Barclays Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
584 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 18 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    gr8 work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Delhi
    Current Employee - Analyst in Delhi

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    This is about Prague (Czech Republic) development office of BarCap. Once you get passed the 3rd party recruiter company, where the initial process might be very different, BarCap inverview and hiring process is quite established - everything is happening fast enough, always as agreed with the applicant and on purpose

    Cons

    nonearCap is usually requiring prooven experience in certain technologies, like SQL/T-SQL, multithreading, etc. and they are seriously asking about it on interviews and are canceling appli

  2.  

    PLSQL Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Excellent company, fabulous work environment

    Cons

    Excellent company, fabulous work environment

  3.  

    Highly ethical management and very good workl life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Advisor in Chennai
    Former Employee - Process Advisor in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company. Highly ethical management and very good workl life balance.

    Cons

    I do not have any negative comments on this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at Barclays as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company, Good Salary, Friendly Colleagues, Nice Environment, Great Location

    Cons

    Long Interview Process, Limited Growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The place, where you will love your job!

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

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

    Pros

    Good Management, Good Pay, Good Bonus, Work Life Balance - What more do you need?

    Cons

    Human Resources Team could be more proactive and helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    it was a tremendous learning experience in terms of enhancing selling skills, got hand off on excel n working on data.

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

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

    Pros

    barclays is one of the finest players in financial market

    Cons

    barclays has seen ups and downs because of UK economy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to get more stabilize

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The experience is awesome and one can have good salary and satisfy their life .I prefer cs to try for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Secretary in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Company Secretary in Mumbai

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    As Barclays is a international company one has a good scope in it .The kind of respect given to each individual is really good and one has a proud to work with such international company

    Cons

    There are no downsides in such huge international company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each and every one are given chance to prove oneself

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and progress your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Internal Audit in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Internal Audit in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The culture within the organization is excellent and I could honestly say that my current team is one of the best teams I have worked so far. I can always trust my colleagues and I case I have question they are always there to guide me to the answer I need.

    Senior management are transparent and approachable when needed. Lots of communication about what is going on within the group and etc is distributed internally.

    Moreover, we really live with the Barclays values and as organization we do lots of charity.

    There is opportunity for career progress vertically (within the structure) and horizontally (within other structures) and middle and senior management are supporting it. Training is also provided, although that the process is quite slow and takes few months to arrange everything.

    Cons

    The salary and non cash benefits are below the average for the industry, however I believe that when you consider all the Pros this could be discarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good working, although that I joined Barclays 8 months ago, I can see improvement. Please keep doing it and work for better Barclays.

    What you could consider is perhaps a review of the non cash benefits (including the bank products for employees) and employee discounts offers I believe they can be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Got me off to a good start, culture has changed quite a bit post-LIBOR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse workplace, people are generally friendly and willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Budget cuts, management movements, has gotten more difficult to advance from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Really friendly and intelligent people to work with and learn from
    Good communication with senior management
    Great office environment, innovative, modern, and relaxed
    Ability to implement your own ideas
    International company
    Good work/life balance
    Ability to develop your skills, knowledge, and career
    Flexible work arrangements are possible

    Cons

    Global processes don't always work locally and can be hard to change
    Training is good, but there isn't enough of it
    Decision making can take too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more money in training
    Make decisions faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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