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Barclays Reviews

Updated 19 April 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Fraud assistant"

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    Current Employee - Fraud Consultant in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Fraud Consultant in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly helpful and friendly staff. A very positive working environment with nice salary and perks.

    Cons

    None of yet. Perhaps not ideal if you like working on the phones all day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You clearly show an interest and willingness to help staff members which is a big plus.


  2. "A great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team spirit, challenging projects, great location, excellent infrastructure (with some issues, but as in all places), all in all an inspiring place to work and grow your skills.

    Cons

    No possibility of interaction with senior management, unless you are lucky.

  3. "Good firm with lots of talented people"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a large firm with lost of talented people. The working hours is not as long as consultancy firm.

    Cons

    The promotion criteria is less transparent. The restructure has been lasting in the last 5 years. Every year, lots of Directors and VPs are laid off in the name of restructure. 30/70 terrible/good members.

    Advice to Management

    make it easier to change role between teams and departments.


  4. "Not a bad company to work for if you can navigate its complexity"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay market or above where performance merits.
    FS benefits including non-contrib pension are a bonus.

    Cons

    Bonus even in good years hovers at around 10% for better than average performers.
    Organisation is very complex, with frequent changes at the top having led to an almost unimaginable layer of personal fiefdoms below.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify organisational structure. Allow change to bed in before wripping everything up and starting again.


  5. "Great job and endless opportunities. On the other hand too much pressure of meeting certain ‘targets’"

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

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

    Pros

    The opportunities, the support from staff, meeting new people and being able to network within the sector. Some management will give you a push to better yourself.

    Cons

    Pressure from management to meet targets. Even though this is not allowed they will make it with ‘adding value’ There is bias as well.


  6. "amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    employee focused
    progressive incentives
    good working environment

    Cons

    long hours is what I can think of

    Advice to Management

    listen to lower title employees more


  7. "essential banker"

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    good pay, good holidays and maternity benefits

    Cons

    early shifts, dealing with angry customers

  8. "Director"

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, exposure to interesting business problems. Career advancement was very positive and supported by structured development and learning .

    Cons

    Large organization, so needed mentor for navigating through


  9. "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, nice offices, career opportunities

    Cons

    arrogance, bonus culture, lack of ability to change


  10. "Barclays - great place"

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    Current Employee - Change Governance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Change Governance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company, great perks, looks after their employees

    Cons

    A very large organisation that can be a bit slow moving.


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