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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Barclays.

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70 English questions out of 70

11 July 2019

Does Barclays offer massages?

Pros

Friendly staff, free coffee and modern office

Cons

Constant staff reductions, high staff turnover

Advice to Management

To much change has caused changed fatigue within the organisation to the point where it is having little to no impact on improving the work enviroment.

Friendly staff, free coffee and modern office

11 July 2019

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25 March 2021

Does Barclays offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great benefits for health, dental, and life insurances and great save matching incentives, 4 weeks PTO and unlimited sick days for new analysts, and overtime paid at 1.5x salary base.

Cons

Outdated technology, poor morale amongst peers, stuck in old ways, pays slightly less than competitors, little internal growth potential.

Advice to Management

Ensure anyone with direct reports is fully trained to do so successfully and listen to employee complaints.

Great benefits for health, dental, and life insurances and great save matching incentives, 4 weeks PTO and unlimited sick days for new analysts, and overtime paid at 1.5x salary base.

25 March 2021

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23 February 2021

Does Barclays have a pension plan?

Pros

Good flexibility in working hours/from home, pension and other ad hoc benefirs

Cons

Internal promotions can be given unfairly and with bias.

Advice to Management

Stop creating promoted roles for preferred hand picked candidates.

Good flexibility in working hours/from home, pension and other ad hoc benefirs

23 February 2021

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9 August 2021

Does Barclays offer life insurance?

Pros

Good pension contributions, free life insurance, free 50% income protection for long term illness and free healthcare plan. Good choice of optional benefits including dental insurance, bicycle scheme, and share purchase schemes. Generally no blame culture, the focus is on solving problems and working together. Relaxed place to work in a beautiful campus.

Cons

Can be stressful at times with high stakes work. The focus on diversity & inclusion culture change is still taking time to filter down to all levels. The class divide can feel quite large between managers and lower level staff.

Advice to Management

The lowest paid workers and workers coming from lower socio-economic backgrounds often have very different experiences. I think it would be good if we could have some diversity and inclusion focused on class backgrounds.

Good pension contributions, free life insurance, free 50% income protection for long term illness and free healthcare plan.

9 August 2021

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30 August 2021

Does Barclays offer a wellness program?

Pros

1.Good and trust worthy environment and work culture. 2.Process oriented organisation. 3.Employees are rated based on the Barclays values. 4.Supporting families during this pandemic times. 5. Offering good work life balance. 6. Offering Very good and upmarket employees benefit programs such as employee insurance etc. 7. Working towards low carbon footprint.

Cons

I could not think of any cons.

6. Offering Very good and upmarket employees benefit programs such as employee insurance etc.

30 August 2021

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