendly work environment

Cons- Very strict quality control checks and hence difficult quality appraisals resulting in relative difficulty in achieving performance bonuses
- inconsistency in procedures and processes
- repeat of process and checks throughout the life cycle of a work project (duplicated responsibilities)

Advice to Senior ManagementTo remove disguised unemployment within the processes. There is too much work done incorrectly at the lower level, if they could get work right the first time around, it will help much in the amount of work achieved

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