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Barclays Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
607 Reviews
3.1
607 Reviews
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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
  • We had to do overtime everyday so work/life balance was no so good (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. 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 (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    illiteracy rate at management level is 100%

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Barclays

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment and good growth

    Cons

    technology challenge in the uk. ROW is ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9. 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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