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Barclays Reviews

Updated 19 April 2019
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  • "Great work culture providing work life balance" (in 696 reviews)

  • "Good working environment so interest to work" (in 292 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Infrastructure Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Knutsford, England
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Knutsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. The scale challenge pushes you both personally and technically. They invest heavily in people and the on site facilities are brilliant.

    Cons

    Due to size you need to establish a network to get things done.

    Barclays Response

    1 Apr 2019 – Head of Resourcing

    Great to read your review and hope the next 10 years at Barclays are as positive as the first.....


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People Benefits Strategy Culture Reward

    Cons

    Not all staff are on flexible working contracts

    Advice to Management

    Change all contracts to flexible to provide better all round customer experience

  3. "Team leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Leeds, England

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

    Pros

    Good bonuses and Great benefits

    Cons

    Can be slightly institutional


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities internally

    Cons

    Problems common to large corporates


  5. "Great compagny to work for"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, great management and work culture

    Cons

    Too much red tape around digital changes and transformation. Heavy governance


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Barclays is a great place to work

    Cons

    too much flux, too many layers


  7. "Team Leaders"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow and achieve

    Cons

    Cannot remember any for the time I worked there

    Advice to Management

    Cannot think of anything

  8. "Application Support Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Well paid, good benefits, interesting technologies, opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at its finest. The simplest tasks can require jumping through so many hoops. It would be the same at any large corporate though.


  9. "Higher apprenticeship"

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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 retraining, qualifications, perks. After three years, chartered status and a degree.

    Cons

    None so far. Some skill rotations may not be appropriate

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility t more departments, this may be available at a later date


  10. "Okay to work for"

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    Current Employee - V P in London, England
    Current Employee - V P in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities and benefits, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape when getting things done in technology.