Barclays Culture FAQ

Read what Barclays employees think about their company culture and make sure it is the right fit for you.

Barclays has a culture and values rating of 3.9.

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5 English questions out of 5

16 October 2020

What are some insights into the application process at Barclays?

Pros

Salary (good for region) Benefits scheme Work from home Flexible working Opportunity to experience different areas of the business on secondment

Cons

A lot of responsibility for the salary band in comparison to other roles in the same band within Barclays Extremely long queues (understaffed) and multiple aspects to the role being added without adequate training or increase in pay Strict sickness triggers There’s a lot of opportunity to move into other roles but progression/promotions are very competitive and the application process is time consuming

Advice to Management

Stop introducing new systems that aren’t fully functional yet and be more consistent in delivery of training and support

There’s a lot of opportunity to move into other roles but progression/promotions are very competitive and the application process is time consuming

16 October 2020

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16 November 2020

What is the company culture like at Barclays?

Pros

Very good culture and Barclays provides a lot of learnings where we can utilize for personal growth

Cons

Tbh, you don't feel work pressure (process) in Barclays but the people pressure is infinite

Very good culture and Barclays provides a lot of learnings where we can utilize for personal growth

16 November 2020

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15 September 2020

How was the interview at Barclays?

Pros

Good place to work with supportive colleagues

Cons

Poor progression opportunities and unfair interview process

Poor progression opportunities and unfair interview process

15 September 2020

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23 April 2021

What is the hiring process like at Barclays?

Pros

decent culture compared to other financial institution

Cons

internal hiring process could be more streamlined with equal opportunities to all

internal hiring process could be more streamlined with equal opportunities to all

23 April 2021

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7 February 2021

How do employees feel about the requirements to work at Barclays?

Pros

I enjoy the colleagues I work with. There is a good diversity in age and background

Cons

They say you cannot use the word “selling” because we don’t “sell”. We help the customer with what they actually need. If this is true, why do they continue to scrutinise days or weeks where we having completed a solution such as loans, insurance and additional accounts?

Advice to Management

Stop man-managing! And stop expecting us to be like sales reps. If you’re going to critique, at least do the role yourself so you know what it’s like

There is a good diversity in age and background

7 February 2021

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