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Barnardo's Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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Barnardo's CEO Javed Khan
Javed Khan
101 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff and nice working environment(in 12 reviews)

  • "They deliver fantastic services to children and young people(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "The charity sector is going through massive change- too much regulation(in 21 reviews)

  • "Senior management tier can be too top heavy in some areas abs using up vital funds(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Worker in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barnardo's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff work together to create a great working environment.

    Cons

    Stressfull workload at times RE: safeguarding.

    Barnardo's2019-09-17
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Support Worker in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Charity, excellent values, good management

    Cons

    reduced funding putting pressure on the charity to deliver

    Barnardo's2019-09-18
  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is lovely and hard working.

    Cons

    None cons at all. Amazing place to work.

    Barnardo's2019-09-05
  4. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Remote working role, lovely manager and team!

    Cons

    Hated previous role within Barnardos - completely depends upon the people you have around you.

    Barnardo's2019-09-02
  5. "Amazing Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Digital Fundraising Executive in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnardo's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's a big charity so lots of opportunities to apply for other roles and get experience. Managers are open to new ideas and the people are lovely!

    Cons

    As with all large organisations it used to take quite a while for decisions to be made, which is a bit frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the ground and keep up the good work!

    Barnardo's2019-08-27
  6. "Disaster Waiting to Happen"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    inclusive. Equality is a big part of the daily tasks

    Cons

    lack of support or recognition from management. Checks not enforced despite being encouraged to take additional support needs volunteers. Heavy workload.

    Advice to Management

    PVG checks

    Barnardo's2019-08-27
  7. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cwmbach, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnardo's part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff Easy and fair shift good pay

    Cons

    can be very stressful can be lack of staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Barnardo's2019-08-19
  8. "Meh."

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    Volunteer in Blairgowrie, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnardo's

    Pros

    It was good to get work experience alot of training done.

    Cons

    It was always slow days. Most of the time there was nothing to do other than sweep

    Barnardo's2019-08-18
  9. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer 

    I worked at Barnardo's part-time

    Pros

    Great for meeting new people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Barnardo's2019-08-15
  10. "It’s a charity"

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    Current Employee - Service Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very hot on staff well being and self care

    Cons

    Career progression pathways are virtually non existent. It’s improving, but not there yet.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management visibility is a good thing!

    Barnardo's2019-07-23
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