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Barclays Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.1 511 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(148 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Aimlessly and inexperienced senior management

    Manager (Current Employee) Noida

    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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    4 people found this helpful  

    BTCI Pune

    Technical Lead (B4) (Former Employee) Pune

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Good Salary

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) Noida

    ProsGood Salary Structure
    Good oppurtunity for growth

    ConsJob insecurity, Cut Throat environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide an employee with clear directions and oppurtunities

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

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    Best ECC facilities..

    Technical Analyst (Former Employee) Pune

    ProsGood for freshers, get to learn lot of things from different people.

    ConsNot a good company for long run, unless you like your comfort zone.
    Now no onsite, no salary hike, less promotions, ineffective certification system... list is long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency is what they require....

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

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    Working at barclays technology center india

    Technical Lead (B4) (Current Employee) Pune

    Proslots of decision making in your hands unlike service industry
    work culture is ok, much different that service industry
    work from home is available at times, so definitely a plus
    salary is good but need to negotiate a lot while joining
    bonus depends on your manager :) so be in their good books

    Consslow growth in career
    little bit of bureaucracy
    lack of transparency in appraisal process

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to have more transparency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company to work with

    Analyst (Current Employee) Noida

    Prosrich experience with u handling projects from the 2nd day

    Consbad transport, a bit of bureaucracy

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate opportunities for people to come up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Work Life balance but too much Politics

    Technical Lead (Current Employee) Pune

    Pros1. Good Work Life Balance
    2. People get paid good, but you need to bargain while joining
    3. You will be able to learn domain if you get good supportive UK counter part (some luck is required).

    Cons1. Politics at middle management level
    2. No Career progression. Technically you will not be able to grow.
    3. No Promotions, so choose your role correctly. 1-3 years B2, 3-6 years B3, 6-9 years B4, 9-13 years B5, 13+ B6.
    4. No direction around how they want to invest in India.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Work on real career framework and not something on paper.
    2. Remove some management layer, you don't need so many managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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