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Barclays Reviews

Updated 20 February 2018
4,486 reviews

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
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Pros
  • dynamic working is another aspect which really helps employees get a good work life balance (in 550 reviews)

  • Great working environment, fantastic people (in 226 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Fraud assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "PA"

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    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Ability to earn a good bonus if work hard
    Flexible working & supports family life

    Cons

    location
    Communication can sometimes be delayed

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support flexible working (allowing colleagues to work from home & work flexible hours) for those employees who perform well


  3. "Customer Care"

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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

    It's a great place to be. Technology driven environment with lots of potential for growth.

    Cons

    Not aware of any at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making Barclays a high brand and a Great Place to be for both Customers and Colleagues.


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  5. "Personal Banker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in London, England
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment. Excellent training facilities and options for developing your career. One of the best company I have worked for. Staff very friendly and everyone works as team to achieve the most.

    Cons

    Salary is average, not too high.


  6. "Generally a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people I have worked with have been great. Good culture generally

    Cons

    No in role promotions allowed


  7. "Barclays analyst working their way up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Strong progression opportunities
    People engagement
    Recognition

    Cons

    At this moment in time I don’t have any cons from working at Barclays.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more information on how to achieve the goals set for the year. More links and literature on how to join focus groups, networking events etc


  8. "Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Poole, England
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Poole, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Private health insurance without preexisting conditions limitations. Plenty of training and help to advance career. Bonding exercises

    Cons

    Major con are the salaries. I wish 18k was enough for me to live. Job can be monotonous. Obviously a lot of politics that can deter you from advancing your career. Job freeze thaf did not allow for progression within the company. Bonus really hard to get as there are not a lot of opportunities to actually earn it (going above and beyond etc)
    Bit strict on hours

    Advice to Management

    Redistribute wealth and raise salaries? Probably won't happen but one can only wish


  9. "Community Banker"

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

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

    Pros

    Good, if you love Customer Service

    Cons

    Sometimes can be biased based on the Manager but its the same everywhere


  10. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture and plenty of opportunities to move around the business areas

    Cons

    Not always a culture of excellence


  11. "Good progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good chance of progression if you work in central London

    Cons

    Low salaries that need to be improved


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