Barclays

3.9
barclays.com
328 Years Old
London, United Kingdom
Investment Banking & Asset Management
10000+
Private

Reviews' Summary from 155 reviews

3.9 / 5

Work-Life balance

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Skill development

3.7

Job Security

3.7

Company culture

3.7

Work Satisfaction

3.6

Career growth

3.5

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Barclays Reviews

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Likes

Nothing much. Only thing to be liked is the counterparts outside India. They are supportive and understand what needs to be done.

Dislikes

A lot of politics and different vendors does not make things easy. The managers rely on micromanagement and increasingly becoming like service company where slogging for 9 hours is encouraged and considered a plus. Quality of work is stressed in the name of innovation which is very rare but there are new names to give for the same things. Virtually everything is framework based and mostly development is plugging into it. Less growth and more politics for bonus, hike and promotion. Some verticals have poor work life balance if the work is good. Only few lucky people will get both work and growth.

Work

Boring

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within city

Work Timings

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (strict)

Facilities

Free transport

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NA

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Ignorance Strong Lack of thought leadership. . Inability of utilising resources . Wrong mapping of skill sets. False promises from interview to everyday at work. Bad infrastructure which will shutdown any time. Processes worse than a startup. No project documents available. Lot of bias and favoritism to old employees, lateral hires has to go through disappointment. During interview they will give you dreams and your career will be destroyed. Promotions only to old employees , who even don't have relevant experience or knowledge.

Work

Boring. Overworked because basic infrastructure fails everyday. So work piles up . Patches to system are installed on working hours without notice, disrupting work

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Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Free transport

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Likes

Good work-life balance.

Dislikes

Employees who actually work are demotivated due to internal politics. AVPs and VPs do nothing and enjoy high salary. I see many people who are doing nothing but still, they are getting promoted for unknown reasons. higher management is not bothered about employees. if someone raises concerns then management tries to suppress the voice and punishes the employee who raised the voice. Internal jobs are also fixed even before it becomes available on internal job portal.

Work

If someone wants to work on technology then Barclays is not the place for him/her. management talks about business understanding but even they don't know anything about business. they are more interested in the presentations, useless sessions,

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Free transport

Cafeteria

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Likes

Nothing, Job Security Zero. No motivation

Dislikes

Managers have ideology of screwing resources anytime. Managers won't provide good learning opportunity.Weekends working common. Extended hours are common. Year End Appraisals are biased.Big Brand but with zero satisfaction with work.Compensation is not good.Work Pressure is Very High.Managers do not value individuals unique Strengths and hence Individuals growth is stagnant.

Work

Work Culture not at all good,if your bonding is good with your manager,then it's fine.Otherwise taken for ride.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (strict)

Facilities

Free transport

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Likes

I like the salary hikes and bonuses as well as work life balance.

Dislikes

You'll not get to see big green campus.
It pays well so don't expect other luxurious facilities.
The only bad thing about this company is that they have started taking 45 days to provide Experience/Relieving letter along with full and final settlement which is very annoying. Though, they provide resignation acceptance letter within 48 hours of last day but waiting for 45 days to get letters and F&F in today's world is like a crime.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (flexible)

Facilities

Childcare

Cafeteria

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Likes

Diversity. They won't care if the work is done. They care more about you. Touch-wood, I have got an ideal Manager who backs me up everywhere. We value and respect other team and get the same from them.

Dislikes

Oftenly, or I would say once in a year we do get a project driven by regulatory or project with a very tight schedule which will take dry you till its over but we balance that with an annual party. They organize that in one of the happening hotspot of city/ 5 stars with liberty to do whatever you can.

Work

Perhaps, this is the one thing I should not talk about here in public.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within city, within country, international travel.

Facilities

Free transport

Childcare

Gymnasium

Cafeteria

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It is having very good culture and provide lots of opportunity for improvement and innovation.Have very work life balance. Management is very friendly. It is UK based organization which is mostly have UK clients. Very good in Values. I love to work here. There is minimum politics and have more enjoyable environment.

Dislikes

There are not in hurry to win the race to become number one in Banking.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel international travel

Facilities

Free transport

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Your future depends on what type of project you. If it is a project that will be BAU in few days, in that case you have work with other companies like accenture, CTS or TCS under their managers, lots of pressure to out perform them. Very rare or no chance of on-site opportunity.

Dislikes

They do not have any documentation of their own BAU process.

Work

Currently working in a project which will be BAU by year end mostly runs on API automation.

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Working Days

All 7 days

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Free transport

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Barclays is a good paymaster with strong work life balance - at least in most teams. Growth opportunities are limited considering flag hierarchy. Overall the atmosphere is very good - open door (genuinely) with flexibility. Learning will definitely get stagnated after a while - specially if you're someone who learns fast. However, there are plenty of internal opportunities to explore and are encouraged as well!

Dislikes

Limited learning and slow growth

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Free transport

Cafeteria

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Free food

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It treats staff with respect and embraces professionalism,the salary is competitive,the apraisal was objective,i enjoyed doing my degree while working for barclays,there was always new products and launching.

Dislikes

the time it takes to confirm one takes too long,the permanent staffs have always segregated contract staff .this demotivated me.

Work

managing a TEAM OF 20-SALES PEOPLE.marketing and customer visits

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within city

Facilities

Free transport

Team outings

Education assistance

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