Barnardo's Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.7
69%
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Barnardo's Chief Executive Javed Khan
Javed Khan
148 Ratings
Pros
  • "People in the front line services really care about the work with young people(in 17 reviews)

  • "Friendly staff nice environment etc(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The company rely too much on their volunteers(in 35 reviews)

  • "Charity sector is notoriously underpaid(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic

      Sep 7, 2021 - Retail Volunteer in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, and many cups of tea!

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      ok

      Sep 6, 2021 - Volunteer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      everyone is very friendly with each other

      Cons

      you don’t get paid at all

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Friendly staff, well organised

      Sep 4, 2021 - Volunteer Retail Customer Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly atmosphere, as a volunteer they're very flexible with shifts

      Cons

      Always have to be on the look out for theft.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Upper Management haven’t got a clue

      Sep 14, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, autonomy and friendships with colleagues

      Cons

      Head office don’t have a clue about what we have to do in shops. Constantly bombarding us with new procedures, new goods, stocktakes, the list never ends! Working with little to no help and many shops being closed as no cover for sickness or holidays.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Informal and relaxed environment.

      Aug 27, 2021 - Volunteer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and a chill working environment

      Cons

      At times there are incidents that require a lot of paperwork.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent company

      Aug 12, 2021 - Project Worker in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good management team, helpful staff, rewarding job helping vulnerable people, gains good knowledge, good training to help do your best.

      Cons

      can be very violent and always have to be aware, not knowing what to expect, non-verbal communication makes it difficult to know the needs of the children and can then lash out

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Aug 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      yeah nice enviromeny in da house

      Cons

      very long hours are annoying

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Rewarding

      Aug 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The family aspect within our built up team was highly Beneficial

      Cons

      The company itself wastes alot of money on out of till expenses

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Aug 3, 2021 - Sales Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There were very good hours

      Cons

      The management was not the best

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely community

      Aug 3, 2021 - Social Worker in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, training opportunities, understanding of corporate governance, a shared mission to support families

      Cons

      The way that reporting on budgets took centre stage at certain times of the year

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