Barclays
3.1 of 5 429 reviews
www.barclays.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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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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An employer to avoid

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barclays

ProsOne thing good about barclays is the salary which is offered. They are one of the better paymasters in the market.

Consvery random and frequent changes in organisation structure and strategy
the work environment is not supportive and very stressful, no work life balance

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banking with technology

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

Prosgood for fresher in short term

ConsHR is the most inefficient part of organization

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Had a good chance to do something game changing - but failed

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Pune

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

ProsGreat brand, fresh start-up, the world at the feet

ConsPoor management, no direction, went in to a very service-based mentality

Advice to Senior ManagementWake-up!

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Current employer @ BTCI - Worst place to work

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at Barclays for more than a year

Pros1) Flexible work timings
2) Good leave structure
3) Work from home (Looks like pros but in reality it is con :)
4) Competitive pay scale

Cons1) Totally manager driven company. Your appraisal or bonus depends on yr relation with manager not on efforts you are putting. So if you don't work doesn't matter if you are good in .....( no need to specify :)
2) HR are worst--- You meet them only at induction and while leaving the company, I believe most of HR's are doing their interns as they themselves are not aware of Barclays policy.
3) Join company at B5 - PM level, not at B4(Tech lead) or B3 else your personal life is going to be miserable.
4) No Onsite - Racial discrimination.
5) Appraisal process is not well defined, it all depends on your relation with line manager.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think most of B5 Managers are getting recruited by using Jack without any interviews with their relation with former or existing employee at higher level. Please provide some PMP training to managers as most are from non-technical and non -it background. OR Change the way of recruiting B5 Managers by scrutinizing their management and leader ship skills.

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 as a unit not valued much

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pune

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

ProsFlexible work culture
Pay on par with most IT companies
Constant employee feedback measuring at company level
Encourages employee participation at all levels
Lot of internal openings for movement/promotion
Yearly Leave Allowance

ConsSpecific to business unit I worked with especially about onshore stakeholders:
Racially motivated, treats Indian counterparts as low grade people
Concentrating core development work onshore
Too much interference in local management
Your major time is lost in meetings rather than focusing on actual work

Company level:
No focus on location strategy in Pune
Most processes marred with bureaucracy
Lack of standard processes across business units
Senior staff within company not open to change in work culture
Appraisal process is murky and lacks clarity and direction at site level
No involvement of HR in handling employee grievance/issues after induction
Internal movements not flexible, leads to career stagnation

Advice to Senior ManagementHigh time company establishes a firm identity of it's own while operating as a captive unit, a lot of money is being spent on employee welfare and other stuff however the employee is already missing out of that equation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Aimlessly and inexperienced senior management

Manager (Current Employee)
Noida

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

Prosgrowing operations in india and merging or businesses

Consmyopic and arrogant management. No long term view.

Advice to Senior Managementrequire more MBA's from top schools at senior management level.

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

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All that glitters is not gold

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at Barclays

ProsBetter package compared to other organizations
Lots of leaves - 30 casual and 12 sick
Fairly good transport facility
Free breakfast

ConsNo work life balance
Managers treat resources like labors
Barclays has lot of vendor staff, so there is constant permanent vs vendor politics ongoing, your managers will never support you whereas they will treat vendor staff better than client
Hardly any vertical growth opportunities.
This being a captive organization, managers know that opportunities within the organization are less as compared to other service based companies, hence they make full use of it for their advantage and leave no stone unturned in terms of exploiting the resources

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your permanent staff more respectfully
Provide growth opportunities to deserving candidates

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Good Brand and Pay scale but No work satisfaction

Test Analyst (Former Employee)
Pune

I worked at Barclays

ProsGood Brand Name
One of the highest pay scales in Pune

ConsImmature senior mgmt.
Very less transparency.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with more respect. Give them some stability, as too many changes over a short period of time would lead to motivation problems.
Need to create more transparency in the decisions that are impacting employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsGreat company to have on your resume

ConsCut throat culture with no security

Advice to Senior ManagementMake employees feel appreciated

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Investment Banking

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays full-time

ProsFast-paced work environment, interaction with some very smart individuals, opportunities to work on interesting transactions.

ConsThe culture can be very challenging, and there is very little work life balance present with long hours being the norm. The work environment can also be very bureaucratic.

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