Barclays
3.1 of 5 427 reviews
www.barclays.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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3.1 427 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(111 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays full-time

ProsKnown Investment bank
Good on your resume

Consnot stable
Hire and fire culture

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Not good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsIt is better to work for Barclays overseas, rather than in India. In US/UK, the company has a decent brand name, and benefits from a strong local leadership team in the major geographies that it operates in. Conservative in its market posturing, it is doing reasonably well from a financial and strategy points of view.

ConsIn India, the main issue for Barclays is terrible leadership. Lack of transparency, ethics, professionalism. Performance appraisal is simply an eye-wash. Ratings and bonus are not determined by (a) the quality of work you do (b) the value you have generated for the company, but by other factors (read nepotism, cronyism, bias). HR best practices and leadership best practices are routinely flouted, because you can get away with the same. There is a tremendous culture of change resistance, innovation simply cannot happen because it will either be stalled because of vested interests, or, because leadership support will not be there. Strategy and management changes too frequently. Inadequate technical training for high end, high skill jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average

Vice President (Current Employee)

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

ProsLess demanding and Generous leave policy (30 annual leaves + sick leave). People agenda, Recommend for people looking for retired lifestyle

ConsLow on values and talent. Lack of responsibility flows from the top. Projects get delayed every time and no one is responsible. Slow paced. Frequent changes at management level which reflects in regular changes to vision and strategy. This is not the place for ambitious people it could be very frustrating. Terrible work culture and no openness to learn from other banks. Too much importance for people agenda

Advice to Senior ManagementTake initiative, have clear vision and strategy, lead from the front, recognize talent and give importance to genuine contribution, veterans suck

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Barclays Technology Center Pune

Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune

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

Pros1. Nice salary levels for a location like Pune
2. Good Infrastructure

Cons1. No work life balance
2. Salary on offer is not the same as what is on the payslip.
3. HR Management is almost non-existent here and they have no empathy towards the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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illiteracy rate at management level is 100%

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barclays as a contractor for more than 3 years

Prosan example of a bad management.

Conswill be treated like a layman. May be even worse.

Advice to Senior Managementget educated at least to a higher secondary level. recruit management level people who behave like literates

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Barclays should be named as TAMILAYS in Pune

Test Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsPros – good amount of leaves
pay on par with industry

ConsCons – no onsite
no transparency
appraisal process is not clear (totally dependent on ur relationship with manager)
not much learning in work
i fell i am working in SOUTH INDIA.....

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Senior Management – be more transparent in appraisal process and maintain consistency in pay packages of existing employees and lateral employees.
Please don't be so racial by giving preference to Tamil.
Higher Managers which has some BRAIN and they support people rather taking small thing personally

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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BTCI Pune

Technical Lead (B4) (Former Employee)
Pune

I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

Pros1) good salary. around 20% more than market salary(if you have negotiated during HR discussion)
2)Work from home option sometimes when you need
3) flexible work hour
4) year end bonus of 10% if you have got average and good rating

Cons1) Work pressure. similar type of work on daily basis -so no growth
2) Work from home does not mean you will be working less. This is the catch to provide you laptop and blackberry and burden you on work
3) No transparent process in Appraisal. so lobby/oiling works. so tjose who are well politically stay here for long term
4) No promotion . the role on which you have joined you will have to work on same role and no defined process to move to next level
5) Whatever a 2yr guy does in support even a 10 yr B4 will do same work and when rating is provided manager has lot of point to tell what you have done when a 2 yr guy is doing what u also are doing
6) no onsite. if u get a one/2 week onsite then it is a loss for you. as there is no per diem amount. whatever u spent at onsite they will provide the same amount once u provide the bill and same money u will get in 2 months.
7) any monetary claim amount is paid after a month or more(45 days around SLA time)
8) some manager who have joined 2-3 yr back does not want to switch job as they are getting paid very good salary and for them no work. just co-ordinate and bother the technical people

9) You can not escalate anything to HR as it looks like HR process is there just to recruit the people and have 2 days of induction
10) No internal position change as your current manager does not release you
11) firing at singapore center - so no job security
12) Some managers tries to bully you

Advice to Senior Management1)Define the exp level and promote the people to next role
2) set the objective and expectation of employee and work with them to grow rather than their carrer becoming stagnant here

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Non Visionary approach of bank & no Role of HR in company

Area Sales Manager (Former Employee)
New Delhi

I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBest salary package compared to industry

ConsNO work culture , only sycophancy can survive you , individual is given high priority than company.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have some long term vision & align the team's mission & action as per the vision. No Vision means No result.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for Money but lots of politics and not quiet favourable environment.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsGood Pay, and a good brand.

ConsEnvironment is bit boaring and will not find something lot technical or challenging. So, techie junkies should stay away

Advice to Senior ManagementProcess has made things obselete, things should be a bit more work oriented.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management does not care about work life balance and your career is determined by managers' internal politics

Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCan provide a decent (not great) learning platform

Consincumbent people, politics, blatant disregard of anyone below management and low pay despite tough working conditions

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to be more aware of how things are managed and employees paid below the MD level

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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