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I contracted at Barclays within the Counterparty Credit Division

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

I have been working at Barclays

Pros

I 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
-EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT THE PAY

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Working as a sals director in the B2B world

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    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Current Employee - Sales Director

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Very good compensation plan especially when compared with other organisations or similar roles. Good work life balance with abilty to work from home

    Cons

    Very political and hiearachical environment, compensation programm might drive in appropriate behaviour, decsions not made in a timely and effective manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skip level meetings important to get a true perspective of the organisation. Speak to the grass root teams to get a true perspective o customer experiences

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    High pressure on IT, constant change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Large MNC bank, with a good office in Mumbai.
    Good team, mostly achievers and focused on work.

    Cons

    Very short term management focus.
    Inconsistent directions from leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on basics and get infrastructure sorted out

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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