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Updated 23 October 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Working in Operations for the Barclays"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    - Great management
    - Reasonable interview process
    - Good food facilities and gym
    - Provides transportation

    Cons

    - Hard work life balance

    Barclays Response

    1 Oct 2018 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your feedback.
    Sorry to read that you have not managed to get a good work life balance. I really hope that is a "blip" around a project or initiative you are working on. If not I would... More


  2. "PA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    good work culture, lots of free perks

    Cons

    long hours, no room for progression

  3. "Technologist in Corporate Banking Tech and Ops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and fast pace

    Cons

    Very complex tech landscape and infrastructure


  4. "Operational risk"

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

    Pros

    Diversity & inclusion
    Good career opportunities

    Cons

    Poor project management and better leadership from senior management required


  5. "COMMUNITY BANKING ESSENTIAL"

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    Current Employee - Community Banker - Essential Banking in London, England
    Current Employee - Community Banker - Essential Banking in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given careers opportunities if you want to move forward

    Cons

    in retail some times you spend long days at the branch,


  6. "One year review"

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    Current Employee - Community Banker - Essential Banking
    Current Employee - Community Banker - Essential Banking
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is lots of room for progression if you are willing to work for it, and lots of support as well.

    Cons

    It is a very fast paced environment and things can change regularly so if you are not someone who can deal with this kind of workplace it may not be the right environment for you


  7. "Relaxed atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good friendly atmosphere
    - goof package for starting after the graduation

    Cons

    - may be too relaxed atmosphere sometimes
    - for higher levels the salary+bonus doesn't match with the peers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall view"

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    Current Employee - Private Bank Analyst
    Current Employee - Private Bank Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, focuses on personal development and allows you to impact the business in a meaningful way.

    Cons

    Not too demanding and challenging in terms of work.


  9. "barclays retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, pension, good maternity pay, managers are supportive and colleagues within my team look out for one another

    Cons

    Its hard to get time off, have to book holidays way in advance. Nearly impossible to get time off if something comes up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work. If there is anything that can be done about the holiday situation that would be amazing


  10. "Markets Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Markets Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Markets Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Grad programme is a good way to form network

    Cons

    Behind on current industry trends

    Advice to Management

    Reduce political agendas and focus on investing in hiring and retaining talent


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