Barclays Reviews

Updated 7 September 2014
Updated 7 September 2014
559 Reviews
3.0
559 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
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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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  1.  

    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

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    Highly ethical management and very good workl life balance.

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    Former Employee - Process Advisor  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Process Advisor in Chennai

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Global Technology Intern  in  Pune
    Former Employee - Global Technology Intern in Pune

    I worked at Barclays as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long Interview Process, Limited Growth

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

    The place, where you will love your job!

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chennai

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai

    I have been working at Barclays full-time for 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
  7.  

    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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    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
  8.  

    Good company, Good place to start career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Recently Budget cut, lower bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you have potential be assured that you will be promoted. Great leadership team who nurture you to become the best.

    Cons

    Changing culture has made it difficult to some staff. No consistent follow through.Salary range is terrible. Feel very underpaid and therefore overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change salary Structure. Make better policies for performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Barclays as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It provided me a great global exposure

    Cons

    There are no Benefits - health, paid leaves etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good training & a well oiled machine

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    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Adequate remuneration, excellent hygiene factors (offices), good training and good trainers and they did actually spend a lot of time on the "culture change"/"values" change.
    I was also very impressed with the clarity of the organisational structure and responsibilities. I was always clear what to do and who to deliver results to and was confident when handing over to other team.

    Cons

    Little or no opportunities outside of London (1CP), average bonus payments (as % of base).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry so much about the media impression, continue to drive meritocracy and create more opportunity in regional hubs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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