Barclays

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid but not great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Management in London, England
    Former Employee - Technology Management in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Strong brand, established institution

    Cons

    Limited progression during cost reduction phase
    Limited bonus in technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great bank but badly managed

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    Current Employee - Head of Department in London, England
    Current Employee - Head of Department in London, England

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

    Pros

    Really good people working in this entity

    Cons

    Salary, global strategy and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Bank can not be managed with short term strategy. Hope that with the new SIF requirement this is going to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cultural mismatch

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    For me location, decent rate of pay and working hours.

    Cons

    Lower to middle management did not appear to be on the same page as the corporate hierarchy. Potentially due to either the being unable to implement the overall cultural strategy due to operational reasons. Or, the culture/behaviours have not been properly embedded within all levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons and live the values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seem to be only Interested in reducing staff numbers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Good rates of pay,good benefits,Friendly staff

    Cons

    Unrealistic workloads,Poor Management,lack of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend sometime looking after your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pressured, dynamic and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, with lots of change and complex business areas to understand

    Cons

    Sometimes you could be buried in bureaucracy, like other global financial institutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more nimble and focus more on talent retention

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    stable job, comfortable working hours, public sector service culture

    Cons

    no prospects for growth based on merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look around in other younger industries and import people from there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Bank

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    big blue chip benefits and processes in place, structure and benefits are great. good market rate of pay

    Cons

    ever changing world of financial services.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    AVP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    good compensation, good reputation, smart ppl

    Cons

    really bad culture. too corporate and insecure approach from employees. not an ideal environment to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employee satisfaction and promote a better team environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great interview and really friendly people

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Oxford, England

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

    Pros

    Communication and relevant questions. In detail description

    Cons

    Length and difficulty ! Also far from job that applied for

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice colleagues, dreadful management

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Barclays definitely hire a 'type' for the branches- bubbly, friendly etc so you always find someone you can get along with

    Cons

    The self service machines have made a cashier's life hell. One till for ALL business customers and transactions over 750.00 is a joke. I worked in a self service bench for 5 days before handing in my notice. Customers (rightly) hate the new style and therefore set about making a cashiers life hell because they're miserable.
    Also- giving cashiers a 4% max pay rise for this is laughable. I'm going to a job which will increase my salary by 20%, better hours and paid overtime.
    Overtime-a paid working day in Barclays is 9-5 with 1 hour lunch.Fine on paper but you are required to be at branch by 8.30am latest and are never paid overtime despite rarely leaving before 5.30PM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your cashiers a living wage and don't patronise them by using a fancy job title. Try spending a 9 hour day on a till in a self service branch and smiling at closing time. Please reconsider the 1 till per branch rule, it is beyond realistic!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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