Barclays Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
588 Reviews
3.1
588 Reviews
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Pros
  • Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • Work environment is average, it's comparable to other large banks (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, no transparent perfomance rating system (in 19 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune

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

    Pros

    Good salary, flexi timing and nice work

    Cons

    Decision making 100% with leaders even for you. You will never know what has happened so you are getting certain feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent to employee and know his part as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Continuous work opportunity and no downtime

    Cons

    No job rotation opportunity
    Need improvement in work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Org. keep changing sr. management and reshuffling of groups which may not be good from technology work streams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An employer to avoid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

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

    Cons

    very 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    good for fresher in short term

    Cons

    HR is the most inefficient part of organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pune
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pune

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake-up!

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current employer @ BTCI - Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Pune

    I have been working at Barclays (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    BTCI as a unit not valued much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible 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

    Cons

    Specific 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 ManagementAdvice

    High 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Aimlessly and inexperienced senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Noida
    Current Employee - Manager in Noida

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

    Pros

    growing operations in india and merging or businesses

    Cons

    myopic and arrogant management. No long term view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    require more MBA's from top schools at senior management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    All that glitters is not gold

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat your permanent staff more respectfully
    Provide growth opportunities to deserving candidates

  11.  

    Good Brand and Pay scale but No work satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Pune
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Pune

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    Good Brand Name
    One of the highest pay scales in Pune

    Cons

    Immature senior mgmt.
    Very less transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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