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  1. « Empowered teams »

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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps

    Avantages

    Dynamic, personable leaders, lots of people who care, a team able to make things happen autonomously

    Inconvénients

    Hard to find a seat on fridays


  2. « Thoughts on Baringa as a new Partner »

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    Employé actuel - Partner - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    Je travaille chez Baringa Partners à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    Amazing People-oriented culture which was heavily marketed before I joined and has proven genuine through out my first couple of months
    Very client-centric approach in which the needs and priorities of clients are really clearly at the heart of our work

    Inconvénients

    I think some of those who have been here for a while have perhaps forgotten or become acclimatised to how good it is here and how well people are looked after.
    Having worked in a large corporate for the last 13 years and one of the Big 4 consultancies for 10 years before that, I am so impressed by how good things are here

    Conseils à la direction

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. « Glass 8/10 full @ Growth pains worth enjoying »

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

    Avantages

    After a number of years, I feel gratefull for Baringa inviting me to a world of consulting from industry.
    They took a leap of faith. I did as well. It paid out for both - in revenues, and mutual development.

    I arrived at the time when company was small enough for senior team to immediately know your name when bumping with you at the elevator. We are bigger now. Being bigger allows to go after bigger goals...it also comes with acceptance of growth pains...and enjoying those....

    We are an FT 2018 no 1 consultancy in utilities alongside McKinsey - deep niche expertise, great people, clients being served flexibly and devotedly. And at better rates than certain competitors....

    I can not vouch for non-energy, but based on people whom I do know in other BUs from famed social get aways, common courses and informal drinks/dinners , we deserve a similar ranking in FS and other new areas of work at the very least from “great people” and “passion” perspective....

    Now for those of us, enjoying models, I gonna test Baringa through PERK (Purpose, Engagement, Resilience, Kindness) to arrive to my 8/10 Glass full.

    1. Purpose.
    Clearly, we are moving towards a transformational global advisory firm with deep industry expertise, be it at energy, finance or even a temp theme such as Brexit.
    And our, inspirational, management leads the way jn finding ways to keep selling work - with differing success, which is a reality of consulting. So here is 8/10.

    To get to 10, the firm already started rewarding the appropriate business development behaviour. In my personal view, an advisory firm thrives when it sells interesting work, which at turn motivates people (see 2 below).

    2. Engagement.
    Great people, who are all brilliant to work together. A true pleasure. 10/10

    3. Resilience.
    In consulting, flexibility and time pressure is what you sign up to. Key is how as a team, and firm you support this. Baringa since last year puts great effort in courses, leadership attention on WLB, mental health etc. 7/10.

    To go to 10, is I think impossible - one needs to select when hiring people who are able to say No, but deliver when it matters, and if needed work to late night to flexibly go to a long breakfast with loved ones next day. CEO encourages such behaviour - himself a family man - and this is a great feature. WLB for advisory means ability to prioritise, and work hard when it matters, and relax afterwards to prepare for next hill.

    4. Kindness
    How are we treating each other when we get bad news? Do we care? Do we ask about one’s holiday? Do we bring each other tea when its cold in office? Do we smile when seeing each other?
    We do....see above.
    This does not mean one is not confronted if sales targets, or utilisation, are not adressed. After all, its consulting - so kindness goes with together making profits....10/10

    Inconvénients

    There are colleagues who see glass more empty - fair enough. To me, this is fine. I worked in quite a few organisations - Baringa is as good as it gets, for a commercial advisory business.

    So there was some truth to posts “like a glove” from July 2017 - leadership picked up on those. Did they do a perfect job? Well join, and help further.

    Conseils à la direction

    Keep hiring great people - like you do...

    And lets change tradition of annual thank you to partners for keeping up with flexible work - it is from old times; now often both have a career....do keep inviting partners those to dinners like in Shard or Guildhall....that work wonders...


  4. Utile (5)

    « A stepping stone at best! Beware of the image they show you »

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    J'ai travaillé chez Baringa Partners à temps plein (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    - Open door policy
    - There was a time when leadership was open to listening to improvement
    - Work-life balance
    - Relaxed dress code

    Inconvénients

    - Poor compensation and work facilities
    - Insufficient investment in internal infrastructure. The reason given always is "We are conservative so that we can put more money in your pockets through bonuses etc". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this is a white lie!
    - Senior Management is not interested in the truth, only in people who say yes to everything
    - Some junior partners suffer from Napolean's syndrome, and get away by doing dodgy, sneaky stuff and a whole load of lies. They have deep insecurities that leads them to attack people who don't dance to their tunes.
    - Recently, some of very few 'deserving' directors and partners have faced some sort of demotion, pushing "integrity" at the top to an all-time low.
    - Other partners like leads of major business lines or regions have never sold anything and continue to be protected. They bully staff under them to sell work and then are very quick to steal credit for themselves.
    - To top it all, the average IQ of the partners is not much above a ground squirrel's! Blowing their own trumpets is the only skill they have
    - Many Baringa staff mean well - they just have a different 'frame of reference' than normal people. People who are not like them unfortunately become victims of corporate bullying

    ADVICE TO EMPLOYEES: Most importantly, DO NOT share your industry contacts with the company. They are very quick to steal them and then try to use them to their advantage, even after you have left. I know this sounds foolhardy of them, but trust me, this has happened in many instances!

    And no matter what the circumstances, keep your honour and do not let yourselves be bullied.

    Conseils à la direction

    Try to think differently for a start. Work on your insecurities. Be humble, fair and transparent.

    Let your work speak for itself, not your loud mouths!


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    « Cult for insecure overachievers »

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    Ancien employé - Senior Manager - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    J'ai travaillé chez Baringa Partners à temps plein (Plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    When I worked in the company it had some decent financial incentives if you travel regularly.

    Inconvénients

    Baringa is indeed a cult that brainwashes insecure overachievers. All the reviews about forced fun etc are very true. I won't repeat what has been said.
    When I was an employee, myself and others gave the same feedback as can be read in very recent reviews, and were given the same BS responses as given here by the People Partner ...years later nothing has changed, in fact it sounds worse....the fact that there has to be a People Partner speaks volumes.

    Worst of all the work is so boring. 90% is about replacing Excel spreadsheets with some unnecessary IT systems that take much longer to implement than anyone ever thought. Consultants spend most of ther time working with clients who are too stupid, lazy, or indifferent in their job. Yaaawwn!!!

    Conseils à la direction

    My advice is to the employees - Leave; Just leave and don't look back. It will be OK. You will look back and feel so much better.


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    « Fake culture »

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    J'ai travaillé chez Baringa Partners à temps plein

    Avantages

    Company events, CEO, benefits, Recruitment team, location

    Inconvénients

    Fake culture and it's all they care about is statistics... there is no real involment in developing people or skills, not a balanced workforce..

    Réponse de Baringa Partners

    1 févr. 2019 – Partner and People Lead

    I am disappointed to read your comments, it would be helpful to understand what is behind them. Please reach out to me directly, so we can discuss together. David Harris (People Exec Lead)


  7. Utile (3)

    « Charges exorbitant amounts to charities like "Save the Children" and claim it on their CSR page »

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

    Avantages

    Many individuals are genuine, and don't get involved with the politics of upper management

    Invests in social events. Although often served cheap wine and food, it is a perk nonetheless

    Career opportunities are actually reasonable given the small size of the company and associated perception of limited opportunities. However, if not in all cases, these are reserved for the Partners' favourites

    The partners genuinely save money to maximize compensation. Some even live in each others' houses on business trips, esp to overseas branches. Cheap and incestuous as it may sound, it helps the company's P&L, so why not.

    Inconvénients

    The reason for the recent negative reviews is that people are genuinely unhappy!

    The reason for the positive reviews is that the company has written them all by themselves, and many of us have clear evidence to prove that. Employees who have been here a while can clearly tell just by reading - it's the same rhetoric management keeps repeating in all communication. They think everyone is stupid. So predictable.

    The CEO compares the firm to McKinsey in Utilities, which is hilarious! You can get any reporter in a city like London to write glowing reviews about your company. They don't realise how stupid they sound saying things like these.

    The company has absolutely no commitment to charitable initiatives. They recently charged charities like "Save the Children UK" exorbitant rates and then publish it on their CSR page. My previous company did work for reputed charities on a pro-bono basis - always!. They also boast about their revenues from such clients.

    Conseils à la direction

    Don't embarrass yourselves by writing reviews to counter negative remarks. Everyone around you is not stupid.

    Accept who you are - making attempts to compare to McKinsey will only make you the laughing stalk of the town.

    And from a selfish perspective, it impacts the image of current employees when we talk to clients or go for interviews to other companies. It hurts when people make mockery of you based on who you are associated with.

  8. Utile (3)

    « Senior executives (C-suite) using the company to further their personal ambition to migrate with family to US »

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    J'ai travaillé chez Baringa Partners à temps plein (Plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    - Good salary and benefits
    - IT Helpdesk is great
    - Many parties and social events, sometimes too much
    - Trying to be more diverse
    - Good PMs

    Inconvénients

    - C-suite executives who represents the face of the company (globally) want to migrate to the US with family to be close to Utah's Mormon community. - They has been making false representations of the US office's performance to justify a merger with a US company. which they hope to step down and lead.
    - This has been an objective from the start and senior management have been misled all along. Unduly influencing the company's strategy and resources for years to further one's own personal gains is unfair to say the least
    - Work life balance is poor
    - Last few months have been terrible. The work culture has tanked and everyone is miserable
    - HR has no power to independently arbitrate misconduct. They are mere puppets to the partners.

    Conseils à la direction

    All Partners should demand accountability and transparency from the few senior executives who are running wild in the absence of constraints. There are a few bad apples at the top who are determined to run the company aground. Their arrogance, gone unchecked for years, has made them deluded to the point where they cannot differentiate ethical from unethical or truth from lies!


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

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    J'ai travaillé chez Baringa Partners à temps plein

    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.