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Baringa Partners Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2018
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Baringa Partners Managing Partner Adrian Bettridge
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Pros
  • "Very talented people, strong culture, work life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Ultimately there are just great people working here and it feels as though everyone is pulling in the same direction" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is variable across teams" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Long hours are frequently overlooked (" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very talented people, strong culture, work life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate location footprint and investments made in the past.


  2. "I can't imagine myself ever leaving!"

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

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    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!

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

    Baringa Partners Response

    24 Sep, 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... More

  3. "Great experience on the whole"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.


  4. "Lives up to expectations (and I was sceptical!)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    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’.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

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

    Baringa Partners Response

    24 Sep, 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... More


  5. "Great benefits and good people but can be demanding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  6. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Client Base, Variety, Opportunity

    Cons

    Occasional out of town projects

    Baringa Partners Response

    24 Sep, 2018 – Partner and People Lead

    Thank you for your feedback – we’re proud of the company we’ve become, and we’re very happy you are too!
    It’s great to hear you feel you have opportunity at your disposal. This is something that we... More


  7. "Big divide between Corporate employees and consultants"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Corporate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Parties are fun but fast becoming unsustainable as the company grows
    - Most staff are approachable and friendly
    - Genuine focus on growing the company in the right way, with less focus on financial results than in companies with shareholders
    - Onboarding process is well organised
    - bonus is clear and on the generous side
    - Managing Partner is inspirational leader

    Cons

    - Corporate dept is using out of date, very limited IT systems
    - Corporate employees are given hand me down, 4 year old laptops from consultants
    - All employees expected to fund their own mobile phones, apart from partners (who perversely are those who least need this perk)
    - Dominican Court office is crammed. Not enough meeting rooms, and Fridays are chaotic. Not enough desks
    - Lack of strategic planning in Corporate team
    - Partner ownership of Corporate functions is disfunctional with lack of time to properly engage and understand demands. No decisions can be made without Partner approval, who are always busy out working with clients

    Advice to Management

    - drop the spend on parties, and instead invest in decent systems and tools
    - stop treating Corporate team differently to the rest of the company
    - either drop the need for partners to lead Corporate teams, or ensure that they spend quality time instead
    - do you really need so many employees in HR and Recruitment, and so few in other teams?

  8. "The day I leave Baringa will be the day I leave Consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Best people
    - Open and honest
    - Interesting work
    - Great culture

    Cons

    - Balancing consulting life is hard but they do the best job to help an individual make it work for them around client demand

    Advice to Management

    - Keep working on keeping the people elements right as we grow and we cant go wrong

    Baringa Partners Response

    24 Sep, 2018 – Partner and People Lead

    Hi,
    We’re glad to hear you won’t be leaving unless you leave Consulting :)
    We completely agree with you – we need to continue our focus on our people as we grow! Our People pillar are constantly... More


  9. "I look forward to Mondays"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Motivated, intelligent people; Fantastic perks; Interesting projects; Formal and informal training culture is great - lots of weight placed on learning/ knowledge. As a firm, Baringa communicates senior leadership decisions really well to the junior staff - I feel involved in the direction of the firm.

    Cons

    Only con is that my outside of work friends are getting sad with me for spending too much time at work socials.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! The emphasis on innovation is great


  10. "Lovey bunch but possibly getting too big now"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuine focus on culture and individual experience of the company

    Cons

    Out of town working quite common


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