Barclays Software Developer Reviews

Updated 3 Mar 2021

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley
Jes Staley
141 Ratings
  1. "Good place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects and good balance

    Cons

    Big corporation so things move slowly

  2. "Good for personal development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Knutsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    You are encouraged to improve on your abilites and are willing to invest in staff to reach that desired potential. staff concious for mental wellbeing. Friendly work environment. Opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Depending on your sector within the bank you can get embroiled in workplace politics even when you dont want to be.


  3. "Great Comoany"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the Flexible home working

    Cons

    The salary for IT talent

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  4. "N/A"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Overall Good place to work.

    Cons

    To slow to get the work done.

  5. "A stepping stone on the road to your ideal job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting to take IT Development, architecture and tool chains seriously, with some real investment and focus recently

    Cons

    Constant focus on cost cutting, rather than revenue generation. Crushing governance killing innovation.

  6. "Good place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Developer in Knutsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good pay. Lots of opportunities to learn. Many different roles to experiment and find your best fit.

    Cons

    Lots of regulation and compliance to deal with but thats the case in any bank.

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  7. "Good place overall"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior C# Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barclays for more than a year

    Pros

    nice atmosphere and decent money

    Cons

    slow, old tech, too much company politic

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  8. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Really good work life balance

    Cons

    outdated infrastructure and not so good HR

  9. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Developer in Northampton, England

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, private care

    Cons

    Small amount of bonus, canteen not good

  10. "Exciting projects and opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Barclays is investing in expanding the business and as a result many new projects are ongoing. There is room to to plenty of good work.

    Cons

    If you are unlucky with weak manager or politics, all your hard work and contributions may not get you the deserved returns.

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