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Depends on who you know

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Barclays

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

The 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 Management

A better focus on well thought out technical leadership and modern technologies would be a welcome change

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Barclays

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, flexible benefits, interesting work and many very engaged colleagues

    Cons

    Low visibility of senior management

    Advice to Management

    More effort required in ensuring strategic direction and - in particular - major change initiatives are communicated effectively by leadership and management teams to ensure proper engagement

  2. Horrific - stay away if you do not want to be treated as a commodity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Barclays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    30 days holiday

    Cons

    Utterly incompetent leadership
    Absolutely no moral courage what so ever
    Promotions and reward have nothing to do with hard work, but everything to do with cliques
    Barclays will either break you, or institutionalise you. Be warned, be prepared - do not join!

    Advice to Management

    Hire in some talent. Keep your eyes open to incompetance, and be prepared to dig deep and find some moral courage.
    Agree, and stick to a plan - then make sure that the plan makes sense for all levels of the organisation,

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