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14 January 2020

What is health insurance like at Barclaycard?

Pros

Brand, health insurance, sharesave schemes

Cons

Oil tanker, bank bureaucracy, corporate

Advice to Management

Reduce red tape

Brand, health insurance, sharesave schemes

14 January 2020

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4 February 2020

Does Barclaycard give time off to volunteer?

Pros

High starting pay- paid volunteer time off with co workers- prizes&parties

Cons

-constant call contact- few timed breaks-short lunch

Advice to Management

You had little opportunities to bond with coworkers, feels isolated chained to your desk

High starting pay- paid volunteer time off with co workers- prizes&parties

4 February 2020

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6 February 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Barclaycard?

Pros

Cooperative management staff willing to work with employee to achieve attainable goals for both parties. Excellent benefits and 401k programs.

Cons

Chose to move our site to different state. Salary low if bonus not hit.

Excellent benefits and 401k programs.

6 February 2019

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2 April 2019

Does Barclaycard offer massages?

Pros

Regular shoulder and neck massages Ok work from home / office balance

Cons

Please note, these CONs are coming from an environment where I had free-roam to innovate, using bleed-edge technologies, moving to a bank. Very slow to progress post-it note meetings (where meeting updates are physical post-it note style kanban boards) Agile - in IT. Even Agile themselves has said IT shouldn't be in use with IT, but we're being forced to use it. It doesnt work. Really old tech (some servers are still running 2k3) Too much red tape

Regular shoulder and neck massages

2 April 2019

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15 June 2019

Does Barclaycard have a pension plan?

Pros

The company itself offers a lot of perks, discounts at certain places, good pension scheme, good sick pay/mat leave etc. They also do a lot of events for diversity and inclusion, theres opportunities for you to get involved in a lot of different networks. The actual people that do the work are great, a lot of nice and talented people there.

Cons

The management don’t care at all about their employees, as long as the work gets done. All they do is talk about 360 feedback, yet when presented with feedback themselves, they are only willing to take on positive feedback rather than constructive as well. I even had an exit interview with a director where I gave mix of feedback, and as soon as I mentioned the management he didn’t want to hear it, it’s a disgrace. They don’t care about people and they’re obsessed with control, they literally prevent their team members from making internal job moves as well, like go and speak to the hiring managers to ensure they don’t give people in their team the job. They make fun of the people in their teams, laughing at them and bullying people. One of the managers was even clearly sleeping with the head of department. I personally was heavily involved in one of the networks that got a lot of shoutouts from senior management, and as soon as those shoutouts started happening, my manager was trying to push me to not be a part of the network, because she literally didn’t want me to be getting recognised. There was one guy from another department who did a secondment in our area, had to re-interview at the end of his secondment and found out he didn’t get the job by logging into the HR portal, his manager who he’d been working with for a YEAR didn’t even have the courtesy to take him aside and let him know. The managers conveniently find BS excuses to mark people down or put people on action plans right before the half year and end of year reviews. It doesn’t matter at all what you write in your own review as it’s completely based on whether or not they like you.

Advice to Management

Go on a leadership course and learn how to LEAD not control. You have a lot of talented people that end up leaving because you choose 1/2 people each year that you give every perk and opportunity to and everyone else gets ignored. Start recognising the work that your team does rather than just giving shoutout to the very few that you like. If you’re not capable of feeling empathy (or anything other than anger for that matter) then you shouldn’t be in leadership. You don’t need to like someone to work with them effectively.

The company itself offers a lot of perks, discounts at certain places, good pension scheme, good sick pay/mat leave etc.

15 June 2019

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