Barclays Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
588 Reviews
3.1
588 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 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 19 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average quality of experience; quite bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Good people practices, good infra,

    Cons

    very matrixed ops; limited strategic thought at a leadership level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review for barcap capital

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays full-time

    Pros

    Known Investment bank
    Good on your resume

    Cons

    not stable
    Hire and fire culture

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    It is better to work for Barclays overseas, rather than in India. In US/UK, the company has a decent brand name, and benefits from a strong local leadership team in the major geographies that it operates in. Conservative in its market posturing, it is doing reasonably well from a financial and strategy points of view.

    Cons

    In India, the main issue for Barclays is terrible leadership. Lack of transparency, ethics, professionalism. Performance appraisal is simply an eye-wash. Ratings and bonus are not determined by (a) the quality of work you do (b) the value you have generated for the company, but by other factors (read nepotism, cronyism, bias). HR best practices and leadership best practices are routinely flouted, because you can get away with the same. There is a tremendous culture of change resistance, innovation simply cannot happen because it will either be stalled because of vested interests, or, because leadership support will not be there. Strategy and management changes too frequently. Inadequate technical training for high end, high skill jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    Less demanding and Generous leave policy (30 annual leaves + sick leave). People agenda, Recommend for people looking for retired lifestyle

    Cons

    Low on values and talent. Lack of responsibility flows from the top. Projects get delayed every time and no one is responsible. Slow paced. Frequent changes at management level which reflects in regular changes to vision and strategy. This is not the place for ambitious people it could be very frustrating. Terrible work culture and no openness to learn from other banks. Too much importance for people agenda

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take initiative, have clear vision and strategy, lead from the front, recognize talent and give importance to genuine contribution, veterans suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical investment bank.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pune

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always will have work on hand (at least in groups I know). As long as you work hard and keep things in control no one will touch you.

    Cons

    Can be hectic. Depends on type of work but usually required to put long hours based on type of job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep good control on compliance issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good. a lot to learn and implement.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays

    Pros

    you get to learn a lot. the team is helping the people are nice.

    Cons

    No competetive environment. Though it is a good point that everyone helps every one else.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    leave policy holidays work life balance

    Cons

    senior management pathetic Human resource

  9.  

    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 (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
  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    good place to work & learn

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chennai
    Current Employee - Associate in Chennai

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

    Pros

    good paymaster & work Quality

    Cons

    terrible working hours..problem with work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please make workings hours are more employee friendly

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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