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Updated 31 October 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)

  • "Upper management are completely dis-functional" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Very glad to work here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My managers are very supportive of anything I do and try there best to help me and everyone else, this varies from helping me when I'm short of cash to helping me when I have car problems to helping me in-store when I need it. They motivate me in everyway

    I'm very proud to work at Barnardos

    Cons

    There is no cons about Barnardos

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for people like you thanks


  2. "As and When Support Worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "digital manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. 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.


  6. "Company Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "value lower level staff??"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Volunteer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Woolton, England
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Woolton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get good experience with the public

    Cons

    can be boring if the shop is not very busy


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good company to work for!"

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

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time

    Pros

    Paid staff treated poorly!

    Cons

    Store Manager bullied me and told other staff that I had said things about them when I hadn’t. Lots of hear say and tittle tattle which was fed back to the area manager. Unfortunately she believed it all. Area Manager launched a personal attack on my personality even though she was well aware that I have a mental health disability. I was told I had no personality and showed no reaction which was a very personal and discriminatory thing to say. I was more than capable of doing the job but unfortunately she didn’t see this and instead the hard work I did was overlooked. I was told no adjustments could be made to support me with what I needed to carry out my job. I always worked really hard and preferred to get the work done before having coffee breaks therefore my face didn’t fit. I got no recognition for any of the hard work I did but instead the store manager would take the recognition. Shop is a health and safety nightmare. If you make any mistakes it is carried straight back to the area manager and she will take the word from the grapevine rather than listening to the truth.

    Advice to Management

    You need to train your managers about equal rights and discrimination at work and how to treat people with disabilities fairly. Disgraceful behaviour from a company that should know better!


  10. "Store Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnardo's part-time

    Pros

    A very friendly team. A hands-on role. Good co-operation with other stores in the area.

    Cons

    Not many additional hours available. Limited chances of progression.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more transparent. Poor communication causes a host of problems .


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