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Barclays Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.0 519 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins

(152 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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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work environment,with few good policies

    ConsNothing as such which looks like con

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    Current employer @ BTCI - Worst place to work

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Pune

    Pros1) Flexible work timings
    2) Good leave structure
    3) Work from home (Looks like pros but in reality it is con :)
    4) Competitive pay scale

    Cons1) Totally manager driven company. Your appraisal or bonus depends on yr relation with manager not on efforts you are putting. So if you don't work doesn't matter if you are good in .....( no need to specify :)
    2) HR are worst--- You meet them only at induction and while leaving the company, I believe most of HR's are doing their interns as they themselves are not aware of Barclays policy.
    3) Join company at B5 - PM level, not at B4(Tech lead) or B3 else your personal life is going to be miserable.
    4) No Onsite - Racial discrimination.
    5) Appraisal process is not well defined, it all depends on your relation with line manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think most of B5 Managers are getting recruited by using Jack without any interviews with their relation with former or existing employee at higher level. Please provide some PMP training to managers as most are from non-technical and non -it background. OR Change the way of recruiting B5 Managers by scrutinizing their management and leader ship skills.

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

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    The place, where you will love your job!

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood Management, Good Pay, Good Bonus, Work Life Balance - What more do you need?

    ConsHuman Resources Team could be more proactive and helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    illiteracy rate at management level is 100%

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosan example of a bad management.

    Conswill be treated like a layman. May be even worse.

    Advice to Senior Managementget educated at least to a higher secondary level. recruit management level people who behave like literates

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

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    independence to work and make key decisons

    Vice President (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsMarquee brand in the UK

    ConsBranding not so well established in India

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pays adequately but exhausting and competitive environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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

     

    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    My glorious days with the MNC bank

    Operations Manager, Retail (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    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)

    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

    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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