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Depends on who you know

Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

ProsPretty relaxed for a financial firm. Work is easy. Good opportunity for advancement in the UK.

ConsThe focus on meritocracy is really a sham. Promotions have more to do with who you know and how long you've been around. Equities are decent, but across the majority of the internal engineering organization - most of the talent has already walked out the door. XP desktops are still the norm.

Advice to Senior ManagementA better focus on well thought out technical leadership and modern technologies would be a welcome change

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    Some great managers, many of average (at best) competence.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Barclays


    Pros: Good, flexible benefits, interesting work and many very engaged colleagues Cons: Low visibility of senior management Advice to Senior Management: More effort required in ensuring strategic direction and - in particular - major… More
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    large co, lost in translation!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Barclays


    Pros: talented people and good assets Cons: Poor processes and lack of agility Advice to Senior Management: Need to get heads out of the sand and embrace bold… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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