Barclays Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
585 Reviews
3.0
585 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 18 reviews)

  • There have been increased senior management changes in recent years (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune

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

    Pros

    Stress free work culture, good package, good hikes and decent allowances.

    Cons

    Lack of upgraded technology and lenthy process to follow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please lok out for upgradng the technology as majority infrastructure being used is legecy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Had a good chance to do something game changing - but failed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pune
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pune

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great brand, fresh start-up, the world at the feet

    Cons

    Poor management, no direction, went in to a very service-based mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake-up!

  3.  

    Great place for learning.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Advisor in Noida
    Current Employee - Process Advisor in Noida

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

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot in Barclays including your professional and personal develop through various training. Safe place for Female employee.

    Cons

    Transportation service is not up to the standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train more of the staff and also retain tenured and skillful employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work culture is very good.
    Employee care and facilities are good.

    Cons

    Office politics is bad for Freshers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am very young to advice management.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Excellent work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Change and Release Manager in Pune
    Current Employee - Change and Release Manager in Pune

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Place
    A very learned team
    Excellent pay scales

    Cons

    Need to improve the work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    Good work environment,with few good policies

    Cons

    Nothing as such which looks like con

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current employer @ BTCI - Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Pune

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    independence to work and make key decisons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Pune
    Current Employee - Vice President in Pune

    I have been working at Barclays full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Marquee brand in the UK

    Cons

    Branding not so well established in India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The place, where you will love your job!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chennai

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Human Resources Team could be more proactive and helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    illiteracy rate at management level is 100%

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    an example of a bad management.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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