Barclays
3.1 of 5 427 reviews
www.barclays.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Barclays Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.1 427 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(111 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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Good Salary

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Noida

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

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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good company to work with

Analyst (Current Employee)
Noida

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

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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Best ECC facilities..

Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
Pune

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

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

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

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 Work Life balance but too much Politics

Technical Lead (Current Employee)
Pune

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

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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Non Visionary approach of bank & no Role of HR in company

Area Sales Manager (Former Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsBest salary package compared to industry

ConsNO work culture , only sycophancy can survive you , individual is given high priority than company.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have some long term vision & align the team's mission & action as per the vision. No Vision means No result.

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

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Unstable but Great pay.

Assistant Vice-President (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsGreat Pay.
Performance linked Pay and Promotions.

ConsStressful atmosphere.
Very unstable and volatile.
Frequent strategy changes, hence redundancies and role changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make up your mind before implementing a strategy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its amazingly challenging

Accounts Manager (Current Employee)
Noida

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

ProsWorld class learning and new Ideas

ConsThe toughest and impossible targets to meet

Advice to Senior Managementnothins-g as such

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

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Nice place to work and earn

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsGood Salary and employee welfare policies

Conslimited opprtunities. bad senior management

Advice to Senior Managementgrow up

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

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

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

Prosbarclays is one of the finest players in financial market

Consbarclays has seen ups and downs because of UK economy

Advice to Senior Managementneeds to get more stabilize

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

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