Barclays Reviews

Updated 6 May 2021

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
Jes Staley
2,700 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and the company is undergoing changes due to competition / pressure(in 344 reviews)

  • "Senior management is moving roles to offshore in Barclaycardus(in 213 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Banker - Essential Banking in Guildford, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Quick and easy to build a strong relationship within your team and lots of support where you need it from a company who cares .

    Cons

    x x x x x

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  2. "Good career opportunities and adapted well during the past 12 months"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England, England
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, development opportunities, internal mobility, clear ambition and focus on the end customer.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, struggles to get stuff done, often focuses on building internal domains as opposed to prioritising One Barclays offering for colleagues, customers and shareholders


  3. COVID-19

    "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AML Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compliance Dept has a great culture - caring employer. Even pre-pandemic generally supportive with WFH, flexible working. Collaborative culture generally. Generally good at promoting women and ethnic minorities up to VP / D level. Some crunch periods have longer hours, but generally a really good work life balance. Good sense of integrity and doing the right thing - generally lives the values it espouses.

    Cons

    Systems and IT generally fragmented, difficult to get set-up with the systems you need - once something works you never want to move off it onto another platform because the experience is so painful. Only promotes into vacant roles as they come up - very limited scope for in role promotions. Collaborative culture is great, but decision making can be slow, a lot of careful stakeholder engagement and sign-offs in implementing changes.

  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    - work on great projects with great people - Barclays has a community feel and looks after its employees - great bonus scheme - great pension contributions - good benefits

    Cons

    - salary is ok but could earn an extra £10k plus elsewhere for doing the same job

  5. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Manchester, England, England

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good work opportunities and flexibility

    Cons

    Not much to consider so no cons

  6. "Great company and working culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Control Manager in London, England, England

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

    Pros

    Positive working culture, work-life balance is very well

    Cons

    Only a few promotion in each functions in every year

  7. "Had a Great time at Barclays"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Salary is great but dependent on the business function your role aligned to. Great place to start career. A great company to have on your CV to validate your work experience

    Cons

    Upward movement is highly dependent on how lucky you are to have a line manager with enough clout in the business as well as willingness to help you grow.

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  8. "Best company to work for!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible and inclusive company, lots of opportunities and good people at all levels.

    Cons

    None so far that I’ve seen

  9. "Great Job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - PPI Complaints Handler Level II in Birmingham, England, England

    I worked at Barclays part-time

    Pros

    Friendly Team Leaders Great Hours Good Pay

    Cons

    A lot to learn in training

  10. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Business Partner 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clear career path in finance

    Cons

    The processes are surprisingly poor for such a big bank

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