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  1. « Fantastic people, great working culture, be careful to not dilute it »

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    J'ai travaillé chez Baringa Partners en contrat permanent

    Avantages

    I left Baringa over the last few months and while I did not initially intend to leave a review I was quite surprised to read some overly exaggerated negative feedback and thought I could share mine. Let's start with what Baringa does well:
    - Probably the best working culture I have ever experienced in my career
    - Good non cash benefits (e.g. healthcare and travel cover)
    - Good understanding that being away from home can be a struggle from a work/life balance perspective. Therefore the company has a pretty unique policy where the more you are away from home the more extra holiday you get as well as salary increase (up to +25% if I remember correctly, could be wrong)
    - It is one of the few places where I actually made a number of friends, I always felt part of a team that cared for its members
    - You have a lot of room to explore different business ideas and are encouraged to develop new offerings if you are interested in this, even at the junior level
    - Base salary is pretty competitive
    - Quite a few reviews have mentioned the parties, that's true but I would focus more on all the social events. I had a very good time in each one of them
    - Good career progression, assessment process is pretty transparent and seems fair

    Inconvénients

    - Pension is absolutely not up to what a company of that size should offer, you get the mandatory minimum
    - Bonus is not really a bonus but a profit share scheme, it looked like it is below competition for a given grade and banding (at least when I compared against my friends')
    - Probably too much communication on why Baringa is great, especially when it comes to work life balance. While I had a fantastic time overall at the firm, there were times when was struggling. Same is true for Baringa. Baringa is a very good workplace but not the best and the more the company grows the more people will feel disconnected if the messaging is only about "we are the best". The recent negative reviews on glassdoor prove the point. Gone are the days when Baringa had only 300 employees. Consultants do work hard, it is the nature of the job. While Baringa has an OK work life balance for a consultancy it is definitely worse that what we see at our clients'.
    - It looks like Baringa has an opportunistic approach to work, would be great to see more emphasis on strategy and have people to actually execute it.
    - Can Baringa grow and maintain its DNA? It sometimes looked like the firm was headed towards the same type of culture we could see at the Big4/Accenture.

    Conseils à la direction

    - Increase pension contributions, if reluctant to increase base pension then increase matching to 5/6/7 or even 8%
    - Communicate less aggressively and why we are a Great Place to Work, explore more what Baringa is not good at and be open about it.
    - Reduce the number of internal initiatives consultants have to be involved in, half of them do not lead to anything and they do have an impact on work life balance as time can only be dedicated after client work is done.


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    « Still a great place to work »

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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps (Plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    For consulting, this is as good as it gets. People care about you, they support your personal ambitions and most of the time you work with great colleagues. You can also drive your own career and you are supported to figure out what you enjoy quite early on. Work life balance is discussed a lot and they are always trying new ways to make this lifestyle work for your circumstances

    Inconvénients

    Pension is well below market average so ask for 5% more in your base salary to compensate. It can feel geared towards people with kids and families and less considerate of those where this may not be their life goal. Also recent hires in the partnership have been from big 4 who have brought their culture over with them so be conscious of that.

    Conseils à la direction

    Don’t leave flexible working and support until people have families. Figure out ways to support those without just as much.

  3. Utile (9)

    « A CULT surviving on deceptive and aggressive marketing »

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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps (Plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    There are definitely some advantages to working here. Some negative posters need to understand that this is not a Big 4 or prestigious consultancy, and never will be! If you are working for a low-end service provider, it is important to take that into perspective. It is unfair to complain about poor pay, pensions and poor internal operations.

    - Most people are agreeable and a pleasure to work with.

    - Generous pay and benefits for what it’s worth

    - The company wants to do well and has a strong appetite for growth. Unfortunately, partners go about it in the worst ways possible!

    - Yearly international getaways are a good and welcome incentive

    - Flat structure and you get to have your say. They show that they care. Despite being deceptive, it can often be encouraging

    - If you wish to have an easy work environment due to life events etc., this is not a bad place to spend some time

    - I disagree with the complaints around long hours. Success in this company is all about fitting into their cliques, which most people realize very quickly. It is much easier to do that than produce quality work.

    - The award for recruitment referrals is a dinner voucher with a partner. It is nice to have something different that gets you visibility to senior management, as opposed to a cash award

    Inconvénients

    - Senior management coerce you into cultish behaviours. Corporate bullying is rife. If you don't play along, they will get back at you. The CEO is the main driver of these behaviours. However, he is great at maintaining his image and getting other people to put his cultish ideals into practice!

    - The German, US and Australian offices have been performing poorly and sucking up our bonuses. This is extremely demoralizing. UK staff work hard and we suffer for poor performance in other locations.

    - There are many partners who have not sold a single project and have been here for years. They are around only because of the “close-knit old mens’ clique”. They tell you that they take diversity seriously, but the reality is very disturbing! They have put a few mascots here and there to cover their tracks.

    - The partners force employees into aggressive marketing tactics. The global head of financial services asks new employees to open up their Linkedin profiles and introduce him to their contacts. I haven’t worked in another consultancy before, so can’t comment if this is common practice. It certainly felt very awkward!

    - The marketing tactics on Linkedin actually hurt the company. As a client once said, “Your activity on Linkedin should get alarm bells ringing!” They get low-end publishers to put out deceptive stats and then aggressively market them on Linkedin!

    - At corporate events, staff and their partners are allotted shared accommodation with other families to save money. Employees have been brainwashed to the point that they defend it saying it is a good way to “network”. Almost all staff use Easyjet or Ryanair for corporate travel

    - The company events are straight out of a sitcom. At dinner, employees are asked to rise and their significant others to “take a moment to appreciate the effort of their partners”. It is so corny! If you want to build a cult, at least TRY to be subtle about it.

    - The CEO walks down the aisle in black-tie attire alongside a lady in a shiny gown for the awards ceremony. The environment reeks of a “pretentious wannabe upper-class” group. My friends couldn’t stop laughing when I showed them a video I took.

    - The partners keep boasting about winning the “Best Workplace award”. The process is rigged. Individuals are hand-picked to provide feedback with no anonymity. They also spend considerable effort in preparing the submission just to get the award. And a lot more telling everyone about it.

    - The knowledge and skills in the company are pathetic. This is unlikely to get better as they continue to recruit people who are like them. People who can write two lines of code are forced to label themselves “ethical hackers”. The worst part is partners don’t realize how foolish they look in doing these things.

    Conseils à la direction

    NOTE: THE COMPANY WILL POST SEVERAL POSITIVE REVIEWS AFTER THIS ONE TO PUSH IT TO THE NEXT PAGE!

    As you can tell, I have very little faith in this company. I will be leaving in the new year to go back to industry. Most people miss Mohamed Mansour who led the company to a strong start.

    Check the history of reviews on Glassdoor– whenever a negative review has been posted, a quick succession of positive reviews follow! I would also encourage readers to check the review titled “Like a glove?”, 13th July, 2017. It has good and balanced views that many of us agree with. Also, be sure to read Baringa’s response to it! It screams “gibberish defensive rhetoric”

    Réponse de Baringa Partners

    5 déc. 2018 – Partner and People Lead

    I am disappointed to read this review and would encourage you to reach out to me to discuss your experience. David Harris (People Partner).


  4. Utile (1)

    « Senior Consultant at Baringa »

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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Baringa has the best culture of any consulting firm I have worked for (out of 3). Leadership truly care about their people, and our current managing partner oozes this with every word and action that he says and does.
    Baringa recognises that the volume of travel and being away from home isn't something anyone really enjoys, and so it compensates employees on "out of town" projects both financially and with additional holidays. This is something I have never seen at any consultancy and one that sets Baringa apart and demonstrates how much they care about their people.
    Baringa has been the first consultancy to accept me for who I am, and I have watched its people do the same with many other new joiners. We strive hard not to simply hire in our own image and I feel we already have quite a diverse workforce, but never one to rest on our laurels we are still working hard to push the message of diversity across the company.
    Furthermore, Baringa is full of bright, passionate and smart people. We are not a corporate SI giant, and if you are tired of that life I would highly suggest Baringa is a step in the right direction to better work life balance, but just as interesting work.

    Inconvénients

    There are few downsides I have seen to working at Baringa. As with any consultancy, you do have to travel, and you do have to occasionally do a role that doesn't fit your skillset, but you can't ever avoid that in consulting.
    My biggest downside at the moment is that we have grown so much in the last year our home office in London is getting rather full on Friday's when most people come in, but it's manageable and we've been acquiring other space in an nearby building to help this.

    Conseils à la direction

    Keep doing what you are doing. Adrian is a fantastic managing partner and I personally have never been more motivated by a leader. I believe that we can still maintain a "small boutique consulting firm" mentality even as we grow beyond that size if people hold true to the values that Baringa was built on.


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    « Best Party does not mean Best Employer »

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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps

    Avantages

    There are a number of positives in working a Baringa:
    - some genuinely interesting and challenging client work
    - a good awareness of work/life balance within the consulting space
    - some of the best parties/company events
    - some genuinely awesome colleagues

    Inconvénients

    So, where is Baringa currently going wrong?
    - Geographic growth - the strategy to build successful businesses internationally for Baringa has to be a case book example for business schools on how not to do this. The current leadership has been remarkably poor at addressing these underperforming parts of the business and fixing the problems.
    - Diversity - Baringa needs to do so much more to embrace diversity in all it’s facets and not try and build a business where everyone is a clone of the current Senior Partners - there is lots of rhetoric in the firm about being 'diverse and building diversity' but the sad truth is Baringa only likes square pegs, so if you are a little bit round on the edges, it will be much much harder for you to develop your career. Baringa is losing so many great people because of this.
    - Compensation - Benefits are so-so - apart from the parties. To attract and keep great people Baringa needs to have a better overall package.
    - Leadership - Great leadership has high levels of self awareness, they recognise they are not perfect, they genuinely take on board feedback, they are receptive to constructive criticism. Even at Partner level I have heard that some Partners do not share their views due to a fear of not being seen to ‘tow the company line’.

    Mohamed Mansour understood all this when he helped crete Baringa - we could really do with some of that ethos again.

    Conseils à la direction

    Truly create the open culture you talk about and do not destroy an awesome company.


  6. « Great experience on the whole »

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    J'ai travaillé chez Baringa Partners en contrat permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Worked on projects with most of the key players in the market. Baringa well respected and trusted by clients.

    Inconvénients

    Work life balance is variable across teams. It is often up to the individual to push back and make sure they’re not overworked.

    Conseils à la direction

    Don’t hire those with relevant experience at a lower grades just because you can - it can leave new hires disenfranchised when they realise those at the same and higher grades have less experience.

    When projects don’t go to plan it can often be seen as an unavoidable part of the business. Would benefit in the company to try to learn more from these experiences.


  7. « Great place to work »

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    Avantages

    Very talented people, strong culture, work life balance

    Inconvénients

    Brand awareness is a little bit behind but expertise continues to grow in many areas

    Conseils à la direction

    Consolidate location footprint and investments made in the past.

  8. « I can't imagine myself ever leaving! »

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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps

    Avantages

    From the first day I joined I felt welcomed and included into the Baringa family. I have never been made to feel at any point that I can't share my ideas, thoughts, and opinions, in fact, I have felt empowered and encouraged to do so. There is a genuine focus on people at Baringa; the Partners are truly accessible, the flat structure is apparent, and the culture makes coming in to work so easy!

    Inconvénients

    Office can sometimes feel too busy and cramped, particularly on Fridays!

    Conseils à la direction

    Maintain the people focus and flat structure especially as we continue to grow!

    Réponse de Baringa Partners

    24 sept. 2018 – Partner and People Lead

    Hi there,
    Thank you for your feedback – it’s great to hear you have had such a positive experience at Baringa so far.

    As a company we recognise and value the importance of sharing, thoughts... Voir plus


  9. Utile (1)

    « Lives up to expectations (and I was sceptical!) »

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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Great coaching and development, people genuinely help when you need it (and know their stuff), and a massive focus on culture. I feel like I can be myself and not a ‘corporate version’.

    Inconvénients

    Coming from a big shiny firm, the office isn’t as high tech as I’m used too. However, i’d rather the partners spend the money on other things like the company holiday and training, than iPads on reception.

    Conseils à la direction

    Keep the ratio of partners to Non-partners. We have great access to your experience and want to keep it that way.

    Réponse de Baringa Partners

    24 sept. 2018 – Partner and People Lead

    Hi there,
    It’s great to hear you have such positive feedback on us, and I’m thrilled to hear you feel as though you can be yourself at work - we feel we have a great mix of personalities within the... Voir plus


  10. Utile (1)

    « Great benefits and good people but can be demanding »

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    Avantages

    Above average salaries, good benefits packages, good values and ethos

    Inconvénients

    style can sometimes be somewhat at odds with values and revert to old-school, hierarchical approach.