tuition reimbursement

Barclays PLC king973
Aug 22 15 Comments

Hello,

so I have been at barclays for a year and one of the perks i was sold on during being recruited was tuition reimbursement .. fast forward to bejng on the job and i put the request in i was denied told my group doesnt budget for that... had a talk with my manager director and hr they said nothing could be done and that i should have got this in writing about tutiton reimbursement in my offer .( i for one didnt think i needed to do that because many companys offer tuition reimbursement).. months later i find out a girl in my group tuition reimbursement was approved (someone thats in my exact same mba program and i have been working at the company longer with request submitted before her).. i confronted my manager and he told me it was news to him two weeks later he blames another vp and says “it was a mistake we messed up” but nothing could be done .. i felt he was being shady so i went to contact hr and told them i felt i was being treated unfairly maybe because of color or gender. they told me they will investigate this and get back to me . do i have grounds to seek legal action . What do you think they are doing thats its been two weeks no contact from them ?

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TOP 15 Comments
  • New qdvF37
    You should look over the contract you signed. If it's in there, you have a case. Otherwise, wait for HR. Give them time to do their job.
    Aug 22 0
  • Prudential jacob4205
    i didnt know they provided overtime in barclays
    Aug 22 2
    • Barclays PLC king973
      OP
      Yes for analyst and certain groups .. avps and above aren’t eligible
      Aug 22
    • Prudential jacob4205
      ok, I would wait and see what HR says, usually companies like this fear HR
      Aug 22
  • Intel PhucMAGA
    High time to interview and GTFO without notice
    Aug 22 0
  • Prudential jacob4205
    hows the nj office, i heard its nice
    Aug 22 3
    • Barclays PLC king973
      OP
      Office is nice because it’s new has neat things like game room Pac-Man Mario pool tables ping pong nice cafe but if you actually work you don’t have time for that
      Aug 22
    • Prudential jacob4205
      do they let u wfh?
      Aug 22
    • Barclays PLC king973
      OP
      You can but it’s not a given thing in my group while other groups have designated schedule where they are allowed to wfh certain days
      Aug 22
  • Yelp real_dick
    Tl dr
    Aug 22 2
    • Barclays PLC king973
      OP
      Same thing director doesn’t care says he’s spoken to multiple ppl and searched history of the program lied and said no one has received it in five years then found out coworker in my group is receiving it
      Aug 22
    • Yelp real_dick
      Ok 👌🏻
      Aug 22
  • Prudential jacob4205
    TC and is this barclays in NYC?
    Aug 22 1
    • Barclays PLC king973
      OP
      80-90 65 base rest is overtime I’m an analyst and yes Barclays NYC but my group has moved to the Whippany nj campus
      Aug 22
  • Kaspersky Lab mayfair
    Most probably after that girl’s tuition was approved your HR was hard on your management and now they don’t want to mess up with HR.
    If you want to stay with Barclays talk to your manager and ask how you can make sure that they budget your tuition in 2020. And then follow up couple times, but don’t harass them.
    Aug 25 0