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Barclays Reviews

Updated 21 February 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Digital Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An amazing place to work

    Cons

    None really - couldn't be happier

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your support to the staff

    Barclays Response

    20 Feb 2019 – Head of Resourcing

    Really inspiring to read your feedback. Thanks and really hope it only gets even better for you.


  2. "A great company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Very flexible
    Good pension

    Cons

    Lacking latest tech stack
    basic hardware and software

  3. "Been there done that"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot during my IBD years at the M&A team

    Cons

    The Attitude of Senior people and Internal Politics in some Teams


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays part-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility for hours of work

    Cons

    Limited promotions as not many roles become available


  5. "A vibrant place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The management are very flexible and always look to accommodate where possible. The people are great.

    Cons

    You don’t always leave on time.

    Advice to Management

    Retain the talent you already have.


  6. "Taught me everything I known"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Paisley, Scotland
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Paisley, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and values, great pay

    Cons

    Slow to recognise top performers

    Advice to Management

    Work to retain top performers proactively


  7. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Good growth opportunities and environment for employees.
    2. It is a very big and trusted brand with wise fundamental values

    Cons

    1. Legacy systems are still part of the modern infrastructure
    2. Being an Investment Bank the protocols and regulatory compliances takes lot of time away and at times can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    1. There are hundreds of strings pulling back a progressive work which includes legacy systems, multi-layers of management hierarchy, very thin layer of core / grass-root teams
    2. Efficient infrastructure, efficient processes, efficient work culture, efficient technology strategy. We must think about efficiency for everything and anything inefficient should be removed.

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    good business model and amangement

    Cons

    always changing environment with new business leaders entering

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  9. "Essential Banker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays part-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and move up in the company

    Cons

    Sometimes moving up depends on who you know and who likes you in management.


  10. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    Constantly under pressure to produce results