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Barclays Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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  1. Barclays review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits are very strong

    Cons

    Scale of Organisation makes it diffcult to effect change

  2. Helpful (1)

    Cultural mismatch

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Read the cons and live the values.

  3. Pressured, dynamic and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Be a bit more nimble and focus more on talent retention

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Seem to be only Interested in reducing staff numbers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good rates of pay,good benefits,Friendly staff

    Cons

    Unrealistic workloads,Poor Management,lack of training.

    Advice to Management

    Spend sometime looking after your staff.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great bank but badly managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Really good people working in this entity

    Cons

    Salary, global strategy and leadership

    Advice to Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    AVP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    focus on employee satisfaction and promote a better team environment

  8. Helpful (1)

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Very professional environment. Lots of friends. Good on the job training. Performance rewards ok.

    Cons

    Pay was low. It was challenging to gain promotion. Lots of pressure on sales, sales, sales. Managers a bit indifferent sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Review Pay.

  9. Helpful (2)

    good work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I have been working at Barclays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable job, comfortable working hours, public sector service culture

    Cons

    no prospects for growth based on merit

    Advice to Management

    look around in other younger industries and import people from there

  10. Good Bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  11. Great interview and really friendly people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Communication and relevant questions. In detail description

    Cons

    Length and difficulty ! Also far from job that applied for

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