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Barclays Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.0 515 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(151 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance(in 50 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home, multiple network of mentors(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Transfers are very rarely given to help staff in work/life balance unless you are management(in 18 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years(in 24 reviews)

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    Review for barcap capital

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsKnown Investment bank
    Good on your resume

    Consnot stable
    Hire and fire culture

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    Not good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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

    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)

    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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    BTCI Pune

    Technical Lead (B4) (Former Employee) Pune

    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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    Barclays should be named as TAMILAYS in Pune

    Test Analyst (Current Employee) Pune

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

    AREA SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) New Delhi

    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

    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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    Respect the person and not the job role

    Analyst, Information Technology (Current Employee) Knutsford, England (UK)

    ProsWorking with a global workforce
    Potential for training
    Potential for progression
    Lots to learn

    ConsToo much politics
    Issues (widespread) take too long to get resolved due to the amount of teams normally needed to be involved.
    Unable to accommodate flexible working
    Inconsistent following of policies
    Get fobbed off when you actually have an issue
    Inability to commit to long term plans.
    Very over managed within the role
    Push back on following processes correctly.
    Too much to learn about - makes it difficult to easily share knowledge in team and external to team

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that a colleague doesn't need to be subjected to

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

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