Barclays Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
559 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 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Barclays should be named as TAMILAYS in Pune

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

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

    Pros

    Pros – good amount of leaves
    pay on par with industry

    Cons

    Cons – no onsite
    no transparency
    appraisal process is not clear (totally dependent on ur relationship with manager)
    not much learning in work
    i fell i am working in SOUTH INDIA.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – be more transparent in appraisal process and maintain consistency in pay packages of existing employees and lateral employees.
    Please don't be so racial by giving preference to Tamil.
    Higher Managers which has some BRAIN and they support people rather taking small thing personally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    BTCI as a unit not valued much

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

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible 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

    Cons

    Specific 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 ManagementAdvice

    High 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Aimlessly and inexperienced senior management

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

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

    Pros

    growing operations in india and merging or businesses

    Cons

    myopic and arrogant management. No long term view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    require more MBA's from top schools at senior management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK

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

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

    Pros

    good amount of leaves
    nice people to work with
    bus facility
    pay on par with industry

    Cons

    no onsite
    no transparency
    appraisal process is not clear
    lateral inexperienced guys with less exp get more pay than existing
    not much learning in work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent in appraisal process and maintain consistency in pay packages of exisiting employees and lateral employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    BTCI Pune

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead (B4)  in  Pune
    Former Employee - Technical Lead (B4) in Pune

    I worked at Barclays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) good salary. around 20% more than market salary(if you have negotiated during HR discussion)
    2)Work from home option sometimes when you need
    3) flexible work hour
    4) year end bonus of 10% if you have got average and good rating

    Cons

    1) Work pressure. similar type of work on daily basis -so no growth
    2) Work from home does not mean you will be working less. This is the catch to provide you laptop and blackberry and burden you on work
    3) No transparent process in Appraisal. so lobby/oiling works. so tjose who are well politically stay here for long term
    4) No promotion . the role on which you have joined you will have to work on same role and no defined process to move to next level
    5) Whatever a 2yr guy does in support even a 10 yr B4 will do same work and when rating is provided manager has lot of point to tell what you have done when a 2 yr guy is doing what u also are doing
    6) no onsite. if u get a one/2 week onsite then it is a loss for you. as there is no per diem amount. whatever u spent at onsite they will provide the same amount once u provide the bill and same money u will get in 2 months.
    7) any monetary claim amount is paid after a month or more(45 days around SLA time)
    8) some manager who have joined 2-3 yr back does not want to switch job as they are getting paid very good salary and for them no work. just co-ordinate and bother the technical people

    9) You can not escalate anything to HR as it looks like HR process is there just to recruit the people and have 2 days of induction
    10) No internal position change as your current manager does not release you
    11) firing at singapore center - so no job security
    12) Some managers tries to bully you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1)Define the exp level and promote the people to next role
    2) set the objective and expectation of employee and work with them to grow rather than their carrer becoming stagnant here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    Job Satisfaction is the best part about this job

    Cons

    PArtiality theworsdt part about this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being partial

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Salary

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary Structure
    Good oppurtunity for growth

    Cons

    Job insecurity, Cut Throat environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an employee with clear directions and oppurtunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at barclays technology center india

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead (B4)  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Technical Lead (B4) in Pune

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

    Pros

    lots 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

    Cons

    slow growth in career
    little bit of bureaucracy
    lack of transparency in appraisal process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have more transparency

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    rich experience with u handling projects from the 2nd day

    Cons

    bad transport, a bit of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create opportunities for people to come up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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