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Depends on who you know

Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

ProsPretty relaxed for a financial firm. Work is easy. Good opportunity for advancement in the UK.

ConsThe focus on meritocracy is really a sham. Promotions have more to do with who you know and how long you've been around. Equities are decent, but across the majority of the internal engineering organization - most of the talent has already walked out the door. XP desktops are still the norm.

Advice to Senior ManagementA better focus on well thought out technical leadership and modern technologies would be a welcome change

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    Some great managers, many of average (at best) competence.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Barclays


    Pros: Good, flexible benefits, interesting work and many very engaged colleagues Cons: Low visibility of senior management Advice to Senior Management: More effort required in ensuring strategic direction and - in particular - major… More
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    Very limited career progression and opportunties but ok work/life balance. Very UK centric culture.

    Associate Director (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    I worked at Barclays


    Pros: 1. Work life balance is more possible to manage than in IB. 2. Industry salaries but on… Cons: 1. Very process driven and buraucratic organisation. 2. Career progression is not structured. 3. Very stong UK culture - if… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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