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Barratt Developments Reviews

Updated 20 Dec 2019

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4.5
85%
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99%
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28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good company that looks after you(in 5 reviews)

  • "Lovely people, great company benefits and a little bit of travel with expenses paid(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "High pressure particularly at certain times of the year, some senior management quire old-fashioned outlook and somewhat risk adverse(in 5 reviews)

  • "long hours and low pay compared to other sectors in finance(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company that looks after employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company recognises a huge part of its success is down to its people and reward and recognise them for it. Also great benefits offered by the business and good to work for a company that really does practice what they preach with high standards of service and quality, always trying to do what’s right by our customers.

    Cons

    As with most company’s, it can be busy at times but generally this evens out across the year to get a good balance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you’re doing and leading the way in our sector.

    Barratt Developments2019-03-06
  2. "Selling off plan housing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities lots of training happy work place

    Cons

    No flexibility on hours or days

    Advice to Management

    Review pay against competitors

    Barratt Developments2019-12-20
  3. "Industry leading company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Coalville, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The senior management have a clear vision to lead the house building sector and this is implemented throughout the business. The environment, customer care, CSR are all top notch. There are great rewards for hard work and team working is natural.

    Cons

    As a nationally operating company sometimes approaches can be fragmented and diluted. Cooperation is sometimes difficult.

    Barratt Developments2019-12-05
  4. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Social Environment Good work life balance Good Relationships with other departments

    Cons

    Benefits have been reduced over time. Car Allowance removed from certain job grades Small Teams therefore only progression if someone leaves

    Barratt Developments2019-11-17
  5. "Not a Bad Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Data An in Coalville, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barratt Developments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely people, great company benefits and a little bit of travel with expenses paid

    Cons

    Outdated techniques and due to size of company a lack of mobility when it comes to new technology.

    Advice to Management

    Be more progressive with regards to tech and working practices.

    Barratt Developments2019-11-13
  6. "Well Paid but that's it"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barratt Developments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Well Paid - Operationally driven company - As a business, they are doing well and will continue to do well dependent on the market

    Cons

    - Blame/Finger Pointing Culture - Lagging behind on Technology - Very hierarchal and set in their ways - Calls for Support particularly during busy times are ignored - Very basic training - high level at times

    Advice to Management

    - Company need to be more proactive to help members of staff that are struggling with workload particularly during busy periods - Support your employees as they make the company - current high staff turnover is a sign that this is not the case - Stop the blame culture - Diverse senior management required for company to attract millenials

    Barratt Developments2019-09-12
  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Assistant Site Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits scheme for employees is great

    Cons

    Pressure from the chain is very high

    Barratt Developments2019-09-03
  8. "Recruited 2 years ago as a Site manager and have had two promotions in that period."

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for, lots of personal benefits. Always challenging staff to unlock potential. A fantastic team in the south midlands region.

    Cons

    Absolutely none what so ever

    Barratt Developments2019-07-03
  9. "Working for barratt David Wilson homes"

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    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Barratt s have some good procedures and give you the opportunity to succeed from the managing director down all really easy to get on with,creating a friendly place to work. If your willing to put the effort in and have a can do attitude you’ll be fine

    Cons

    Probably not the best salaries/car allowance etc compared to our competitors

    Barratt Developments2019-07-02
  10. "Hard work, can be difficult to work for huge delivery expectations and higher management difficult to work with"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barratt Developments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus, benefits, travel in a sense money

    Cons

    Working hours, delivery expectations, some higher management

    Barratt Developments2019-07-09
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