Baringa Partners Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

To filter reviews, or .
4.0
72%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Baringa Partners Managing Partner Adrian Bettridge
Adrian Bettridge
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good understanding that being away from home can be a struggle from a work/life balance perspective(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great team spirit, great people, flexible, approachable(in 14 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, Strategy, Leadership and Career Path

    Cons

    Not being in the office to see everyone

    Continue reading
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Weird cult"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Baringa currently has a good reputation with clients which means access to blue chip companies.

    Cons

    The longer I stay at Baringa the more it feels like a cult to me. Where to start? Maybe our semi spiritual leader. Or the way that a team censors stop any critical questions being published during online meetings. Or maybe the fact that most staff seem to be total believers, actually thanking the leadership for imposing paycuts on them. Or the way failure is never ever discussed. It's very weird. If you like the sound of all this then I'm sure you'll be very happy.

    Continue reading

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible and toxic place"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Company Benefits are appreciated

    Cons

    - Very Authoritarian and intolerant management structure. - 30 minute Lunch breaks for an 8 hour day is unacceptable. - Partners/Management/ Directors are demanding, rude and are intolerant of change. - the company likes to boast of all the awards its won but their actions are completely at odds with what they preach, which begs the question on how these awards were won. - do not be sick. It will be used against you when it comes to progression.

    Continue reading
  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Not very efficient in risk / crisis management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation; reasonable work/life balance in comparison with other consultancies

    Cons

    Company did not react very well when COVID happened and reduced its spend by immediately introducing pay cuts to its employees.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "A terrible place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is acceptable in the beginning

    Cons

    Cult like structure - the owner and management are deified and decisions made are treated with reverence regardless of whether they are in the best interests of employees, including unexpected pay cuts. Extremely long working hours. Lunch breaks are discouraged and if we are to take one they are capped at 30 minutes Unfair treatment of anyone who is genuinely struggling with their mental health , as witnessed firsthand. Individuality is frowned upon. Your personality, physical appearance , mannerisms and even facial expressions (even those linked to health reasons ) will be criticised if they do not comply and possibly even used against you. Dictatorial management style. All are expected to adhere to what management dictates. Inflexible work structure .

    Continue reading
  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Partner in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    3.5 years in, the proposition that I was promised has definitely been fulfilled. Talented individuals, a great environment to work in, a high degree of return authority at all levels.

    Cons

    The organisation collectively has improved its EQ over the last few years. Where challenges are identified, it’s very thoughtful and open to how these should be resolved. A brilliant environment to make change happen

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing people culture, they look after their employees

    Cons

    Sometimes not as organised as the Big 4 (for example)

  8. "great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people to work with.

    Cons

    none. nothing to complain about.

  9. "great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    best people I've worked with in my professional career

    Cons

    Nothing. It's a great company to work for

    Continue reading
  10. Helpful (1)

    "True Partnership and a meritocracy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Close relationship and proximity to partners (low ratio of only 10 employees per partner) If you have an idea – you go for it with support and fair challenge Everyone rolls up their sleeves and gets stuck in whatever their level The brightest people I’ve ever worked with (having spent 8 years prior in Investment Banks) People first – they really care about and look after their people Well rewarded (salary and benefits)

    Cons

    Expectations are very high and you are expected to drive what you want to do ( with support)– this works for the high achieving bunch I work with but doesn’t suit everyone and it can lead to feeling like you either 'fit' or you don't Balance of client utilisation (100%) with internal commitments can lead to a heavy workload

Found 133 reviews