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Barnardo's Reviews

Updated 24 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Friendly staff and nice working environment" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Well-known leading organisation, great cause" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Often left crying in the back room due to being bullied by ABM and other members of staff in other areas" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The senior management put immense pressure on staff to reach unrealistic targets" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Volunteering Experience at Barnardo's"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Shop Assistant in Newark on Trent, England
    Current Employee - Volunteer Shop Assistant in Newark on Trent, England

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and a comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    There are currently no cons to report.


  2. "Retail Assistant for almost a month now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good hours, great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Maybe a bit too informal sometimes.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnardo's part-time

    Pros

    Cheaper items and meet a variation of people

    Cons

    Paid staff treated unfairly not enough breaks leaving staff on their own and expect them to work in bad conditions

    Advice to Management

    Treat paid staff better, allow breaks, stop understaffing therefore meaning no lunch breaks, working 7 plus days straight


  4. "As and When Support Worker"

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    Current Employee - Support Worker
    Current Employee - Support Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There has never been too few shifts. Interesting and comprehensive training. enjoy spending time supporting the young people with disabilities, plenty of opportunity to apply for a more office based role if you want promotion

    Cons

    Sometimes asked to do shifts at the last minute
    can be disorganised communication from the office

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more as and when staff or provide staff with small number of contracted hours


  5. Helpful (2)

    "shocking Senior Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's full-time

    Pros

    Frontline staff valued by local management and do amazing work. Pay for some is very good eg. admin staff. Offers a good degree of flexible working options.

    Cons

    Senior Management are very poor managers and not trusted by staff. CEO and Senior Directors deemed to be the problem not any part of the solution. Morale is extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, know where your skill set lies and focus on that area. If things are to improve, then stop focusing on personal gain as that is only serving to break things.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Staff treated terribly"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnardo's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - lovely regular customers
    -i have to write more words so i can post this review

    Cons

    -Barnardo's treat their retail staff terribly. I was a Store Associate and although I only worked 4 days a week, I was more exhausted and stressed than now, when I work 5 days a week and commute for 2 hours a day.

    -The senior management put immense pressure on staff to reach unrealistic targets

    -Lack of support. I didnt feel like I was treated as an actual human being. Sick? Still got to work. Mental breakdown? Still got to come into work. I ended up having to quit on the spot because my mental health problems got so bad because of the stress of work.

    -WORKING 9 HOURS A DAY FOR 7 HOURS OF PAY. Seriously, how can you only be paid for 7 hours when you HAVE to get in the shop before 9am to open for 9am, you NEVER get a lunch break and then you have to spend a good 30 mins after the shop closing to deal with paperwork etc. PAY YOUR STAFF FOR THE WORK THEY DO AND ENSURE THEY GET BREAKS. It's breaking the law if you dont.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like human beings. LISTEN to them when they say that they need support/more volunteers. STOP wasting company money and time with campaigns and flyers etc.


  7. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Shop Assistant
    Current Employee - Shop Assistant
    Recommends

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing helping people, company has amazing benefits, management are lovely.

    Cons

    Can be stressful when busy.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "digital manager"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great staff and great cause working to safeguard vulnerable children

    Cons

    Large organisation and hence can feel slightly corporate at times.

    Advice to Management

    improve career opportunities to retain good staff


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in East Kilbride, Scotland
    Former Employee - Store Manager in East Kilbride, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnardo's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Volunteers customers each day was different

    Cons

    Management - do not know what goes on each day and criticise paid staff and stores

    Advice to Management

    Look after your managers instead of bullying and criticising


  10. Helpful (1)

    "value lower level staff??"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's full-time

    Pros

    kind lower level people who will help when they can

    Cons

    managment rely on lower level staff and do not reward to reflect