Barclays City of London Reviews

Updated 24 Nov 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to learn and to do networking

    Cons

    duration too short because of the olympics

  2. "Clique mentality"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Support Manager in City of London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits Good brand Share purchase Health Care Technology/innovative

    Cons

    Ethos is based on who you know, NOT what you know. Career progression is limited, the slogan"if your face fits" gets thrown around offend. Salary is not competitive enough compared to the work we do.

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    Barclays Response

    November 28, 2019Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and clearly disappointing to read your experience. I am not sure what processes you are using to progress your career but i would really encourage you to use the Internal Job Board to seek new roles, speak to the hiring manager before you apply to make sure the role is what you are looking for, use the tools on My Career to really make sure you present your "best self" at the interview and Good Luck.


  3. "Essential Banker"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Banker in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Poor salary and basic package

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  4. "Big organisation but unchanging with a big reputation"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large well known organisation with loyal customers

    Cons

    unchanging - and viewed not possible to change with the current structure

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  5. "A tangle of process and work priorities, an excellent COO, and innovative"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Business Intelligence in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Front Line Innovation Ability to contribute to cutting edge initiatives Some exciting technologies to work on Good benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy Silo based work culture blessed by some individuals Too much or too little process Too Political Sometimes

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  6. "Poor employment practices if you are a parent"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Human Resources Team in City of London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were good People and teams were well qualified Location is great Challenging work and a commercial focus

    Cons

    No real drive to flexible working or supporting part time work

  7. "Highly mentally stimulating"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Quantitative Associate in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Very Challenging work environment(Positive); Highly motivated and bright peers; top brass clients who continuously demand for better and improved solutions

    Cons

    Some of the management has very old views in management style; hidden politics and hierarchy; HR influenced by the management

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Strong brand and a desire to grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in City of London, England

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Better capitalised than many and still independent of Government. Flexible working practices and premises mainly of good quality. Credit function becoming more enlightened despite difficult economic conditions

    Cons

    Role scope creep with no discussion of improved remuneration is typical. Change of approach many years ago means that development of internal talent seems a secondary priority to hiring so called "top talent" from other banks. Some of these "hires" clearly knwo how to play the "Top Grading" game.

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  9. "Client management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Summer Analyst in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    international opportunities, friendly, supportive and welcoming people, use behavioural economics, great HR team, great diversity clubs, interesting events, good brand

    Cons

    slightly slow, bad IT, no open discussion of unfair treatment of interns, low payment of SPBs, perceived as very english

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  10. "Poor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    E-Business Manager in City of London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Brand, products and Market share

    Cons

    Low resources, ace performance does not really work as a performance measure

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