Barbican Centre Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2022

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3.8
59%
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9 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good customer service role

    Aug 26, 2021 - TSA in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Managers in box office are all good & approachable, rota is flexible, good working environment, good perks & fixed salary for full time BO staff

    Cons

    Reports of racism & discrimination by POC staff, not much opportunity for progression

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Pay/ hours

    Mar 7, 2022 - Conference and Banqueting Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The Pay was good, previous managers were good and hardworking, but after they left, as there were no pay increase.

    Cons

    The new managers were disaster, all the staff have left because of them.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting place to work but has limited tech opportunities

    Sep 17, 2021 - Front End Developer in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Exciting projects, working in the culture sector, access to free tickets and events

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for design and dev positions

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Working at the Barbican is great!

    Jun 4, 2021 - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great pay and interesting work environment

    Cons

    There are no cons I love it here!

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Ambassador

    May 14, 2021 - Trainer in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    Micro managing of the staff

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good org

    Feb 16, 2021 - Invigilator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, nice team to work with

    Cons

    Hierarchy- from what I've seen during the pandemic they have not treated junior staff fairl

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Exciting and relatively encouraging

    Dec 14, 2020 - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    exciting environment, nice people, fun

    Cons

    very siloed, quite hierarchical, cold

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Prestigious Organisation

    Dec 6, 2020 - Exhibition Coordinator in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A good name on the CV.

    Cons

    Restricted by hierachy and procedure.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Flexible part-time job in culture centre

    Aug 19, 2020 - Host in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very flexible working arrangement. Great for studying years.

    Cons

    Weekend working is generally required.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Arts are underpaid but work is busy and rewarding

    Aug 12, 2020 - Exhibition Assistant in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    small team so more experience available for each individual

    Cons

    occasionally heavy workload and low salary

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Barbican Centre has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 40 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at Barbican Centre to a friend and 40% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Barbican Centre employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Barbican Centre. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

59% of Barbican Centre employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Barbican Centre 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 2.3 for career opportunities.

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