Barclays Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
553 Reviews

3.0
553 Reviews
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Barclays Group CEO Antony Jenkins
Antony Jenkins
169 Ratings

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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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Excellent work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
  3. 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 for more than a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The place, where you will love your job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    independence to work and make key decisons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Marquee brand in the UK

    Cons

    Branding not so well established in India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    illiteracy rate at management level is 100%

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

    I worked at Barclays as a contractor for 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
  8.  

    Pays adequately but exhausting and competitive environment

    • 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

    Paycheck is good.
    Good infrastructure and facilities.
    I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Maybe 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 ManagementAdvice

    Should give more feedbacks and interact more with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    My glorious days with the MNC bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager, Retail  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Operations Manager, Retail in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    The Bank has a great start attracting HNI customers at a prime locality of the cosmopolitan city.

    Cons

    but 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 ManagementAdvice

    Put 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barclays

    Pros

    A good company to work in, very encouraging atmosphere , fair compensation and many performance based bonuses. Would definitively vouch for the company.

    Cons

    Work load is overwhelming at times but again you can't expect everything to be rosy.

  11.  

    Barclays

    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President

    I have been working at Barclays for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging environment and good growth

    Cons

    technology challenge in the uk. ROW is ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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