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Baringa Partners Overview

London, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2000
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Consulting
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
EY, Deloitte, Accenture
Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy.
We help businesses run more effectively, navigate industry shifts and reach new markets.
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Baringa Partners Reviews

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Baringa Partners Managing Partner Adrian Bettridge
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    "It works for some, but not everyone"

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

    Pros

    The company lives on having a different culture to the big consulting firms. And there is a lot of effort in the company to be different and have certain mechanisms in play to create that atmosphere. The company events are really important to everybody, and a lot of effort (and expense) is put into them. And it is this whole 'culture' ethos that makes people behave in a friendly way.
    As Baringa recruits from other big consulting firms, you will get the chance to work with consultants that come with structure and methodologies. I think for more junior consultants this is a real bonus, as the access to partners is pretty easy as well.

    Cons

    I feel this whole talk of culture has become a facade. For me the most important thing about work is that satisfaction of learning, developing and doing good. This was lacking from my point of view. I joined a new practice where the type of work was not that important as long it helped to reach the annual revenue target. And aggressive targets, in my experience, mean that individual development becomes second or third tier. To me culture is something that goes beyond the gimmicks (parties, events, best workplace awards), but is shown through the little, mundane things. I saw too many behaviours on a day-to-day basis (outside of the corporate events and processes where a scripted culture comes to forefront) that made me question how this was such a different place than one of the big firms. I think the main issue for big consulting firms is that they want a certain polished type, with diversity just an external characteristic. Unfortunately I felt the same applied to Baringa. So that's why I think this company works well for some people, but I don't think it's a place where every light can shine.

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Baringa Partners photo of: Company Event September 2014
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Baringa Partners Interviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    after sending my CV by email I was invited to do an Excel assessment test. I was sent an Excel file at a prearranged time and had 45min to complete the questions in it. On the first sheet you had do calculate some averages and convert energy and CO2 prices to different currencies. In the second sheet you had to calculate the price of electricity of a gas or coal power plant and of a windfarm, and had to comment about the difference in the average price of electricity. In the last sheet you had to discount some prices to calculate it's time value. That's all I remember. It is enough to use standard excel functions like averages and weighted averages, and nothing more complicated is needed.

    After the successful completion of the excel assessment I was invited to a first round interview with one of their partners and another senior consultant. Beforehand I had a phone conversation with one of their recruiters informing me about starting salary (37.000 GBP) and the interview process in general.

    I was not invited to a second round interview since I did not perform well enough in some of the energy market specific questions (see below).

    Generally the hiring process seemed transparent and quick. I was a surprised though that they did NOT cover my travel expenses. I took a whole day off at my current job and had to travel from abroad. In only got 90 GBP reimbursed, which was far from what I actually paid to get to the interview. I have been to 8 job interviews up to now, and this was the only time a company refused to pay my travel expenses, which I thought was pretty weird. But it goes in line with what previous posters mentioned, that at Baringa in general cash seems to be tight when in comes to pay raises and reimbursements.

    So overall the interview process was fine, and it seems like a nice place to work, with really sympathic people, if you accept the lower salary level compared to similar jobs at other consultancies.

    Interview Questions

    • How is the price of electricity determined? Which energy source performs at peak / base load and why?   1 Answer
    • How does the energy price react when the wind picks up suddenly?   1 Answer
    • If the energy price changes, how exactly does it change in time? (draw on the board)   1 Answer
    • Where would you place a new wind farm?   1 Answer
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Baringa Partners Awards & Accolades

  • Best Workplace in Large Workplaces for businesses with 500+ employees, Great Place to Work Institute UK, 2017
  • Master Award - Recognised by the Great Place to Work Institute for the last 10 consecutive years, Great Place to Work Institute UK, 2016
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