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I contracted at Barclays within the Counterparty Credit Division

Contractor (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

ProsI noticed the firm is good with allowing employees to take time of for training

Cons-I was in Credit Risk and it was the most boring job that I ever had
-Weird British culture - certain employees feel that they could take credit for your work or that the credit should be divided evenly. In reality, these employees did not do nearly as much work as the others did on the team.
-If you did a good job on a project that others lack the technical skill sets to complete and moreover, if your work is deemed usable by the team (speaks for itself about the quality), be prepared to be put down by jealous co-workers
-Jealous co-workers will nitpick to find the smallest details that are wrong with your work and magnify them to make you look bad
-Generally speaking, the technical skills(basic excel/Visual Basic) of AVP/above levels are slightly above zero
-If you're a female, everything is a bit easier and people are less likely to get on your back about your lack of technical skills

Advice to Senior Management-Communicate with your employees/contractors regularly (unfortunately, I feel that I am stating the obvious)
-Managers know the daily responsibilities of the job that they are hiring for so don't hire people who are overqualified for data-entry roles and then wonder why they are asking you for permission to apply for full-time opportunities with other groups at the firm

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working as a sals director in the B2B world

    Sales Director (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros: Very good compensation plan especially when compared with other organisations or… Cons: Very political and hiearachical environment, compensation programm might drive in… Advice to Senior Management: Skip level meetings important to get a true perspective of the organisation. Speak… More
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    High pressure on IT, constant change

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros: Large MNC bank, with a good office in Mumbai. Good team,… Cons: Very short term management focus. Inconsistent directions from leadership. Advice to Senior Management: Focus on basics and get infrastructure sorted out No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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