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Barclays Reviews

Updated 10 December 2018
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  1. Featured Review

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    "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. "Vice President"

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

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Culture and strong focus on FICC

    Cons

    Internal progression and regulatory background

  3. "Graduate Program"

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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

    many opportunities to network, open for a large variety of positions, some additional certification provided, could have high level of responsibility, good structure of graduate rotations

    Cons

    slow progression, not-optimal pay, more certification would be beneficial


  4. "Speculate to innovate"

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    Current Employee - Designer in London, England
    Current Employee - Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Working
    Remuneration Package
    Ability to take ownership of projects
    Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Some stakeholders aren’t open to innovation and reluctant to allocate budget to projects.

    Advice to Management

    Just invest more in innovations so we can stay ahead of the competition and provide a better service for our customers.


  5. "Barclays work environment"

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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

    Good work/social life balance and very helpful staff

    Cons

    The salary within barclays isnt the best, other banks tend to pay higher


  6. "Spring Intern"

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

    Pros

    As a student who aims for constant learning, development and new challenging opportunities I thought the Barclays Spring Week Insight was a perfect opportunity to kick start my career since an early stage of university. The process of applying was very straightforward, I really enjoyed the process as it involved a video-interview, in my opinion this recruitment tool is way more effective and personal than a cover letter, as an example.
    Once the Spring Week started, I felt motivated and involved from the first minute and I quickly engaged with the other interns and employees of the firm. I woke up every day looking forward to arriving to the office. I couldn’t’ t wait to get exposure to the Spring Weeks learning and development, providing me with a honest insight into the industry, which for me was vital as it made me know how it really is to work in the financial services industry. Before the Insight Week myself and other interns did not know if we wanted to pursue a career in this industry, however, now I am very sure I want to, and if it wasn’ t for this experience I would still have major doubts about my career and future plans, now I have a clear image of my future role and how I will create a positive impact on the financial services sector.
    The supportive environment makes justice to Barclays identity. The help I received from my team created an exceptional working environment that allowed me to feel comfortable sharing my ideas and being myself. Their hospitality and the way in which they value the talent of new generations were both motivating and unique.
    What I really appreciated about Spring Week was how from the first day, interns tried their best to talk to each other aiming to create and develop positive relationships which would not only help them throughout the Spring Week insight but also in life in general, as a point of contact for our future careers but also as friendships. I saw a positive competitiveness, something which is much needed in most organizations as it leads to maximum effort and development of its members but also, it leads to people pushing each other up and collaborating towards the goal achievement of everyone.
    During this week, the learning curve was steep, this learning was not only about Barclays and its culture but it led to a deep contact with its functions and its employees by also learning about Barclays clients and how to deal with them. I am very grateful for the vast amount of knowledge I have learnt which will help me in my life and future career
    This experience was unique and life changing. It has improved my life, it has developed my desire to become great, but most importantly it has given me the confidence I know I need to achieve my dreams.

    Cons

    From my short experience with the bank I can not find significant disadvantages. However, there may be disadvantages depending on employee preferences. It is obvious that hours are long and projects are extent. Banking is an industry which requires sacrifice and consistency. Also, in most cases you will be reporting to senior management, some people dislike this as they would like to be their own boss.


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Listened to by the management team

    Cons

    Did not pay for overtime

    Advice to Management

    Advise staff in advance when overtime required

  8. "Small business and community manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plaistow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plaistow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and work life balance

    Cons

    Change of management and lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    When staff go on career breaks, stay In touch.

    Barclays Response

    6 Dec 2018 – Head of Resourcing

    Great to hear that you are able to have the work life balance that meets your personal needs. That is what we aim to offer all colleagues.
    I am really sorry you feel we lost touch during your... More


  9. "AVP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Good leadership
    Working dynamilcy is encouraged

    Cons

    Work life balance could be improved


  10. "Barclay's Bank Analyst Job Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    great working culture and competitive salary

    Cons

    lengthy duration of working hours.