Barclays
3.1 of 5 433 reviews
www.barclays.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.1 433 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(117 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some good people amidst a sea of people who've checked out; good work life balance"
    in 40 reviews
  • "Work from home (Looks like pros but in reality it is con :)"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "the work environment is not supportive and very stressful, no work life balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Senior Management have no concern for the actual people and they think they can do whatever they like"
    in 21 reviews
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Excellent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsA good company to work in, very encouraging atmosphere , fair compensation and many performance based bonuses. Would definitively vouch for the company.

ConsWork load is overwhelming at times but again you can't expect everything to be rosy.

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Pays adequately but exhausting and competitive environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays

ProsPaycheck is good.
Good infrastructure and facilities.
I learned a lot.

ConsMaybe it was just in my office but everyone was very competitive.
Not a good work/life balace.Worked almost 10-12 hours a day.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould give more feedbacks and interact more with the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My glorious days with the MNC bank

Operations Manager, Retail (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Barclays full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe Bank has a great start attracting HNI customers at a prime locality of the cosmopolitan city.

Consbut unfortunately it became directionless in the sunny field of retail banking, where other smaller new ones had made fortunes and Indian Govt. Banks started consolidating,with huge business, this one has thought otherwise

Advice to Senior ManagementPut in place proper people to manage the field level jobs where the staff directly handling customers has to have full job satisfaction by way of eligible leave, salary and other working conditions as are expected of a MNC Bank. Otherwise it is bound to fail.

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

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barclays for more than a year

ProsChallenging environment and good growth

Constechnology challenge in the uk. ROW is ok

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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BTCI Pune

Technical Lead (B4) (Former Employee)
Pune

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

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

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

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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OK

Analyst Programmer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

Prosgood amount of leaves
nice people to work with
bus facility
pay on par with industry

Consno onsite
no transparency
appraisal process is not clear
lateral inexperienced guys with less exp get more pay than existing
not much learning in work

Advice to Senior Managementbe more transparent in appraisal process and maintain consistency in pay packages of exisiting employees and lateral employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing

Senior CSE (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Barclays full-time for more than 3 years

ProsJob Satisfaction is the best part about this job

ConsPArtiality theworsdt part about this job

Advice to Senior Managementstop being partial

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

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